8 Things You Need to do Right After Launching a New Website + 2 Bonus Ones

All new websites have some things in common. They all require a constant stream of content and never-ending promotion. But wait, there’s more! There’re also at least 8 things you should do before you can consider your site 100% launched. Check out my guest post at Six Revisions to find out what I’m talking about.

Things You Should Do Immediately After Launching a Website

You know what? I have two bonus tips for you right here.

1. Track your conversions with Google Conversion Tracking

This is something you need to do if you’re planning to promote your website via AdWords. Tracking conversions really is a must if you want to get a positive ROI from AdWords.

You can set up conversion tracking in your AdWords interface. There’s a more in-depth explanation at the official AdWords help center.

By tracking your conversions you will obtain information about which ads, keywords, and campaigns are profitable and which ones are not. In other words – you will find out what needs to be changed to make a bigger profit.

2. Check the loading time

Common opinion proclaims that the maximum time most users are ready to wait for a website to load is 5 seconds. Yikes!

In this post I’m not going to tell you how to make your website load faster but I will tell you where to go to monitor the loading time.

InternetSupervision.com – that’s the place. After inputting your website’s address InternetSupervision will perform a range of tests and get back to you with the loading times of your website from various places on earth. That’s cool.

What do you think? Is there anything you’d like to add?


  • http://graphicdesignblender.com/ Preston

    Karol,
    These are both so true!

    I especially agree with the conversion tracking. I’ve had many people ask me to help them revamp their site’s effectiveness and when I ask them for current conversion rates, they have no idea. Some of them don’t even understand the idea of a conversion or have any goals for their site to track.

    I think the conversion tracker is one of the most important tips, assuming you’re building your website for monetary gain.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Karol K.

    Thanks, Preston.

    Even if you’re not aiming at any monetary gain there’s always something that can be considered as a conversion. Newsletter subscription, retweet, new comment, you name it. There’s always something. However, you have to use something else than Google Conversion Tracking to track it :)

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