Starting a website is not just buying a domain name and hosting, it needs careful and intricate planning for you to have better results and ranks higher in Google. Luckily, we found this video on how to make a website in just 11 easy-to-follow steps. You just need to head on after the break and spend around 12 minutes for the full video tutorial.
Here are the steps on how to create your website:
Step 1: Determine Your Site Goal
Ask yourself on “what goal I want my site to achieve?” This goal is your “call to action”, what do you want your visitors to do on your site i.e. contact you or sign up on your mailing list. Focus your wordings, images and site layout to have site visitors perform those call to actions.
Step 2: Define Your Target Audience
Think about who do you want to visit your website? Your topic should be specific for your targeted market, so they will likely to perform your site’s goal.
Step 3: Create Your Site Map
Just like building a house you need to draw a simple blueprint of your website. You need to make sure that you have the common pages such as homepage, contact, about, pricing and services.
Step 4: The Key to Success – Your Keywords
Think about Google before starting your website. Nowadays, templates are well optimized for SEO so you don’t need to worry much of technical side, all you just need to make sure that your contents are compelling and natural rich with human-defined keywords and phrases. More likely your site will be shown upfront when any of your targeted keywords are search from Google.
Step 5: Do Your Homework
You need to make sure that your site will look interesting and organize. Gather your materials, work on high quality logo design, easy-to-read content, high-quality and visually appealing images and if you can ask your previous customers for feedback for your to establish your site credibility.
Step 6: Take Care of Tech – No Coding Necessary
You need to buy a domain and hosting for your site. On thinking for domain, make sure that it’s simple, easy to remember and includes your targeted keyword if possible. Then you need to buy your hosting where you’ll be placing all your site’s content. Nowadays, there are website builders that includes hosting and domain so you can build your site easily, hassle-free.
Step 7: Design Your Site
Choose a template that’s related to your sitemap. Make your homepage reflects your brand and call to action. There’s wide variety of available templates you can choose or you can also modify or make it from scratch.
Step 8: Add in Your Content
Place your content on a appealing and easy-to-read layout. Make sure that your content can be easily found by your site visitors. You can place internal links to your content so your users can easily navigate to your site.
Step 9: Be A Friend to Google
Improve your SEO by making sure that your content have all your targeted keywords. But be cautious not to overuse those keywords on your site or you’ll be penalized for keyword stuffing —-it should be written for humans. Finally, have your site integrated to Google Webmaster and Analytics.
Step 10: Go Mobile!
Setup a mobile version of your site. Google will penalize your site if it’s not mobile ready. Make sure that it will be easy to navigate since you’ll be dealing on normally smaller touchscreen of mobile devices.
Step 11: Showtime: Go Live
Now all set, you can publish your website to the web. You can easily track its progress via your webmaster and analytic —-see if you reach your goal.