Website Design Checklist
Website Design Checklist
Are you planning to improve your website design? Do you want to increase search engine visibility? Here are a few of the most essential website design checklist tasks before you launch your website.
Typically, the ideal loading speed is 4 sec. The website should load and be ready to use in 4 seconds, even less on computers, laptops, and smartphones.
Meta Title & Description
After website design, there are many things to do, such as page title in search engines.
And it's like an advertisement for your page, which is created via the metadata.
The purpose is to create pleasing listings in Google's organic search results for the business.
An SSL certificate makes your website secure, improves customer trust, and improves your search engine rankings. Google made SSL mandatory in 2018 and flags websites that do not have a certificate installed and display a warning message of 'Not Secure' on the URL bar.
Google Search Console
GSC is a free tool from Google that will help you keep an eye on your website's performance in Google's search results
Before launching your website, set up an account with GSC to verify and add your website.
A sitemap is essentially a table of contents for your website to help Google find each page on your site and understand the hierarchy you have used. Submitting a sitemap can be done via the Google Search Console and will help Google determine what pages you have on your website so they can index them.
Google Analytics is a free tool that allows you to monitor your website's traffic in great detail and in real-time.
You will need to log in to Google Analytics and set your website up as a new entity.
You will then be given a snippet of code that you will need instead of your website's sectioning.
Once you have set up Google Analytics on your website, your visitors will be automatically tracked and their data stored. Over time you will be able to see the average bounce rate. It's a significant number to keep an eye on as it is the percentage of people landing on your website and leaving straight away. A high bounce rate is anything over 60% and indicates that something needs to be fixed.
In Q3 of 2019, mobile devices generated 51.51% of global website traffic.
That means your website needs to display correctly and load quickly on mobiles.
Google provides the "Mobile-Friendly Test" tool to work out your website's mobile-friendly.
It will look at specific pages and your website as a whole.
Fix 404 Pages
A 404 error means that the page doesn't exist, and sending traffic to such pages provides a poor user experience. Google's Search Console will crawl your website and identify any 404 pages so you can restore any pages that have been deleted by accident or set up a redirect to the correct page.
The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.
Your website, therefore, should include a consent form that users must click before they begin.
Your policy also should contain information on how your users may opt out of the cookies or change their settings regarding the cookies on your website.
Your choice of images will dictate your website's personality, but the photos need to be optimised to make the image size smaller. However, it will ensure your website loads quickly and help your SEO ranking.
Google Page Speed Insights is a website that will check our website's performance and give it a score out of 100 for both mobile and desktop.
A high score means your website has been built correctly and will help your SEO, so it's an important metric to check before launching.