Website # design and development is not JUST design and development. If you are at a point where it’s time to update your website, it may also be time to update your other online marketing strategies as well. That is why the following new website checklist is comprehensive and treats your website as a central marketing hub for every aspect of your business’ online marketing strategy.
Whether or not you use every item on this list is depends on the purpose of your website, your preferences, and your budget. Please note that this list isn’t written for the development of an e-commerce website, however, it could be considered a starting point.
This article is constantly being updated and added to. Please feel free to leave your thoughts and questions at the bottom!
Will there be anyone maintaining the website after the initial build? Eg. making minor changes, writing/publishing blog posts, and adding additional photos to photo galleries.
These are things you should ask your website designer/developer/online marketing strategist (D/D/S) about:
Here is a list of possible pages you might want to include on your site. Each additional page that is added to the overall site map is an exponential increase in development and maintenance time–not linear! Having said that, be sure to include only the pages that are vital to your online marketing strategy.