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Your website is live! So, what next? 🎉

Congratulations on your new website! 🎉🎉


Your domain name has to connect up worldwide which can take up to 48 hours. If you share your web address in the meantime, people might get an error page.

Congrats on your lovely new website. Remember, a website is a marketing tool, and not the end of the story. You will need to put the work in. But don't worry, all the info is below.

What do you need to do next to grow your audience and Google ranking?


Let us know if you'd like access to the website tools

You have the option to access the back-end website tools such as analytics, customer communications and more. We don't automatically grant access because you will need instructions to use it. Let me know if you're interested.

We have also set up a Google Analytics profile for you. Let me know if you'd like access to this.

If you're not interested, you can just sit back and trust your website is safe with us!


Set up your social media 📣

Every business should have Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin. Get profiles, make sure they look great and are properly branded to match your business, and start sharing your new website and services.


Set up a Google Business page

Set up a Google Business page and start asking customers for reviews.

This is essential for getting a good Google ranking.


Start building your Google ranking 📈

We've done your initial SEO, which means we've embedded meta titles and descriptions in your website's back-end for Google.

After that, it's down to you. Your website should do a certain amount of climbing automatically but getting into Page 1 for your keywords takes work.

This can include:

  • Blogging often

  • Good social media

  • Growing your backlinks such as getting on listing sites

You'll need to put some work in. Read this article to find out more:


Start blogging once a month

If you didn't ask for a blog during the web design process, ask us to install one now. It's free!

Writing news on your website blog improves your Google ranking. In fact, it's the most important thing you can do.


Get your marketing sorted 💰

A shiny new website is an important marketing tool but isn't the end of the story.

You need to make sure you're actively getting leads and sharing your website and not just waiting for Google to do it for you.

Check out this article for some simple marketing ideas:


Keep sending us new text and images for the website 😊

The more often it's updated, the better.

Keep writing more content and sending us new pictures.

For example, if you're a plumber, send us new pictures of your work. Send us new reviews. If there's a picture of you on the website, send us a new one every so often. Keep it updated and relevant!


Set up profiles on popular review websites

This will grow your Google ranking. You should set up at least the following:

  • TrustPilot

  • Facebook

  • Google Business

  • Anything specific to your industry, such as TrustATrader or Yell


Bookmark the Online Designs Help Hub

That's the website you're on right now. It's stuffed with useful information you will need both now and later on.

Questions/Help with Mailboxes:

If you want to have a read over a coffee, here are all articles:


Please leave us a review! ❤️

Okay, I cheekily snuck this in! If you're happy with your new website and the design process, pretty please leave us a review! It really helps us stick around and work with more small businesses.

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