If you have created a website and want to launch it and also want it to crawl by Google, this article is for you.
Only writing the code for making a website does not close your task. We create website for a particular purpose, some of us create it for blogging, some of us create social networking site, some of us create e-commerce website. So, these websites have some purpose.
But I hope all of you want your website to be first on Google crawl. You want it to make it a number one website. So, here I am going to present some tips which should be done by you to launch your site on the internet.
The following are the steps which is required for your website to engage to multiple users and to come on top of website in Google search.
Sort and Simple Domain Name
I hope you all know the domain name. Actually domain name is the identity of your website on the internet. It is always unique.
For example: http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/.
So your domain name should be simple which can be pronounced easily. It should also be short so that it is easy to remember.
Now a days, no one wants to wait for loading the website, so performance is a major concern if you are going to create a website. So, create faster website which loads within 3 to 4 seconds. If your site is slow no one would want it.
Add favicon for your website, it is a sign or copyright of your site. It is a short form of your logo which is shown on the left side of tab.
Your title should be SEO friendly and change for every page depending on the content of the page. Don’t use too much numeric character and hyphen or special character with title, since it is not easy to remember these characters.
Metadata is an important part of your code; it should change for every page as per the content of the page. It contains the title, keyword, description and lots of other data which is required for your website for search. It makes your website SEO friendly.
This tells the search engine that this website contains these types of data.
<meta name="title" content="Dotnet Tutorial" />
<meta name="author" content="Dotnet Tutorial" />
<meta name="Keywords" content="dot net, tutorial, .net, ASP.NET, WCF, WPF, Azure, ADO.NET, SQL, XML, Csharp, CSharp, C#, dotnet, interview, blog, tricks, tips" />
<meta name="description" content="Dot net Tutorial, .net interview question, asp.net tutorial, dotnet trick and tips, c# tutorial, .net articles, dotnet concept" />
<meta property="og:url" content="http://www.dotnet-tutorial.com/" />
<meta property="og:type" content="article" />
<meta property="og:title" content="Dotnet Tutorial" />
<meta property="og:description" content="Dot net Tutorial, .net interview question, asp.net tutorial, dotnet trick and tips, c# tutorial, .net articles, dotnet concept" />
<meta property="og:site_name" content="Dotnet Tutorial" />
<meta property="og:locale" content="en_US" />
<meta property="og:image" content="http://www.dotnet-tutorial.com/Content/Images/dotnettutorial.jpg" />
<meta property="article:author" content="https://www.facebook.com/mahi.aptech" />
<meta property="article:publisher" content="https://www.facebook.com/DotnetTutorialWorld" />
Cross browser check
Before making your website live check that is it opening with all the web browsers. You need to check some previous versions of browser because there is no guarante that all are using the latest browsers.
You need to check grammar, spelling and syntax before making it live. If you are writing a blog, article or any content, it must not have wrong grammar and spelling.
Check that all links are working or not. Try to check some unwanted links or modify the links to know what is happening. If someone uses wrong url then your site should show a proper message which should be user friendly. These are interconnected to each other.
Always use alt tag with images and media files, because sometimes for network related issue your site does not open properly, then instead of images and media files your alt tag content should be shown to user.
Before making your website live check all the validations which is attached to the form on the website like it can be a contact us page, comment section, etc. Check if all validations are working fine or not.
If something is wrong with your website for any reason, website should show the specific error page which is related to that error and it should be user friendly. Don’t show programming error on the website.
Sitemap is an important part of SEO. When any search engine goes to crawl your website, firstly they check your sitemap.xml file and get the relevant url from the sitemap.
You should make your website with sitemap.xml file and it must be uploaded in the root directory of the website. If you make any new url, note that it should be updated into the sitemap.
Make Social Presence
You can also create social page for your website, because all of us engage with social sites on daily basis. It can be Facebook, Google+ or a Twitter page.
Thanks for reading this article, hope you enjoyed it.