Setting up a new website involves a number of tasks to properly set up for success.
This is a brief overview of the various activities required to set up a new website for your local business.
Information gathered becomes useful for adding your business to various online services and website that list business information such as: Google Maps, Yelp, Bing and others.
For Business Owners
If you are a new website owner, be prepare to gather information about your company/business in preperation for a new website.
Gather information about the business.
- Business Name
- Mailing or retail address
- Phone, fax and email numbers
Questions to answer here are:
- What are various services that your business provides?
Where does your business operate and what are your service locations?
Common answers here would be:
- Regional by State or Province
- Local by city and surrounding communities
- Retail only
Google has a number of pre-defined service categories
For Website Developers
The following website checklist is useful for website devlopers or a local website design company that will assist with setting up your website online.
1. Add Google Analytics
Google Analytics gives you insight in to your visitor traffic