The ability to plan the steps that it takes to reach your goal is criticle to the success of your website.
Once you have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish it is critical that you start to collect all of the content, images, video and/or audio that you plan to place in your website. This step makes it easier to put everything together during the development phase. As you collect the information needed it will make it easier for you to organize it into your website.
Collect Keywords – Before you even start writing your articles and blog posts it is critical that you list the keywords that you need for your business. There are several tools that you can use to make this process easier but it is just as important to have the keywords as a guide to help you create content that is clear and concise.
Collect articles – Any existing text that you would like to enter into your website will be able to be used as a guide to educate and inform your new and existing customers of what your business offers.
Collect Images – If you have your own pictures of your business in action will bring more clients and give them an opportunity to view your work. If you do not have images there are several places where you can get images that will make your website look professional. We recommend that you take up to date pictures showing your business in action.
Video – If your business does not have a video then you are short changing yourself as well as your customers. However if you do not have a video at this time you can always find an existing video to enhance your website visitors experience.
When you hire us we collect oll of the information, tools and resources for you making it easier for you to concentrate on what you do best.
Collecting Your Content
Detailed planning is a must in order for any project to be successful. In fact when you are in business you never really stop planning because the landscape of business changes so often. When planning for a website there are quite a few things that you have to take into consideration. As you go through this process plans may change or be altered in order to fit into your marketing budget and your over all marketing goal. Below are just some of the things that you must plan for in the initial stages of building your website.
Website Planning #1
- Domain Name
- Website Hosting
- eCommerce Gateway
- Social Media Tools
- Resources & Tools
The next stage in planning your website is to determine your goal, your audience and your message. There is no one size that fits all in planning for your website because the way that you plan will depend on your product or service that you are offering to your customers.
How is Planning Done
- Take all of the information you gathered from brinstorming.
- Start from the day and time that you plan to launch your website.
- Aquire your domin name
- Research and set-up website hosting
- Determine the software tools that you will need.
- Determine the written content that you would like to use on your website.
- Plan on how you’re going to market your website online and in print.
Let's Plan Together
Every project needs it’s own custom plan in order for it to be successful. Your success depends on a sound plan that will help you to reach your goal.
The planning process can be long and tedious especially of you are not familiar with what tools are available to help you to make the most of your online presence.
Plans must be written and detailed in order for them to be effective. We are experts on planning and would like to help you with your planning process to assure that you are getting the most out of your online presence.