In part 1 of this post, we talked about the importance of a website. Today, we are going to talk about the aftermath.
So, you have finally launched your amazing new website! Then what? This is a question a lot of people struggle with after they launch a website. The norm is to set it and forget it but it does not work that way. After a website launch, the work should not come to a stop. A website should always be considered a work in progress because honestly, it is never completely done a business can never become stagnant. You may decide to tweak your content to better represent who you are. You may also decide to change the way you attract your customers by putting together promotions or other marketing strategies.
Here are 7 ways to keep your website evolving after a website launch.
1. Blog Regularly
Blogging is a great way to keep your content fresh. It is also a great way to encourage search engines to grab new content from your website for better online search traffic.
2. Review Website Content
Review your website content at least once a month to make sure everything is correct and current. Don’t get into the habit of only making updates to materials at your physical location. Your brand and promotions must be consistent across the board.
3. Backup Website Regularly
Backing up your website regularly can save you from a huge headache when unforeseen issues concerning your website happen. If you’re using WordPress there are many plugins (paid) out there that can schedule automatic backups to save time and effort. If you are busy running your restaurant and/or you’re not tech savvy, a great option would be to look into maintenance package options available from your web design studio. Maintenance packages are catered you and your business to take the worry out of your day-to-day so I would highly suggest it.
4. Platform and Plugin Updates
If your website is on the WordPress platform, you are probably used to hearing this. Make sure your website’s CMS and plugins are on the most recent version. Not taking the time to do this, leaves your website unprotected from hackers. Losing your website wouldn’t be good right? If you are not well versed in performing these updates, contact your web design studio immediately to get enrolled in a plan that can take care of this for you.
5. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
When updating your website, make sure all image alt tags are in place, add appropriate keywords, and follow the proper search standards when adding new information. Doing this will enhance your search engine results so that your website continues to show up when a potential customer searches for your type of restaurant service. Learn more about SEO.
6. Create Freebies
Everyone likes free stuff so reward your loyal email subscribers with them. Offer coupons, birthday treats, or anything you can think of that would benefit your customers. Make them happy 😀.
7. Social Media
Share your website on social media and get the word out about your restaurant and your food. Check out my post about how “Social media is your friend“.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Feel free to check out more of our tips that can help your online home soar!