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Meetup: The best tips to remember when launching your site

checklist“Daily, millions of airline passengers depend that the pilot will follow the WRITTEN checklists so they will have a safe takeoff & landing at their desired destination. Is a written checklist required to successfully launch our website ? Does it need to be updated?” ~ Carl Stifter

YES! Websites have many bits and pieces. Moving a site from testing to live is tricky business even for the most seasoned developer. Broken links and missed redirects are just a couple of things that can easily be overlooked.

“And of course, a handful of things could go very, very wrong. Like what if you forget to test an important data capture form and then lose out on generating a bunch of new leads? Or worse, what if you forget to properly set up site redirects, and those valuable search engine visitors get a page not found message?” – Hubspot

When we launch a website, we have a checklist of nearly 20 items that we go through to make sure we don’t miss anything – adding Google Analytics, adding a favicon, checking navigation links, etc.

The slides below from our Meetup this week walk you through our process for moving a site from testing to a live website.

Anything to add? Please let me know in the comments below.

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