The Ultimate Website Launch Checklist

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The Ultimate Website Launch Checklist
Pre-Launch
Content & Style
Typography and layout
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Check for incorrect punctuation marks, particularly apostrophes, quotation marks and
hyphens/dashes
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Check headings for where you could potentially use ligatures
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Check for widow/orphan terms in important paragraphs
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Spelling and grammar
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Consistency
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Capitalisation (especially of main headings)
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Tense/Style of writing
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Recurring/common phrases (e.g. ‘More about X’ links)
½

Variations in words (e.g. Websites vs Web Sites, or UK vs US spelling)
½

Treatment of bulleted lists (e.g. periods or commas at end of each item)
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Check for hard-coded links to staging domain (i.e. ensure all links will change to ‘live’ URL/domain
when site is launched)
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Ensure no test content on site
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Check how important pages (e.g. content items) print
½
For re-designs, ensure important old/existing URLs are redirected to relevant new URLs, if the URL
scheme is changing
½
Check all ‘Hidden Copy’ (e.g. alt text, transcriptions, text in JavaScript functions)
½
Standards and Validation
Accessibility
½
HTML validation
½
JavaScript validation
½
CSS validation
½
Search Engine Visibility, SEO and Metrics
Page Titles are important; ensure they make sense and have relevant keywords in them
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Create metadata descriptions for important pages
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Check for canonical domain issues (e.g. variations in links to
http://site.com

http://
www.site.com

http://www.site.com/index.html
should be reduced to a consistent style)
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Ensure content is marked-up semantically/correctly (<h1>, etc.)
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Check for target keyword usage in general content
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Check format (user/search engine friendliness) of URLs
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Set up Analytics, FeedBurner, and any other packages for measuring ongoing success
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Ultimate Website Launch Checklist
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Web Development & User Experience
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Create an XML Sitemap
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Configure Google Webmaster Console and Yahoo! Site Explorer
½
Functional Testing
Check all bespoke/complex functionality
½
Check search functionality (including relevance of results)
½
Check on common variations of browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome etc.),
version (6, 7, 2.2, 3.1 etc.) and platform (Windows, OSX, Linux)
½
Check on common variations of Screen Resolution
½
Test all forms (e.g. contact us, blog comments), including anti-spam features, response
emails/text, etc.
½
Test without JavaScript, Flash, and other plug-ins
½
Check all external links are valid
½
Security/Risk
Configure backup schedule, and test recovery from backup.
½
Protect any sensitive pages (e.g. administration area)
½
Use robots.txt where necessary
½
Security/Penetration test
½
Turn-off verbose error reporting
½
Check disk space/capacity
½
Set-up email/SMS monitoring/alerts (e.g. for errors, server warnings); consider internal and
external monitoring services
½
Performance
Load test
½
Check image optimisation
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Check and implement caching where necessary
½
Check total page size/download time
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Minify/compress static (JavaScript/HTML/CSS) files
½
Optimise your CSS: use short image paths; make full-use cascading nature of CSS, etc.
½
Check correct database indexing
½
Check configuration at every level (Web server, Database, any other software e.g. Content
Management System)
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Configure server-based logging/measurement tools (e.g. database/web server logging)
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Finishing Touches
Create custom 404/error pages
½
Create a favicon
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Post-Launch
Marketing
Social Marketing: Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, Facebook, Stumbleupon, etc.
½
Submit to search engines
½
Set-up PPC/Google Adwords where necessary
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Check formatting of site results in SERPs
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Ongoing
Monitor and respond to feedback (direct feedback, on Social Media sites, check for chatter
through Google, etc.)
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Check analytics for problems, popular pages etc. and adjust as necessary
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Update content
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For an updated list, check:
http://www.boxuk.com/blog/the-ultimate-website-launch-checklist
Ultimate Website Launch Checklist
www.boxuk.com