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A Recipe for Creating a Great Website

Image blog WebSelfCreating a website can seem like a complicated task, and there may be little time to do it. So, where should you start? The WebSelf team decided to design a plan to help you create your website so that it can meet your needs quickly. We are convinced that everyone can have a spot on the web!

Start with a Plan

 Any major project should start with a plan and a website is no exception. Start by asking yourself why you need a website? What is its purpose? Is this a website to showcase your company and its services? Or is it a blog to gain notoriety as a professional? Are you looking to sell your best products via an online store? In short, you should start by knowing what your needs are. Take out a sheet of paper and estimate how many pages you think you will need, as well as a summary of their contents. You will then have a good overview of what you need going forward.

Choose a Good Domain Name

 When you know what type of website you want to create and why, it's time to choose your domain name. A domain name is the name of your website. For credibility and referencing, it is very important to choose a name related to your site and your industry. For example, if you want to promote your beauty salon located in Bordeaux, it would be better to choose a name like 'salonbordeaux', 'aestheticbeauty' or 'beautysalonbordeaux' instead of 'michelle-hair removal.freeeelance'.23. You will also need to check if the desired name is available since there can only be two websites with the same domain name. Now, where can you get a relevant domain name? Many WebSelf premium plans include a domain name subscription, otherwise it's also possible to buy a domain name and then connect it to our publisher.

Try Different Designs

Then, when you have your domain name in hand, it's time to start creating your site. To help you, WebSelf has created several different designs to meet a variety of needs. We invite you to take a look at our options and categories. When you find an option that you like, don't hesitate to try it out and start customizing it with your content. We understand, however, that with more than 200 different templates, it may be difficult to choose one!

 Work on Your Homepage

 Your homepage is the most important page on your website. Typically, it is the first place your visitors go. It is therefore essential that this page be well constructed, clear and with a beautiful design so that your potential customers want to go to the other pages on your site. This is all the more important since it can have a direct impact on your bounce rate. The bounce rate is the rate at which people leave your site after visiting one page. This data is important for your SEO because it tells search engines whether your site is relevant or not. Alternatively, opt for quality and engaging visuals and summarize the content of your website while linking to other sections. 

 Complete Other Pages

 Once your home page is to your liking, it's time to move on to the other pages on your site. Again, we would like to inform you that Google likes websites with quality content. Therefore, all pages on your website must be well constructed. In addition, all sites should have at least one about-page and contact-page. About-pages are a place where you can introduce yourself and talk about your experience. This is important if you want to be credible and build trust with potential customers. Contact pages, on the other hand, are also important because they tell your visitors how to get ahold of you. Don't leave pages incomplete when publishing your site.

 Review Everything and Prepare for Launch

 Before you click publish, check each page and button on your website. It would be a shame if a page was incomplete or a link did not lead to the right place. Also, double check every text so you don't miss any spelling errors. Then you could also take the opportunity to show a draft of your website to your friends to get their feedback. Think of it as a dress rehearsal. Their opinions could certainly help you improve your website before it is published. Finally, we advise you create social media pages related to your site where you can share your content. Be fitting though, you don't need to be on all platforms, but on those where your potential visitors will be.

 

In conclusion, when your website is finished, all you have to do is look at its referencing so that you can see if you are appearing in search results. While designing a website is challenging, we are confident that you will be proud of your final version.