Moving to Showit from another platform? Or redesigning a brand new website with new pages on Showit?
Launch your new website design without hurting the SEO progress you’ve already made.
Download the free SEO Planning Worksheet, then watch the video tutorial. I walk you through the process of organizing your existing pages, new pages, and the redirects that ensure user experience and SEO don’t take a hit from broken links.
If you’re planning to launch a new website design on Showit, use the worksheet I use for SEO clients to organize your website pages and plan redirects.
How to Launch a Showit Redesign without Hurting SEO Rankings
For a smooth transition to your new design, use Google Search Console to make a list of your indexed pages. Then make a list of the new page URLs in the redesign.
Retaining your SEO rankings is priority, which can heavily rely on proper redirects for pages that had already made SEO progress.
New URL structure? Plan your redirects to add in the Showit app or the Redirections plugin in your blog.
Export images from Lightroom with a max width of 1500. Compress with an app like JPEGMini or Squash.
Write out unique page titles and descriptions for every main page.
Add relevant internal links (that visitors actually notice) to internal pages.
Use Google Assistant Legacy tool to confirm the Google Analytics tags are added properly.
Use the “Soft Launch” stage to troubleshoot issues, get feedback, and review for the best user experience.
Avoid issues that have to wait until Monday or having to use the Emergency Support team by launching on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Even if you use my spreadsheet to plan redirects, you could still miss broken links. Run a broken link checker to avoid hurting your user experience or SEO rankings.
Get feedback from 2-3 colleagues or ideal clients to fix issues or improve usability before officially launching.
Add a social media Share image that will display when you share your website on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media that allows links.
October 28, 2021
Get a video review of your website with recommendations for SEO and content that you can implement right away.
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