A few websites that my company has been working on have launched in the past few weeks. I’ve got a few “secret sauce” activities that I do whenever I launch a new website, such as:
- Setup Google Analytics
- Install webmaster tools and sitemap for the site
- Bookmark it on some social clipping sites
- Tweet it
- Create a ping.fm account and some of the key accounts that it supports
- Try to create a few incoming links using free directory sites
- Put out a press release
I’d be interested to heard what things you do when you launch a new website.
I usually sacrifice a chicken just inside the cemetery gate a little before midnight the night before launch. So far, it seems to work alright, but I’ll try some of your tips too, they also sound good.