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How to launch your new website the right way

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How you launch your new website is important and we want to help you do it right. Your launch can impact on how many people visit your site, and whether they return in the future. Here are some effective strategies to get your website launch on the right path to success.

Timing

Timing is key when you’re about to launch a new website. You’ll need to let people know about your upcoming site, but when you do this is also important.

Ideally, let your audiences know as soon as possible that you’ve got a new website on the way, but if it won’t be out for several months or more, you’ll need to remind people nearer the time in case they’ve forgotten about it.

Create a schedule of updates and news posts in the run-up to launch day, so that you can firmly get into the minds of your target audiences. Whenever you do post a new update, make sure to include it on all of your social media feeds and other relevant places that your target audiences will get to see.

Announcing your launch

It’s not just when you announce your website launch that matters, but where you do this is crucial too. You should have an idea in mind of your target audiences. When you make announcements about your launch, do so in places where these groups will see it.

You want to make sure you’re speaking to your target audience. This is the best way to direct your time, effort and money. This approach is also more likely to be successful!

How you say it

People will need a compelling reason to visit your new website so don’t just let them know you’ve got one coming. Think of how you can entice them to visit your site on launch day and keep coming back for more.

Engage with your audiences as soon as you start your website launch campaign. Ask them for feedback, such as what they’d like to see on the new website. Create competitions or promotions, like offers or discounts for the first number of customers who purchase from your site. You might even wish to ask for relevant user-generated content from audiences to build anticipation and excitement for launch day.

Be honest! Don’t make any exaggerated or false claims about your website prior to launch day, this is key to running any business or relationship. Make sure to only launch the site once it’s fully operational and there’s sufficient content on it to inform and entice visitors while leaving enough to keep them coming back for more.

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