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Publish your new website the right way!

Distributing or introducing a site is for some website admins a standard occupation and littler destinations are regularly online inside minutes. That is the hypothesis, yet there are plenty of missteps you can do. Beyond any doubt a significant number of them are safe and the vast majority of you would name them “immaterial”. Beyond any doubt a site won’t break if the meta depiction is missing, yet how is this for your guest and Google? Like this “idiotic” misstep there are significantly more, here is my agenda, you should check for all your new destinations and furthermore existing sites where greater updates are finished.

Website URLs, links and image paths

In the event that your new site is a report on your current site, you have to divert old pages to the new URLs. It may be conceivable that your site has a totally new site structure where it’s relatively difficult to coordinate your site URLs. If so divert in any event the pages with approaching connections and pages with a considerable measure of inquiry activity to new pages from a similar subject. Do this for whatever number pages as could be expected under the circumstances, interface old terminated pages to the reacting segment or classification. In the event that your site is worked in WordPress, the Redirection Plugin is extremely useful. For most different destinations you have to include these redirection rules into a .htaccess record. Utilize 301 diverts and pass the “connection juice” to your new URLs.

The test additionally all friendly connections, if your site is huge you should utilize a connection checker device. There are numerous work area apparatuses and online administrations accessible. Attempt some of them and utilize the one which works the best for you.

On the off chance that you fabricate your site on a test area, it’s conceivable that a few or every one of your pictures point to the test area. Change these picture ways, in light of the fact that after your test area is gone you will get a considerable measure of broken picture joins.

Search Engine optimization

There are a lot of tiny things you can do to rank your site better in Google or other search engines. Here is a list of steps you should follow for all new and updated website:

  1. Create always a robots.txt and block all the files and directories you don’t like see in the Google index. Don’t forget to remove your temporary block which was added while building the site on your test location (or Google will ignore your website!).
  2. Use only the www sub-domain for your site and redirect requests from your domain to the www variant. For many people, a website’s address starts always with www. Just imagine if your inbound links start with the www variant while your site redirects them to the non-www address. Most of the link juice get lost during the redirect to the corrected URL.
  3. Check in your templates that an H1 element always exists only once. Don’t have them more than once on the same page.
  4. Add ALT attributes for all the images used on your website. Use “natural” and short descriptions for the images.
  5. Use a unique and relevant META description for all the pages you need to get indexed by Google. The META description will not help your site to rank better, but a good description will raise your CTR in Google results.
  6. Use the robots tag “noindex, follow” for all pages with non-unique content.
  7. Use canonical links for all your pages, check the information from Google if you need to know more about this link element.
  8. Use a descriptive and relevant page title (title element) for all your pages, don’t have them too long and never trash them with too many keywords.
  9. Have a Google XML sitemap and add the sitemap URL to your robots.txt file.
  10. If your website is built with WordPress be sure that you change the privacy settings (Allow search engines to index…)
  11. In WordPress, don’t use internal links without a trailing slash if your perma settings have a trailing slash.
  12. Add a “noindex” robots tag to all your RSS feeds.

Cross browser testing

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the favorite web browsers for most web developers (85% of the visitors from this blog are using such a browser). Don’t forget, there are still people using Internet Explorer to visit your websites. Test your website in the most common browsers in your field, check the most popular web clients in Google Analytics or any other web statistics software. Fix all important issues, sometimes a tiny error in IE can take a lot of time to fix it, decide if it’s worth enough to spend that time.

This is just a list of common checks, if you know more of them please share them in the comment section. Take these checks serious because your website development deserves it?

How Much Does it Cost to Build Website in 2018 | Melbourne

In Melbourne, website development and interactive agencies like Straight Path Solutions have to be prepared to answer to any number of business or technical questions. Questions related to website development costs are definitely the most common. Ironically, those are the most difficult to answer.

So, I thought I’d try to share some perspective on cost determinants, kind of like what we discuss directly with potential clients. The below items are important to address that I will dive into more deeply as we go on.

Functionality  – What is the main reason or reasons for building a new website? A new website project should always focus around the business goals it aims to achieve. Having a goal-oriented purpose for the website paves the way for the entire project, especially:

  • How the site is to be developed – Does website development melbourne begin with consideration toward a specific Content Management System (CMS)? In that case, which CMS? In other cases it may not start with specific tools but rather, specific functions like site architecture, user experience design or any other number of tasks.
  • What will be included in the project – Anyone hiring a website developer should define their scope, at least from a business level, so that a developer can understand what the website owner finds to be biggest functional priorities.

Who will do the development – There are a LOT of website development resources out there. A website owner has to intelligently choose a “genre” of web developer that they feel the most comfortable with. Web developers typically fall into three categories: freelancers, boutique agencies and full service agencies.

Platform Costs.

For cost evaluation, it is best to know what platform or specific tools are being considered or are required. For example, a Java website solution using CMS/Document Management solutions like OpenText, Autonomy, or Alfresco may not be plausible with a budget of only $5,000, so it is good to find out expectations as soon as possible. Platforms range from free to $10k’s.  As with most things, it just depends on what is needed to accomplish solution goals.

  • Another example: If specific needs dictate a platform, these needs may add or take away from overall costs.  The ability to be flexible when making platform decisions may allow for cost cutting…the more rigid the requirements, the less flexibility.

How to Select a Website Developer/Company

The key to selecting a website developer? Well, that is the problem. There are no guarantees, but this would be my suggestion; a website owner should pay close attention to the questions posed by the prospective website developer. They should be digging deep to understand solution goals and not just selling themselves into the developer role. The web developer’s answers to client questions are important, but more important are the probing questions the developer must ask to appropriately analyze the scenario and devise a solid, scalable end solution. Those questions will be very indicative of the developer’s understanding to the client needs.

What you can expect at various price points.

No website developer can price a project without scoping the effort to be completed. The problem is that some clients don’t know what they need and don’t know how to communicate their expectations. For that reason, I thought I’d share a few cost ranges and try to offer some basic ideas of what might be included or part of solutions containable through these budget ranges.  

Important: There is nothing industry absolute about the numbers provided. The goal is to offer a loose barometer on costs of web development. Only general assumptions should be considered takeaways, and the way Straight Path Solutions prices its web development services may be very different from the way others price themselves. Further, some projects require significantly more [or less] process and project management, developer talent, and business consulting, and these factors may end up as big pricing determinants in a real proposal.

$500 – $8,000

Platform: A free or open source [likely free] CMS (Content Management System).

User Experience and Design: Turnkey website with pre-determined user experience and a pre-built design template.

Features: Basic to Advanced website editing.

Bottom Line: If you need a basic website or advanced website and happy with the popular CMS available in the market then this is a good option. Granular roles and permissions for users; form building; navigation, SEO and friendly URL capabilities. Straight Path Solutions would be more than happy to provide you a FREE CONSULTATION ON THIS .

$8,000 – $75,000

Platform: Many options including light or medium level commercial CMS solutions. Open sources may still be the best option but decisions can be made based on needs.

User Experience and Design: Advanced UX User Experience with custom wireframe development, site architecture and creative design.

Features: All of above + mobile capabilities; customized administrative controls; advanced form building; document management capabilities; multilingual capabilities; easy content publishing; even allowing for the relating of dynamic content.

Customization: High level of customization to meet client’s exacting needs.

The Bottom Line: If you have more advanced business goals and need a much higher level of customization, this will most likely be your price range.

This type of project is representative of a great deal of Straight Path Solutions’s custom development work. We  would be more than happy to provide you a FREE CONSULTATION ON THIS .

$90,000 – $250,000

Platform: Custom Software design can often be implemented for these solutions but some clients will want to invest in commercial grade products, most often to be assured of solid support from the corporation behind the CMS. Medium-level CMS solutions are common once the ‘six figure’ budget barrier is passed.

User Experience and Design: Full UX user experience design with custom wireframe development, site architecture and creative design.

Features: All of above + custom system integration (such as ERP or CRM data sharing); mobile website development melbourne or app development; advanced multilingual deployment; user-generated content capabilities, configuration of workflow engines, etc.

Customization: High level of customization including custom integration to other systems.

The Bottom Line: If you need to tie your website into a database or ERP system, or some other 3rd party tools, this is most likely your budget range.We  would be more than happy to provide you a FREE CONSULTATION ON THIS .

 

$300,000 – $1,250,000

Platform: Enterprise level CMS.

User Experience and Design: Extreme UX User Experience with exacting wireframe development, site architecture and creative design.

Features: All of above + robust CMS; complex data integration; dedicated developers; full custom mobile application; social community creation.

Customization: High level of customization.

The Bottom Line: This price range is for a large organization with several stakeholders in the website, and a website that requires the features listed above.

Straightpath Solutions regularly entertains projects at this budget level, so we welcome such opportunities. In some cases, Straightpath Solutions may work with select technology partners to successfully deliver. We  would be more than happy to provide you a FREE CONSULTATION ON THIS .

$1,500,000+

Platform: Enterprise level CMS.

User Experience and Design: Exacting, tested user experience design and top of the line creative.

Features: Completely per client specification.

Customization: Completely per client specification.

The Bottom Line: This price range is for enterprise-level companies that need an online application, and the website may just be part of the overall end product. This kind of project must likely be justified by the clients’ business analysts and may require consultants of different types to fully grasp all components leading to the end goals.

This range is one relegated almost always to the full service agencies (especially the interactive agencies owned by the Big Four Ad agencies. Straight Path Solutions can discuss and consult on these projects and is happy to help as much as possible while partnering with one of these teams. We  would be more than happy to provide you a FREE CONSULTATION ON THIS .

In Conclusion

The above numbers were conceived based on 10 years of production work at Straightpath Solutions, but, we realize much more needs consideration for each budget level. While full scoping exercises must be put in place for any web development project, hopefully this blog’s readers can gain some information from the above web development cost ranges and functional descriptions. We welcome feedback in the comments section below.

For those who need help evaluating cost options for an upcoming website development melbourne project, feel free to contact us.

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