5 Things Every New Website Needs

So you’re thinking about setting up a new site? Or you’ve just yours made? Well, when you’ve got a brand new website to work with, you need to make sure that you get it right from the start. It’s easy to think that you can learn along the way, and add things on as you go, and while that is completely okay, you might prefer to start off on the right foot instead. If your website is being made with the idea of it turning into a successful company, then you’re certainly going to want to ensure that it’s as it should be from the get-go. Interested? Then let’s jump into the five things that every new website will need.


The very first thing you need to nail is your design. Think it’s okay to work with a generic template that’s completely off brand and even a little bit crappy? Think again. Your website design says so much about who you are as a person or a business. So it has to be right - no excuses. But it doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t necessarily have to pay for a fancy site design if you don’t have the budget. Instead, focus on finding a template that fits your branding and looks pretty impressive too.


While you’re at it, you should think about working on your SEO right from the start. Cory Young of BCC Interactive confirmed this by saying that you shouldn't wait months or even weeks to start SEO on a new website but should start promoting the site right away. This is so that you can get things underway and start building up the credibility you need. The longer you wait, the longer it will take.

Social Media

You also need to get in on the social action too. Whether your website is a personal blog or a big business website, you need social media. It’s a great promotional tool, and you’re certainly going to get overlooked if you’re website isn’t connected to social media. You have instant access to so many potential customers including mobile users; you need to make sure you’re creating a social strategy as soon as your site is up and running.

A Blog

And it’s always handy to have a blog. If the site in question itself is a blog, then you can skip right on to number five, but if you have set up a website to sell your products or services, this point is going to prove useful for you. Not only can it aid SEO and draw in traffic, but starting a blog also gives you interesting content to share on social media too.


Lastly, you’re going to need to hook up some analytics too. And yes, right away. While getting used to Google Analytics might not be that straight forward for everyone, it’s a useful tool to have plugged into your website. The information you get is often invaluable, and can allow you to monitor your site’s success.

Hit all 5 of these areas and your website is sure to flourish!

I hope you enjoyed this article about components that all new websites needs to stand out and drive revenue.

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