[ Quick Win posts – QWs – are brief items to help non-overwhelm your day. Enjoy! ]
I’ve discovered many people have this resolution in January:
“THIS is the year I get my website!”
If that’s you, let me share this surprising tip:
[QW17] Test your site again after it launches!
Your developer may only check the mechanicals behind the scenes when it comes to testing.
Few have extensive copywriting training to engage your 21st-century visitors ‘out front.’
Which brings us to the point.
An after-launch check – by an outside tester – for ease of use (‘usability’) is a crucial final step.
It ensures your website works ‘out here,’ not only where it was constructed.
When your site launches, Google begins cataloging each page.
Until the process is complete, search engines can’t send visitors your way.
Use this cataloging time to ensure your offering is user-friendly for your readers.
Because usability isn’t just about bots and search engines.
Usability is about your visitors!
I hope you enjoyed this Quick Win ( [QW] ). I was happy to provide it for you.
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- Finding a site that was easier to use than you expected.
- A nightmare website you had to wrestle to the ground!
- Something you fixed on your site to make it easier to use.
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Hope to hear from you soon about your website checkup or other tech or text projects.
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While you’re here, check out the latest from Karen Estrin and me with our new-in-2022 Zoomcasts. These are quick, mini-workshops for your tech and text world. You can find an overview on my Resources page, plus Click here to just listen or to update your own projects!