6 Things to do After Creating Your New Website or Blog

Congratulations you have successfully launched your new website or blog. Are you looking for things to do to guarantee the continuous success and maintenance of your blog or website? Trust me it’s easy to create an amazing website but maintaining the status of your website is not quite an easy thing to do. In this guide, we will share with you six things you must do after creating your new website or blog. These tips are not things to do that will skyrocket your website from zero visitors to a thousand visitors per day. Neither are these robust SEO techniques to move your website domain author from zero to one hundred. Ok with that out of the way let’s get into it.

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Install a backup Plugin

Even though some web hosting companies offer weekly backup of your website sometime this might not be the best option for you. Moreover, small hosting accounts do not offer any form of backup for their users. Only premium users enjoy these features. This is why we encourage you to install a backup plugin on your website to perform, regular weekly or preferably daily backup on your website. We recommend you keep these backups away from your hosting platform, preferably store these backups on a cloud-based storage system like Google Drive, Amazon cloud or ICloud. All these might seem like rocket science to you, well it isn’t. You can do all these with one simple backup plugin called Updraft. Updraft enables you to keep daily or weekly backup of your website on your local hosting storage and on external cloud-based storage also.

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Install Jetpack (Akismet)

If you are a WordPress user then this might come in very handy. Jetpack offers a ton of tools to manage your website all in one simple pack. Apart from being able to manage your website efficiently it also protects your website from brute force attacks and spam. Spamming has been a huge problem for many bloggers and webmasters. Installing Jetpack’s Akismet anti-spam plugin will help you a long way.

Install a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

If your website gets a lot of traffic then installing a Content Delivery Network will be a wise decision. Even if your website has got zero visitors we still advise you to install a content delivery network. Our favorite one is Cloudflare. What a Content Delivery Network does is filters all traffic that comes onto your website. You might be wondering how it does this. Well, it assigns a custom DNS to your website thereby masking your real DNS. Cloudflare also protects your website from brute force attacks and denial of service attacks. That doesn’t end there. It also makes caches copies of your website on their servers in case your website breaks down. Another great about Cloudflare is their servers are located all over the world which really helps in retrieving caches files quickly.

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Install Autoptimize

Autoptimize is an amazing plugin that optimizes your website for speed. Everything related to the performance of your website can be improved with this simple plugin. This awesome tool has also got caching features. The great thing about Autoptimize is it does not conflict with other performance plugins installed on your website. Autoptimize optimizes and lazy load images, optimize google fonts, async non-aggregated JavaScript, remove WordPress core emoji cruft and more.

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Verify your website in Google search console

Unless your website is as popular as Forbes or CNN then you should submit your website to google search console. Google is the largest search engine in the world. That is to say, there is a lot of free traffic on google. Verifying your website in google search console helps google crawl your website better. Of course, Google shouldn’t be the only search engine to submit your website. Be sure to submit your website to Bing, Yahoo, and Yandex also.

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Install an SEO plugin

In succession to the above-mentioned point, you need to install an SEO plugin on your website to further optimize your blog post for search engines. There are a lot of search engine optimization plugins available. We recommend you install RankMath or Yoast. Google will have a harder time deciphering what your website is about if your blog posts are not optimized properly.

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Final Words

Well, that concludes our guide on the six things you must do after launching your new website or blog. Kindly check out our other cool stuff to learn more about blogging and how to make money online.

About Adu Gyamfi

I am a very easy going person known for being a very good listener and keen observer. I am a web-designer and blogger by day and an Arduino programmer by night. My hobbies are rapping and basically singing. I hope to invent an airplane of my own one day.

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