5 Things to Do After Launching a Web Site

Author: Mitch Keeler

Gai&#110i&#110g press a&#110d getti&#110g people i&#110terested i&#110 what &#121ou are produci&#110g are some of the hardest thi&#110gs to do o&#110ce &#121our &#87e&#98 site is fi&#110all&#121 up a&#110d ru&#110&#110i&#110g. &#87ill the&#121 love me or do the&#121 hate me? &#87ell first the&#121 have to fi&#110d out who &#121ou are. Here are five thi&#110gs I alwa&#121s tr&#121 to do whe&#110 it comes to lau&#110chi&#110g a &#110ew &#87e&#98 site or pro&#106ect.

1. Get the Web Site Fi&#110ished – &#78obody likes to get &#97ll hy&#112ed u&#112 over &#97&#110 ide&#97 to go &#102i&#110d out it is&#110’t eve&#110 do&#110e yet. It might sou&#110d like somethi&#110g most &#112eo&#112le would thi&#110k o&#102, but you’d be sur&#112rised by the &#110umber who do &#110ot.

2. T&#101&#108&#108 Your Fri&#101nd&#115 and Fami&#108y Fir&#115t – W&#111rd &#111&#102 m&#111&#117&#116h adver&#116ising is always &#116he bes&#116, s&#111 when la&#117n&#99hing a new Web si&#116e &#111r pr&#111je&#99&#116 &#116his sh&#111&#117ld be &#116he &#102irs&#116 area y&#111&#117 &#102&#111&#99&#117s &#111n when i&#116 &#99&#111mes &#116&#111 spreading &#116he w&#111rd ab&#111&#117&#116 wha&#116 y&#111&#117 are &#116rying &#116&#111 d&#111. These pe&#111ple are als&#111 &#116he easier &#116&#111 beg and plead wi&#116h when i&#116 &#99&#111mes &#116&#111 asking &#116&#111 share i&#116 wi&#116h &#102riends and pe&#111ple &#116hey kn&#111w &#116ha&#116 y&#111&#117 d&#111 n&#111&#116. I’d m&#117&#99h ra&#116her beg my bes&#116 &#102riend &#116&#111 d&#111 s&#111me&#116hing &#102&#111r me &#116han a &#116&#111&#116al s&#116ranger.

3. &#85se the Social We&#98 Experience – &#78ow I &#97&#109 not going to tell you to go sub&#109it you&#114self to eve&#114y soci&#97l news &#87eb site, bec&#97use th&#97t it usu&#97lly f&#114owned upon. You c&#97n use so&#109e of these thing to you&#114 &#97dv&#97nt&#97ge though. T&#114y to get you&#114self on pl&#97ces like Stu&#109bleUpon &#97nd Del.icio.us. They c&#97n b&#114ing &#97 lot of f&#114esh f&#97ces to you&#114 &#87eb site, especi&#97lly if it le&#97ns &#97 little tow&#97&#114ds the geeky side of things.

4. &#70i&#110d t&#104&#101 N&#101two&#114k fo&#114 &#87&#101b &#83it&#101s Lik&#101 You&#114s – N&#101xt &#115t&#101p &#115ho&#117ld b&#101 to f&#105nd for&#117&#109&#115, blog&#115 and oth&#101r &#115oc&#105al &#109&#101an&#115 of co&#109&#109&#117n&#105cat&#105on on th&#101 W&#101b and &#115pr&#101ad yo&#117r &#109&#101&#115&#115ag&#101 th&#101r&#101 abo&#117t yo&#117r n&#101w proj&#101ct or &#105d&#101a. Mak&#101 &#115&#117r&#101 yo&#117 an &#101&#115tabl&#105&#115h&#101d p&#101r&#115onal&#105ty or &#109&#101&#109b&#101r of th&#101&#115&#101 for&#117&#109&#115 or gro&#117p&#115 that yo&#117 po&#115t at b&#101for&#101 yo&#117 &#115tart pl&#117gg&#105ng yo&#117r&#115&#101lf a&#115 w&#101ll. Nobody l&#105k&#101&#115 to b&#101 th&#101 g&#117y who &#109ak&#101&#115 h&#105&#115 &#105ntrod&#117ct&#105on wh&#105l&#101 pl&#117gg&#105ng &#115o&#109&#101th&#105ng. It look&#115 a l&#105ttl&#101 tacky.

5. R&#101ac&#104 Out to t&#104&#101 P&#114&#101ss – I&#115 there &#97 cert&#97&#105n group of profe&#115&#115&#105on&#97l pre&#115&#115 &#121ou c&#97n re&#97ch out to &#105n &#121our &#97re&#97 of bu&#115&#105ne&#115&#115? If &#115o – &#121ou &#109&#105ght h&#105t the&#109 up for &#97 rev&#105ew or &#97 &#109ent&#105on of &#121our new project or Web &#115&#105te. If &#121our Web &#115&#105te &#105&#115 &#97bout &#115occer, &#97nd &#121our do&#105ng &#115o&#109eth&#105ng nobod&#121 el&#115e h&#97&#115 done before, &#115o&#109e &#115occer new&#115 outlet&#115 &#97cro&#115&#115 the Web &#109&#105ght be &#105ntere&#115ted &#105n &#121our &#115tor&#121. It never hurt&#115 to &#97t le&#97&#115t p&#105tch the &#105de&#97 to the&#109. If the&#121 c&#97n’t u&#115e &#121ou now, the&#121 &#109&#105ght keep &#121ou &#105n &#109&#105nd for &#115o&#109eth&#105ng &#105n the future.

Origin&#97&#108 po&#115t b&#121 Mitch

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