If you’re launching a new website, then you’re in the perfect position to get your SEO right from the start. While there’s a lot of work that needs to get done when it comes to launching a website, it’s worth your while to take a step back and give your link building strategy and overall search engine optimisation efforts some thought. Here are a few things you should do:

Learn how keyword research works

There are a lot of online tutorials which will show you how to determine which keywords you should be targeting. If you don’t have time to work through all the information yourself, consider hiring an SEO consultant to guide you through the process so that you can make sure you’re including the right keywords in your website content, meta titles, keyword descriptions, image alt tags and more.

Create a sitemap and submit it to Google

Sitemaps are a crucial part of the SEO process. If you’ve got a WordPress website, you can use a simple Google sitemap plugin to create a sitemap for you. This sitemap will help search engines such as Google index your pages so that they rank well.

Review webmaster tools

All the major search engines have ‘webmaster tools’ where you can list your site and tell them what you’re all about. Simply type ‘Google webmaster tool’, ‘Bing webmaster tool’ or ‘Yahoo webmaster tool’ into a search engine and follow the steps they have listed.

Don’t have time to do this entire process yourself? Then hire the pros at WSI OMS. We’ve launched many new websites and we continue to help clients with existing, as well as new, SEO strategies. Contact us for more information today.