50 Simple Tips for Improving Your Website

This checklist provides 50 simple ways for you to make your website even better!

1. Use .htaccess to redirect the non-www version of your website to the www version.

2. Extend the registration of your domain for at least five years.

3. Make sure that when a visitor clicks your website’s logo, they are taken back to the homepage.

4. If you think your font is too small, make it bigger!

5. Remove widgets that aren’t directly enhancing your website.

6. Include an easy to find contact link, e-mail address or phone number on every page of your website.

7. Use a CSS stylesheet to make your website printer friendly.

8. Fix or remove broken links (external and internal).

9. Add ALT tags to all of your images.

10. If your website is using frames, get rid of them!

11. If you don’t have a robots.txt file, create one.

12. Provide the same basic navigation menu on every page of your website.

13. Use the same color for links throughout your website.

14. Spell check your content.

15. Format your content so that it is easy to scan.

16. Add at least one picture to every page of your website.

17. If you don’t have an About page, create one.

18. Use your About page to show your brand’s personality.

19. Include at least three pictures on your About page.

20. If your website has pop-up windows, get rid of them!

21. Link to relevant social media profiles from your About page.

22. Add a search box near the top of your website’s layout.

23. Create a privacy policy page.

24. Place a link to your privacy policy at the bottom of every page.

25. Use dashes in filenames instead of underscores.

26. Add a link to Google Maps on your Contact page.

27. Add internal links from one piece of content to another.

28. Write a unique META description for all of your main pages.

29. Validate your source code and correct any errors.

30. If you have a link exchange page, get rid of it!

31. Add a site search box to your 404 page.

32. Create a sitemap for your website.

33. Add a link to your sitemap at the bottom of every page of your website.

34. Add a copyright notification to the bottom of every page of your website.

35. Underline your links throughout your website.

36. Turn off music that automatically plays.

37. Get rid of any flashing GIF animations.

38. Include your website logo at the top of every page.

39. Register the .net and .org versions of your domain and redirect them to your website.

40. If you don’t have a help or support section, create one!

41. When you answer a question via e-mail, add the answer to the help/support section.

42. Look at your contact forms and see if there is any information you don’t have to request from your visitors.

43. Add your analytics code to every page of your website.

44. Get rid of any pages that automatically resize visitors’ browser window.

45. Create a favicon for your website.

46. Only use email address that include @yourdomain.

47. Label each box of any forms on your website.

48. Show a confirmation any time a visitor completes a significant action on your website.

49. Create one new piece of quality content for your website every week.

50. Leave a comment with your suggestion for the fiftieth tip!

VN:F [1.8.0_1031]

Previous WordPress Support Videos Plugin DevSup
Next A Guide to Google Analytics and Useful Tools

About author

Jarrett Gucci
Jarrett Gucci 289 posts

Jarrett Gucci is the owner of Dynasty Web Solutions. A full service Internet presence provider specializing in WordPress development for business owners. Jarrett Gucci along with his team of professionals have designed over 400 WordPress websites. Jarrett Gucci believes strongly in creating websites that are unique, functional and generate referrals.

You might also like

Web Design 0 Comments

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF WEB DESIGN – PART 1

There are many good and bad things you can do in web design; the following is a list of some of those options and how you should deal with them.

Web Design 0 Comments

EXCITING!!! Facebook Launches Official WordPress Plugin

ContentsHere is the top & bottom of what this thing can doHere is a great STEP by STEP video on setupCLICK HERE to see what Facebook says about it. You

Web Design 0 Comments

Women as related to Technology

Contents~ HARD-DISK Woman:~ WINDOWS Woman:~ EXCEL Woman:~ SCREENSAVER Woman:~ INTERNET Woman:~ SERVER Woman:~ MULTIMEDIA Woman:~ CD-ROM Woman:~ E-MAIL Woman:~ VIRUS Woman: The fact is, women who have succeeded in technology deserve

Web Design 0 Comments

Basics of Web Design: 14 Tips for Better Pages

ContentsGraphicsLayoutFontsAdvertisingRemember Your Readers Graphics Think small, like 10-12KB per image. Yes, depending on the source, the number of broadband users is going up. But slow pages are still really annoying,

Web Design 0 Comments

The Advantages of Using WordPress For Real Estate Websites

ContentsReal Estate and Web 2.0The Fundamentals of a Real Estate WebsiteThe Advantage of WordPress and how it Pertains to Real Estate It’s no secret that the real estate market has

Web Design 0 Comments

The Ultimate Worpress SEO Checklist

ContentsStep 1: Use Pretty PermalinksStep 2: Optimize the Meta TagsStep 3: Avoid Duplicate ContentStep 4: Use a SitemapStep 5: Nofollow Links you don’t want to Pass Juice toStep 6: Use

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.