Once the client has approved the website development we move on to a phase that includes QA testing and launch preparations. In this phase, the CH Web Agency team will do a thorough review of all the website pages and functionality. Looking specifically for UI/UX issues that need to be addressed before the website launches.
QA testing involves a manual process of clicking around every single page of the website, testing all contact forms, search functionality, plugins, and other third-party integrations. Anything an actual viewer on your website might do – we test it to make sure it works correctly. We also test the website on a variety of popular modern devices, browsers, and screen sizes to ensure that the experience remains consistent for every type of user.
Speed & site optimization
We will review site performance, utilizing Google developer performance and speed testing tools to assure that our websites meet current performance standards.
SEO Meta titles & descriptions
We will work with your digital marketing team to ensure that the SEO basics (as listed in your Scope of Work) are met before the site launches.
- Connecting Google Analytics
- Connecting Google Search Console
- Basic on-page SEO optimizations:
- Meta titles
- Meta descriptions
- Alt tags on images
- Headers (H1, H2, H3, H4) structure
- Set up any 301 redirects as needed
- Configuration of Yoast SEO plugin
- HTML Sitemap
Once our development team has completed the QA phase, we then pass the website on to the client for a final review before we make the website live and transfer to the production environment.
A lot can go into a launch process – and each website is different – so we won’t be detailing all of the launch steps here. However, you can expect a couple of things after we have launched your new website including:
- Immediate installation of SSL certificate
- Submission of final sitemap to Google Search Console
- Final review of website functionality and 301 redirects
- Final accessibility review
- Mailchimp integration if applicable
- Installation and configuration of the WordFence security plugin
- Immediate fix of any post-launch issues
After launch, the CH Web Agency team will work with the client’s team to ensure that the various members of your organization fully understand how to use the content management system and are comfortable utilizing the system to its fullest capacity. We will provide training sessions remotely via zoom.
CH Web Agency will provide documentation that includes system documentation and a user guide for staff that need to interact with the administrative functions of the website. This documentation is written to help the client’s team understand and use the website.