• Leafcutter NZ Team

Creating a DYI website WIX

Updated: May 2, 2020

One of our recent projects has been the creation of our new website.

Redeveloping our website was motivated by:

  • increasing engagement and upgrading our online presence,

  • improving SEO and the structure of the website,

  • the ability to add and update content freely

Having identified our goals the first task was choosing a platform which was right for us.After researching and sourcing recommendations we couldn't go past WIX design, colours, fonts, imagery, user-friendly templates and literally how easy it was to implement the content. We were able to easily change our Leafcutter domain name with adding our unique tracking code to ensure we were still receiving google analytics data.

With a revamped and fresh look, we updated the content with the addition of two new pages Our Work and a Blog. The Our Work page includes a list of clients, results achieved and testimonials and the Blog's include short, sharp, catchy information about specific projects with a reflection on the learning outcomes.

With expert skills in website maintenance, it has given us a lot of satisfaction to have created our new website ourselves. We hope that you enjoy looking around with learning about our business support and administration services we offer.

Reflections on creating our own website:

  • If you have a Google Analytics account make sure to add your Tracking Code to your new website then start learning about your website traffic.

  • Think of all of your pages as the front door to your website, not just your homepage. Ensure links, icons, and important information is offered.

  • Increase SEO and use page titles, descriptions (meta tags), keywords and make sure to title all pictures.

  • We used GTmetrix to test the site speed of our website as we have a video on the homepage. Aim for less than 6 seconds load time.

  • List your website and business on Google Local Listing and any other local directories.

  • Use Search Console. A free product that provides data and analytics to help improve your site's performance on Google Search.

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