A nest of Phoebes arrived underneath our deck a few weeks ago. Today I was lucky enough to see one of them take its first tentative leap into the great unknown. While watching the fledgling madly flap its wings, and then fearfully pull back, repeatedly, I found myself encouraging this little creature, saying, “You can do it. Go on. Today’s your day. You’re ready.”
Are you afraid to launch your website?
It happens to the best of us. One year ago, I began three beautiful sites for three different clients. Each client reminds me of the tiny Phoebe who wanted to take off, but kept pulling back.
Instead of letting their beautiful sites fly, they continue to keep them hidden from view, and miss another opportunity to fulfill their business goals.
You can do it!
The great thing about a website is:
- It takes at least two weeks for Google to know you exist because it takes that long for Google’s robots to read every new page on every site in the world.
- If you really don’t want Google to find you right now, WordPress allows you to discourage search engines from finding you. Here’s how: from your dashboard —> Settings —> Reading. Opposite Search Engine Visibility, check “Discourage search engines from indexing this site.”
- In reality it takes months for anyone to know you exist because you likely don’t have enough content to draw attention to your site when you’re first starting out.
- Unless you tell your local community you have a site, no one will go looking for you. People are too busy doing other things.
- If you find a mistake you can change it.
Get your site up and running as soon as your Home page is ready. Add more pages and more text over time.
Which one(s) should you let go, after your Home page?
- Services or Products you sell
Today’s your day!
There’s no time like the present to hit “Publish.” You might panic for a minute, but you if you find a mistake change it immediately. Just remember to hit the “Update” button each time you make a change, otherwise your change will not take effect.
Yes. You really are ready. And people do need what you have to sell.