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The Phases of the Web Development Process

In today’s highly technical environment, it is critical for a business to have a well-designed website.  The purpose is, of course, to provide current and future customers and clients with the information and answers they need in order to establish and maintain a mutually-beneficial relationship with the business.  However, one cannot simply “throw” an effective website together, especially since it takes a well-designed, content-rich website to increase SEO so that customers and clients can actually find the website.

Web Development

The web development process consists of six key phases:

  1. Collecting information about the business.

An effective website is able to communicate exactly what a business is all about and what it has to offer so that readers are able to determine whether the business can be helpful to them.  It, therefore, follows that in order to build an effective website, the business must be very well understood by the web development team.

2. Planning the website.

Just with any other major building project, it is essential to first make a plan before building a website.  This includes what information will be presented, and on what web pages.

3. Designing the website.

This includes determining how the website will look based on the audience one wants to appeal to.  If a website’s target audience is adolescents or teenagers, it needs to look stylish and eye-catching.  If a website’s target audience is financial professionals, it needs to look clean, crisp, professional and loaded with important information.

4. Developing the website.

This is the highly technical aspect of website development, where the website code is written.

5. Testing and delivery of the website.

Once your website’s design and development is complete, it needs to be tested.  This ensures that everything works as intended with mistakes in design or coding.  Once tested and repaired as needed, you can deliver it to the customer.

6. Maintenance of the website.

There’s more to web development than launching a well-designed website.  You have to maintain it, which includes updating content, business information, product and service information, images and the code itself.  In fact, some web hosts actually refuse to host websites if their creators don’t maintain them, as they might become a security risk.

If you carry out each phase successfully, the resulting website can prove incredibly useful to the business–helping to establish and maintain strong relationships with customers and clients. If the process seems daunting, that’s where web developing companies come in.

We can help carry out all of these phases, as well as set in place a marketing strategy platform. Following these steps can increase your online traffic and as a result, attract more customers and create higher profits.

Contact us today at Web Content Development to start optimizing your online business content!

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About the Author

Erica D’Arcangelo – De Silva

Erica D’Arcangelo – De Silva has worked in the Internet marketing industry for the last 20-years. Erica is the top-secret SEO weapon to marketing and advertising agencies in the world. She has generated over 300+ million in revenue for high-value brands such as Walmart, Pottery Barn, iRobot, Cutting Edge Firewood, Kelley Blue Book, and many more. Erica has custom-created more than 1,000 content, SEO, and marketing strategies which held the key to doubling and tripling online traffic, and marketing ROI. She has also authored a series of online publications including The Digital Branding Survival Guide, Million Dollar Marketing, 5 Steps to Increase Web Traffic by Blogging, and Repairing Your Online Reputation.