In episode 286 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about some basic steps in building a new website.
The exact question was:
Hello, kings of SEO! Can you share some basic steps when building a new website? 1) Especially about what to do when the site ain't ready to publish. Set it on Maintenance Mode on WordPress? How Google treat it and indexing it? There are a lot of changes on a new website in design and contact. How can you test it live and do some adjustments? 2) What's the must-have steps on a new website, like setting up Google analytics, etc. It is a good idea to wait until the website is well optimized and after that connect to Google? Thanks!