Website Holding Page Tips - part 2

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Do you need a website holding page? Read our article full of useful holding page advice. Plus why not hire us to design your website holding page?

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Website Holding Page Tips - part 2

  1. 1. <ul><li>Website Holding Page Tips </li></ul><ul><li>– part 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Part two of our website holding page tips article. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>If you’ve not already subscribed to our blog, please take this moment to subscribe. </li></ul><ul><li>Each week we provide useful website CMS, design and SEO tips. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need a website designer or developer , please get in touch. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The text in the holding page </li></ul><ul><li>The holding page text should be at least three hundred words, using a decent dollop of researched keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using the SEOQuake browser plugin, accompanied by Google’s Keyword Tool to help you identify keywords. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>If you already have active social network accounts such as a Twitter profile, Facebook page or LinkedIn business profile or YouTube channel, then you could decide to link to them. </li></ul><ul><li>The images in the holding page </li></ul><ul><li>Forget the work person with their shovel, but instead use an image related to your domain or future website. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Why not include a related image and alt tags? </li></ul><ul><li>It will help strengthen your page search engine optimisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Example : A tree surgeon holding page could have an image of a tree surgeon treating a tree, then related researched keywords as the alt tag, not forgetting the filename should be keyword related i.e. tree-surgeon-uk.jpg </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Design considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Another area where most holding pages let themselves down is hardly any consideration for presentation or design optimisation. </li></ul><ul><li>The reality is even when people think a holding page could last just a matter of weeks, time-scales can slip. </li></ul><ul><li>Spending an extra ten or twenty minutes working on the design could be worthy of your time. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Page layout </li></ul><ul><li>A holding page is often a large one layer / column area with a short piece of dull text with minimal presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using a slightly more complex layout, one area for your main content, but a secondary area for any external links such as social networks or other content. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Don’t clutter up a single area, even a simple page layout can be designed so that the content is clearly presented. </li></ul><ul><li>Plus allow the wording and brand / house style to shine through. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Colours </li></ul><ul><li>If you already have colours as part of a house style or branding, your holding page should reflect these colours, reinforcing your brand from day one on the domain. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t have a house style, you might want to read our creating a house style article. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Image Optimisation </li></ul><ul><li>Each image should be optimised, even if it is just one image. Making sure the holding page loads quickly is important. </li></ul><ul><li>If you require image optimisation assistance please one of our articles about optimising your website images. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope you’ve found our holding page tips useful. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>If you require a website designer to create your website holding page, please hire Neogain. </li></ul>

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