Waiting is the worst. You’ve gone through the signup process. You’ve given us all the information you can about your business. You’re patiently waiting for your brand new business website from UENI.
We’ve all been in a situation where you’re waiting to hear back from someone, and we know how irritating it can be. It’s like being played bad music when you’re on hold, right?
That’s why we’ve put together this guide: to help you understand what’s going to happen next, and to let you know all the things that you can do before your website is live.
Three days? We can hear you wondering about the delay out loud. Why does it take this long?
The answer is simple: Our team checks every single website that comes in to ensure that your customers and search engines will be happy with it. This quality control is an essential part of what makes UENI so much more useful for businesses than a garden-variety website builder.
Of course, we are often able to turn around your website much faster than 3 days.
Stay on the lookout – we’ll email you with a link to your page. If there’s anything you don’t like about your page, or you’re not sure if we did everything correctly, please contact us.
You can reply to the email you receive or write to help (at) ueni.com to get in touch. For the fastest possible response, please include a link to your website and email us from the same email you used to sign up.
While we’re building your page, it’s important to get familiar with all of the aspects of your plan, because the service you get from UENI extends far beyond just getting a website. Take a look at our Starter Plan Guide to get an idea of what you can do with your page, and start making some plans of things to play with in the Editor when you get your page.
When you sign in to your UENI Hub you’ll see a small blue building at the top of your screen (we’ve included a mobile screenshot above, but the icon is the same on a desktop computer).
Click on that, and you’ll be brought to a section of your Hub that will help you walk through any steps you might need to take in order to make sure that your Google My Business listing is built, verified, and properly connected to your UENI website.
Don’t see anything you need to do? Great! Your Google My Business Listing is good to go.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by emailing help (at) ueni.com
On your Hub, you’ll be able to explore a personalised domain to match your new website. While domains are available for our Paid Plans, the right custom domain is one of the most important ways a business can stand out from the crowd – plus, on a basic level, it’s the one of the easiest ways people can find your page, so picking a great one is important.
To learn more about why a custom domain is so important, check out this informative guide to the benefits here.
Have you thought about what else your business needs to succeed? UENI is lucky to partner with a number of great companies that are focused on helping small businesses. Scroll down to the Partners section of your main Hub page to see how UENI can help you grow your business.
(Seriously. Check ’em out. There are some really great deals there!)
You can edit your website 24/7 from desktop or mobile, so take some time to make sure that everything looks the way it should.
Remember, we build your page with the information you gave us when you signed up, but the person who knows your business best is you. No one else is going to do a better job making your page shine than you are, so make sure you give the page a once-over check that you’ve got:
For information on how to take great photos of your products without spending a ton of money on an expert (or an expensive camera), please have a look at our guide.
Have a look at this checklist (LINK NEEDED) that shows you all the things that you should make sure to do to get the most from your website.
It takes time for a new website to get seen by your customers and selected for high rankings in search engines like Google. It can take years for high ranking pages in competitive industries to earn their position – anyone who tells you otherwise is, quite simply, not telling the truth.
But you can speed things up by sharing your site on social media and making your site as complete as possible.
If your website has accurate contact details, well-written (and helpful) product and service descriptions alongside high-quality images your customers will love your site, and search engines will begin to recommend your page to people searching for what you’re selling.
If you feel you want a boost to your website by increasing visibility, adding a shopping cart, or managing your online reputation, you may want to look at our Premium Plans, which also include VIP support.
Any questions? Email us at help (at) ueni.com and we will do our best to assist you.