Basic Website: Checklist for launching a website

The information in this article is relevant only for Pro users at this time. For information about booking websites for Lite users, refer to the Guesty Booking Engine

Building a site is a project. A project where you are often working with a designer, content writer, and developer all at the same time. It is no easy task to juggle the spacing you wanted to adjust, the logo you need to re-upload, the contact number you had to change and more. To make sure everything is in place, refer to our list below.



Select a theme from our list of themes, to match the style of your header, footer and sections. Depending on why you created a site, you can pick a social media focused header, a call-to-action buttons based header and so on. You can have different layouts between desktop and mobile views.

Images and colors

Pick the images that reflect your niche. Switch to desktop and mobile view as you go. To add images, in the left panel, click Gallery.

Consistent branding

If your site accompanies your business or organization and you already have a branding package, make sure the site reflects that.


Make sure your logo is in the header of your site. Check both the header and the footer of your site.

SEO optimization

Custom domain

Your Guesty Website's domain is like its street address; it lets other people find it. Setting up your Guesty Website's domain is very important as it allows people to visit your sites. Connect a custom domain you own, or purchase a new custom domain via Guesty Websites to improve your SEO results.

Image optimization

We automatically resize and compress images and show device-suited versions of the image. However, not every image can be optimized to the full potential by modern optimization tools. For instance, no compression tool will optimize the image that comes in 4000x7000 pixels. Since the majority of your users will not have such wide displays, simply upload smaller images.

Meta tags for search engines and social media

To ensure the preview of your page on social media and search engine snippets look good, remember to set the following:

  • Site Title and Description
  • Social Media Image
  • Page Titles and Descriptions

Promote your message

If you set out building a site with the goal of bringing more attention to your business or cause, put it in the spotlight with the help of our tools.

Contact forms

It takes a lot of effort to deliver your message online, so make sure you hear the feedback! Do a quick test on your contact forms to make sure you receive the emails.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful