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The 5 Pages Your Website Needs

Your website is often the very first time your potential customer interacts with your business, so it’s important to make a good first impression. But, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start, so let’s take a look at the key pages that every website should have.

1, Homepage

Your homepage is more than likely the first page your visitor will see when they land on your website and it should serve as an introduction to your business.

When you are designing your homepage, it’s best to keep in mind that less is more. Avoid overwhelming your visitors by throwing information at them or having too many options to choose from. Instead, focus on showcasing important information such as your very best products and services, or any limited time offers.

The layout, content and call to action on the homepage should be clear and designed to guide your visitor to the next step, whether that’s learning more about your products and services, signing up to your mailing list or making a purchase.

Use images on the homepage to complement the content and showcase your products or services, but ensure they are optimised correctly or they’ll slow the page down and potentially cause your visitor to leave the site.

2, About Page

Your ‘About’ page provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about your business, your values and what sets you apart from your competitors. This page is often the go-to for those of us who want to know more about the people behind the website.

Creating an engaging and informative ‘About’ page starts with a clear understanding of your target audience and what they are looking for from you. Consider what information is most relevant to them and what they would find most interesting. You can include details about your history, values and team members. This goes a long way to help build trust, credibility and expertise.

When it comes to the design, make sure the page is easy to navigate and well-organised. Use text formatting, headings and subheadings to break up the text and make it more readable, and be sure to include images or videos to help to bring your story to life.

Don’t be afraid to add a personal touch. Share a company culture, behind the scenes, or a story of how you got started.

Use your ‘About’ page to connect with your visitors and give them a sense of what makes you and your business unique.

3, Products or Services Pages

Product Pages

If you have an e-commerce website, your product pages are often the most important pages.

When creating your product pages, focus on providing detailed and accurate information about each item. This can include descriptions, technical specifications, pricing, and options such as size or colour. Use high-quality images and videos to showcase your products and to help visitors envision themselves using them.

It’s also important to make it easy for visitors to take the next step and make a purchase, so include features such as add to cart buttons.

When it comes to organising the page, it’s important to consider the user experience. Use a clear and logical grouping of your products, such as by category, so that visitors can easily find what they are looking for. Making use of filtering and sorting options, such as by price or by popularity, can also be helpful for visitors to narrow down their options.

Service Pages

If you have a service based business, this is your most important page. Your potential clients will go to learn more about what you have to offer, so it’s crucial that the information is presented in a clear and organised way.

Make it easy for your potential clients to send you an enquiry by including a contact form or a call to action that leads to more information or your contact page.

4, Contact Page

The contact page is often overlooked, but it is important to include one as a way for visitors to easily get in touch with you, ask questions or learn about your location. A clear and easily accessible contact page can help to increase trust and credibility with potential customers and clients.

When creating your contact page, include all relevant information such as your name, address and phone number (NAP) if applicable, as well as an email address. A contact form is a convenient way for visitors to message you without sending an email.

It’s also a good idea to include a map if you do have a physical location as well as your business hours.

5, Blog

Having a blog on your website can be a great way to drive traffic, build relationships with your audience, and improve your search engine optimisation. A blog allows you to share valuable information, tips, and insights with your audience, while also demonstrating your industry expertise.

When creating a blog, it’s important to consider what types of content will be most valuable to your target audience. Consider writing about industry trends, product or service updates, company news, or other relevant topics that will be of interest to your audience. You can also include a variety of media such as videos, infographics, and images to make your blog more engaging and visually appealing.

When it comes to promoting your blog, make sure to share your content on social media platforms, and consider reaching out to influencers or other websites in your industry to share your content or ask for backlinks. This can help to drive traffic to your website and increase your visibility.

Additionally, consider including a subscribe or RSS feed option on your blog, so that visitors can stay updated on your latest content and return to your website on a regular basis.

And there are your 5 pages!

Remember when designing your website pages, that less is more, focus on the most important information and design elements.

Make sure the pages are easy to navigate and well-organised, and that calls-to-action are prominently displayed.

And most importantly, always keep in mind your target audience when creating and designing your pages, this will help you to create an effective website that meets their needs and supports your business goals.