Other Pages to Consider Adding to Your Website Design

Other Pages to Consider Adding to Your Website Design

Earlier this week we checked out 5 pages your small business website design should include when you start out in the What Pages Do I Put on My Web Site article. Here, we’ll check with other web professionals to see other web site pages you might want to consider.

FAQ Page

FAQs. – I have questions. So do all of the other visitors. A single reference with the most common 10 or so is a great touch.I’ve written about Effective Frequently Asked Questions before, so you know how helpful I think they are – especially for service, e-commerce and smaller sites. Here’s another opinion on the subject.

For FAQs again it differs, some sites are so clear with everything there is very little to have FAQs for, others may need them. It will depend on the level of the site and its services/products.
Matt Blasi, Owner, BrokenPiston Media LLC

Portfolio Pages

Design professionals or anyone relying on large cash purchases really should have a portfolio page. many customers believe that past performance is a strong indicator of future results. Give your prospects the ability to ‘see’ themselves in your solution with a portfolio page.

News and Updates Page

I use my Charlotte Web Design Development blog to handle all of my news and updates and I really suggest that you do, too. It’s the perfect way to create a readership for your website and advertise all the great work that you do. Don’t just take it from me. Here’s what our experts had to say.

News or Updates are good if it is a site where the is always something newsworthy going on, if this is going to sit stagnant for days or weeks or worse without new content then the point of having it dissipates. It could be done instead with a small Homepage block.
Matt Blasi, Owner, BrokenPiston Media LLC

Sitemap

I don’t really recommend sitemaps until you have a sizeable website asset with multiple pages. It is just overkill. If your site is only 5 pages, your navigation should serve as a good enough sitemap. However, as your site grows, especially if you have a blog, you will want to automate the creation of your sitemap as well as the submission of that sitemap to the various search engines. Remember, sitemaps come in several flavors, the most prevalent being an HTML version that is readable as-is and the machine preferred version of XML that is perfect for automated submission.

Sitemap. This is invaluable to search engine spiders, and–if configured in an effective way–can also be very useful for visitors.
-Max Keele Website Consultant at Speed of Light Enterprises

Sitemap – specifically for Search Engines to aid in the indexing of the site. A well designed site navigation should negate the need for visitors to use the sitemap.
Charly Leetham, Small Business Coach

Other Pages You May Want to Incorporate

Here are a few other pages that you might want to think about for your website. Thanks to Marie-Dolores, Phillip, and Lorraine for the suggestions.

Search Page / Element

A search engine specifically for the website is always nice.
-Lorraine Pace, Owner/President at Pace Company

Policy and Statement Pages

 

  • Accessibility statement.
  • AUP/ToU/User Agreement.
  • Privacy Policy.
  • Copyright Policy.

-Philip Mather, Systems Administrator at Gala Coral Group

  • Shipping Policy.
  • Return Policy.
  • Privacy Policy.
  • Warranties, Exclusions, etc.

-Marie-Dolores Anderson, Assistant Comptroller at HCDC

Did I leave any pages out? Let us know, below.

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