Example Site Wednesday: Moms in the City

With summer ending and the school year coming up (or already here for some), we know that mothers everywhere are going to be busier than ever. That is why this week we are showcasing a website that is dedicated to moms. ‘Moms in the City’ is a community based website where moms can get together, share information, stories, children items and create friendships.

This week’s example site utilizes a lot of great Webs features including:

‘Moms in the City’ is an awesome example of a great site with a great community. One of the best characteristics of the site is the quality and amount of content that they offer to members. All of the information on the website is relevant to the audience and strikes a chord with their visitors, making a visit to the site fun and enjoyable.

Want to make sure the content on your site is up to par?

Here are some tips to consider when writing website content:

-Know your audience. The more you know about the people who regularly visit your site, the more you can cater your content to them. Providing relevant information to your site visitors equals increased value your site gives and encourages those visitors to keep coming back. To get to know your audience, ask yourself these vital questions:

  1. Who is your ideal customer/site visitor?
  2. Why would they choose to come to your site over any other?
  3. What questions/needs do they have that you can answer?

-Keep your goals in mind. Make sure your content lines up with the goals of your website.  If you offer too much of a variety of content, your message runs the risk of getting muddled. You want to do one thing, and do it well.

-Increase Readability. Web content is read much differently than books or newspapers. Make sure to write in short paragraphs, use headers and sub headers, write like you speak, and keep a lot of white space.

Think your website can be next week’s example site? Leave a comment and who knows, maybe you’ll be picked for next week!

Until next time, happy site building!

21 Responses

  1. Reply
    Joy gleason
    Sep 01, 2010 - 10:05 AM

    Thanks for the tips on content writing. I have worked on having more pictures on my site, now I know I need to revamp the written content and layout.

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    Carie
    Sep 01, 2010 - 10:14 AM

    I really like all the options given it really lets me a lot to my website without making it look trashy and way too overwellming. The contact us, links and calander is what is the best for me

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    VirginiaJennings
    Sep 01, 2010 - 12:53 PM

    Also- thank you for highlighting the availability of the drop down menus as I was not aware that they were compatible with this program. The drop down menus really do make a difference in providing a neat and ordered look for our visitors!

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    M. Matthews
    Sep 01, 2010 - 01:09 PM

    Another great site!!! I’ve gotten lots of ideas for my own site by the “Example Site Wednesdays”. Thanks!

    I’d love to have my site featured. It’s a site that helps parents and their students learn a neat way of finding and submitting college scholarship applications. Please check-out http://www.how2winscholarships.com and let me know what you think.

    Have an amazing day everyone!!! :)

  5. Reply
    Sahil
    Sep 01, 2010 - 01:20 PM

    thanks for the tips!

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    Krystal
    Sep 01, 2010 - 02:28 PM

    I appreciated the web writing tips. Thanks!

    I’d love to have my site featured! It has tons of information and links about natural dog care. Please visit- http://englishshepherds.webs.com/

  7. Reply
    Riverside window cleaning
    Sep 01, 2010 - 03:30 PM

    Can anyone help me figure out how to get a banner that automatically changes like the one on this example website?

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    Mathew Ward
    Sep 01, 2010 - 04:52 PM

    Great site! It shows a great use of sub menus.

    I’d love to get my site posted on “Example Site Wednesday” part of the blog! :)

    http://www.universalprints.ca

  9. Reply
    Celeah
    Sep 01, 2010 - 06:30 PM

    how do you let your members login with facebook

  10. Reply
    Disco Fever
    Sep 01, 2010 - 07:44 PM

    Visit Our Website, Check Out The Video And Be Cool People!

    Please Visit: http://www.discofeverdnf.webs.com
    and Visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-3hAShO6jY&hd=1

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    Bob
    Sep 02, 2010 - 02:39 AM

    I do think that next week that my site should be featured in the site of the week.

    http://www.FantasySportsUnion.Org

  12. Reply
    Sam
    Sep 02, 2010 - 04:11 PM

    I think next week should be one of the two sites….mostly this one: http://dayandnightpack.webs.com It’s an AWESOME RP site about Wolves and has a BUNCH of players! and this one..(which is mine and it sucks….): http://cheetahsandhorses.webs.com it’s a RP site about Cheetahs and Horses

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    Gaming Time NOW
    Sep 03, 2010 - 04:20 AM

    Hi there webs, good pick for this week.
    I’d appreciate if you could pick my website for the next site of the week. It’s Gaming Time NOW and the URL is http://www.gamingtimenow.com/ . We provide only the best free online games for our users, and THAT’s what makes us different!
    Thanks!

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    RemixPersonalityzz
    Sep 04, 2010 - 05:58 PM

    Hey EveryOne Please Go Look At Our Site It Is So Great For Young Teens Pre-Teens And Young Girls We Also Have A Fabulous WebShow =) Go Look AT IT http://remixpersonalityz.webs.com/ ENJOY PEACE LOVE HOPE REMIXPERSONALITYZ ALL DAY EVERYDAY

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    A fellow duck
    Sep 06, 2010 - 07:03 AM

    please please feature http://www.ducksonskates.webs.com/ it really needs the publisity, ducksonskates is at an all time low of visitors and seriously needs reviving. Ducks on skates is based in your local pond and the ducks there have been working themselves so hard to acheive this site’s full potential. Pleae please to something for your neighbourhood ducks.

    Webbed feet crossed

    a duck of the free world

  16. Reply
    Disco Fever
    Sep 06, 2010 - 08:46 AM

    I Have The Same Question As Riverside window cleaning, Is There A type Of Generator?

  17. Reply
    Deb
    Sep 06, 2010 - 12:02 PM

    Pick me next week – I have an awesome genealogy website with everything you’re looking for!

  18. Reply
    Sue@DapperDogUSA
    Sep 06, 2010 - 06:47 PM

    Maybe you all could consider my site; http://www.dapperdogusa.com

  19. Reply
    Tim
    Sep 07, 2010 - 10:06 AM

    Hey guys this is a website about the game wizard101. If you guys play and want to trade then this is for you. You may trade wizard101 accounts here and get replies fast, you can also buy wizard101 accounts with gift cards. You dont even have to play wizard101 to sign up there are many more things to like an arcade, cool videos, daily news,cool links. This is all free and so your day is now. If you would like to see whats comeing to the website you can look at the calender! When you get on make sure you read the hompage and the rules! Thank you.

  20. Reply
    Idalia Parmar
    Sep 20, 2010 - 12:18 PM

    Love the site! Great design. Look forward to more posts.

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