Now that we’ve discussed the 6 essential characteristics of a good business website, let’s take a look at some essential pages that every business site needs:

  1. A home page is a crucial part of any site, yet many times website builders don’t spend enough time on the home page. A home page should show off everything that your business is about. Because this is the page that almost all visitors will visit first, you need it to make a big impression. It’s important to remember that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. The home page is the hub of your website; make sure that you link back to your home page on other pages so that visitors don’t get lost browsing your site.
  2. Contact page is another must-have page on a website. You want your visitors and potential customers to have an easy way to contact you with any questions. Make sure you list all the different ways of contacting you, whether it be email, phone, address, Twitter, or Facebook. The more platforms you offer to visitors, the more options they have to contact you. If you need help managing all of the contacts you amass, try out our ContactMe app! Not sure if you should Tweet for business? Learn more about how you can profit from Twitter.
  3. About us is another important page to have. All customers are concerned with the identity of a business and an About Us page is a great place to put an overview of your business’ history, policies, and philosophies. What visitors see on this page gives a lot of insight into your company and can provide a great way to build credibility.

Now, depending on the purpose of your site, and your specific situation, there are several other pages you should consider adding. Here are some examples of pages that almost every business site needs:

Wednesdays come and go, but every example site that we showcase stays in our heart. This week we are bringing you an amazingly well polished site that we are proud to show off. Imperia Music is an online music distribution service that represents a new age of independent and self-publicized music artists. If you are an independent music artist, Imperia Music will help to make your music available through online mediums like iTunes or AmazonMp3. We love Imperia’s use of space in their content layout and simple, yet hip design. Take a look for yourself:

Imperia Music does a great job of adhering to a simple, yet eye-catching design. In addition, the site owner takes advantage of choosing color theme pleasing to the eyes, images that clearly display intended messages and provides ample space so that the site doesn’t look crowded. Check out these other Webs features that make this site so great:

Every time we stumble upon a great website here at Webs we just have to share it with you guys, and this week is no different. Leapify.com is a site dedicated buying, selling and repairing broken iPhones. Check out how well they integrate the new Planet Earth template into the overall design of their site:

In addition to awesome looking site, Leapify takes advantage of several apps to communicate clearly and efficiently with their site visitors:

  • FAQ App – To provide detailed information on frequently asked questions.
  • Documents App – To provide easy access to important documents
  • Terms of Service App – To provide simple to read information that provides your site the protection it deserves without breaking the bank to get it
  • Custom Domain name – For a professional image, and to help search engine ranking.

It is important to note that websites can have multiple purposes, however, when you make your site, you have to prioritize your goals.

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Excuse us for our lapse in bringing you an example site last week. Everybody here at Webs was caught up in our redesign, and we hope you have been playing around with some of our new features as well! Our snazzy new blog page is now the perfect place to showcase your websites!

Without further ado, here is today’s example site:
This week, we take a look at Roborovski Hamsters, a website dedicated to providing information and tips for taking care of Roborovski Hamsters, the smallest and fastest hamsters around.

Roborovski Hamsters

Roborovski Hamsters does a great job of making a simple website with TONS of useful information. One of the greatest aspects of this site is their wildly popular forums. They have a bunch of different categories and very active members where people can discuss their hamsters. Roborovski Hamsters also uses these great features:

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