How to Plan a Website?
If you followed the Affiliate Marketing Guide, much of your planning work is already done. You have already discovered optimal niche for your website. Just to remind you, I repeat everything again. You need to find the correct keywords and choose the most profitable website concept for you. You have to build a table of keywords that can bring targeted traffic to your website and are often searched for, but still not so competitive as to make a top ranking next to impossible. You also make your concept ever more profitable through competition research. Hence you are ready to work on a Web Site plan. If you have not already done so, go back and see Affiliate Marketing Guide and come back later when you are ready to build your website and move on with How to Plan a website for your affiliate marketing business.
Create a Paper Outline Structure First. Building a content based Web site is like writing a paper. The best way is to develop an outline first. Organize your thoughts with the help of an outline and place the material in a logical manner that will make it easy for your visitors to use and understand your site. Take a look at how the site might be ordered logically into categories and individual pages. Now is the time to build your website structure. You’ll collect all your selected and sorted keywords and arrange them in logical website format. See the following figure to learn how to plan a website structure?
How to Plan a website structure! Your web site plan shall consist of Tier One, Tier Two and Tier Three Pages. Your website structure should have a total of three levels. You do not want to go deeper than level three and make your site complicated for both the search engines and human visitors.
You must create an ordered list of Tier One, Tier Two, and Tier Three categories. The First Tier consists of only one page, your Home Page. Your Home Page shall be based on your Site Concept keyword. It is the keyword you have selected for your niche. You will then build a subcategory list for each second-tier category for your Tier Two Pages. Arrange second-tier categories in a logical manner to help your visitors find what they want fast.
For your Tier Three pages, most second-tier categories will have to be subcategorized further into third-tier categories. Your Tier Two pages must be based on highly profitable keywords. You have already built a list of highly profitable keywords from Affiliate Marketing Guide. Your Tear Two pages may range anywhere from 5 to 10 pages with further breakdown of 5 to 10 Tier Three pages for your each Tier 2 page. Your site may contain anywhere from 37 to 250 pages. When your site reaches 250 pages, you should start working on new web site plan.
Name each page according to its very specific content. For example, a page that promotes pocket pc would be named “pocket-pc.html.” Both the title within the page and its title “meta-tag” should also include the keyword phrase, respectively. Second, if your categorization is logical and good, it makes it easy for your visitors to find what they are looking in your site.
Your home page should link to Tier 2 pages, both within the body copy, and from within a text or graphic navigation bar. Each of these pages can themselves link to 5-10 Tier 3 pages. Your Tier 2 pages will include content that is about your most profitable keywords, so your key pages have the best chance of being indexed first.
The Tier 3 pages should relate to the Tier 2 page that links to it. Their main keywords may be not so profitable. This clean, 3-Tier Web site structure gives an easy site for both the human visitors and your search engine spiders. All steps given above are integral part of your web site planning!
Now that you know about How to plan a website, it is time to move forward to Search Engine Optimization Rules to Develop Contents!
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