Website-content

How to Supply Content for Your Website

You’ve decided you need a website for your business and you are ready for the world to know what an amazing product or service you are providing. This is an important step and content will be needed.

After looking around the web, you’ve noticed that there are basic pages that every site needs. There is the home page, service or products page, a page about your company including your team members, testimonials and contact information page. This is the information you’ll need to write for your new site.

This basic content comes from you because you know your business and most likely have written a business plan. Use that as a place to start. Simply supply me with this content by writing each of these topic pages in a Word document. Use one page for each web page and send the final, accurate information to me. Try not to be a designer and just use text, we’ll design it for you. That’s what you are paying us to do.

Send your business images separately and if you don’t have any we can talk about a photo shoot or using stock images. Send them by email or if you have many photos a DropBox folder will be set up for you.

If you’ve got a image that you want on a specific page write down the photo name in your Word document for easy reference.

If you have products we’ll need photos, prices and descriptions, colors and sizes available for each.

Make sure you empathize what makes your business stand out from the rest. What do you offer that others don’t.

Attached is a starter Word document you can use. Fill in your information and send it to me. You are your way to an amazing website.

If you’re too busy for all of this stuff, ask me and we can work with a professional writer. 🙂

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WWW or Naked URL

I like naked URL’s myself. Like how a human feels naked, it’s freedom, unrestricted from cumbersome apparel. Same with your URL. On your business cards and other printed materials take off the “http://www…” from your website address and you’ll have a simple, pleasing appearance. It becomes easy to read and the .com ending is your clue that this is a URL. You can type any URL address with or without the “http://www..” and get to the same web page.

Tech SEO experts will tell you there are some consequences to using either. My point of view is that as long as you are consistent with your choice you will be okay.

(The definition of a URL is the address of a World Wide Web page for those of you who are website newbies.)