Build as many pages
I can't tell people enough
that they need to build pages, pages, pages!
I see more times than not,
people with 5 page websites. One page being a contact page with
an e-mail address and phone number. An about us page with 2
paragraphs, a home page that says "welcome to my website"
and 2 pages of filler.
So is that even a website?
No, its just a waste of space.
It wont get anyone to your business and if it does, it cetainly
wont impress anyone.
You are reading this page for
a reason. You may have found it in a search and are interested in
the content or you want to know what we have to say about hosting.
Either way, I have an opportunity to convert you into a sale,
into one of my customers.
If my articles fall short and
don't get you salivating over building a website, then I
ultimately lose. Since millions of other businesses offer similar
products, I have to keep your attention and get your business
before you click to the next guy.
If I only post my phone number
on the website, you will be clicking away pretty fast.
I am constantly amazed at how
people use the web for everything. From reading online books to
shopping on ebay for deals. But when they build a website, they
We have a help section at
pagebuzz that is groing past 200 pages. People tell me all the
time they have read every page trying to understand how to make
money with the website. They generally have great things to say
about how much they have learned.
Then they build a 5 page
So how much did they learn.
I tell people do not as I say,
do as I do.
Our company is making laods of
money online. A basic website of ours will have between 50 and
100 pages and our interactive sites often have in excess of a
million pages each.
You wont keep a visitor on
your website with 5 pages. You need content. You wont get search
traffic with 5 pages, you need content.
If you want traffic, you need
content. It is the traffic that wil make you money. It is the
page content that will get you the traffic.
You can achive more pages with
user generated content like posting board, fourms and classifieds.
But you still need a base of content.
Take for example our automotive
classified buzztrader.com. Yes,
there are thousands of pages of user posted cars for sale but
there are also thousands of pages of articles, news, events
calendars and even thousands of pages of car clubs accross the
country. Each page is part of the overall package.
Someone is looking for a car
club in their area, they find buzztrader, they see that it also
has cars for sale and they buy one or sell one. Its all part of
making the content diverse within a realm. Without pages to read,
you end up with one visit users. Buzztrader has an average page
count per visitor upwards of 25 pages. That means the average
person is viewing 5 times more pages than the average 5 page
website even has.
People often want to build a
site like buzztrader because of the heavy traffic the site has.
But it has traffic because of the pages and feature the site
If you want to be big, you
need to build big.
Imageine Disneyland if it only
had 5 rides. It would not be the popular theme park we know today.
It has to be dynamic and fun and have so much to offer than when
people leave they want to come back and see the rest.
Your website should be
exatctly the same.