Types of Websites Based on Function

Posted in   Customer   on  May 8, 2024 by  Glasco Taylor0

The vast world of websites can be commissioned for a variety of purposes, catering to different functionalities and target audiences. Here's a breakdown of some common website types you can commission:

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1. Business Websites:
  • Brochure Websites: These act as online brochures, showcasing a company's products, services, and contact information. Think of them as digital versions of a traditional pamphlet.

  • Ecommerce Websites: Designed for online selling, these websites allow customers to browse products, add them to carts, and complete secure purchases.

  • Business Portfolio Websites: Freelancers, artists, and agencies often utilize these websites to showcase their work, experience, and skills to attract potential clients.

  • Lead Generation Websites: Focused on capturing leads and inquiries, these websites offer valuable content or resources in exchange for visitor information like email addresses.

2. Content-Driven Websites:
  • Blogs: Regularly updated with informative and engaging articles, blogs establish expertise, attract organic traffic, and build brand awareness.

  • News Websites: These websites deliver current events and news stories to a specific audience or general population.

  • Educational Websites: Designed to educate visitors on a particular topic, they can cater to students, professionals, or the general public.

3. Community & Social Websites:
  • Forums & Message Boards: These platforms facilitate online discussions and information exchange between communities with shared interests.

  • Social Networking Websites: Connecting users with friends, family, and like-minded individuals, these websites encourage interaction and content sharing.

  • Membership Websites: Offering exclusive content or services, membership websites require users to register and pay a subscription fee for access.

4. Service-Based Websites:
  • Portfolio Websites (for Photographers, Designers, etc.): Similar to business portfolio websites, these showcase creative skills and past projects for individuals like photographers, designers, or writers.

  • Appointment Booking Websites: These websites allow users to schedule appointments online for services offered by businesses like salons, medical professionals, or consultants.

  • Job Boards: Connecting job seekers with potential employers, job boards provide a platform for companies to post open positions and for candidates to submit resumes and applications.

5. Other Website Types:
  • Landing Pages: Designed for a specific marketing campaign or call to action, landing pages aim to convert visitors into leads or customers.

  • One-Page Websites: Presenting all information on a single, scrolling webpage, these websites are often used for simple concepts or promotional purposes.

  • Microsites: These smaller websites often support a specific campaign, product launch, or event, acting as an extension of a larger company website.

Remember, this is not an exhaustive list. The possibilities for commissioned websites are constantly evolving as technology and user needs change. When considering a website commission, clearly define your goals, target audience, and desired functionalities to determine the best website type for your needs.

About the Author Glasco Taylor

Glasco is the founder and CEO of Infestus SEO, a digital marketing agency specializing in Local SEO and web design solutions. Glasco's dedication to client success and a data-driven approach have fueled the company's growth. He specializes in creating conversion-focused websites for businesses and startups. Infestus Inc. is committed to helping businesses achieve their online visibility goals.