Different Website Types

Different Website Types

Today we take a quick look into some of the different types of websites that are available and a brief description on what they are/do.

  • Affiliate sites – arrangements in which an online merchant Web site pays affiliate Web sites a commission to send them traffic. These affiliate Web sites post links to the merchant site and are paid according to a particular agreement.
  • Archive sites – In web archiving, an archive site is a website that stores information on webpages from the past for anyone to view.
  • Auction sites – a commercial website on which items are sold by internet auction
  • Blogs – A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries
  • Business or brochure sites – A Brochure site gives your company or product a Web presence and acts as an online version of a business card. Brochure sites convey a sense of permanence and credibility to your customers, and also provides them with valuable information, such as contact details, opening times and a way to contact you.
  • Community websites – A web community is a website (or group of web sites) where specific content or links are only available to its members. A web community may take the form of a social network service, an Internet forum, a group of blogs, or another kind of social software web application.
  • Contest websites – A website where you can enter to win a prize or reward.
  • Corporate websites – The corporate website is a broad category of websites. However, they all have a similar goal: to promote a brand rather than to focus on products and sub-brands it offers.
  • Data collection websites – Simply a website used to collect data to a relevant source.
  • Dating websites – A website (and quite often also an app) used to match people together to date.
  • Directory or search sites – Like Google or Yell, a website to help you to find others.
  • Ecommerce websites – A website to sell your products online such as ASOS or JD Sports.
  • Entertainment sites – This can cover many different types of websites such as gaming, films, social media, etc.
  • Game websites – A website in which you can play one or a number of games.
  • Government sites – Websites created by or for the governments use such as for submitting tax returns.
  • Java applet sites – An applet is a small Internet-based program written in Java, a programming language for the Web, which can be downloaded by any computer. The applet is also able to run in HTML.
  • Hosting sites – A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet.
  • Magazines or e-zine sites – An online magazine is a magazine published on the Internet, through bulletin board systems
  • News sites – A website that provides a news source such as Sky or the BBC.
  • Personal sites – Personal web pages are World Wide Web pages created by an individual to contain content of a personal nature rather than content pertaining to a company, organisation or institution.
  • Political sites – A website that discusses or advertises political parties/agendas.
  • Polling or survey sites – An online survey is a questionnaire that the target audience can complete over the Internet. Online surveys are usually created as Web forms with a database to store the answers and statistical software to provide analytics.
  • Portal sites – A web portal is a specially designed website that brings information from diverse sources, like emails, online forums and search engines, together in a uniform way.
  • Rating sites – A rating site is a website designed for users to vote on or rate people, content, or other things.
  • Review sites – A review site is a website on which reviews can be posted about people, businesses, products, or services.
  • Website products and support websites – Websites that provide support for products such as how-to guides.

Let us know if you have anymore questions about any of the above points or if you have a business idea which involves creating one of the above. We would, as always, be happy to help out or advise you further,

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