How many pages are required for a newly built website?

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How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by wasimnaqvi » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:13 pm

Hello everybody,
I am new to website building and I have heard that there are few mandatory pages for every website like homepage, privacy policy and other pages. Can anyone tell me which other pages are mandatory and how to place content on them.
Thank you in advance

 
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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by sozzled » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:29 pm

The answer depends on what you want to do with your website.

If your website is simply going to be a "signpost" (for example, "Our business is located at <address> and we are open between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Sunday") the you only need one page.

If your website is going to interact with visitors who need to login to "do" something, then (while it is not legally mandatory) you should have a privacy policy and a terms-of-use page. This page, or pages, will tell your users what they can expect when they register to join your site.

Apart from that, there's no mandatory minimum number of pages. Obviously you will need a page to tell your visitors something about your website.

The easiest way to create web content for your website in Joomla! is to create articles. I suggest that you go to https://docs.joomla.org/Portal:Beginners for more information. Good luck.
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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by pe7er » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:09 pm

wasimnaqvi wrote:
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I have heard that there are few mandatory pages for every website like homepage, privacy policy and other pages. Can anyone tell me which other pages are mandatory
It all depends on the law in your country. Or on the law of the country of your target audience.
In Germany it's required by law to have an "Impressum" (in English "colophon") page:
a page with information about the authorship & ownership of the website.

Maybe a local lawyer or the chamber of commerce nearby might be able to inform you about mandatory pages for your website in your country.
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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by BlackWoods » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:56 am

Some website even have only 1 page as the landing page if you don't have a lot of content.
It really doesn't matter.
You'd want to have a few optimized and really quality pages than a lot of thin content pages.

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by afrasiab » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:05 am

well, there are no hard rules about it. But you should consider adding the Privacy Policy page and also the disclaimer page if you are sharing any kind of resources from the third party. And for rest of the site focus on quality and not quantity.

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by Flavin44 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:01 pm

There's no 1 single rule on it.
But as a minimum no matter the country personally I always add 4 pages.
Homepage, About, Privacy, Contact

(Can include the T&C separate or on the privacy page)

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by colourrich » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:57 pm

The minimum number of pages you need is one, as infinite scroll can be used to display a lot of information.

If you do take this route, follow Google's reccommendation at https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2014/ ... endly.html to ensure the site is indexed as separate sections rather than one big page.

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by michaelcheng924 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:17 pm

It just depends on what exactly your website does. Depending on the website, a privacy policy and terms of service may or may not be needed.

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by wagner2010 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:58 pm

Flavin44 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:01 pm
There's no 1 single rule on it.
But as a minimum no matter the country personally I always add 4 pages.
Homepage, About, Privacy, Contact

(Can include the T&C separate or on the privacy page)

I also do this as well. All 4 of these pages are very important but what I think is most overlooked is the About page. I think it's SUPER important to have an About page because it adds authenticity to your website. Don't overlook this page.

As far as other pages for your website, I generally try to have about 30ish good written articles within the first couple of months to help my SEO rankings with google.

Of course it does all depend on the type of website you have though.

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by OPB2273 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:26 pm

One of the best methods is to go to your competitors or similiar websites and see what pages they have. That would give you a hint.

As others pointed out, country, privacy, cookies, GDPR, and your local regulations all matter.

Personally I think hiring lawyers and stuff seems too drastic if you are not a large company already launching a website.

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by Gianluca-Oddle » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:08 pm

I don't think there is a 'minimum' as such (from a Google point of view) but a good start point would be: Home, About and Contact (if you are feeling cautious you could always add a Privacy or T&C's page too) - with those pages you can pretty much cover all bases.

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by driftingwords » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:28 pm

I would say about 3-5 is a good starting point. 3 for home/blog/about me for a small blog. 5 for if you want to add in services and a contact me.

 

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