While making plans for starting my improved website network I spend most of my time on getting ideas for the future projects. I do not expect them to be great hits on the Internet business arena, but I do not want to run websites that will look like some sort of spam (I have a few of this sort in my portfolio – I think it is enough).
Also in addition to the ideas I think of the form. One easy option to go is to start blog network – all websites are just standard blogs. But to tell the truth it is boring and risky (for instance, you have no alternate traffic sources like forums). Blogs are good as a part of the website, not more. And I would like to try different things online.
What other options for a website do we have? What website types are out there? I offer you two sources to get that knowledge:
a. You can learn about it browsing websites for sale. I find this place the best one to visit.
b. Or we can turn to wikipedia and see how it can help us. And it is really useful in our research:
* Affiliate: enabled portal that renders not only its custom CMS but also syndicated content from other content providers for an agreed fee. There are usually three relationship tiers. Affiliate Agencies e.g cj.com Advertisers e.g ebay.co.uk consumer e.g Yahoo other combinations sole-x.co.uk
* Archive site: used to preserve valuable electronic content threatened with extinction. Two examples are: Internet Archive, which since 1996 has preserved billions of old (and new) Web pages; and Google Groups, which in early 2005 was archiving over 845,000,000 messages posted to Usenet news/discussion groups.
* Blog (or Web log) site: site used to log online readings or to post online diaries; may include discussion forums. Examples: blogger, Xanga.
* Business site: used for promoting a business or service.
* Commerce site or eCommerce site: for purchasing goods, such as Amazon.com.
* Community site: a site where persons with similar interests communicate with each other, usually by chat or message boards, such as MySpace.
* Database site: a site whose main use is the search and display of a specific database’s content such as the Internet Movie Database or the Political Graveyard.
* Development site: a site whose purpose is to provide information and resources related to software development, Web design and the like.
* Directory site: a site that contains varied contents which are divided into categories and subcategories, such as Yahoo! directory, Google directory and Open Directory Project.
* Download site: strictly used for downloading electronic content, such as software, game demos or computer wallpaper.
* Employment website: allows employers to post job requirements for a position or positions to be filled using the internet to advertise world wide. A prospective employee can locate and fill out a job application or submit a resume for the advertised position.
* Game site: a site that is itself a game or “playground” where many people come to play, such as MSN Games and Pogo.com.
* Humor site: satirizes, parodies or otherwise exists solely to amuse.
* Information site: contains content that is intended to inform visitors, but not necessarily for commercial purposes; such as: RateMyProfessors.com, Free Internet Lexicon and Encyclopedia. Most government, educational and non-profit institutions have an informational site.
* Java applet site: contains software to run over the Web as a Web application.
* Mirror (computing) site: A complete reproduction of a website.
* News site: similar to an information site, but dedicated to dispensing news and commentary.
* Phish site: a website created to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business (such as Social Security Administration, PayPal) in an electronic communication. (see Phishing).
* Political site: A Web sites on which people may voice political views.
* Pornography (porn) site: a site that shows pornographic images and videos.
* Rating site: A site on which people can praise or disparage what is featured. Examples: ratemycar.com, ratemygun.com, ratemypet.com, hotornot.com.
* Review site: A site on which people can post reviews for products or services.
* Search engine site: a site that provides general information and is intended as a gateway or lookup for other sites. A pure example is Google, and the most widely known extended type is Yahoo!.
* Shock site: includes images or other material that is intended to be offensive to most viewers. Examples: rotten.com, ratemypoo.com.
* Sucks.com AKA “gripe” site, is, in popular Web jargon, a Web site devoted to the critique of a person, place, corporation, government, or institution.
* Vanity site (or “personal site”): run by an individual or a small group (such as a family) that contains information or any content that the individual wishes to include.
* Web portal site: a website that provides a starting point, a gateway, or portal, to other resources on the Internet or an intranet.
* Wiki site: a site which users collaboratively edit (such as Wikipedia).
Summary: Well, I think the above list is a good source of ideas.
What website types to choose in your case? It depends on your personal preferences and experience. You should be aware that maintenance of different website types has its on peculiarities – you should be prepared. If you do not feel like experimenting then blogs or some other type of website you know perfectly is the option for you to choose.
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