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7 must have pages for your website

Updated on May 19, 2017

Your business website is a valuable piece of real estate. Even if the majority of your sales occurs off-line, your website will generate more revenue for you if you have these pages in place.

1. Feeder Pages

A feeder page is not on your own website, but in a directory or on a popular platform such as Hubpages. The purpose of your feeder page is to farm readers from other locations. Post quality content onto pages such as Hubpages, Squido, Digg and EzineArticles, that reach people looking looking for your subject. If your business is local, find websites that cater to your local readers. Feeder pages can also host video such as Youtube and Vimeo.

Each feeder page should direct the readers or viewers to click on a link to get a goodie such as a free report , video or ebook.

2. Opt in page

When readers click on the link from your feeder page they will be taken to your opt-in page. This is sometimes called a squeeze page. It should offer something extremely valuable to the reader so they will drop everything to give you their email.

You will want to use an email service in order to deliver your product to working emails. I like to use Sendreach for this. They also host and send out other emails on an automatic basis so people can enroll in my free courses and I don't have to worry about sending them an email manually.

3. Download Page

This is the page that hosts the goodies you have promised. The video can be played here, the special report posted, or the ebook downloaded. You might choose to use your email provider, Google Docs, or Amazon s3 to host this information.

4 Offer Page

This is the page that offers your products or services for sale. It doesn't need to be every item you have for sale, in fact, it should cover just one service. It should include a very easy to spot button that says "Add to Cart."

5. Check-out page

This is where your customer will pay for the product you are offering. Paypal is a common service used to facilitate this transaction. Other services include 1 shopping cart and Stripe. You might want to integrate your autoresponder system so that your buyers are automatically added.

6. Up sell page

After your customer has committed to the sale, they are ripe for buying. Take advantage of the timing, and offer them another product of value. This can be a more expensive, item, a recurring subscription or a smaller add-on item. Don't worry, even McDonald's has an up sell "Would you like fries with that?"

7. Thank You Page

Let your customer know how to get service for the product they just bought, tell them how to get the best use of the product, and let them know you appreciate the order. You might also want to include directions for white-listing your email or ask them to joining your Facebook Group.

Getting these pages together takes some time and effort, but they are well worth it.

For tips on making all of these pages work for you and getting yourself found online quickly, grab this free guide.


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      Thelma Alberts 8 months ago from Germany

      Thanks for this interesting information.

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      Roy Randolph 5 years ago

      Highvoltagewriter your friend should really checkout build his/her site with it. That way he is not limited on pages and then move over easily to a preferred self hosted WordPress site

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      William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

      The reason is that he can get five pages free though the site he using. Once he has the budget he will use more pages. His site is very professional and next I drop in I will provide a link! Thanks again frugalfamily!

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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      I'd love to know why he is limiting his pages. The thicker your website the more authority you have with Google. You can easily incorporate your autoresponder into a widget on the side of any or all pages. He can use the same thank you page for multiple websites..that's two less:D

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      William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

      I have a friend who is just starting to market his software and has created a couple websites and yet, he is trying to find ways to keep his pages at minimum, which means less than five. Any suggestions?

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      idigwebsites 5 years ago from United States

      Your article is helping hand for the beginners...Thanks a ton!!!

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      Clarissa Leary 5 years ago

      Great points. Certainly good for people starting out.

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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Jhangora, thanks for catching that type-o. The site is called Digg and when you list articles there they say you "Digg it.":)Be sure to join my Google group where you can ask direct questions.

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      Dinesh Mohan Raturi 5 years ago from Dehradun

      Very informative Hub no doubt. Need to implement some of the stuff on my sites. I tried visiting a few times - kept getting the error "Server not found" ... is the site working?

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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Whoknows..thanks for your comment. Frank, I really can't think of a website for which this would not be appropriate. Having a way to capture your reader's information so that you can stay in contact with them is important to every business whether it is a dentist, non-profit, or catalog sales site. If it is the latter, the special offer in exchange for an email address might get a better response with a coupon instead of an ebook.

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      Frankracetteconsu 5 years ago from Montreal

      good however you should point out this does not apply for every kind of website . correct me if im wrong ?