The art of organizing site content
... Yes, SimDif features some limitations
- There are no sub pages, all pages are always visible
- Gallery pages can have "only" 12 pictures and 2 blocks.
- and Standard pages can hold "only" 14 blocks.
Many websites suffer from poor content organization. Try to see the apparent limitations as an invitation and an opportunity to organize your content more effectively for Google and for your readers.This the way we created it for you. We even ignored the marketing risk in not providing blindly what most beginners want.
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Make things clear for your visitors
• Shorter, clearer pages invite your readers to continue exploring. To click on a link or menu tab and visit another page. This is ideal. Use Google analytics to see how the number of pages viewed is a strong indicator of the success of your site.
• When visitors see a choice [ article, link, page, …] they have a much better chance of making a decision if the list is short. Long pages with too many articles result in less action.
• Usability studies also show the importance of your visitors' ability to remember your site and it's organisation. The key is to help visitors know where they are and where they can go. This is why all pages are always visible on a SimDif site.
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Google's understanding of you site
• Perhaps even more importantly, Google does not really read, especially photos. To help search engines understand what your site is about, it is important to show a strong organisation with clear labels. Apply the golden rule, One page = one topic.
• Fill in picture descriptions for each photo. Even if you don't tick "show", Google still sees it. Arrange your photos by subject. Each gallery page should have a block of text about your topic, to go with the page title and meta tags, giving eyes to search engines.
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The apparent limitations are actually a chance to:
- Create as many "standard" or "gallery" pages as you need to keep your content clearly segmented ( in the Pro version you have up to 30 pages )
- Organize your articles and photos by topic, one topic per page.
- Select only your best Articles / Photos for each subject.
- Use picture descriptions with keywords in direct relation with your photos and your topic.
- Don't forget to click on the <Key> icon at the top right corner of each page to complete the meta data.
- Pay attention to the way you use your different titles