Friday, February 04, 2005

What Purpose Does A Web Site Have?

I'd like your comments. What reasons are there for having a web site? What purposes can a web site serve? This question has to do with the overall purpose of the entire web site, not individual pages. For example, an individual page provides your contact information, but the purpose of the web site is to sell widgets.

Here's a few to start:

<> To sell stuff
<> To generate sales leads
<> An online "business card"
<> Provide customer support
<> A free exchange of ideas (forums)
<> Let the world know what I think (blogs)
<> Teach (online classes and tutorials)

5 Comments:

At Friday, February 04, 2005 12:32:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As you mentioned in an earlier post, to demonstrate a product.

 
At Sunday, February 06, 2005 6:20:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

- Provide information such as in Wikis (Wikipedia)
- Communication, keeping employees up-to-date on benefits, new job postings, etc.
- Make Money by displaying Google Adwords

 
At Sunday, February 06, 2005 8:04:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Search engines and directories. Comparison Shopping.

 
At Tuesday, March 01, 2005 4:08:00 AM , Anonymous -hh said...

The purpose that a web site has is to convey information .

Always. Nothing more, nothing less.

 
At Tuesday, March 08, 2005 8:26:00 AM , Anonymous Zephyr said...

To make yourself feel important.

 

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