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Setting Up Pages and Navigation

 

Introduction

In this video I go through how to setup your pages, what pages should be added to your site and also the permalink structure m teaching in this series. Once the pages are created we setup the header and footer menus for easy website navigation.

I briefly touch on using the Yoast SEO settings for titles, meta descriptions, and properties, however, there is a more thorough video on this later in the series.

Note: Earlier in the series I talked about creating a category page using the same permalink as my contact page and how it doesn’t work. In this video you will see why.

Structuring your website with a location/contact page.

You do not have to structure your website with a contact page as a location page like I teach here. I like doing it this way for local websites but it doesn’t make a huge difference which way you decide to structure your site.

If you offer a large range of services, it’s easier to create a service page that has a brief description of each service and a link each page. You can then use the service page as the parent page instead of the location/contact page.

Examples:

  1. With location page: sprayonexposed.com.au/melbourne/decorative-concrete
  2. With service page: sprayonexposed.com.au/services/decorative-concrete
  3. Without a parent page: sprayonexposed.com.au/decorative-concrete

Key Takeaways

  • Main pages should go in the header menu
  • Secondary pages should go in the footer menu
  • The contact page can be used as a location page to give geo targeted relevance to the services pages, but this isn’t necessary.

Conclusion

If you get stuck or unsure about something, first check the comment section at the bottom of the page. If you can’t find anything that helps, ask your question and I will answer it as best I can.

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