How to Name Your Pages
As you build your website, odds are you’re already attempting to find unique page names that relate to your content as well as provide a novel experience for the reader or customer. Instead of naming one page “Services,” you may name it “What We Provide,” or something similar. Not only is the page name what a person sees when they view the menu or page bar across the top of your website, but it is also what is present in the URL box.
Page Names vs. Headers vs. Titles
Page names are usually considered the header of a page, that bold and large text at the top of an article or information. However, headers and page names can differ slightly. For example, if you’re operating www.littlelovesflorida.com, you may have a page named “Blog,” or www.littlelovesflorida.com/blog, but then head the page “Daily Daycare Blog,” which is what shows up at the top when you begin to read the content. It is also important to note that page titles are entirely different from page names.
Page Names and SEO
We’ve established that search engine optimization is the process by which you maximize the content of your website to align with searches on major search engines. For example, if you have Little Loves Daycare in Florida, you of course name your website “www.littlelovesflorida.com,’ which means that people should find you if you they search for your daycare name.
Different Types of Sites
Page names are especially useful when you have an inventory of pages, products, or content that people may want to browse through. If you sell toys on your website, naming your pages correctly in the menu, as well as in the URL, will help users find your site based on the keywords you’ve chosen. If you are a blogger with a large following, naming pages based on the types of articles/blogs you’ve written will help people find the information they seek much faster, and allow people using a search engine to find your information much easier. Page names are not only useful for SEO purposes, but also for organization and user experience.