Web Page vs Website
What is a web page?
A webpage, or web page, is a document composed using a markup language like HTML so that web browsers can read it. Webpages have distinct features, text, and URLs so people can access them directly.
You can create webpages using website builders like Wix or independently building them with HTML. Either way, billions of people display their information online via webpages, from businesses to blogs.
What is a website?
A website, then, collects several interlinked web pages under a single domain for a specific brand, company, or organization. An owner may use their website to showcase their business, sell products, or interact with customers. There are currently close to two billion live websites, each including even more web pages of their own.
Examples of a web page
Common webpage types include:
Homepages: Website owners typically use their homepage as the site’s main hub, providing essential information and linking to other pages via a navigation menu.
Product pages: Ecommerce websites use product pages to display the merchandise or services their business sells.
“About Us” pages: “About Us” pages describe what your company or organization does and why.
FAQ pages: Website owners use these pages to answer frequently asked questions, supporting potential customers and other site visitors.
Landing pages: Owners create these pages for a specific purpose, like launching a new marketing campaign or targeting a localized audience.
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Web page vs website
Web pages and websites have different features. For example:
A webpage is a single page, while a website comprises several pages.
Visitors can reach a website through its domain URL. However, to reach a web page visitors need not only the domain URL, but also an extension or slug.
While a website may have overarching goals (brand awareness, for example), a web page will have a specific purpose, like displaying your company information, selling a product or sharing a blog post.
You can quickly create a webpage, but building a website from scratch is often more time intensive. Start your website by compiling a website launch checklist: You’ll find you can easily create the webpages that make up your site one-by-one.
Why does it matter?
The distinction between a webpage and website matters when optimizing your site for search engines. Search engines crawl, index and then display webpages in search results. A website’s overall health and authority impacts an individual page’s search ranking just as much as the individual page’s content and optimization.
Each webpage of your site needs its own keyword and on-page optimization to live its best search life. You'll also want to control which of your individual webpages Google and other search engines can index and show to users.
How to create a webpage
Now that you understand what a webpage is, learn how to create one.
Tip: To create quick and hassle-free web pages without any knowledge of web design, we recommend creating a Wix website.
Before building your webpage from scratch, consider the following:
What is your site for? How does this page fit within that aim? Different webpages may have different goals but ultimately they all belong to the same website. Make sure your display clear and consistent branding across your webpages to build trust and authority for your business.
What is this webpage’s purpose? Product pages look and feel very different from blog pages because they address a completely different visitor intent. Remember to match the design, layout and presentation to the content on each webpage.
Should this page be static or dynamic? Static webpages display the same content to all visitors. Dynamic content, however, can display different content to different users. For example, an “About Us” page should be a static webpage, since all users can use the same information. However, product pages should be dynamic, as each potential customer will want to filter and display the webpage content differently.
You can start with creating a single webpage and then building your website up from there. Once you’ve finished creating your webpages, make sure you link to them via a navigation menu so your audience can easily access them.