How to structure your Poker Affiliate Website

Poker Website StructureA good website structure is something that is key to creating a solid and easy to navigate website, yet it often goes un-noticed by the majority of visitors and can be forgotten about by new webmasters. Having a good poker website structure is important, as it allows you to display your content in a logical manner, and allows your visitors to find the information that they are looking for.

Unfortunately, many visitors to your website will be lazy, and so if they don’t find the content they are looking for after a few seconds they are probably going to leave. Web browsers want their information provided to them on a plate, and they don’t want to go looking for it. Visitors are going to be happy to click through a few links that may lead them to the information that they are looking for, but they are not prepared to go on a big hunt looking for it; they would rather visit another site instead.

Before I made this website, I spent a very long time thinking about how I was going to structure the site and where I would put my content. I used to brainstorm frequently and think about the best ways I could organise my work and provide the most important information to my visitors. All the work I spent structuring the site will almost definitely go unnoticed by most of my visitors, but it would be noticed by all of my visitors if I had a poor structure to my website. So it was important for me to keep my visitors on the site as long as possible by providing them with the information they needed.

This is something that you should be thinking about also… You may have the best content on the web, but if you have a poor poker website structure then nobody is going to be able to find it all, which will be an incredible shame. So here are my own personal tips to building a solid structure to your website…

My guide to a perfect Affiliate Poker Website Structure

Write Down Your Article Titles

When I first started to brainstorm for the website, I wrote down the potential articles I could write for the site. This not only helped me to remember all the content that I could write, but it also helped me to see the bigger picture for the site and start to look at how I could structure the site. As you can see my little plan was pretty scruffy, but at least it gave me something to look at and work with. It was far easier for me to think about structure with all the article titles in front of me, rather than trying to sort out 30+ pages in my head.

Group Together Similar Articles

After you’ve got all of your articles down, its time to group together the articles that are on a similar topic to each other. For example, if you have a few articles based on Holdem strategy and Stud strategy, you can group them together in their respective categories. However, if you have lots of articles on Holdem strategy, you can put them into further sub-sections such as Holdem psychology, tips, mathematics and so on. It all depends on what articles you have written, and how you feel they can be best grouped together.

After a while, you should be able to see more of a structure to your articles. It should already look a lot more organised when you put everything into groups, rather than having a long list of articles.

Create a Hierarchy for your poker affiliate site

After you’ve created your groups of articles, you should try and sort them out into a hierarchy. This will obviously depend on the number of articles you have written or have planned, as you may be fine with just grouping articles together. However, if you have a number of groups, it may be a good idea to try and order them into a hierarchy.

For example, if you have groups of Poker Strategy, Omaha Strategy, Texas Holdem Strategy and Texas Holdem Mathematics mathematics, you could order them in the following way.

By doing this you will have a logical order of articles that will be displayed neatly, and your visitors should have no problem getting to the information that they are looking for.

Now that you have your groups of articles and possibly a hierarchy of these groups, you can start to think about how you will link to the groups from each of your pages. The standard structure for most sites is to have a top navigation bar, and then a side navigation bar that will accompany each page. This will make it easy for visitors to browse around and allow you to create a nice hierarchal linking structure.

However, at the end of the day, the decision is yours. As long as you feel you can deliver the content well enough to the visitors, then you can play with different structures as you see fit. Just follow the simple linking steps and you will be fine.

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