13 Jun 06
24 Oct 06 12:22 am
My advice would be to have a main article home page breaking your articles down into categories, as you say. Then when people click on one of those categories, they're taken to another page listing articles in that category.
Take a look at sites like About.com, Wikipedia.org or even ebay.com for examples of how your articles should be indexed. Also take a look at the interviews and notes provided by Charles Heflin in the Affilorama members area -- he goes into great depth on how to structure your site to get the best search engine rankings. Really important stuff.
Don't have all your articles in one category shoved into one page. That almost completely defeats the purpose of having the articles, since it makes it really difficult to SEO that page when there's so much competing info on it.
You're absolutely going to need more than five pages. For your purposes I don't think those packages are particularly suitable. (They're not packages I've created myself for Affilorama members... I have a relationship with a hosting provider who is allowing me to resell their products below the usual cost). You can go with the cheapest hosting package ($3.99/month) which gives you 5Gb storage, 250Gb traffic and as many pages as you want. I think that would be much more suitable.
If you're not a whiz with your web design, there are heaps of template sites out there, and quite a few of them are free. (http://www.oswd.org
for one). If you can invest a little time in learning a bit about web design you'll be doing yourself a HUGE favour.
I hope that helps. Let us know how you get on.