Alright, so we’re all used to seeing sites with hundreds of pages, and we think of how great they are (assuming they were made well in the first place, and they have good content, of course), but how about looking at sites that have one page. You read that correctly. One page websites.
These single page websites are quite a paradigm, since everything that needs to be said on that site can be said on one document. As an example, here is a webpage called The Science Behind a Single Page Website. Lately, it seems that these type of websites have become quite popular lately. But is it possible for a single page website to actually rank?
Here’s what Matt Cutts had to say about the subject:
“It’s going to depend on what your particular area is, what the topic is, and what kind of layout you come out with. But if it works for you and for users to have that all on one page, for the most part, it should work for Google as well.”
Tom Schmitz has written a column on Search Engine Land where he looks to other SEOs and sees what they have to say about optimizing single page sites. Many of them will tell you that you should add sub-pages or a blog. But that totally destroys the idea behind your site by turning it into a multi-page site. Will this mean you should just quite and decide to go multi-page?
Tom’s column goes deeper into single page sites and lets us know if they are worth doing anything with them. To read up on the column, just follow the link below and read the full written piece.
Column: Single Page Websites & SEO