Five Types of Webpages

Sections:
1) Introduction
2) Web Directories
3) Search Engines
4) Understanding a URL

5) Five Types of Webpages
6) Evaluation Criteria

Advocacy
An advocacy webpage is one sponsored by an organization to influence opinion. The URL address of this type of page frequently ends in .org. Examples of advocacy pages: Democratic Party, Green Party, Human Rights Council, Amnesty International.

Business and Marketing
A business or marketing webpage is one sponsored by a commercial enterprise that is typically trying to sell or market their services/products. The URL address frequently ends in .com. Examples of business webpages are: Ford Motor Co., Hewlett Packard, Amazon.com.

News
A news webpage is one whose purpose is to provide timely information about current events and issues. The URL address frequently ends in .com. For example: San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, MSNBC.

Informational
An information webpage's purpose is to present factual information. This includes reports, research findings, and general topical information. The URL address frequently ends with .edu or .gov. For example: San Jose Sate University, State of California, United States Department of Defense.

Personal
A personal webpage is created by an individual for his/her own personal need. The URL frequently has a tilde (~) somewhere in the address.