Types of Website

 
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Type of Website

Description

Examples

Affiliate

A site, typically few in pages, whose purpose is to sell a third party's product. The seller receives a commission for facilitating the sale.

 
Affiliate agency

Enabled portal that renders not only its custom CMS but also syndicated content from other content providers for an agreed fee. There are usually three relationship tiers (see Affiliate Agencies).

Commission Junctionadvertisers like eBay, or a consumer like Yahoo!.

Archive site

Used to preserve valuable electronic content threatened with extinction. Two examples are: Internet Archive, which since 1996 has preserved billions of old (and new) web pages; and Google Groups, which in early 2005 was archiving over 845,000,000 messages posted to Usenet news/discussion groups.

Internet ArchiveGoogle Groups

Attack site

A site created specifically to attack visitors' computers on their first visit to a website by downloading a file (usually a trojan horse). These websites rely on unsuspecting users with poor anti-virus protection in their computers.

 
Blog (web log)

Sites generally used to post online diaries which may include discussion forums (e.g., BloggerXanga). Many bloggers use blogs like an editorial section of a newspaper to express their ideas on anything ranging from politics to religion to video games to parenting, along with anything in between. Some bloggers are professional bloggers and they are paid to blog about a certain subject, and they are usually found on news sites.

WordPress

Brand-building site

A site with the purpose of creating an experience of a brand online. These sites usually do not sell anything, but focus on building the brand. Brand building sites are most common for low-value, high-volume fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).

 
Celebrity website

A website the information in which revolves around a celebrity or public figure. These sites can be official (endorsed by the celebrity) or fan-made (run by a fan or fans of the celebrity without implicit endorsement).

jimcarrey.com

Crowdfundingwebsite

Platform to fund projects by the pre-purchase of products or by asking audience members to make a donation.

Kickstarter

Click-to-donate site

A website that allows the visitor to donate to charity simply by clicking on a button or answering a question correctly. An advertiser usually donates to the charity for each correct answer generated.

The Hunger SiteFreerice

Community site

A site where persons with similar interests communicate with each other, usually by chat or message boards.

MyspaceFacebookorkutVK

Content site

A site the business of which is the creation and distribution of original content

wikiHow.comAbout.com

Classified adssite

A site publishing classified advertisements

gumtree.comCraigslist

Corporate website

Used to provide background information about a business, organization, or service.

 
Dating website

A site where users can find other single people looking for long-term relationships, dating, short encounters or friendship. Many of them are pay per services, but there are many free or partially free dating sites. Most dating sites in the 2010s have the functionality of social networking websites.

eHarmonyMatch.com

Electronic commerce (e-commerce) site

A site offering goods and services for online sale and enabling online transactions for such sales.

Amazon.com

Fake news website

A site publishing fake news stories, intending to deceive visitors and profit from advertising.

 
Forum website

A site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.

SkyscraperCity4chan

Gallery website

A website designed specifically for use as a gallery; these may be an art gallery or photo gallery and of commercial or non-commercial nature.

 
Government site

A website made by the local, state, department or national government of a country. Usually these sites also operate websites that are intended to inform tourists or support tourism.

For example, Richmond.com is the geodomain for Richmond, Virginia.

Gripe site

A site devoted to the criticism of a person, place, corporation, government, or institution.

 
Gaming website

Gambling website

A site that lets users play online games such as gambling.

 
Humor site

Satirizes, parodies or amuses the audience.

The Onion

Information site

Most websites fit in this category to some extent. They do not necessarily have commercial purposes.

Most government, educational and nonprofit institutions have an informational site.

Media-sharing site

A site that enables users to upload and view media such as pictures, music, and videos

YouTubeDeviantArt

Mirror website

A website that is the replication of another website. This type of website is used as a response to spikes in user visitors. Mirror sites are most commonly used to provide multiple sources of the same information, and are of particular value as a way of providing reliable access to large downloads.

 
Microblog site

A short and simple form of blogging. Microblogs are limited to certain amounts of characters and works similar to a status update on Facebook.

Twitter

News site

Similar to an information site, but dedicated to dispensing news, politics, and commentary.

cnn.com

Personal website

Websites about an individual or a small group (such as a family) that contains information or any content that the individual wishes to include. Such a personal website is different from a celebrity website, which can be very expensive and run by a publicist or agency.

 
Phishing site

A website created to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business (such as Social Security AdministrationPayPal, a bank) in an electronic communication (see Phishing).

 
Photo sharing site

A website created to share digital photos with the online community. (see Photo sharing).

FlickrInstagramImgur

p2p/Torrents website

Websites that index torrent files. This type of website is different from a Bit torrent client which is usually a stand-alone software.

MininovaThe Pirate BayIsoHunt

Political site

A site on which people may voice political views, provide political humor, campaign for elections, or provide information about a certain candidate, political party or ideology.

 
Question and Answer (Q&A) site

Answer site is a site where people can ask questions & get answers.

QuoraYahoo! AnswersStack Exchange Network(including Stack Overflow)

Religious site

A site in which people may advertise a place of worship, or provide inspiration or seek to encourage the faith of a follower of that religion.

 
Review site

A site on which people can post reviews for products or services.

YelpRotten Tomatoes

School site

a site on which teachers, students, or administrators can post information about current events at or involving their school. U.S. elementary-high school websites generally use k12 in the URL

 
Scraper site

a site which largely duplicates the content of another site without permission, without actually pretending to be that site, in order to capture some of that site's traffic (especially from search engines) and profit from advertising revenue or in other ways.

 
Search enginesite

A website that indexes material on the Internet or an intranet (and lately on traditional media such as books and newspapers) and provides links to information as a response to a query.

Google SearchBingGoodSearchDuckDuckGoEcosia

Shock site

Includes images or other material that is intended to be offensive to most viewers

Goatse.cxrotten.com

Showcase site

Web portals used by individuals and organisations to showcase things of interest or value

 
Social bookmarkingsite

A site where users share other content from the Internet and rate and comment on the content.

StumbleUponDigg

Social networkingsite

A site where users could communicate with one another and share media, such as pictures, videos, music, blogs, etc. with other users. These may include games and web applications.

FacebookGoogle+

Social news

A social news website features user-posted stories that are ranked based on popularity. Users can comment on these posts, and these comments may also be ranked. Since their emergence with the birth of web 2.0, these sites are used to link many types of information including news, humor, support, and discussion. Social news sites allegedly facilitate democratic participation on the web.

 
Warez

A site designed to host or link to materials such as music, movies and software for the user to download.

 
Webcomic

An online comic, ranging in various styles and genres unique to the World Wide Web.

 
Webmail

A site that provides a webmail service.

 
Web portal

A site that provides a starting point or a gateway to other resources on the Internet or an intranet.

 
Wiki site

A site in which users collaboratively edit its content.

 
Top100 Sites

A Site that create the List of top100 website of particular niche.

 
Coupon Sharing SIte

A site that share free coupon to the user.

 
Comparision Website

A site that compare the particular product or service online. For example, User can compare the Policy Price before taking the Insurance.[8]

 
Job Portal

A site that share the current Job Openings with the user.

 

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Website