If you are interested in sports, starting a website can help you share that interest with fellow sports enthusiasts around the world. A sports website is a place where visitors go to get the latest news on scores, statistics, player transfers and teams, and where sports fans can interact and share their opinions in the comment sections. Ideally, if it generates a lot of traffic, you can make use of web advertising and make some money.
Choose a domain name
This can be a tricky task because there are already so many sports sites with original and catchy names. The name has to be easy to remember and related to sports, of course, so short, simple and memorable is the way to go. Choose .com if you want to advertise or sell products, or .org if you plan to base your content on an organization, for example, a basketball league. You can find your inspiration on the Internet and with many good examples, like this one for a football website, if you’re a fan of West Ham.
Design and develop
This is something that you can either do on your own or hire an expert freelance developer or an agency. It goes without saying that it is best If you are good at coding and have a talent for web design because when some issues on the website come up, you would be able to sort them out on your own. If you decide to leave it to professionals, make sure to provide them with all the details beforehand – what your design preferences are, which features you would like to have, etc. Another option is to even invest in a professional sports-themed template and then upload the content on your own.
You should take into consideration your desired audience and what they would like to see on your website. Always aim to provide them with the content they wouldn’t find anywhere else on a regular basis. Make sure that your content is SEO- friendly because your website will then appear at the top of an online search engine, most importantly Google.
This is something that can set you apart from your competition and bring a lot of traffic to your website. Many web hosting companies offer video streaming, but pay attention to how much storage space they provide, as there are a lot of those which do not provide enough space for uploading media.
Make the website responsive
Studies have shown that more than 52% of online visits come from mobile devices, so Google has recently changed its indexing algorithms to prioritize responsive websites. This means that your website should be user-friendly when opened on a mobile phone (no need to zoom when reading a text, no scrolling horizontally, there is an appropriate space for tap targets).