Sketch out a simple site architecture (and build it out)Once you’ve got the basic pages sorted, you can visualize it. Flat architecture vs. deep architectureNow that we’ve covered the basics, let’s consider what different types of site architecture look like. The simplest way to check out a competitor’s site structure is to plug their domain into Ahrefs’ Site Explorer and then click on the Site structure report in the left-hand navigation. There are a number of factors that you need to consider when building and designing a website’s architecture. Final thoughtsGetting your website’s architecture right from the start takes time and requires a lot of research.