Since starting your blog, you may be wondering what important pages you should include. Pages are great for giving important information about your blog without interfering with your posts. In this post I’ll cover the most important pages every blog should have.
Blog pages are different from blog posts. Posts are where you write your articles and pages are where you share important information about your blog that isn’t part of the regular posting schedule.
Pages include consistent content that typically doesn’t change very often.
When you keep pages separate from posts, it helps your readers be able to find everything more easily.
Important pages you need to include in your blog
Start Here Page
Start Here Pages are really trending right now. This page sends readers to a clear destination that tells about your site and what your site has to offer.
A good Start Here Page will have a brief description of your site along with links to other areas. It’s sort of like a roadmap.
To create an amazing Start Here Page, first, you need clear reasoning as to how you are going to help your readers. Ask yourself what main challenges they are facing and then explain how you are going to fix all those problems for them.
Second, show off your best content. Share articles that you are most proud of and will benefit your readers the most.
Third, include a form to collect their emails. But don’t just stick the form in there. Tell them why they need to subscribe and what they’ll get out of your emails. If you have one, include a free incentive.
Do you want to learn how to create an outstanding ‘start here’ page for your blog? Click here to see the step-by-step instructions and grab a free printable worksheet for your blog binder!
About Me Page
An About Me Page is a great way to let readers know who you are personally so they can decide if you are right for them. People want to hear your story. They want to know who you are and what you believe. Share that with them. Also, be sure to include a photo so that your readers know you are a real person.
Share with your readers how you got where are today to help them understand how you know what you know. Let them know how you can help them. Include a contact form or another way for your readers to get in touch with you.
Here’s a tip for you: write like you speak. The goal of an About Me Page is to gain the trust of your readers.
Click here to learn more about creating an ‘about me page’ for your blog. And be sure to grab my free checklist at the end of the post for your blog binder!
Having a Contact Page with an actual contact form will help you:
- Relate to your readers
- Connect with other bloggers who may want to collaborate
- Connect with sponsors and brands
A Contact Page makes it easier for your readers to get in touch with you and you want things to be easy for your readers. It also provides security and keeps spammers from sending you emails if you just have your email showing on your site.
Include a contact form plugin that allows you to have a checkbox for readers to sign up for your email newsletter. This allows you to follow up with readers and build relationships.
Every time you visit a website you’re leaving behind little bits of information such as your name, email, IP address, and more. Therefore you need a Privacy Page to disclose what information your website is collecting and what it’s doing with that information. You also need to include who else has access to the information, how the information is protected, and how long it’s kept.
WordPress already comes with a sample Privacy Page that you can adjust to make it your own. Another option is to use a free online service that will generate one for you. My favorite to use is PrivacyPolices.com.
Creating a privacy page for your blog is a must! Click here to learn why it’s so important and how to create one for your blog easily.
If you plan to have affiliate links or sponsored posts on your blog, then you need to have a Disclosure Page. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that all bloggers disclose when they are getting free products to review or getting paid to post. DisclosurePolicy.org has a free sample disclosure policy for you to use. Also, check out Termly.io for their free disclosure generator.
A disclosure page is a must-have for your blog in order for you to stay legal. To learn more about disclosures and see examples, click here.
Don’t assume people visiting your blog for the first time already know what your blog or website is about. Include a FAQs Page (frequently asked questions) to give them a better understanding of your services. This page is especially important if you offer services or run your own business.
When creating a FAQs Page, think like your reader or customer. What are some questions you would ask about your services? What are some questions you’ve had about other sites that haven’t been answered?
This list of the most important pages every blog should have may seem extensive, but trust me – they’re all important. If you want to have a successful money-making blog, these pages should be included.