Create A Sneeze Page To Highlight Your Best Content

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Welcome to the weekly blogging tip and Saturday Sharefest comment game! This week I’m talking about creating a sneeze page.

Today’s tip comes from ProBlogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog book. It’s an amazingly informative e-book and a great challenge if you’re looking to ramp up your blog. I’ll be following the 31-day challenge for the month of May. Why don’t you join me?

ProBlogger, aka Darren Rowse, coined the term “sneeze page” to describe a page or post on your blog that “propels people in different directions deep within your blog by highlighting a variety of posts that you’ve previously written.” What are the benefits of creating such a page?

  • Show off your best older posts that are lost in your archives.
  • Deep linking if good for SEO.
  • The more great content you can give a reader, the longer they will stay on your site (“stickiness”) and the more likely they will become a subscriber and regular reader.

It’s easy to create a sneeze page. Just pick some of your best content and create a post that links to those posts. You can also use a theme for your sneeze page such as time (“Best Posts of 2009″) or topic (“Top Ten Recipe Posts”).

Once you’ve created your sneeze page, be sure you publicize it! Put a link to it (or them – it’s OK to have more than one sneeze page!) in your sidebar and/or your navigation bar so readers can find it easily.

Now, let’s play a game! Here are the rules for the SITS Saturday Sharefest:

  • Leave a comment here with a link to one of your best blog posts (or just your main URL if you prefer).
  • After you leave your comment, visit the link of the person who commented BEFORE you.
  • Comment on their post and be sure to say “Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest” in your comment.

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  1. Oh! After all that…forgot my sneeze page!

    Sweet Memory of Afghanistan
    http://sylverblaque.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/sweet-memory-of-afhanistan/

  2. I am so getting that book! This was a really great, informative post – thank you!

  3. Sneeze Page… that’s a funny term! But a great idea!

    I’m off to visit Kate (This Mom)

  4. This is my first time here! Away we go!

  5. Lol!! How funny! Comment number 448 just rocked my world and put a big smile on my face. I’ve been having a frustrating morning with 2 hours wasted on chasing a technical glitch that I couldn’t resolve. Finally, I gave up. I wanted my SITStah fix so I’ve been blog visiting and commenting. Then I remembered I wanted to read about the “sneeze page” again.

    Lo and behold, a new SITStah learned about us SITS girls from reading my blog! And hers is the last comment as I’m writing this so I didn’t miss it! That’s God sending me a message that He loves me :D
    .-= Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny´s last post: 11 blogging tips from expert bloggers – be undeniably interesting =-.

  6. I found you through the blog, That Girl is Funny and I’m really excited. This site looks like a great place to grow and connect as a blogger. I have the “problem” that you describe which is my readers are the strong, silent type! Can’t wait to visit again!

  7. Can’t wait to meet you bloggin’ girls when you hit TEXAS!! I’ll see you at Bloggy Boot Camp in October!

  8. The suns out in Michigan today…..it looks like a ‘Root Beer Float’ and ‘Hotdog on the Grill’ kind of day!

  9. Okay, after my furniture delivery today, I guess I need to look at creating a sneeze page!! Thanks for the tip! Now I’m off to visit Aimee at Red Shoe Arts.

  10. Late to the game as usual, no time for blogging this weekend so I’m only now catching up. The good news is that I just created a sneeze page today (though I’ve never heard it called that!) because I knew I’d be getting some new visitors. So here it is:

    http://web.me.com/redshoearts/Redshoearts/Blog/Entries/2010/5/3_Almost_Famous.html

  11. I love this idea, and the term “sneeze page.”
    Happy belated Saturday everyone!
    http://www.get-carried-away.com/2010/05/red-shirt-of-accomplishment.html

  12. Hey all, look at all us Irish girls blogging away – go Ireland! off I go to start sneezing visitors all over the place (hopefully) thanks for the tips!
    x Dee

  13. such a good idea! I don’t think I have enough posts yet to do this with, but I’ll keep it in mind for the future :)

    http://littlegrayfox.blogspot.com

  14. I will work on my “sneeze page” today! Thanks for the tips! :)

    Main Blog: http://www.sweet-august.com

  15. Happy Weekend…….. Time for a sneeze page I see..
    .-= RomyRaves´s last post: The Gold Standard in Sunscreen Has Gotten Even Better! =-.

  16. I love Problogger – read their first book and LEARNED SO MUCH!! Great Tip SITS girls — and this is a great way to work the SEO as well – BONUS!
    .-= Lindsey (aka the Modchik)´s last post: My Blog Is Carbon Neutral =-.

  17. I don’t have time to make a sneeze page tonight, but think it is a GREAT idea!
    .-= What’s Around the Next Bend ~Dawn´s last post: Mirror, mirror on the wall…Who’s the UGLIEST of them all?? =-.

  18. And I didn’t play the game right…here’s a recent fave post.
    http://imgonnakillhim.com/?p=786

  19. It was fun to watch the Bloggy Boot Camp tweets a flyin’. Wish I’d been there…maybe Philly.

  20. I am going to give this e-book a try. I would love to do anything I can to help my blog.

  21. Just checking in! I’m still new to blogging, but I’m definitely going to start a sneeze page when I get enough content. I just posted my experience on preschool admissions here: http://www.mamaganda.com/?p=487.

  22. Little late in checking in as we just got a new puppy and she has kept us very busy! Great idea on the sneeze page. I need to make one!
    Check out my Disney Tips here: http://www.spendlessandsavemore.net/search/label/Disney%20Tips

  23. I have never heard of the “sneeze page” but I think it is a good idea and I keep giggling over the term! I feel like I need a little more content before I attempt a “Best Of”, but it is certainly something I will keep in mind <3

  24. I’m still a little confused on the purpose of a “sneeze page”, but I’ll be alright.

  25. Is there a linkey that involves something more than giveaways that anyone knows of?
    .-= Jessica´s last post: A River in Greece =-.

  26. A sneeze page is a great idea. I should get working on one!
    .-= Debra´s last post: How to make flashcards for your kids =-.

  27. Problogger always has some great information. I need to do a sneeze page though.
    Nancy

  28. Here is a worldwide giveaway to My Lip Stuff http://bewitchinkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-lips-stuff-review-giveaway.html Be sure to stay tunned for a big Iams giveaway!
    .-= Randa @ The Bewitchin’ Kitchen´s last post: Winner: 1-2-3 Get Organized =-.

  29. Happy Saturday, and welcome to my spring garden!

  30. i’m so delayed this morning :(
    fish is in a FOUL mood which means i have NO time for myself. thank heavens for nap times :P
    am definately going to follow. my blog needs a publicity make over LOL

  31. This is my first time participating here… Here is one of my favorite posts: http://sunflowerschoolhouse.com/i-climbed-a-castle-guarded-by/

    Blessings Honey

  32. Sorry I am so late to say hello to everyone:) Hope you had a great Saturday!!
    .-= clueless Mama´s last post: You Might Be Disorganized…….. =-.

  33. This is a neat website. I am a new blogger and looking for blogs to follow and followers for my own blog. I’d love for everyone to check it out. Its called Good Things Come 2 Those Who Wait and its at http://www.blessingsdelayed.blogspot.com.

  34. What a great idea!
    One of my favorite posts:
    http://mommyneedsavacation.com/?p=209
    Happy Saturday everyone!!

    PS- Just signed up for Bloggy Boot Camp in San Fran!! I am so excited!!!
    .-= Rachel´s last post: The NEW Mommy Needs a Vacation! =-.

  35. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
    .-= Jessica´s last post: This is what happens….. =-.

  36. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest ladies!

    Well, I’ll just ask that people go to my blog and check out the Tuesday Blog Party. It started today!

  37. What a gret idea-I think I will do this!
    .-= April´s last post: Delightful Morsels: Garlicky Green Beans =-.

  38. I love Saturday Sharefest because I meet the neatest people who come visit my blog. I just had a epiphany today–blogging and visitors (especially those who leave a comment) is the virtual equivalent to having company at your house but entertaining without dirty dishes to clean up afterwards!!! I love it. And I try to ease the Saturday Sharefest into a Sunday Selebration too!! Drop on by folks….
    dianeswords.wordpress.com

  39. Better late than never right?

  40. Good info in this week’s Saturday tips! I need to get me one of those.

  41. Oh la la, I need to get to work on a sneeze page!! :)
    .-= Brittany @ Not Your Average Teen´s last post: Extremely Excited!!! =-.

  42. I may be late, but at least I made it to the party. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
    @TweetingMama
    .-= Kristi {at} Live and Love…Out Loud´s last post: “Oh No He Didn’t!” Tuesday – Azalea Bush Butcher =-.

  43. Happy Saturday (almost Sunday)! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)
    .-= Ellie-Town ´s last post: Conversations with Ellie 2 =-.

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