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.

Now, go leave some comments! And please visit my blog, Mom Improvement.

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About Tiffany

One of two behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Lover of college football, sushi and my son's freckles. I am a real life camp director, believer in possibility and devourer of books. You can find me on Google Plus {occasionally} at Tiffany Romero and tweeting {constantly} @TiffanyRom.
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Comments

  1. says

    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 😀
    .-= Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny´s last post: 11 blogging tips from expert bloggers – be undeniably interesting =-.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

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

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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 😛
    am definately going to follow. my blog needs a publicity make over LOL

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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

  9. says

    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 =-.

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