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Create A Sneeze Page To Highlight Your Best Content

By May 1, 2010 July 3rd, 2014 448 Comments

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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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About Tiffany

Lover of college football, sushi and historical fiction. Mom to a teen and a toddler. I am a real life summer camp director and President of Influencer Management at Sway Group.

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