8 Important Blog Pages To Consider

As bloggers we are constantly adding new posts to our sites to ensure we are creating new and fresh content. But in spending all your time and efforts on your posts, are you paying much attention to your blog pages?

Blog pages can be considered as important items that you must have.

Every good blog has them.

These pages are those that can be found on almost every site and are those that can be found from anywhere within the site.

Quite often these important blog pages are written and left, but there is no harm in updating them once in a while just to ensure that you are keeping everything up to date on your site.

So what do i mean by important blog pages?  Let’s consider them in turn.

Blog Pages(Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

1. An About Me Page

The About Me page of you blog is exactly what is says.  It’s all about you!

This page is your chance to connect with your readers and share your individual story.

This can be as personal as you want it to be, so share enough to help paint a picture of yourself, but try and avoid telling your whole life story.

Your about page could contain the following;

  • A history of how and why you started blogging
  • Your expertise about the niche you are blogging in
  • What can be expected from your blog
  • What you enjoy about blogging
  • What you hope your readers will be able to gain from your site

At the end of the day you want to ensure that you are ‘connecting’ with your readers and to do that you need to share something of yourself.

Make sure you have your social media profiles easily visible on this page, so people can follow you.

It is also wise to have your opt in form easily at hand too.

2. Contact Me Page

It still comes as quite a surprise as to how many bloggers do not have a way of being contacted, other than leaving a comment visible to all.

Professional bloggers will always be able to be reached, so that people can ask questions that they don’t necessarily feel comfortable in leaving on your site.

The contact me page doesn’t have to display your personal home address, but rather have an email or a contact form where people can easily get in touch.

3. Privacy Policy

Many bloggers fail to include a privacy policy on their site, and this is a big mistake.

Quite often bloggers fail to include one, not necessarily because they don’t want to, but purely because it hasn’t really crossed their mind to do so.

A privacy policy that is clearly identifiable is great for blogs that are intending on making an income online and for those that collect information about users.  This includes your opt in forms for your email subscriptions!

There are many benefits of including a privacy policy including;

  • Demonstrating that you are professional to others
  • Keeps you in line with advertisers terms of service
  • Helps readers to understand what will happen to the information they share with you
  • Keeps you honest!

Your privacy policy tells people what you will do with their info and many advertisers require it.

4. Disclaimer/Terms Of Use Statement

In order to keep your site legal, it is a good idea to include a disclaimer or a terms of use statement.

If your blog earns an income from links or paid advertising, it is wise to state that this is being undertaken.

You need to be open with your readers that if you are recommending a service, there is a good chance that you could be earning a commission from their clicks or purchases.

If you are unsure how to write a privacy policy or a disclaimer statements, there are various free templates that you can use to assist you.

Disclaimer and policy blog pages are often forgotten, but are essential if you want your blog to look professional.

5. Links

You may want to have a page which includes links to specific resources.  This could be a link party that you undertake in or a list of specific resources that you deem to be useful for your particular niche.

6. Write for us

You may not be a blogger that wants to have guest posts on your site, but if you do, then it is important to have a ‘write for us’ page.

The last thing you want is to be inundated with bloggers offering posts that has absolutely no relevance or interest to you.

A write for us page will allow you to clearly set the guidelines for what you are looking for.  You can clearly state what you will accept in terms of post length and topic, which will help cut out a lot of time wasters.

7. Sales Page

Is your blog based around a specific product that you are trying to sell?

If so, it is wise to have a specific sales page for that product and to have it clearly visible.  You won’t gain anything from hiding your product, so have the page in a prominent location that will encourage readers to click on it.

If you have something worth while to sell, then let your readers know about it.  A specific sales page is a great way of showing your readers exactly what is on offer to them.

8. Hire Me

Do you have services that are available for hire?

Hire Me Blog Pages(Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

This page certainly wont be for every blogger.  You may however have services for SEO consulting, ghost writing, website design or hosting.  If this is the case, it is wise to have this clearly visible on your site.

Whilst you could include these details in your ‘About Me’ page, having the services clearly visible will lead to a much higher conversion.

Now it’s your turn!

What blog pages are you currently using? 

Do you have any important pages that are not listed here?

Please share your thoughts with us below.

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Catherine Holt is the founder of Blogging Tips 101. She has been an internet marketer since 2012. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google and Pinterest.

30 Responses to “8 Important Blog Pages To Consider”

written by Mi Muba On 29 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine
I think this is the complete list of the most important pages to be displayed at a professional blog.
About Me and Contact Me are the on the top of them in importance. People want to know about a blogger and want to contact to get any detail.
It is also very useful to put a page with useful links to sum up what most valuable you have to offer to your visitors.
Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful post with lot of value.

written by Catherine Holt On 29 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Mi. It is certainly a great idea to have the ‘about’ and ‘contact me’ page. If you can’t be open with your readers then how can you expect to make a connection with them. Your readers will definitely appreciate it, and the more that you can share with them, the more they will share with you.

Thanks for leaving your thoughts :-)

written by Moumita Ghosh On 29 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

I am a new reader of your blog and I am really very happy to start reading your blog. Today I have read this article. This article is really useful to a blogger. As a blogger I have learnt something from this article. Thank you so much for sharing these information. :)

written by Catherine Holt On 29 July 2014 Reply

Glad you have found it useful Moumita :-)

written by Swapnadip Chakraborty On 29 July 2014 Reply

Hey Catherine, many many thanks as you pointed out all the essential page that every blog should contain.
I am a beginner and presently I am using Contact Us, Link only. But I will use all the page to make my blog success.

I placed my author page only below every post.But I would like to know is this necessary to create author page separately?

I am waiting for your valuable answer.
Thanks.

written by Catherine Holt On 29 July 2014 Reply

Hi Swapnadip, thanks for leaving a comment here.

That’s great that you have a contact and link page, but yes I would recommend you have an ‘About Me’ page too. Whilst you may have the authorship at the end of your post, this is really only a ‘snapshot’ of who you are. You can tell a lot more in your About page, which gives readers a real opportunity to get to know and connect with you. Still keep your authorship there, but add the about page too.

Check out some blogs that you like and have a read of their About Pages. This may help with some inspiration for your own. Good luck and have fun with it :-)

written by Marc On 29 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,
Thanks for the reminder. I need to update and set up some of these pages on a few of my blogs.

written by Catherine Holt On 29 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Marc. Sometimes we have lots of intentions to do these things, but they get bogged down under a whole other list of other ‘things to do’. Glad the reminder was helpful :-)

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written by Virtuo Rohit On 30 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

You pointed out all the must have pages to consider. And Yeah, When you don’t have pages like Privacy Policy and About Us on your Blog then you face many issues which you might not be knowing.

The most popular issue is not getting your blog approved for ads by Adsense. Many newbies often forget or don’t add these pages and get disproved by networks like Adsense and Mediadotnet.

I appreciate your efforts Catherine. Thanks for sharing! :)

- Rohit

written by Catherine Holt On 30 July 2014 Reply

It’s amazing how the simple things often get forgotten Virtuo, and the “About Me” page is a classic example. Some bloggers find it hard actually talking about ‘themselves’, so this could be a reason why it gets pushed aside. It’s definitely worthwhile spending some time on the pages and making sure that they are all undertaken.

Thanks for your feedback Virtuo.

written by Jagbir Sandhu On 30 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

I have read your article completely. I m a new reader and happy to have found you. I’m impressed by your blogging.
Thanks for that and I look forward to reading more posts in the future!

Excellent blog, Thanks so much for sharing

written by Catherine Holt On 30 July 2014 Reply

Thanks Jagbir, great to see you. I’m glad you are enjoying the blog and hope to see more of you here :-)

written by Pritam Nagrale On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherina,

This is the Complete list of Important pages consider in the blog.
About us, Contact us, Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, Hire me etc., are most essential pages in every blogs. Without that pages you cannot share your thoughts, your Bio, Your Contact information and Privacy policy. One more thing you can add it there i.e., “Advertise Here”.
This one also help us to grab more traffic and revenue.

Thanks for sharing this nice Page information.

written by Catherine Holt On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hi Pritam.

An Advertise here is another great page if you are looking to use your blog for income revenue from others. If you have a media kit this would be a great place to insert the link so that people know exactly what they can expect from you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :-)

written by Jagbir Sandhu On 7 August 2014 Reply

Yes Catherine my dear, Thanks for these wonderful and awesome posts.

written by Torsten Mueller On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hi Catherine,

while I have most of these pages in place, I realize that I have to update my About Me page.

The About Me page is one of the most important pages, as many blog visitors will visit it to find out more about the blog owner. So it should be interesting and engaging rather than dull and boring.

Right now my About Me page is exactly that, so I’ll take your post as an inspiration to change this over the weekend.

Thanks for sharing and have an awesome day,
Torsten

written by Catherine Holt On 31 July 2014 Reply

You know what Torsten….I need to update my About Me Page too! Like you say, it’s one of the most important pages and we probably don’t give it enough attention or credit. It’s also something that would be worth re-visiting every now and then to make sure that it is up to date with what you want to be sharing. Good luck with updating yours!

written by Okto On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hi Chaterine,

Maybe we can add “archive” or sitemap page in our blog. Sometimes visitor like to see what we have published in the past.

Thanks for the post. Wish you enjoy the weekend

written by Catherine Holt On 31 July 2014 Reply

Great ideas Okto. Those are both really useful pages too and really help readers to be guided through the blog. It’s not just the recent posts that people want to see, but also the older material :-)

written by Kunle On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hi Cathering,

I was particularly guilty of point 3 and 4. Even, when my blog was6 months old, I never thought of having the privacy policy and disclaimer link.

However, I noticed that it seems its having an indirect relationship with stored cookies on external links ( not sure about this because destination targets were not recording my clicks).

However, that changed and my blog is back to winning ways immediately I published the privacy policy and disclaimer.

From a personal point of view, I think affiliate marketers should strictly make sure that they have both on their blog. If they don’t, it might impact their earnings.

Thanks for sharing,

James

written by Catherine Holt On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hi Kunle

I don’t think you are alone with missing these pages, I think it’s pretty common for a lot of bloggers! I guess it’s one of those things that you don’t give a whole lot of attention to, but that can be quite detrimental. I agree with you that if you are working as an affiliate marketer it is crucial to ensure that you complete these as soon as you can.

Great to hear that your blog is back on the right track!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts :-)

written by Kevin Duncan On 31 July 2014 Reply

Hey Catherine,

Good read! You covered some basics many bloggers don’t even think about. Case in point:

I don’t have a privacy policy! Haha. I’ll have to work on that.

I do have a “Disclaimer/Terms Of Use Statement,” but call it my “affiliate policy.”

Keep up the great work, Catherine. I imagine this is a very handy post for a lot readers!

written by Catherine Holt On 1 August 2014 Reply

Thanks Kevin.

Yeah these pages can often be overlooked. It took me ages to out them on my first blog, as I had no idea I should be using them. When it comes to working on new content as opposed to adding these pages, the content usually wins. But we must remember that we need to be accountable too, and pages such as the privacy and terms of use pages are part of that :-)

written by Steven J Wilson On 14 August 2014 Reply

Hey Catherine,

I agree with you totally here. I don’t have a privacy policy. If I have a form or something I normal put a generic one stating I will not use their info etc etc. I think it is a good idea to create a page dedicated to readers privacy that is much more in depth.

Thanks for this Catherine!

written by Catherine Holt On 14 August 2014 Reply

Sounds like i have given you some homework then Steven….lol. A privacy policy page is definitely a good idea as it means everything is in the one place and people don’t have to go looking for it. It makes your site more professional and people love having their questions answered at their fingertips :-)

Thanks for stopping by :-)

written by Dr. Diana On 25 August 2014 Reply

Hello,

I have only one page pending on my blog. I will create that page also. Thanks for all the very well information.

Dr. Diana

written by Catherine Holt On 25 August 2014 Reply

Having different pages are certainly helpful for your blog Dr. Diana. I hope you find this useful in going forward :-)

written by Julie Anglesey On 31 August 2014 Reply

Thanks for another clear and informative post Catherine. My “pages” definitely need some attention! I now know what my blogging goals will be for the week ahead. Cheers.

written by Catherine Holt On 31 August 2014 Reply

That’s great that I have been able to clarify some goals for you over the next week….lol.

Our pages are just as important as our posts, so we really must give them the time and attention that they deserve. It’s not unusual for bloggers to forget the pages, but the static pages are incredibly important for providing a professional appearance.

Have fun working on them Julie! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :-)

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