Essential Pages Every Blog Should Have

Essential Pages Every Blog Should Have

After creating your blog, you might be wondering which page is important to create. In the post, we made a list of important pages that your blog should have. Not all pages should be created, but we advise you create those one needed for your blog. When you start filling your blog with content, pages like About and Contact come to mind immediately. But what else can you create that your readers would actually benefit from? Here’s a list of essential pages every blog owner should consider having.

Contact Page – People should be able to contact you and your team via your blog. We’re shocked at how many blogs don’t have any way of reaching their author or owner. This can make them be missing out on wonderful opportunities by not giving readers, potential partners, press, other bloggers a way of contacting them.

There are many ways of tackling the Contact page. Depending on the scale you want to go with this, you can do any of the following:

  • Provide your email address openly.
  • Use a contact form (check out Contact Form 7).
  • Display links to your social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and so on).
  • Provide additional information regarding the possible reasons why people would like to contact you. For example, things like how to send advertising inquiries, guest posting info, suggestions, etc.
  • Share your actual phone number (a big credibility booster).
  • Share your Skype username.

Hint. When you’re providing your email address openly, display it as an encrypted string.

You can use this code (functions.php):

function fast_email_encryption( $atts, $content ){ 
    return antispambot($content); 
} 
add_shortcode( 'email', 'fast_email_encryption' );

Then you can use the shortcode

[email]my@email.com[/email]</code>

About Page –  Having an about page is essential as it gives new readers to your blog a snapshot of who you are and why they should subscribe to your blog. If you don’t have one it decreases chances of subscribing significantly. You can use this page to tell users about people behind the website, its purpose, mission, values, and what users should expect to find on your blog. The about page helps build trust among your audience as they get to know the real people behind the scenes. You can also use this opportunity to showcase your most popular content.

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Disclaimer Page – If you make money online from your blog, then you should add a disclaimer page. This is where you can let users know how you make money from your blog. For example, if you display banner ads or promote affiliate products, then you can inform users that this is how your content is monetized.

Privacy Policy Page – Privacy policy page basically inform users about the data you collect on your website as well as how you and other third-parties may use this data. Even if you are not collecting any user data, third-party tools on your website like Google Analytics can still set cookies.

FAQ Page – This page is usually written with a very selfish motive, to cut down the workload. You will get asked a lot of questions, many of them repeatedly. As an attempt to answer some of these frequently asked questions you put together some answers for them. You will still get asked the questions but being able to point to this page helps.

Terms of Service Page– If you run an e-Commerce or offer services(freelancing) on your blog, then you need terms of service page. It is a legal document so getting professional legal help is highly recommended. There are also online templates that you can use but do so at your own risk.

Write for Us Page– Guest posting is becoming more and more important in the blogging community. Bloggers who want to write for you will naturally look around for a page indicating whether you’re accepting guest posts or not. If you don’t, you can mention this on your Contact page, as people will visit it anyway when they attempt to pitch you a guest post.

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Started Here– I like the concept of this page very much. The main idea is that when a new visitor comes to your site, they are always kind of confused. If the site has been around for a while there’s likely much content, so it’s difficult to notice a good starting point.

Custom 404 Page– Most CMS automatically displays a 404 error page when it cannot find a specific piece of content. Normally, the 404 page is very plain and is not very useful.

Subscribe via Email– Everyone and their brother emphasizes the importance of building a list of subscribers. Email is still the main method of communication online, and most of your readers will still enjoy receiving emails from you, as long as you implement some form of opt-in functionality.

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