What Pages Are Required On Blog

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Hey folks. I am still adjusting my blog and wondering can anyone tell me what are the necessary pages I must put on my blog. Also I will be recommending products that would give me commission and also building an email list.
#blog #pages #required
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    • Profile picture of the author IMToThePoint
      Originally Posted by Patrick View Post

      The question you have asked is not clear at all.
      Ok sorry, what I am meaning is that if I am receiving a commision for a product that I sell do I create a page on this that I will receive comission etc and also if I am collecting email address's do I need to have like a privacy page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick
    In that case you do not need the "blog" part of wordpress. You just need one page (wordpress or html, whatever you prefer, Wordpress would be better since you can use the WYSIWYG editor). You can google for "how to create sales pages" and find a lot of tutorials and tips to do it. Or you can search this forum for it as well.

    To collect email address, you would need an option form.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    Never hurts to have a privacy and terms pages. Only two I can think. Though, it also might be good to have an affiliate disclosure page. That's up to you. No internet police yet to get after you, though some programs are asking for it, think Amazon for one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Karp
    Here are the basic pages that just about every blog needs:

    1) Home page describing what you do, who you do it for, and the purpose of the site. Might want to put a nice pic of yourself up there as well.

    2) An about page. Basically to provide more in-depth information about your values, your goals for the blog, what you want people to get out of it, etc. You should also include a bit of your background (personal and professional) to help people connect with you.

    3) The actual blog page with all of your articles. Some people make this their home page. I'm not a huge fan of it, just because I'd rather people immediately land on my home page and get an idea of who I am and what the site's about. They can then navigate from there.

    4) Privacy policy, terms, and copyright pages. Google some templates for these. Link to them in your footer.

    Since you're building an email list, I suggest creating a dedicated landing page for it. This means no sidebar, no header, no footer. Nothing except some text explaining the benefits of joining your list and an opt-in form.

    For a free option, check out Plug-N-Edit. It's a plugin that allows you to create blank pages on your Wordpress site.

    If you're recommending products through blog posts, then you don't need any separate pages for them. But if they will be separate from your blog, I suggest creating a separate landing page for each one.

    Then, in your navigation bar or a link in your sidebar, link to a page on your site that lists all of the products you're promoting and a short description of each.

    If you're giving away any free opt-in bribes, I suggest making a separate landing page for each of those as well, with an opt-in box. Then, link to them in the navigation bar with the label "Downloads" or "Free eBooks" or something along those lines.

    You can also create a "Top Posts" or "Start Here" page, where people can immediately find the best content you have on the site, all in one place. These pages are just links to your top articles and short descriptions, so visitors know what they're about.

    The bottom line:

    Think about what would make it easier for people to figure out what you do and find what they're looking for when the visit your site. Then, create pages and design your site to cater to those needs.

    Hope this helps you out. If you need me to clarify anything, feel free to ask.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Kipson
    If you're starting out a new blog/website, you can have an About page where you detail what the website is about, or what you are about. This is not the homepage, but some information may be similar, depending on how you want to do your website. There's also the Contact page, where you will either have a contact form or your contact details for your visitors to use. If you want to collect emails, a subscribe button or link could be in the homepage, but I don't think you need a separate page for it. You could also have it up there with the Contact page. You can also have a Privacy Policy. There are templates for this, so you just have to search online and fill in the information about your website, (i.e Website name, address, etc.)

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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleW3era
    Hey IMToThePoint

    I agree your prospect Michael Karp with other pages but I advise to create a separate product page for your products and link it to your blog page. Write descriptive and appealing content about each product and link it to product.
    It will nicely describe your product to customers and interlinking with blog pages will results a search engine friendly websites.
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