single column blogs ????????

by newxxx
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hi

sorry for being a doofus - but i can not figure out how people surf around single-column blogs if there is no side bar connecting them to the various categories within the blog, or why people set up single column blogs?

i know they have a purpose - but my adelpated brain can't figure out their usefulness for making sales if the blog has 100 pages in it
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  • Most of them dont understand SILO i think. Thats why they dont keep or have less columns in their blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    They're designed to elicit questions from adelpated people with too much time on their hands.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    One word: MOBILE

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ion-worldwide/

    And those stats will continue to rise...

    Notice that big time marketers - the legit ones who can back up their claims with actual verifiable stats and proof - are moving over to VIDEO? That speaks volumes.
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      Originally Posted by newxxx View Post

      hi

      sorry for being a doofus - but i can not figure out how people surf around single-column blogs if there is no side bar connecting them to the various categories within the blog, or why people set up single column blogs?

      i know they have a purpose - but my adelpated brain can't figure out their usefulness for making sales if the blog has 100 pages in it

      Could be funneling traffic.

      Can't help without seeing the webpage.




      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      One word: MOBILE

      https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ion-worldwide/

      And those stats will continue to rise...

      Notice that big time marketers - the legit ones who can back up their claims with actual stats and proof - are moving over to VIDEO? That speaks volumes.


      Doesn't matter.

      Most modern sites use 12 column responsive design (ex: Bootstrap) which scales content down to tablets and mobile. You could have 11 sidebars, doesn't matter, they all stack on mobile when done correctly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeyankhan
    They dont have option for making less columns
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  • Profile picture of the author Slippers
    Originally Posted by newxxx View Post

    hi

    sorry for being a doofus - but i can not figure out how people surf around single-column blogs if there is no side bar connecting them to the various categories within the blog, or why people set up single column blogs?

    i know they have a purpose - but my adelpated brain can't figure out their usefulness for making sales if the blog has 100 pages in it
    To remove distractions. Usually the main navigation is in the top menu.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eugene Palumbo
    It's easier to understand for them
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Different strokes. I prefer 2-3 widgets but my sidebar is pretty bare bones. Could be a bit more favorable with mobile design. Even though your sidebar lags on the mobile scroll, a bit cleaner methinks. Either way, bloggers need to do what they feel clear on to find the proper blog layout for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by newxxx View Post

    ... i can not figure out how people surf around single-column blogs if there is no side bar connecting them to the various categories within the blog



    If there is no sidebar, typically the blog will have to top or bottom horizontal navigation links. If it doesn't, either the blog owner has a very special reason for focusing on the latest page (maybe sales without distractions) or he/she doesn't understand blog linking.


    Either way, if you don't like single column blogs don't use them - it's pretty simple! Don't be concerned with the missteps of others.


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  • Profile picture of the author salsym
    Originally Posted by newxxx View Post

    hi

    sorry for being a doofus - but i can not figure out how people surf around single-column blogs if there is no side bar connecting them to the various categories within the blog, or why people set up single column blogs?

    i know they have a purpose - but my adelpated brain can't figure out their usefulness for making sales if the blog has 100 pages in it
    A few posts of my blog I create as single column blog. I use Get response and on my subscription level, I get only one landing page. So, when I need to create a landing page without giving money to anybody, I create a post on my WordPress site and use it as landing page. I do it for this, Others may have their own reasons..
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    If the single column blog is otherwise easy to navigate, likely the blog owner has their reasons.

    If the blog is difficult to navigate, it usually means the blog owner read someone else's blog post touting the advantages of a single column site without understanding how to do it well.

    Or maybe the blog owner saw another, stacked blog on a tablet or mobile, and assumed he could only use a single column.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    It depends on what niche you are into and whether there is market demand for it.

    If I am promoting info products, I will certainly want articles, banners and optin boxes on my sidebar.

    If physical ones or CPA offers, just banners will suffice.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    I believe that simple "navigation" is a key that many people miss. It is of utmost importance. Figure it out... Forget whats cool. Direct people clearly to where you want them to go NEXT.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkybite
    I likely single column blog. It is the besst choose other one
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesjennifer
    I think It depends on blog design, but single column blog is not too much attractive, what are you thinking ?
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  • Single column blogs look better on phones and tablets. The sidebar, if it's too wide or has images, could be distorted on mobile. And if you don't have a lot of categories for your blog, you can put them on the header as part of the main menu. It looks cleaner that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayushi Choudhary
    Single Column Blog is the layout in which the blogs are written.
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestrategos
    Technically they are called full-width templates or pages. It is useful when you create a custom landing page or when you need complete control over your layout.
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  • Profile picture of the author UnkwnUsr
    If you're creating a blog with long guides then it really makes sense to have just one column, it will keep people's attention from wandering. Then you hit them with an email subscribe form when they have finished the article.
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