Create a Sneeze Page for Your Blog – #31DBBBDay18

Little girl is blowing her noseCreate a — a what??? A sneeze page. It’s a term coined by Darren Rowse, and makes perfect sense once you know what it is.

Contrary to what I thought on seeing this title, a “sneeze page” is not a “squeeze page”.

A SQUEEZE page is designed to encourage someone to buy your product or service.

A SNEEZE page is designed to propel, or “sneeze”, your reader deep into your blog, to posts that have long disappeared into the archives. Posts you spent valuable time writing, which had a brief moment in the spotlight before being buried and long forgotten. Posts you’d like to remind your readers of, or bring to the attention of those who may never have seen them in the first place.

BENEFITS OF A SNEEZE PAGE

Not only will this bring some of your best archived posts back to life, but it’s good for SEO, helping your posts to rank a little higher on Google. It may also lead to others linking back to these posts.

TYPES OF SNEEZE PAGES

A Themed Sneeze Page collates your best information on a single idea, category or theme.

A Time-Related Sneeze Page is based around a defined period of time, such as a “best of”, or a roundup of posts from the previous week or month.

A Retro Sneeze Page shows of a number of posts from a particular point in your blog history, such a post highlighting blog posts from a year ago.

A Series Sneeze Page involves writing a series of interlinked blog posts exploring a topic over a period of time. This is a great way to bring together a whole series into one place. An excellent example is Darren Rowse’s Blogging Tips for Beginners.

Do you have a sneeze page on your blog? Can you think of some other examples of types of sneeze pages?

I’d love to hear what you think of this challenge, in the comments below! And if you’ve found value in this post, be sure to share it on your favourite social media.

Willena Flewelling

Comments

  1. Hello Willena, First off I want to welcome you back to PAC, I have certainly missed your Awesomeness…

    Now for this post, OH MY Your Title just drew me right on in. HUM?? Not what I was expecting at all.. Actually I had no idea what to expect HEHE.

    I have never heard the term Sneeze Page before, and found this to be very helpful.. We do indeed have a lot of blog posts that we have spent time writing just sitting there..

    So what a great way to get them back to life..
    Love This
    Great Share
    Thanks
    Chery :))

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