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11 Aug How to Create a Resource Page for Your Blog

Think of a resource page as a one stop destination for your readers to get to know you and the overall theme of your blog. It can establish you as an expert, boost traffic and add to your list subscribers. When you create a resource page it takes a bit if time and research to aggregate the content. Think of it as a very long, SEO-optimized blog post. Below you’ll find suggestions on what type of content to include on your blog’s resource page and link to samples.

How to Create a Resource Page for Your Blog

Select popular, informative content. A resource page can answer your readers’ frequently asked questions, provide a list of tutorials and how-to blog posts. If there’s a question your audience asks you over and over or a topic that does very well on your blog, list related content when you create a resource page.

Provide external links. Create a resource list of non-profits organizations related to the overall topic of your resource page. Provide state, federal and international government resources too.

List books and downloads.  Have you or someone you trust written a book about a popular topic on your blog? Create a book resource list an use Amazon affiliate links. If you’ve created a free download or found other relevant content for download, add it to the resource page too.

Answer questions about blogging & social media. Although your blog’s focus may be parenting or parenting, you probably get questions about starting a blog. A resource page about creating a blog can help you keep your blog on theme, while devoting a dedicated space to help future content creators. This is also an ideal space to add affiliate links to web hosts and themes so you can earn an income from purchases through your site.

Promote it. Once your blog’s resource page is live and edited, you have to let your audience know that it’s there. Create a sidebar button, add it in the menu of your blog, connect to it on your about me page.  or considering adding a pop up, add it to your email signature, pin a link to the top of your Twitter profile and Facebook page

Get subscribers. Add a subscription box to the resource page to build your list and keep readers coming back for more relevant content.


RELATED TOPIC: List Building Basics for Bloggers

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Sample Resource Pages

We have a blogging tools and resources page that show bloggers how to monetize, grow their audience and refers useful tools.

Online Marketing Expert Pat Flynn has a resource page on SmartPassiveIncome.com and Darrin Rowse has a blogger resource page for Problogger.net.

Leave a link in the comments if you have a resource page on your blog. We’ll share it on The Network Niche social media

If you haven’t created a resource page yet, what’s holding you back?

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Joyce Brewer
joyce@mommytalkshow.com

Follow Joyce Brewer on Twitter: @MommyTalkShow. The Emmy award-winning TV journalist video blogs about parenting and family-friendly Atlanta events on MommyTalkShow.com.

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