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How To Create a Resource Page For Your Blog #MyBlogU

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resource-pageThis whole month we are going to talk about different types of content pages you can crest to make your blog a better resource attracting links, shares and traffic.

Today we’ll start with the easiest, yet probably the most useful one: a resource page.

Examples of a Resource Page

There is no shortage of examples of awesome resource pages out there. Here are a few for you to get inspired:

Create an Amazing Resource Page Using MyBlogU

Here are the steps:

  • Go through your site old content, your eBooks, your guest posts, pick the most ever-green ones and very carefully compile an index of what you find
  • Open a new MyBlogU Brainstorm project and ask users to send you links to free tools, infographics, etc. and keep adding them to your resource page as they come
  • Add your resource page to your MavSocial “MavRepeater” Campaign, or DrumUp, or TweetJukeBox for it to be tweeted repeatedly (based on your set schedule) for a while

Here’s a good example of a resource page using a brainstorm project: How to find profitable niche via @BuzzNitrous

Tips for a Good Resource Page

The Right Amount Of Information

Some topics will require less data than others. The general idea here: Make it an ultimate recourse without overwhelming the reader.

Which is what is important to keep in mind… how much is the right amount. For the topic of changing your entire way of eating, it makes sense for a resource page to be huge. But for less involved subjects you could get away with a fraction, giving your reader exactly what they need.

Logical Subheadings

Break your resources into categories: This will make the page easier to use. You can break the resources by a subtopic, by type (Guides, Discussion Boards, Blogs, Downloads, etc.)

Easy Navigation

One of the most important issues that arise with resource pages is navigation. You want links to different points along the page, attached to headers to give people quick access. On the top of the post should be a table of contents menu with active links.

A button to let you move up a section or to the top of the page is also helpful. At the end, consider giving them the ability to download the resource page as a PDF with active links, so they have keep the data on hand.

You can use this plugin to create navigation based on your subheading structure.

Subscription Halfway Through The Content

Halfway through your content, just after the area readers would most likely skip to, offer a subscription box to your newsletter.

This is also a good place for ads to paid content, like ebooks on the same topic. It gets their attention better than at the end, and it is less aggressive than having it at the beginning.

Visuals

A good way to make your resource page more useful and more enjoyable to use is to include some visuals: Not too many (Otherwise they will be too distracting) but just enough to add value.

Do you have any tips for making a high quality resource page? Let us know in the comments!

One Response so far.

  1. Few days ago I also created resources page with all necessary things required for new bloggers. I am not using it for affiliate sales now that’s why only share that page if someone ask basic things related to blogging.

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