In reviewing everyone’s comments last week about which day’s they would like to review it was unanimous that most people would like to review; all! I sat and was a bit surprised, but then I thought about it and the time I spent working on the challenge and thought: “Ya know, I completely understand how everyone wants to review it all again.” There is so much wonderful information in the 31 Day Challenge and the way Darren presents it is easy to read but as I said before it is almost like a spider web where he links and interlinks, *which “hello!” is what he is telling us to do, and you can see it “does” work if it is done properly. So I took a look at the list of days and thought about what everyone said they were looking for and came up with Day 14: Update a Key Page on Your Blog as our first-Redo.
Take the time to read what Darren has to say and then sit down and take a look at your site and all of your posts.
What are your 10 pages or post that you found the most important?
• Can you do this right off the bat? Or like me do you need to go and check this out.
• Obviously our Front Page is a no brainer, I would hope people took this seriously when we began the challenge but for one reason or another which I can completely understand might not have happened.
• Look at your header or logo does it need an update?
• Does it work with what your elevator speech has to say?
• Can someone sum up your site by looking at your Home Page?
The second Page that I recently received may hits on is my “About Page” which I worked on during our last go round.
• Did you work on your About Page?
• What changes did you make?
I have a little confession to make now to our wonderful group, on Friday’s when I ran my contests I tried very very hard to find people’s email addresses. I decided if someone didn’t leave their email address I would “attempt” to find it and if I could I would enter them but I was really surprised at how many people did not have a Contact Page with their email information. I then understood the importance of having a Contact Page; what if I was a Book Agent, or a PR Agent? Anyone who I couldn’t have gotten in touch with might have missed that “one time call” that could have changed their life.
That reminds me of the time that Oprah called my husband and he missed her call! He had been waiting a longgg time to get that call, understandably. However, that was it; he tried to get back in touch with “her people” but when you miss that one call sometimes it is harder to get a second chance. True story, just put it into bloggy perspective. Don’t miss the call or in our case could be e-mail. Contact Page people!
High Traffic Pages: Google Analytics has become my new found friend. I try very hard not to take it so personal with the bounce rate but now understand these a bit better and really take to heart where people are coming from to my site and what posts they go to and leave from.
• So what are the highest traffic pages on your site?
• Do you know how people get there?
Other Key Pages: Advertise with us, Recommended Readings, or Subscribe Pages. Take the time to review these if you have them and if you don’t and think they will help people navigate through your site and spend more time there write one!
Remember; Key Pages could bring you the call that changes your life; don’t miss it by not having one!
Homework for the week:
1. Update a page or two
2. Leave a comment here with the link(s) to the page(s).
3. Review the link to the person who commented before you here and leave a comment for them on how you think this helped you navigate through their site.