We all have our own ways of setting up our blog.
Some have the blog posts listed on the home page, some have a static page.
But other than your blog posts, the most important pages are as follows. Google expects to see and will give your blog extra credence if they are found.
This is the page where you tell your visitor what you do with any data they give you.
You can see my privacy page by clicking in the link below and copy it if you wish.
You also need to add a ‘Disclaimer’ page. This is the page that stipulates what you mention on your blog may not suit everyone and not everyone will get the same results. Click the link below to see my disclaimer page and you can copy it:
I believe in being totally open and honest with my visitors. If I am going to make some income from someone clicking on a link on my site, I like to tell them and so should you. This page tells my visitors that I make an income using affiliate links on my blog. Click the link below to see my “Affiliate Disclosure” page and you can copy it:
As I say I believe the above 3 pages, Privacy, Disclaimer and Affiliate Disclosure are ‘must-have’ pages and Google looks for such pages.
However, there are 2 more that I have recently added to my site:
Material Reprint – Licensing Center
I was getting fed up of people copying my blog posts…so I thought I would add this page:
It may help deter some people from copying my content or at least I can contact them and demand some money from them.
This one I only added the other day. I was in discussion with a client of mine and the question came up about testimonials and the FTC Guidelines.
After a while the client asked, “Whether the FTC guidelines for testimonials were relevant for blogs?”
I’ve never really thought about it…until the question was asked.
But they must be relevant…so I added my testimonial disclaimer page:
Important: If you do decide to use any of my pages (Privacy, Disclaimer, Affiliate Disclosure, Material Reprint – Licensing Center, Testimonial Disclaimer) as the basis for yours, please make sure you change any relevant text to mention your blog site, your email addresses and not mine!
(Oh and I won’t come after you for copying these specfic pages!).
What’s your views? Any specific pages we should be adding?
Please share your views in the comments below.