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Create A Sneeze Page For Your Articles
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Create a sneeze page for your articles.

Sneeze pages show off your previously published content.

Have you wondered how you can get the most bang for your buck with the articles you’ve submitted?

Have you ever wished that you could somehow make something extra out of your articles, something that you could offer to the visitors of your website?

Have you ever wished for a way to direct readers to your other articles, knowing that you had much more information that would be valuable to them?

Have you ever thought, “I have written soooo many articles, I can’t even keep track of what topics I’ve covered and which I haven’t!”

Are you new to Article Marketing and just getting in the swing of things, and longing for a way to categorically organize and build your arsenal of online content?

If any of these scenarios applies to you (and my hand is up for pretty much all of them), then a sneeze page might be exactly what you need.

What’s a sneeze page?

I have to thank Darren Rowse at Problogger for enlightening me as to what a sneeze page was.

The idea of a sneeze page is simple–it’s basically a way to show off your previously published content.

A key element of a sneeze page is that it’s organized–each sneeze page is on a specific topic or for a specific readership.

Examples:

Here are some examples of ones I’ve created:

Article Writing: How To Find Great Topics

SEO Resources For Article Marketers

How To Create A Resource Box: The Ultimate Guide

I’ve created these sneeze pages for my blog, but you can do the same thing for your articles.

What Is The Purpose Of This?

  • Your online content is easily accessible to readers.
  • You get optimum use from your articles–you’re not just submitting them and forgetting about it. After you submit them, your articles then work on your website/blog as a catalog of content for your readers.
  • You drive readers further and further into your content.
  • You may notice holes in your content–topics that you need to cover but haven’t yet or topics that you need to cover more thoroughly.
  • Your sneeze pages can be great resource box lures–if you’re submitting another article on that topic, you can link to the sneeze page where the reader can continue reading your other articles on the same topic.
  • Sneeze pages are SEO friendly–linking to your articles can help grow their search engine ranking.

Creating Your Own Sneeze Pages:

Look at your list of articles–you have been (hopefully) writing on the topic of your website, and under that general topic you will notice sub-topics emerging. In the examples above, I have a lot of resources on Resource Boxes and also on how to find great article topics and tons of info on SEO as it relates to article submissions.

Previously, all this information was scattered all over the place and not available anywhere as a cohesive collection neatly organized into topics and sub-topics.

Even within these sub-topics under the larger topic of Article Marketing, I was able to break it down into more defined topics. For example, on the sneeze page called “Article Writing: How To Find Great Topics”, I have these sections:

  • Getting started (section for beginngers)
  • SEO & Article Topics
  • Article Writing Formulas
  • Using Blogs, E-Books, and other Online Content To Generate Article Ideas

Under each sub-heading, I included a list of links and a brief description of what the resource covers.

Try this with your own articles–if you’re like me you’ll be amazed at how much content you’ve written on some very niche specific topics. I love the feeling of gathering it all in one place, like a reference page for all of my content. It’s a very satisfying feeling!

Publicizing Your Sneeze Page:

Here are some ideas for how to use your sneeze pages:

Step 1: Publish on your blog or website. If you have a traditional website, you could have a Training Page or a Resources Page or a My Articles page–make it so that this page is readily visible from your menu. If you have a blog, you can publish the sneeze page on your blog, then link to the sneeze pages from one page on your website.

Step 2: If you have a blog, you can add a section in the side bar entitled “The Best Of [Your Blog]“, under which you would link to your sneeze pages. If you have a traditional website, you can have a link from your menu going to the page on your website that houses the links to the sneeze pages.

Step 3: If you’re feeling gung-ho, you can also morph each sneeze page into an individual Squidoo lens. I have one Squidoo lens called The Ultimate Guide To Article Marketing, and have had a lot of success with it. It took a while to put it together with all the photos and stuff, but it was worth it. It’s a great way to bring further attention to your articles.

I have meant to make more Squidoo lenses, but I just hadn’t gotten to it. Then, as I was looking at my sneeze pages, I thought “The sneeze page is basically an outline for a Squidoo lens! It would be so easy to make one after I’ve already taken the time to organize the content.”

As Simple As You Want To Be:

If this appeals to you, then just start out by creating a “sneeze page” on your website or blog, and make it so that the link to the sneeze page is easily visible to readers visiting your website/blog. Then, if you want to go the extra mile, create more and more sneeze pages based on your topics and the unique needs of your different sets of readers.

You can be as simple or complicated as you want to be.

What I like about this approach is that it helps keep me focused–my goal is to blanket a niche topic with my articles, and the sneeze pages help me see what topics I need to cover more thoroughly.

What do you think–will you try this?

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10 Responses to “Create A Sneeze Page For Your Articles”

  1. very good post and interesting strategy Ihave article marketed alot but have not used this approach but am excited to put it to use.

  2. Vicky Lewy says:

    Yeh! I definitely try this! Thanx for information!

  3. judy cullins says:

    Thanks for another useful article. I’m wondering about duplicate content rule and having articles on our site? We took all 300 of mine off my site and just submitted to EA, I know it’s your competition, haha.

    I love article market and have used it for 9 years, even wrote a updated book on it in 2008-
    “Advanced Article Mkg- Web 2.0 Updated Secrets”

    I want to keep learning from you-maybe change my mind on some of this.

    Judy Cullins, book and internet mkg coach

  4. Steve Shaw says:

    Hi Judy,

    Thanks for your question–any time you place your article on an article directory, you will encounter duplicate content. That is the nature of an article directory–it is on the directory so that publishers can reproduce it on their own sites.

    But for your own site, I would advise keeping the content as unique as possible–ideally no more than 10% of the content on your own website should be from content that is also available on other sites.

    If you have content on your own site that you want to put on a directory, then it’s a good idea to change the articles up a bit before submitting them.

    Oh, and there’s no competition with Ezine Articles ;) They are an article directory, and we are an automatic article submission service–so, it’s apples and oranges. We love EA!

  5. That’s a great idea! I’m currently designing a blog for a writer who is a paid contributor to Ezine and another online magazine. I already have implemented some of these suggestions but now I’m getting new ideas for linking etc. so she can get the most out of her work.

  6. I confess that I don’t get the origin of the play on words.(sneeze vs squeeze)

    But I also have to confess it is extremely memorable. I’ll never be able to forget it.

    The cool part is it’s ability to help you organize your stuff. That’s a feat not easily accomplished.

    I’ll study it some more, and see if it really can do that.

    Thanks much, James

  7. ohwhatfun says:

    Great information. I have been wondering how to organize my content and how I could get that to my visitors at http://www.ohwhatfunbirthdayparties.com. This is the solution. Thanks!

  8. doug says:

    Yes, I will definitely try this method. I think it’s a great idea!

  9. i will try doing what you have said and will give you feed back on it definitely so that others will inspire to do the same too. Keep it up!

  10. That’s a really clever strategy to drive traffic to your articles. I will definitely start to use it.

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