11 Kickass Blog Homepage Examples, and Why They Work
By Melly Devent
Your homepage is without a doubt the #1 most important element on your website.
Because it is the most visited page on your entire site.
Keeping that in mind, you want your homepage to do certain things. Like:
- Describe briefly about your blog.
- Draw readers deeper into your blog.
- Get the email addresses of visitors.
- Build trust with visitors.
- Get your homepage to rank high in Google.
But let’s face it:
Your home page is still far away from that goal. And you’re not very happy with it.
And like Mr. T, sometimes you even get confused about it.
That is why, I’ve got 11 kickass blog homepages that you can model from. Plus, there’s a bonus at the end of this post, so look out for that.
1. Smart Passive Income
When it comes to building an online business, Pat Flynn is a familiar name.
And when you visit Smart Passive Income, it instantly shows his personality and expertise.
Why does it work?
So, there are a ton of things going on here. Let’s talk about them one-by-one.
- First of all, there’s a big image of Pat Flynn smiling at you, which right away makes him look trustworthy.
- Pat is sending most of his homepage traffic to a ‘start here’ page, and this is where he introduces himself and talks about his blog.
- If you scroll down to the end of the page, there’s a big call to action to capture email subscribers.
- Finally, you can’t remove your eyes from his web design. Its elegance and uniqueness easily illustrates his expertise.
2. Bryan Harris
I’m a big fan of Bryan Harris and his simple solutions to solve complex problems. The same is true for his homepage as well.
He has a unique and simple take to design a homepage that converts. He calls it an “Upside-down home page”.
Let’s see why it works.
Why it works
First things first, this homepage has only one purpose: Convert visitors into email subscribers.
If you look clearly, there are five different calls to action throughout the home page to serve that purpose.
Second, there’re no navigation links. He deliberately removed them and added them in the footer so as to remove any kind of friction.
He also uses a story to get the attention of website visitors. This story then leads those visitors to a huge call to action in the end.
To sum it up, I’d say Bryan has made his homepage look more like a landing page. And this is probably one of the reasons he has built such a huge audience.
3. Timothy Sykes
When you’re building your blog, you want to create epic content like:
- 95 Awesome Social Media Facts You Should Not Ignore
- How to Optimize Your Social Media Posts for Search Engines
- The Complete 101 List Building Strategies
So as to get more traffic.
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Source:: Juff Bullas Blog