What’s a pillar page and why should every website have one? This blog will discuss pillar pages in-depth, from what they are, to why you should have one, and how to create one. Keep reading to find out how they can help your business build credibility and improve relationships with current and future customers.
What Is A Pillar Page?
To put it simply pillar pages are web pages that contain information about a specific topic with relevant subtopics on it. These subtopics are clickable hyperlinks within the text body that will transfer someone to various pieces of content. For example, let’s say your topic is about the mechanics of baseball. You would have subtopics underneath baseball for subjects related to baseball like how to pick the right equipment, how to catch a ball, how to hit a baseball, etc and within those text bodies on the page, there will be clickable links to other more specific pieces related to the subtopic.
Your main topic should be a popular keyword. This will drive traffic to your pillar page via clicks. This keyword should also be mentioned in the image alt text, h1 tags, URL, and title.
Here’s an example of a pillar page for more context. There is body text about the main topic with a clickable link to a more detailed piece of content about fonts, logos, and colors.
When Should You Create A Pillar Page?
A pillar page should be created when you have enough content on the topic that you can flesh it out. Pretend you know nothing about the topic, would you be able to go to your pillar page and learn enough about the topic to have a comfortable conversation about many facets of the topic. If the answer is yes, then you have enough content for a pillar page. If the answer is no, create additional pieces of content with the intent of publishing that information on your pillar page.
There is such a thing as a 10x pillar page. What do you ask is the difference between a regular pillar page and a 10x pillar page? A 10x pillar page simply means your pillar page is 10x (10 times) better than the best pillar page on the chosen topic. This is the ultimate goal when creating a pillar page.
What Is A Pillar Page Good For?
A pillar page can serve as a landing page for a specific topic you’re trying to market. They are beneficial for email marketing, webinars, or paid ad purposes.
Creating a pillar page not only makes you seem credible but people will use you as a resource for that topic.
Steps To Create A Pillar Page
- Choose a topic
- This should be broad but not too broad
- Choose your subtopics and write them or repurpose them from your old content
- Add hyperlinks where relevant in the body text
- Build your pillar page
- Share your new awesome content!
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How Long Should A Pillar Page Be?
A pillar page should have body text ranging between 2000-5000 words. The text should relate to the main topic, but it shouldn’t go fully into detail. That’s what you have the hyperlinks to other content you’ve created for.
Extra Features To Add To Your Pillar Page
This is a bar that appears on the page under the URL that shows a reader how far they are into the article.
Last updated line
Let your readers know how up to date their content is by updating your pillar page with a description saying when the page was last updated
Offer a PDF download of the pillar page
This creates a document someone can print or easily email or share on social media.
Include a video at the top of your pillar page. Videos are the best way to intrigue readers and keep them on your page.
Table of contents
This can be at the top of the page or on the side of the page as the reader scrolls through. This is designed so a reader can easily know what section they’re on as well as skip easily to sections they would like to read.
Format your pillar page in small snippets
A wall of text is extremely daunting and disinteresting to a reader. Make your content more appealing and digestible by keeping the text chunks between 2-4 sentences, using bullets, or numbered lists.
Include a ‘back to top’ button
No one likes excessive scrolling. Make it easy for readers to get back to the top of your page with a clickable ‘back to top’ button.
Contact Us To Design Your Pillar Page
Gain email subscribers, market your self using paid ads, and present yourself as a thought leader with a pillar page today. If you need help designing a professional pillar page we can help you with that. Contact us online or by phone. We have two offices to serve you. The Tampa location phone number is (813) 556-7990 and the Las Vegas location phone number is (702) 515-2057.