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Simple About Me Page Examples

8 Simple About Me Page Examples

Did you know the about page is the most looked at page on your website?

8 Simple About Me Page Examples

Many people who visit your about me page are first-time visitors wanting to know if they should invest more time in you. So what should your about me page include? Well, a few things. Downloading this guide will help too.

Visual About Me Page

When you see nothing but text, you get bored and probably think, “I don’t want to read all of that!” I think it’s important to show who you are visually – whether it be through bigger, more unique text or an interesting photo of you. I love this about me page because of the clear headline, sub-headline, picture, and my favorite part – the “that’s me” with the arrow. simple-about-me-page-examples

Clear About Me Page

I’ve read about me pages before and have thought, “I still don’t know what this person does or if I need their services.” Some read like a company’s very broad mission statement. Be clear. When your audience is able to see who you are and what you do right away, they are more likely to act. I love this about me page, which also makes a great home page, because the first sentence is so clear. Do you need a web designer or not? If so, you’ll keep reading. If not, you’re in the wrong place. about-me-page I’m a big fan of this about me page too. Instead of explaining what the person does in the headline, it’s written as more of a tease. I love the skills bar graph and humor in it as well. I also got a kick out of the “Hire me. I’m really good.” examples-of-about-me-pages

Branded About Me Page

Make sure your about me page is on brand. Does it feature your brand’s colors? Your brand’s fonts? Everything should show your brand so when someone sees an image, they say, “Oh, that’s from (insert your name here).” about-me-template This one is so unique. It’s instantly recognizable and would be pretty difficult to confuse with another brand. how-to-write-an-about-me-page

Personal About Me Page

Yes, you’re probably looking at websites for professional business, not personal reasons. Still, it’s nice to see glimpses into people’s personal lives. I’m not just choosing Brandon Gaille’s about page because I’m a student of his, but because I really like his approach. The sub-headline hooks me. Yes, it’s a little longer than most, but his story is a little longer than most. It’s fitting. I also like that his about me page isn’t titled “about” or “about me.” Instead, it’s “read my story” and that title couldn’t be a better fit for him. about-me-pages-examples I’m a big fan of Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income. Never mind his about page, I love his entire site! It’s so clean and easy to navigate… but back to about pages. His about page shows another great example of sharing some of his personal life successfully. He doesn’t only explain his brand (professional), but shares a family picture (personal). Side note: My favorite part of his podcast episodes are the fun facts in the opening.  writing-an-about-me-page

Helpful About Me Page

I saved the best for last. The number one reason people are checking out your about me page is to see if you can help them – whether it be with a service you provide or product you sell.
The Femtrepreneur homepage acts as an about page and I think it’s brilliant. I’m also a student of Mariah Coz and have learned so much from her – including sharing value right away and she practices what she preaches. If you aren’t offering your audience help and telling them how you’re going to help them, they will leave. As soon as you visit Mariah’s site, you see “Tell me how I can help you!” followed by three options for solutions that fall under her expertise – growing an email list, conducting webinars, and creating, selling, and launching online courses. about-us-page I’m also a big fan of Melyssa Griffin and she does the same thing on her about me page. Right away, she asks what you need help with. If growing your audience, monetizing your passion, or standing out online is what you’re looking for, she’s got you covered! about-us-page-template While you’re here, visit my “about” page by clicking here. I include two things I didn’t mention above that I’m a big fan of:
  1. Video
  2. Call to action
Why video? Well, that’s kind of my thing. I’m a former on-air personality, so I feel comfortable in front of the camera and creating videos is something I do for clients. Plus, statistics show people are more likely to watch a video than reading text. I like to include a call to action as well… and that’s pretty common. You’re on my about page for a reason, so I want to make sure you act if you’re intrigued by what you see. By including a call to action there, you’re making things easier for the person visiting your site, which in turn, helps me out as well. about-me-template Over on my lifestyle blog, Christina All Day, I use a picture of me blogging and start the page by saying, “Hi, I’m Christina.” Check it out here! So, what simple about me page examples did you like the best?  
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3 Reasons you are NOT getting Traffic from Google (and what to do instead)

If you are running any sort of business online you need traffic. Otherwise, your website is really just a business card, right? When we talk about traffic, there are really only a few kinds that are reliable and consistent:
  • your mom
  • regular visitors (people who already know you and love your stuff)
  • visitors from ads (Google Ads, Facebook Ads, etc.)
  • Google Search
The rest are up and down, or kinda hit and miss – like:
  • social media (Tweets last minutes, Facebook makes you pay, Instagram is heading that way)
  • your site being mentioned on a big blog (I got mentioned by Social Media Examiner last month – that meant 3,000 visitors in a few days, but now… zero!)
Google on the other hand sends me 60-70% of my traffic month over month, consistently (and often growing). seo-traffic

Mistakes That Are Hurting Your SEO (And Google)

Google is a little sensitive these days, so you have to be careful you don’t do anything that could upset them! But, once you know a few of the easy to avoid mistakes, things start to go a lot smoother.

1. You Have Put Up A Big Fat “No Visitors” Sign

This is a killer. It is unlikely that you are doing this, but, if you are – Google will totally ignore you. Don’t stop reading now though, thinking you won’t have made this mistake. I just started working with a client recently and they were doing it. And they are certainly not the first. Zero Google traffic. OUCH! Google takes their cues from what you do on your website. And if you accidentally put up a NO VISITORS (which in SEO is called NO INDEX) they WILL not come by and visit. This means you will not appear in search results at all. How do you check this? 1. You can either head to this website and enter your URL OR 2. Head over to Google and type in the following…

site:yourwebsite.com

(or site:www.yourwebsite.com) if you use the www. What you should see is this: seo-site-index Ignore the first result, that is usually an ad from Google. But the rest should show your pages. And at the top, the number of pages/posts that Google is currently keeping in their index (showing in search results). If nothing comes up, then… YOU HAVE A BIG PROBLEM. Fixing it means getting someone technical involved to see what is stopping Google from indexing your site. If you use WordPress there is a checkbox you might have checked that does this. Or, it could be in your robots.txt (Don’t know what that is? Don’t worry, your tech guy/gal should.)

2. You Are Not Optimizing Your Content

Sounds kinda complicated, but it does not have to be. SEO optimization of your content (pages or posts) is quite a simple process. It involves putting your chosen “keywords” in the right places. That means:
  • The Title
  • The URL
  • The first 100 words
…and maybe a couple of other places in the content, maximum. Don’t do more. Because Google is crushing people for over-optimizing too – AKA too many keywords in your content. If you want to see what a little keyword optimization can do for you, check out a recent post I did on no follow SEO links. google-seo You can see in this picture above that the main keywords (NoFollow Links SEO) are present in all the right places. As a result, this post is already on page 1 for a number of keywords on Google. Tip: Ensure you are keyword optimizing all your pages and posts.

3. Spraying And Praying

The last one is a doozy. I see most bloggers or content creators (including myself in the past) doing this. In fact, I just pulled up a friend of mine doing this the other day. So, chances are, you might be doing it too. Spraying and praying – what do I mean by that? You write content, based on what you think is a good idea (keyword), without any research into whether people are actually searching for the topic. Sure, sometimes you just have to get something off your chest. Or, answer a burning question all your followers have been asking. However, if you are aiming to be found on Google, and get significant traffic as a result… You have to check if anyone is searching for what you are about to write. There are a bunch of ways to do this, but the simplest is to get yourself a Google Adwords account and use the Keyword Planner. Then, you can jump in and see if there is any “volume” (ie. searchers per month) for the idea you are thinking of writing about. google-keyword That is the first step in any decent keyword research. You also need to go a little deeper too (find related words, find out if you can even get to the top of Google, etc.) but that is way too much for one blog post. (You can read even more about creating the perfect SEO optimized content on my blog if you are adventurous!)

Putting It All Together

A lot of the big secrets of SEO are actually pretty simple. You just have to spend a little time doing some keyword research, optimizing your content, and making sure your website is on solid ground.   This is a guest post by Ashley Faulkes of Mad Lemmings.
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Why I’m saying NO to Stock Photos… kinda

Don’t get me wrong, I love stock photos. I could look at them all day long. One of my favorite things about blogging is choosing them, but I should focus on them less… and you should too. STOCK-PHOTOS It’s no secret using images in branding increases… just about everything – clicks, open-rates, sales, engagement – I could go on. Photography is very important in branding. Images can say so much more than words. Plus, people are visual. We like to see things! Posts with images get more clicks for a reason. Whether it be for yourself or your business, you need to use images in branding… personal images, not stock photos. south-florida-public-relations I have some stock photos for branding on my website, social media, and blogs. But do you know what works better? Using your photos for branding. I’m in the process of updating some of the images on my website, social media, and marketing materials to show my audience more of me and my brand. I recently teamed up with Sally Butanowicz of Timed Beauty in South Florida to get some more personal, branding pictures done. For these pictures, I chose a red dress (because the Media Maven color is red) and two graphic t-shirts (because I love graphic t-shirts) that basically spell out what I do – public relations and blog. south-florida-blogger This is why I think you should start saying no to stock photos… not all of them, just some of them: Your brand’s personality
  • Even though stock photos are beautiful, they are common. They tell the story of your industry, but not your brand because they don’t show you, your product, your service, your customers, your clients, etc. Pictures say a lot, but personal pictures showcasing your brand say more.
Your marketing materials
  • People do business with people they know, like, and trust. Because of that, you need to show them that person, whether it be the people behind the brand or the person who is the brand.
free-media Your competition
  • There is no competition. Anyone can use a stock photo, but no one can use a picture of you or your business. That’s your brand. It’s what sets yourself apart.
It’s all about the images and this infographic explains it perfectly. (It’s an image. Shocker.)     Branding is so much more than pictures. It’s font, colors, slogans, messaging, etc. When you figure out your brand and are ready to earn media exposure, use this guide. It’s what I use to earn clients publicity… and it works! When I started my business, I knew what my brand looked like in my head, but I didn’t carry it over to everything I created, posted, or printed. Now, I’m focusing on making everything look cohesive, so it’s recognizable. If not, what’s the point of having a brand?
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