Most important Widgets to add on your blog’s Sidebar

on August 20, 2010 | Blog Social Media | Comments (0)

sidebar success Sidebars play a very important role in success of your blog. After MenuBar it is the next part of your blog that highlights your blog’s content. A good sidebar can surely help you to get more page views, engagement of readers, more earnings and much more. Here are the 4 most important widgets that are essential for a blog’s sidebar.

Recent Posts

Unlike menu bars, sidebars can display more text and highlight it to visitors. By showing Recent articles posted on your blog, you can easily get more page views and also help readers to check out latest articles without moving down the pointer to next pages. This widget is one of the most important sidebar’s widgets.


Everyone wants some earnings from his site/blog. What about you? Sidebars ads play a very important role in your earnings, place a medium square box on your blog’s sidebar and make it more useful.

Subscription Buttons

What’s better place to place subscription buttons than sidebars? Showing them on header section will make your blog’s appearance down and showing on footer section will make it useless. Put this box on your sidebar and see the effect. It is both useful for you and your readers.

Popular Posts

A bloggers writes a lot about latest happening in his field and also write not much useful articles. This makes your pillar articles disappear from the list. By showing this widget, you can easily highlight your best content and get more page views and more readers.

There are much more useful widgets that you can add on your sidebar but you should add them only if you need them. Above widgets are almost necessary for every blog. Other widgets may vary from blog to blog. Suggest us more widgets which can make our sidebar more useful.

David : Editor and Founder of I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and Social Media Management. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at