The sidebar, that beautifully placed rectangle glued to the side of your webpage. It beckons to you, makes you want to explore and provides you with valuable information on every single page. At times it provides a conveniently placed gateway to all of your social media. At other times it gives users of your site a beautiful gallery to look at. Most of the time, it organizes all of your latest blog posts into a concise, organized and efficient presentation of navigation. Most of the sites we make at authenticWEB have a sidebar somewhere. This is no accident.
If you look to the right hand side of the site your on right now, you’ll find a sidebar in its natural habitat. Look at how majestically it presents all of the posts available for viewing on our blog. Imagine how difficult it would be to navigate our blog without it. Would you become irritated and leave? I would guess the answer is yes. The sidebar has become an important part of most modern websites, especially those with a blog. Having a sidebar as part of your website design makes it easier for your users to find what they are looking for will lead to them staying on your website for a longer amount of time. This will ultimately improve your SEO.
Here are a few links to sites with interesting Sidebars: