The Perfect SEO Blog Post Checklist

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  • 1.1 Blog Ideation
    • 1.2 Create Topic Ideas
    • 1. 3 Data Validation
      • 1.3.1 Autofill Check
      • 1.3.2 Autofill Competition
      • 1.3.3 Search Data; Adwords Keyword Planner, Moz Keyword Research
    • 1.4 Magnetic Title
  • 2.1 Content & Design
    • 2.2 Valuable Content 
    • 2.3 Competitor Comparison
    • 2.4 Skimmable Content
    • 2.5 Design Standards
    • 2.6 Call-To-Action
  • 3.1 SEO Implementation
    • 3.2 SEO Tool
    • 3.3 Focus Keyphrase
    • 3.4 SEO Title
    • 3.5 Meta Description
    • 3.6 Image Alt-Tags
    • 3.7 Keyword Density
    • 3.8 Permalink
    • 3.9 Headings
    • 3.10 Link Development
    • 3.11 Post Attributes
  • 4.1 Tracking & Improving
    • 4.2 Page Source Check
    • 4.3 Search Console Indexation
    • 4.4 Conversion Tracking 
    • 4.5 Analytics; Landing page traffic, page retention, etc.

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1.2 – Consider what your customers ask you frequently 

1.3.1 – Open an incognito browser and begin entering your keyphrase, does it auto-populate? Is there a variation that populates instead?

1.3.2 – Does your competition show up when you enter the keyphrase? Can you outrank the competitors if so? 

1.3.3 – Use the tool that matches your keyphrase (1-3 words; Adwords keyword planner, 3+ Moz keyword research)

Content & Design

2.2 – The highest priority is that you create something of value for your readers, nothing else works without this

2.3 – Compare your content to competitors and be sure the value is higher than a comparable 

2.4 – Almost every reader will skim the content, utilize headings and imagery to get your point across and garner interest in reading the specifics

SEO Implementation

3.1 – The focus keyphrase should have been decided in steps 1.2-1.4

3.4 – Hover over a tab in a browser to get a sneak peak at what an SEO Title looks like

3.6 – Upload your images with file names that match your keyphrase then add alt tags to the media

3.8 – Ensure your page title, permalink, and focus keyphrase are identified early to save yourself headache in the future

3.11 – Add in categories, tags, excerpts, etc. to add value and ease of navigation

Tracking and Improving

4.2 – Check the page source (right click page > Page Source) of your blog posts to see the SEO identifiers in action

4.3 – If Google Search Console isn’t set up on your site, do it right now. Utilizing this tool to ensure proper indexation of your blog posts is a must!

4.4 – A combination of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager should allow you to track specific conversions on each blog posts

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