Blog Post Check List
Checklists keep us accountable. Countless times I have missed or forgotten one of these checklist items. I follow this list with every post I write and publish.
Why Is It Important To Be Consistent?
Google loves consistency and wants to see the SEO ranking markers in your posts. Keep doing the SEO items with every post when you put in the work you want to see results. Consistency will produce results.
Tasks Before You Post
To outrank my competitor, use your competitor’s information to rank above him. Like, use his video or a similar title.
- Topic-Find a topic that your followers will find of interest. Who are your readers? What do they want to see? Power Word list.
- Research keywords-once you find a topic, then check it out in Jaaxy. What keywords need to be in your title that will rank above your competitor? Find keywords that have +100 monthly searches and -100 QSR
- SERP competition research-once you find the keyword check it out on Google. What do the top 3-5 posts have that you can use to rank above them? For example, if they have a title that says “3 Best Ways To Rank On Google,” you can use “4 Best Ways To Rank On Google.”
- Article Research-Look at other articles that have the same information you have chosen to write in your article. You can look at their information and change it up a bit. Or you can look at five articles and incorporate all of the information to write yours. DO NOT copy any articles and DO NOT plagiarize your article. Write original content but use other articles as information only.
- Write a catchy title-Use your keyword along with other words that will grab attention. I have a list of power words that I will attach here also. You can use a powerful word to gain the interest of your readers. Look at other titles on the web as examples. Which title catches your eye first.
- Post article to correct category-You want google to see a flow of relevancy
- Featured image-One of the first things your readers will see is a featured image. Choose one that fits the article you are writing. You can use stock images. There are a few free sites where you can choose images. Unsplash is one of them. When you use site content to write your posts you will have thousands of free images to choose from.
- Meta title-Your site comes with the All-In-One SEO plugin. At the bottom, you can place your title into a meta title area.
- Meta description-again, you will find this within the All-In-One SEO area.
- Social meta image-this is the image that your readers see when you post your article to social media-Found within the All-In-One SEO area
- H2 Subheadings-these are like a chapter heading within your article. They tell Google and your reader what you will talk about next. Google loves H2 headings for direction.
- Internal links-why does google like internal links? Creates relevancy and cross-references and creates an internal site map for google to follow. They tell Google that you are proud of your site and your content.
- External links-is not an affiliate link, but it is a link to an authority site. Balance both internal and external links; for instance, if you have one internal, then have one external link. You can link to relevant articles on the web. One internal link and one external link is sufficient.
- Supporting images-find images that will break up the content. People are visual and need images to help them absorb your content.
- Alt description of each image-Before you put an image into a post, write what the image is. You do not need a keyword in the alt image. Describe your image as if you are talking to a blind person.
- Embed a video-This is optional, but it will keep people on your site longer which tells Google that people love your website and in turn, Google will want to show it to more people
- Call to action– what do you want your reader to do? Your readers need direction. It can be simple like “let me know your thoughts” to create engagement-maybe ask for comments. A call to action does not always need to be “buy something now.”
- Publish the post-Don’t overlook this step.
Tasks After You Post
- Fetch as Google, which is the same as submitting to index. You will do all of this in Google webmaster. You will find this training in
- Email broadcast-You may not have an email following at first, but when you do get one, be sure to send each new article to your readers.
- Get site comments-this step is significant for engagement. The cool part is Google adds comments and answers to your word count as part of your article. Comments can boost your ranking.
- Audience engagement-reply to each comment. When you reply promptly, Google will also see this and know that you are interested in your readers.
NO worries if this list sounds foreign to you. You will find how to perform each task in training. Kyle goes over everything you need to know to be a successful affiliate marketer. Please do take all of the training as there is helpful essential information in each session.
I am here for you when you need assistance. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I was a newbie once, and I know how you feel.