Hey Guys, As you know that writing a blog post is not a joke right?
Yes, while you blog at that time you are performing multiple roles for your blog all alone. B
ut, what if after performing multiple tasks on your article, you are not getting actual results which you have expected from your blog.
Most of the issues you can resolve by having this “15 Points Blog Post Checklist Before to Hit Publish.“
So my friend, If you are really looking to write exclusive, lovable, search engine friendly article.
Trust me this Blog Post Checklist is for you only.
I know maybe you are looking for something quicker solution for your search engine friendly article but in this blog post checklist, some points you will find fixes the major issue very quickly for your next blog post.
And Don’t worry my friend. You can also download my free printable pdf guide to fix on a wall in front of you so that you never make mistake again while writing your next article. So let’s start…
BLOG POST CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU HIT PUBLISH
1. Use Keywords in Your Blog Title
Your blog post title is the first view which occurs in front of your targeted audience. So it becomes necessary to write the title very carefully. The best way to make the attractive title is to use the numbers or steps you have described in your article to resolve an issue.
Don’t forget to add your focus keyword in your blog post title. By adding focus keywords you are optimizing your blog post for SEO or Search Engine Optimization.
2. Use Keywords in Your Slug & Meta Description
Are you familiar with Slug? If don’t, let me introduce you about the Slug, It’s actually a link to your article like this post’s URL.
Also, the meta description is very important it must be to max 140 characters and must include your focus keyword in your meta description and show the visitor that your content exactly what they are looking for.
Have a look at the below image so that you can get the pictorial view of everything that I said above.
In the above image (1) is showing the blog post title having keywords and (2) is showing slug that is the link to your blog article having focus keywords and at last (3) the meta description which indicates the visitor about the article and must have less than 140 characters.
3. Optimize Images to load faster
Image optimization is another and very very important step to make your blog article search engine friendly and to load faster.
So Do you know what is Image Optimization?
Image optimization is to compress the images in JPEG or PNG format to the best minimum possible size.
Ex. For example, there is an image having 1.2 MB size, which normally takes a lot of time to load, while the same compressed images would have size around 200KB and it would be loaded faster.
This would speed up your website loading time and you can do this without loosing the quality of the image.
There is one good thing is that you don’t need to pay for any software to compress or optimize images for SEO.
4. Deep Links to Your Previous Blog Posts
Deep links are generally the internal links of your blog post. You must link your article to the previous article and make Internal linking a habit.
The reason behind the internal linking is that when you submit your blog to search engine it also crawls the link have in your article, and while you create internal links it appears again and again while crawling.
Another very important matter of internal link is when someone reading your article and you have made an internal link the chances of opening that article too rises more than 100%.
It decreases your Bounce Rate, Increases Engagement and Call To action on your blog.
5. Add “alt” tag to all images
According to Google “Google spiders are not able to crawl images, so to optimize your images it must have alt tag”.
And It would be Cherry on the cake when you add your focus keywords on your images alt tag.
Here is your quick guide to adding “alt” tag to your images.
6. Open External Links in a New Window
To decrease your bounce rate and increase the engagement it is necessary to keep your visitors on your website and if you added any external link or affiliate links to your website. That link must be open in a new tab so that your visitor will not leave your web page and read the complete article you have written.
7. Use Royalty-Free Images in your Blog
If you are serious about your blog or website.
You must have royalty-free images in your blog to run safe online and to avoid any copyright issue on your website.
Royalty-free images are basically the images based on the creative commons license and free for anyone to use without any credit note.
we have shared some sources to grab royalty-free images.
These are the best sources for public domain pictures.
8. Use Proper Image Thumbnail for Social Media
While you share your blog post on social media, often it happens that your feature images automatically added in your post but that feature image is not properly displayed.
So it becomes necessary to add the display picture according to the instructed by the social media medium like facebook and twitter. So that when you share your blog post on social media, it fits on the screen and visible to everyone.
It becomes very easy to add social media thumbnails in your blog post with SEO by Yoast WordPress plugin.
9. Divide Articles using Proper Headings H2, H3
It is the best way to show the people what are they going to achieve in your article, a complete sitemap of the blog post.
However, another way which is also search engine friendly and helps you a lot to decrease your bounce rate is that your blog article must be divided into several heading sections.
Headings must have in H2 or H3 sizes and at least one of them must have your focus keywords. This is the most recommendable step and should be followed because it also makes your article optimized for Search Engine.
10. Must have proper Call to Action
If you are offering something to your readers or you have a blog for e-commerce product promotion or anything else.
In this case, you should have the proper call to action button in your blog article, that must be easily visible and proper link to your product or subscription page.
Proofreading makes your blog post more accurate. Once you have written something on your article preview your blog and read what you have written so far.
When you make proofreading a habit, it becomes very useful and you also get the ideas to improve your article and what is missing in your article.
However you will also find some bad issues like a spelling mistake or anything else which you will find while exploring Askmeshout, But as I said it decreases errors you made in the article. If you find any mistakes don’t forget to drop comments below to correct that issues. I will fix that as soon as possible.
12.Correct Grammer Mistakes use Grammarly
Grammarly is the most useful google chrome extension ever you can find on chrome. It automatically detects the errors and helps you to resolve in the content you have written.
Grammarly makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective and mistakes free.
13.Preview Before Publish
In our next blog post checklist, another important parameter is to preview your blog post before publishing.
It helps you to resolve the alignment of the images and to check all the links in the blog post article and as said above perform the proofreading tasks to avoid errors and for grammar and spelling mistakes grammarly is there to assist you.
14. Add Related keywords
To determine the most effective variations of your primary keywords or focus keyword search your focus keyword in google and scroll down to find the related content.
These related keywords are not only related to your focus keyword, but these are related because they are the most searched in the search engine which is also related to your article.
This is another most effective points in our Blog Post Checklist. Explore the screenshot below to understand more.
15. Lazy Load Comments
In our blog post checklist, the last step is to make the comments loading be lazy.
It means do not display all the comments on one page because it affects your page loading speed. To resolve this issue go to settings -> Discussion panel and enable break comments to multilevel pages.
It would break your comments into multiple pages and boosts your article loading speed.
So my friend, This is the Blog Post checklist you must follow before publish any blog posts from now onwards. For your reference, I have made a PDF file of “15 Points Checklist before to Hit Publish” Just download that completely free and paste on a wall in front of you.