Checklist For Search Engine Optimization

Last Update: May 15, 2020

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To get ranked on the search engine, it is something that can be achieved by just following the rules. It is not magic. Through experience and learning from experts here at Wealthy Affiliate, this checklist is compiled for reference.

Having a checklist is a good and easy way to make sure nothing is missed for SEO:

  1. Post title includes targeted keyword and it is catchy enough to attract people to click
  2. Meta title includes targeted keyword
  3. Meta description includes targeted keyword
  4. Social media title includes targeted keyword
  5. Social media description includes targeted keyword
  6. Make sure targeted keyword is in the first paragraph of the post
  7. Make sure image Alt Tag includes the targeted keyword
  8. Make sure image Alt title includes the targeted keyword
  9. Include at least one external link to Wikipedia or other authoritative website
  10. Include at least one internal link to other page of your website
  11. Embed a Youtube video that is relevant to your post
  12. Upload one social image within All-in-one SEO's social settings
  13. Include a strong call to call at the end of the post to boost engagement
  14. Avoid inserting affiliate link on the post you want to rank, instead centralise your affiliate links in one product review post
  15. Include the review snippets if it is a review post
  16. Only target one keyword for one post, avoid targeting multiple keywords as it would confuse google.
  17. Request indexing on Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tool
  18. Share the post link on social media including reddit, facebook, twitter, youtube's community section.

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Wow, this is very helpful, thank you, Isaac!

Isaac, this is an ideal checklist!

As Bolupe said, the only thing I would add is to use an effective SEO tool.

I am guilty of including affiliate links in my posts and realise that it hurts my Google ranking.
As a result, I have started to do internal links to a review or affiliate post.

Rankings are now on the way back up.

Thank you for sharing!

Cassi

Hi Cassi,

What is the best effective SEO tool?

Thank you!

Monica

Monica, I would suggest:

Yoast
RankMath or,
All-In-One SEO

I use AIO.

Cassi

Excellent checklist Isaac! Thanks for writing this.

Your checklist is excellent for me. There are some I always not follow, thank you.

Great List here. I'll add use a good SEO tool.

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