Don't Publish Your Blog Until You Do This Checklist!

Last Update: April 08, 2019

A HANDY DANDY CHECKLIST THAT WILL INCREASE TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG.

I thought it would be helpful to you if I shared a list I made and use for each and every blog post I write. I actually have a "Before" and "After" Checklist. This way, I make sure I have completed each task I need to before I hit "Publish," and the steps I take afterwards to promote my blog.

BEFORE YOU PUBLISH:

1. Quality of Writing: Write a post that is beneficial to your reader, and that uses keywords and has a persuasive tone. Get friendly!

2. For Easy Reading: Make sure your text is divided into small sections of no more than 300 words in each section, and use headings for each.

3. Internal Linking: Link to previous blog posts from within your text that relate to what you're talking about.

4. Discussion: Ask questions within the text to prompt interaction in the comments section.

5. A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Upload appropriate and related "brand" images that are SEO worthy.

6. Alt Tagging: Fill out the Alt Text in your images. They will also be picked up by the Search Engines. Make sure they are keywords or keyphrases. (NOTE: The Alt Texts are highly used by Pinterest Search Engines.)

7. Brand Each Post: Choose and add a "featured" image to each blog post. This will be one certain image that you use on all your posts-- as your sort of emblem that ties all your posts together. (I use the image on my logo with my website name.)

8. Rock the Search Engines: Make sure your post is SEO Stellar!

9. Eliminate Errors: Proofread at least 3 times.

10. Optional: You can also produce and embed a related video into your post, connecting it from YouTube. To learn more, follow along with Jay's April Webinars. Here is his first one: Introduction to YouTube Marketing

AFTER YOU PUBLISH: (This is just my routine--you may have your own.)

1. Pin Your Posts: Use Rich Pins and Pin each post's images to Pinterest. You may want to make a copy and edit them to fit vertically. (Using Rich Pins allows you to add more SEO-rich content. Pinterest will walk you through setting them up.)

2. Share in Group Boards: Now Pin these Rich Pins to Group Boards that are topic-related.

3. Social Sharing: Share your post on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. (You may want to Tweet your post several times on Twitter.)

4. Communication: Respond to any comments you get in a timely manner.

5. Analytics Tracking: Check the analytics to track your engagement.

6. Repeat Pins: Re-Pin your post images in Pinterest in a couple months, or as often as you see fit.

7. Affiliate Marketing: You may add affiliate links if and where you set fit.

Here's a training I wrote to guide you on Pinterest. Pinterest Points

Also, a good friend of mine here has written an awesome post with more helpful writing tips!

From LaurenJean:

How to Improve Your Writing Skills to Wow Your Readers

There you have it!

I hope this Checklist has been helpful in assisting you with your blog process!

PLEASE LIKE and SHARE, if you wish, to INFORM others! Thank You!

Erin :)!

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JaneMahlehle Premium
Thanks a bunch Erin 🌷
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Dear One! Love the tulip! xo

Erin :)!
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JaneMahlehle Premium
😊
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Dhind1 Premium
Nice list Erin,

I will incorporate into my blog posting.
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herinnelson Premium
Glad it will help you out, Alex! Nice to see you!

Erin :)!
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Elaine28 Premium
Thank you, i will keep in mind! Thanks for sharing!
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herinnelson Premium
That's great, Elaine! You're so welcome, my dear! xo

Erin :)!
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apache1 Premium
Thank you, Erin, a vital and essential list to have next to you

Well done

Andre
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, Andre--and thank you!

Erin :)!
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apache1 Premium
No Thank you Erin a much-needed list as I said for many to have nearby.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Andre :))
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herinnelson Premium
What a nice reply to my reply, Andre! This has been a great weekend! Hope yours was, too!
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apache1 Premium
You deserve the accolades and yes I had a nice weekend glad you did too.
blessings :))

Andre
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TherapyJet Premium
Great info, thanks Erin
Jane
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Jane! xo Nice to have you come by!
Erin :)!
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