SEO Website Checklist This is for setting up a new WordPress website.

Last Update: December 02, 2014

SEO Website Checklist
This is for setting up a new WordPress website.

-Know Your Main Keyword
-Install & Enable Plugins:
All in one SEO
Google XML Sitemap
Ping Optimizer
Robots Meta
Jetpack by WordPress.com
-Install Preferred Theme - I use Thesis
-Settings > General
Site Title Keyword (Add Keyword Only)
Tag Line (Small Blurb About Site)
WordPress Address (URL) & Site Address (URL)
Add www if domain is short
No www if domain is long
Change Timezone Settings
Settings > Discussion
Uncheck - Allow people to post comments on new articles
-Settings > Privacy
Check - Allow search engines to index this site
-Settings > Permalinks
Select - Post name
-Settings > All in One SEO
Home Title - Add Keyword Only
Home Description - Add Meta Description with Keyword in it
Home Keywords - Leave Blank
Leave the rest as is
-Delete Sample Page
-Remove Sample Page from Trash
-Create New Page with Keyword as the Title
-Create New Page called Blog
-Settings > Reading
Select ‘A static page’
Front Page: Page with Keyword as the Title
Post page: Page called Blog
-Create New Page called Privacy Policy
-Create New Page called Contact and use Jetpack’s Contact form feature
-Ensure All Content is created for all Pages
-Go to Digg.com and Submit Site Link
-Go to Reddit.com and Submit Site Link
-Go to Googleping.com and Submit Site

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hmasters Premium
Great check list, Linda. Thank you for taking the time to post it.
Harold
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lmccoy17 Premium
Thank you hmsters, I found it some place in WA. at the time I really needed to use something to help me stay on task. It is so much to do. It helps me all the time.
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Loes Premium
gone print this and run it through - To Do list 501
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azgorilla Premium
Yep, got everything done.......except the last 3. I totally forgot about those sites to be able to submit to.

Thanks for the great reminders !

Well done. :) Tom
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Christabelle Premium
I think for many of us the list is still a little daunting! lol
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jonw Premium
A most helpful 'value added' post Linda!! I'm filing it in my Beginner Help File. You did very well & I'm really surprised you don't have other comments. No worries though, this will be well used, as needed. (-: Jon
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