Blogging Checklist: Stop Before You Hit That Publish Button

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Blogging Checklist (Before & After Publishing)

Before you hit that publish button go over this checklist to make sure you have all the critical elements of a successful blog post. You have already put alot of time and energy into creating a blog, follow this checklist to get the maximum return on investment


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1. Is your blog post title catchy and appealing to your readers?

2. Is your blog post title between 40 – 69 characters long?

3. Is your description tag length between 135 and 160 characters?

4. Is your main keyword included in your blog post title?

5. Is your main keyword mentioned in the description tag?

6. Is your main keyword mentioned in the body of your article?

7. Does your blog post include synonyms Google associates with your main keyword?

8. Does your language sound natural? Did you place keywords and synonyms only where it’s relevant throughout the text?

9. Does the body of your post link to at least 2 reputable industry resources?

10. Does the blog post include 2-3 links to relevant pages on your website?

11. Did you give proper credit to the images you used in your blog post?

12. Do your images fit the overall design and feel of your website?

13. Did you use custom-made images and screenshots instead of stock photos whenever possible?

14. Did you add descriptive tags for images with the keyword in it?

15. Did you back up any data or facts with links to reputable sources?

16. Does the voice fit the overall tone of your blog, and your brand’s editorial guidelines?

17. Is your post optimized to your buyer persona profiles?

18. Did you include a call to action in the end?

19. Are the first paragraphs of your post catchy and emotionally-appealing?

20. Does your blog include H2 and H3 tags where relevant to simplify readability?

21. Does your blog post include lists of bullet points to break up the text in longer paragraphs and increase readability?

22. Do all links you’ve included in the text open in new tabs?


What are other things you check your post on before and after you hit the publish button? Here are few more:

checklist for blogs




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Ali Salman is an online marketing strategist who have worked with Coca-Cola, Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito, KIA, Honda and other Fortune 500 companies. Ali Salman now heads Rapid Boost Marketing - Canada's fastest growing search marketing agency. RBM clients include Fortune 500's and medium size businesses across North America. Ali as RBM CMO leads his team in building and managing quality, high-performing and cost-effective interactive campaigns and programs for our company's customers and partners. In his career, he has significantly improved campaign performance for large brands such as Government of Alberta, Liberal Party, Workopolis, Cathay Pacific, as well as medium to large retailers and high-tech B2B-enterprise niches. Ali and his team develop online promotional concepts that spark viral growth through search and social media for RBM clients, devising strategies that use search engines and more to reach key demographic segments in the ways they're most likely to be receptive. Ali Salman also oversees corporate marketing initiatives for Rapid Boost Marketing, including strategic communications counsel, public and analyst relations and client education programming.

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