Search Engine Optimization Checklist
On Page SEO Checklist
- Check Keyword tool is available on website or not. Good keyword tool is key to successful SEO.
- Check Keywords have been incorporated in your titles or not. Ensure you do not have the same keyword in every blog post or article on your site.
- Check Keywords have been incorporated in the body of the article. Use the same keyword in the body of your article and the title.
- Check Keywords have been used in your categories or not. Use keywords in your categories; too, it will be easier for the search engines to know what your site is about.
- Check Keywords have been used in tags or not. Allocate tags to each post or article to make it easier for that spider to read you.
- Check Images have been labeled or not. The search engine spiders can only read coding and text, if you create an image then it’s important that you set the alt tags of the image.
- Check Sidebars are clean of Junk or not. Get rid of the junk in your sidebars to eliminate confusion.
- Check Internal Site Links have been created or not. Create internal links on your posts to lead your visitors from post to post
- Check Off Site Links have been generated or not. The search engines rank those sites higher that have links going to other blogs and websites.
- Check your links are clearly marked and easy to read or not. Your navigation and all of your links are clearly marked and easy to read. And ensure they all work.
- Check Your Domain Name has keywords or not. While choosing the name for your blog or website, it should have your key word in it.
- Check Keywords are available in your tagline or not. Tagline should also include keywords.
- Check you have hired an SEO company or not. SEO is often difficult and Self SEO might not yields satisfactory results quickly.
Off Page SEO Checklist
- Check Keywords are available in your Meta tags or not. This is a list a keywords that are relevant to your site and it’s just one more thing that the spiders look for.
- Check Permalinks are configured or not. the site owner has sets up his permalinks to show the html version of his page title that is very easy for the search engines to scan and read
- Check every new post is being pinged or not. Pinging is a term that defines a method used to let the search engines know that you have added new information to your blog or website.
- Check Site map have been created or not. You should always install a site map, this helps the spiders find all the little nooks and crannies of your site and ensures that they don’t miss a single scrap of all of your important information.
Off Site SEO Checklist
- Check your site has been registered with the search engines or not. Search engines mostly allow you to register your site. Use important keywords in the description so they shall know what your site is all about.
- Check Keywords have been used in your profiles or not. Any time you join a social network or a social bookmarking club or a forum or a chat room, anytime you join anything, make sure you provide a link to your site and use as many of your keywords as you can in the description area.
- Check Backlinks are being created or not. Backlinking is when you leave a link that leads to your site on another site either in the comments section or as a forum reply or as a bookmark. More backlinks you have coming into your site, the more impressed the search engines are.
- Check Articles are being submitted regularly or not. Each one of the articles you submit, it contains 2 links back to your site. As all of these different backlinks start adding up your site starts looking better and better to the search engines.