SEO Checklist

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The big SEO checklist for content

This SEO checklist is created for business owners and bloggers who know they need to optimize their content but aren’t sure where to start. If you want people to read your blog posts, white papers, downloads—or to use them to drive traffic and leads—you can’t ignore SEO any more.


  1. SSL security
  2. XML sitemap
  3. Optimize log with alt text
  4. Use schema markup
  5. Update title tags & meta data for posts and pages
  6. Update alt tags for images
  7. Compress image size
  8. Optimize site speed
  9. Optimize mobile friendliness
  10. On-site fixes
  11. Create content for user & search intent
  12. Publish 11+ blog posts each month
  13. Get active on social media
  14. Clean up any duplicate pages or content
  15. Be a source for local news stories
  16. Content and social media marketing
  17. Be a source on HARO
  18. Guest post with reputable sites
  19. Monitor your backlink profile
  20. Backlinking
  21. Do keyword research for ALL content
  22. Use keywords in all the right places.
  23. Download Yoast SEO to optimize every site & page
  24. Use the right keywords
  25. Claim your Google business profile
  26. Add images to your page
  27. Keep all details updated.
  28. Get more reviews
  29. Optimize “Google My Business”
  30. Claim business on Yahoo and Bing
  31. Claim business on relevant listing sites
  32. Ensure NAP is consistent on all listings
  33. Update other listings
  34. For business blogs
  35. SEO must-haves
  36. Make sure NAP is easy to find
  37. Add Google Maps to contact page
  38. Add text to describe all non-text media
  39. Create testimonial page or include on site

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