The WebConfs website has a very useful list of “Best and Worst Practices for Designing a High Traffic Website.” Basically they collected all the major factors that might affect the search optimization of your site, attributing a score to them. The score ranges from -3, which is very bad for your site, to +3, which is very good. Below you will find a summary of the most important factors:
One of the easiest things but very important SEO tasks you’ll need to do each time you publish a post, is to give the page a good dose of one page optimizations. This WordPress onpage SEO checklist explains in simple terms what needs to be do to fully optimize each WordPress post.
- Keyword in title tag (+3)
- Keyword in URL (+3)
- Keyword density in document (+3)
- Keyword in H1 and H2 headings (+3)
- Keyword in the beginning of document (+2)
- Keyword in ALT tags (+2)
- Keyword in Meta tags (+1)
- Keyword stuffing (-3)
- Anchor text of inbound links (+3)
- Origin of inbound links (+3)
- Links from similar sites (+3)
- Links from .edu and .gov sites (+3)
- Anchor text of internal links (+2)
- Many outgoing links (-1)
- Outbound links to bad neighbors (-3)
- Cross-linking (-3)
- Description Meta Tag (+1)
- Keywords Meta Tag (+1)
- Refresh Meta Tag (-1)
- Unique content (+3)
- Frequent updates (+3)
- Age of content (+2)
- Poor coding or design (-2)
- Invisible text (-3)
- Doorway pages (-3)
- Duplicate content (-3)
- Site accessibility (+3)
- Sitemap (+2)
- Site size (+2)
- Site age (+2)
- Top-level domain (+1)
- URL length (0)
- Hosting downtime (-1)
- Flash (-2)
- Misused Redirects (-3)
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67 Responses to “SEO Checklist”
excellent Checklist. thanks for share.
Net Age | Google SEO
Flash content and slow load speed are two of my biggest negative SEO factors. Not only don’t the bots like it, but the human visitors are notoriously ADD and will go somewhere else immediately if they don’t get their dose of instant gratification in double quick time.
Eryaman hali yikama
Good information and good way your blog post. Good luck blogger man.
Jack Del Rio
Looks like links from edu and gov are very good for SEO. Seems that links from DailyBlogTips aren’t bad either. Couldn’t find that one on the list but it should be.
Thanks you very much for this informative List
That is very useful. I am surprised how little meta tags count and how cross linking is very bad.
Is Keyword density as important as it used t be.
thanks for the checklist, its just what i was looking for with my application development.
Good listing. very useful
That’s a very well categorized and segregated list.
Very Clear and comprehensive checklist! I just started to learn about SEO and got so many different information from different forums and people, this list really clear a lot of my confusions up 🙂
Thanks a lot!
Ligoy na Bata
Thanks you very much for this informative List. 🙂
Really on the right time.
I need more description ??
Great list on SEO. I will use this when i’m updating my blog.
Thanks for the well put together seo list. This is very helpful.
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