Many people spent a lot of time in writing a post and publishing a blog post, and when they finish their writing part, they just add keywords and hit the publish button.
This is what you are also doing till now. Right?
You should work like that both, Google and your readers would love it. But how can you expect that?
If you want to make a Good Impression on both Google and your readers, you have to finish it perfectly. It’s a do or dies situation.
So, How to make your Readers and Google love it?
Don’t worry, just read and implement all the things that I have stated here and you will see that how your readers and Google will love it in no time.
10 Important Things to do before publishing a blog post
Add NoFollow and _blank Tag
Do you know what is Nofollow and _blank tag? If you don’t know then I will explain you.
Adding NoFollow tag in your external links than the average PageRank of your site will not decrease. With _blank tag open in a new tab, it is for a better user experience.
Do you know how to add these tags?
To add these tags manually you can see the example below as if how to add them.
<a href=”http://www.example.com” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Example</a>
If you are using WordPress than installing the plugin “NoFollow Link” to add Nofollow tag and to add for a _blank tag there is an inbuilt option in WordPress to do so.
Add an Image
Do you know the importance of adding an image in your blog post?
Adding an image in your blog post is very important as it will help your post to look good and will make it user-friendly.
Just imagine if you get a book to read without pictures will you like it or not?
Of course, you will not like it as it will look boring same it is with your blog post if you will not add images to your blog post then it will look boring.
So adding images to your blog post is very important if you want to engage more readers to your blog.
Add title and alt tag to the images
Adding keyword in your alt tag of your image will help to rank for images on Google and other major search engines image search and by adding the title tag, you can send a message to the visitor of what the image is about or any text you want your visitors to see.
Add H2 and H3 tags
If you want to create sub sections in your posts than you can easily create it by adding heading in H2 tag and sub heading in the H3 tag.
Adding these tags will make the post more appealing and hence, readers would tend to read it.
If you will add your keyword in these tags then your post will be able to rank better than the others.
Add call to action
Adding the call to action is very important for your blog post. If you ask any blogger from any niche that does he add the call to action in his blog post than he will surely say Yes.
So, What is it?
Call to action is basically asking the reader thoughts on the posts, asking them questions at the end of the post. This is known a the call to action.
With the help of the call to action, you can easily motivate your readers to share their views on your posts via comments. This will also help to increase the comments in your post.
Link to other relevant posts
There are 2 features of linking a post to another post. Firstly, it is good for SEO purposes. Secondly, it will reduce the bounce rate of a blog.
You must take a precaution before linking and that is the post that you’re linking should be relevant to the one you are writing. If not than there is no need of linking as still doing this will led to the bad impact on your current readers.
Link to a Popular Blog in your niche
Many of you will be thinking that why should we link another blog with our blog?
This is because if you want to become popular in your niche, you must have to create relations with other popular blogs through linking to their one of the post and giving them free traffic.
Spend atleast 2 minutes on the TITLE
One thing you should keep in mind that, the First impression is the last impression.
And that first impression is the title of your blog post.
The first thing that visitors see is the title whether on search engine or on your blog, so you have to create attention grabbing titles.
So, How to create a catchy and SEO optimized Title.
- Brainstorm 3 to 5 titles for your post.
- Adjust Targeted keywords in it, make it for the bots now.
- Make it short and silly, finally change it for the humans.
- That’s it.
Proofreading is checking the post for any type of mistake.
Proofreading is the very important thing that everyone must do. but still a majority of bloggers are not interested in proofreading, what they are interested in is to publish the post right away but that’s not good through reader’s perspective.
Still, many bloggers are not interested in proofreading, they are interested in publishing the post right away but that’s not good through reader’s perspective.
Don’t ever publish the post without proofreading.
Delete it’s Revisions
Deleting the revisions of your blog post will help to save web space and increase speed of your blog.
To delete revisions easily, you can install a plugin i.e. WP-Optimize.
Now, you can hit the publish button freely but no more than one time as doing this Google would think you are spamming.
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