There are just some things you wish you knew early on, right? When I started blogging, there were so many things I didn’t know. I know there are a lot of newbie bloggers out there who are feeling overwhelmed on what to do before publishing your blog post.
I know, I get it. Sometimes we get too excited to make our series of posts only to end up regretting what have we just published. But the thing is, it is a must to double-check everything on your posts before hitting that publish button.
Here is the list of the 10 things to do before publishing your blog post
1. Grammar and Spelling
Check if the grammar and vocabulary need to be corrected or changed. I have Grammarly installed on my Chrome browser. Makes everything more accessible for me to check.
Pro tip: Best if you have a premium account so, you will able to further check your content for grammatical errors.
2. Images and Videos
Adding media can make your blog post interesting to read. You may need to break long paragraphs and maybe add photos or videos to make sure you’re giving your audience a block full of texts.
Your headline should be catchy and can get someone to click. You do not need to use BIG words, remember to include relevant keywords, and make it unique but not too much.
You may use Co-schedule’s Headline Analyzer to help you in choosing which to use or which suck
You have to remember that content searchable. If you have done your research, you know this us a MUST. I love the YOAST SEO plugin on WordPress as it makes my life easier as it guides me on the things I am missing and things that need editing. SEO can be tricky, and if you want more than the help of YOAST (If you’re on WordPress), then you may need to learn more because mastering SEO takes time.
From what I have learned you may include keywords on your:
Your content/copy (remember to not just spread or type the keywords just for the sake of, it has to be relevant and has to make sense)
SEO is complicated and quite complex to learn. It takes time and you won’t get success overnight so you have to be patient.
5. Alt text to images
Adding a description to your photos makes it easier for:
– When your photo won’t load
– Visually impaired readers
– Pinterest use; no need to add a description
Check your content and make sure there are:
– Short paragraphs
– If you have a list, then either use bullets or numbers.
7. CTA or Call to action
A call to action is the finishing touch on any type of content. The right CTA can give an immediate response or engagement from your readers. So make sure that your post has a CTA.
8. Deep linking Posts
Adding You might like or Similar posts encourage readers to check and stay on your site longer and consume more content.
9. Permalink that includes the keyword
Edit the permalink that has the keyword for your blog post. This helps with SEO as well.
10. Graphics for social media accounts
Depending on what Social Media platform you choose to have, graphics will help you lure readers. There are some bloggers out there who only have Pinterest and Instagram, while others have Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. It doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have graphics for all. Choose which is relevant for your blog or your brand.