Blog post checklist

What do you need to write that awesome blog post? What steps do you need to take? Use this blog post checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered:

1. Do your keyword research

You want your blog post to rank in the search engines. Make sure you write your blog post on a topic that will help your SEO strategy. Always start with keyword research. Read our ultimate guide on keyword research for more information!

2. Prepare your blog post

The writing process itself begins with preparation. You should think about what you want to say and to whom you want to say it. It is important to realize, that proper writing takes some preparation.

It pays off to think about the structure of your piece before you start writing. The structure is the skeleton of your text: it will help the reader grasp the main idea of your text.

Read more: Preparing your blog post »

3. Start writing

If you carefully prepared your blog post, it’s time to start writing. Writing can be hard. Make sure you put your pen to paper (or fingers on the keyboard) and construct those sentences. If you carefully prepared your post, it won’t be too hard. Don’t mind spelling or typos too much in this phase. That could take you out of the writing flow.

4. Check your readability bullets

Once you have written your first draft, it is time to correct all of those spelling errors and typos. You should carefully read and re-read your blog post and make sure that your sentences are all phrased as beautifully as possible.

Your blog post should be well readable. Use the readability scores Yoast SEO provides. Our content analysis will allow you to detect those long sentences and passive voice if you tend to use those too often.

Keep reading: 5 tips to write readable blogposts »

5. Check your SEO bullets

When you have created a great blog post, you want it to rank in the search engines. If you started with proper keyword research, your blog post would be about a keyword that is beneficial to your SEO strategy. Use the SEO analysis of Yoast SEO to check whether you did all the things you can do to make sure your article is SEO-friendly.

6. Hit publish!

The final step in this blog post checklist is to hit that publish button. Make sure you share your blog post on social media too. Social media are a necessity for the growth and marketing of your website. It depends on your (desired) audience and on your content which social media are best suited for your website.

Read on: SEO copywriting checklist »

Conclusion to the blog post checklist

Every blog post should start with executing keyword research. Make sure you take some time to prepare your blog post carefully. And after you have written the post, use Yoast SEO to check readability and SEO. That’ll allow you to publish an awesome blog post. Good luck!

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12 Responses to Blog post checklist

  1. ???? 95
    ???? 95  • 3 years ago

    Hello
    Where should I know what’s keyword search more

  2. Adeel Sami
    Adeel Sami  • 3 years ago

    Hello, Marieke!

    I try to spend a lot of a good time while I am refreshed on the keyword researching!

    And the next goals after the keyword research are that to hit GREEN on Readability and SEO.

    So, that’s my overall strategy and thanks to Yoast SEO for helping me so greatly with it! :)

    ~ Adeel

  3. Mike
    Mike  • 3 years ago

    Keyword research is definitely important, no point writing about something no one cares about. The readability pane on Yoast SEO has actually made me a clearer writer!

  4. Alex B
    Alex B  • 3 years ago

    Nice checklist, I find it always helps to have a solid process to follow when you’re trying to achieve a tricky task.

    That ultimate guide to keyword research is useful too.

  5. MaxDo
    MaxDo  • 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. Clear cut information, will follow your check list for my new business blog. I heard nowadays quantity also matters in blog article!

  6. IA Emillosanto
    IA Emillosanto  • 3 years ago

    It’s interesting. thanks for sharing with clear cut points.

  7. Zuly
    Zuly  • 3 years ago

    Thanks for the information.
    Writer focuses on the subject matter..
    wanting for more similar post.

  8. Zuly
    Zuly  • 3 years ago

    Thanks for the information
    i think social media is quite useful for indexing. I have some experiences about this method…

  9. Rennie Bottali
    Rennie Bottali  • 3 years ago

    Nice article, quick guide for a perfect blogpost.

  10. Nikhil
    Nikhil  • 3 years ago

    Nice Article
    Thanks for the information
    i think social media is quite useful for indexing any content as every
    social media search engine indexes i don’t know how many but ton’s & tons of
    content & its faster than google indexing that’s what i think

  11. nikhil
    nikhil  • 3 years ago

    Nice Article
    Thanks for the information
    i think social media is quite useful for indexing any content as every social media search engine indexes i don’t know how many but ton’s & tons of content & its faster than google indexing that’s what i think

  12. Montar loja Virtual
    Montar loja Virtual  • 3 years ago

    Great article.
    One tip is to also use tools like Buzzsumo to find articles with more interactions.

    You use some similar strategy to create articles?