On-Page SEO Checklist (2019 Update)

on page seo checklist

On-Page SEO checklist that makes your website search engine friendly by optimizing both the content and HTML source code of a page.

Here is an On-Page SEO checklist you can use to make sure you are doing everything possible to stand with a good position in search engine.

Placement of Keywords:

  • Use the keyword in the title. (use it in first)
  • Use the keyword in the permalink.
  • Keyword in the first paragraph or first 100-150 words of your article.
  • Use the keyword in the image alt tag.
  • Use LSI keywords in the body (use LSIKeywords or SEOPressor plugin for WordPress to find related keywords).
  • Use LSI keyword in body header tags H2 or H3.
  • Shoot for around a 1.5% keyword density.
  • Make Bold keyword(s) at least once on your page.
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Important things to focus on:

  • Title tags should be between 50-60 characters in length.
  • Create a meta description of less-than 320 characters.
  • Use the post title by H1.
  • Use long tail keywords.
  • Make URLs or permalink short and clear.
  • Remove all stop words from permalink. (stop word can be like- A, And, But, So, On, Or, The, Was, With.)
  • Add multimedia (Like video, slides, infographics).
  • Using actions words in your title. (like- Get, Take, Boost, best, guide, checklist,  fast, review, Learn, Make, Go)
  • Making posts with a minimum of 1000 words.
  • Optimize images before uploading (compress and images resize by image compressor if you are in WordPress use ShortPixel Image Optimizer).
  • Optimize page load speed. (Minify CSS, Minify JavaScript, Minify HTML, Reduce redirects, Remove render-blocking JavaScript, Use a content distribution network (CDN), Leverage browser caching.)
  • Create internal links to related articles inside your post.
  • Outbound links to relevant high-quality sites.
  • If writing in an evergreen niche, remove dates from the posts.

Other things Add:

  • Make sure to add an image for Facebook, Twitter, etc.(Open Graph Meta Tags)
  • Make sure to have social sharing buttons on your post.
  • Add related posts after each post to  decrease bounce rate.
  • At the end of the blog post, ask users to take action.

Things to Avoid:

  • Don’t use more than one H1 tag.
  • Don’t repeat the same H2 and H3 tag.
  • Don’t stuff keywords.
In case you have more tips on SEO, welcome to share them by commenting below!

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