Blog Post Checklist: 25 Things Every Post Must Have

  • A long-tail keyword with low competition

  • Variations of your keyword and related terms

  • Short paragraphs

  • Simple language and a conversational tone

  • H1, H2, and H3 headings

  • SEO title and meta description

  • A green light on the Yoast SEO Plugin

  • Featured image

  • Categories & tags

  • Several high-quality images

  • Keyword in image alt text

  • Length of 1000+ words

  • Internal links with good anchor text

  • External link to an authoritative site

  • Pinnable image

  • Click to tweet

  • Affiliate link

  • Affiliate disclosure

  • Link to another affiliate post

  • Email opt-in form

  • Content upgrade

  • A prompt at the end to promote discussion

  • A catchy AF title

  • Zero typos

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