Are you desperate to grab a higher position in search engine results? If yes, then you need to focus till the end of this article, as it offers 15 best SEO checklist to optimize your website and drive quality traffic.

Any online marketing business to emerge successfully and make their website stand out of the crowd, the following elements are mandatory. For bloggers, these strategies are outstanding irrespective of the niche:

  1. Setup Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools, it’s mandatory to link Webmaster to Google Analytics as it makes things easy.

  2. Also consider other search engines like Yahoo, Bing etc, install those webmaster tools, because you might also get traffic from those search engines.

  3. Install Google Analytics for tracking website visitors and SEO Yoast plugin for basic SEO optimization of your site.

  4. Keep track on 404/500 and missing errors on Google Webmaster tools, and ensure your website is not generating duplicate content.

  5. Install social sharing buttons on every web page and link those buttons to all social networking profiles and also professional networks.

  6. Utilize Google Keyword Research tool, if your blog is new just pick 1 keyword per page, don’t ever go for lengthy keywords at the beginning.

  7. Identify and analyze your competitor’s profile using some of the link building tools such as Link Diagnosis, Ahrefs etc.

  8. Describe your unique title tag for every web page and keep it less than 65 characters, otherwise, your title will be shortened in SERP (search engine result page).

  9. Meta description tags must be 155 characters or less.

  10. Integrate authorship markup to your site, gone are the days of search snippet images, but still, you need to add.

  11. Use H1 tag and make sure your keyword is present in that tag.

  12. Write an article of at least not less than 500 words, because the search engine can understand what the topic of the page is all about.

  13. Submit your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tool. (generate sitemap.xml file and upload it into your root directory). Sitemap can easily be generated by Google XML sitemap plugin or

  14. Before uploading any images in your article or anywhere in your site, make sure to use ALT tag for every image. A search engine can identify the image by the name assigned to it in ALT tag.

  15. Utilize 301 redirects, include anchor text and link your internal pages. Make sure while linking your pages you avoid chain, because search engine neglects the links continuously from page 1 to page 10.

Once you execute above steps on your site, you can really make a big difference. As a beginner, it might consume time to learn all these and apply, but never neglect any of it. Keep one thing in mind, to generate organic traffic, your site must satisfy all the above.