Since the time, guest blogging gained standing as a respectable way to gain links, it is being done excessively. This method started as an advanced form of contextual blogposts method. As this method lowered in repute, the guest blogging took center stage and attracted one and all in the SEO field. I personally have seen this. Since one of my company’s site invited guest posts, my content manager wasn’t able to rest. His inbox was jammed with guest post of all sorts.
If you think that after writing a quality and informative post, your work is done; think again. Don’t you want your post to fulfill the purpose for which you created it? The readability of the post is high only when it doesn’t misses out on some important factors. And, these are not just the ones which you need to take care of when writing the post but also when you plan it and after it goes live.
Here are some necessary steps that you need to take before, during and after your post is live.
- Save Post Ideas in Drafts
Writers are free minds and this is proved when a great idea hits their mind when they are busy writing something else. Save your post idea as a draft. This is your savior when you experience writer’s block.
- Silence Your Inner Critic
You might sometimes feel that you should have some specific number of posts before you actually start the promotion work. As a matter of fact, you’ll never be able to start the work until you get that one right post. But according to the great saying, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
- Draft a Schedule
It is easy for you to keep a schedule of what you did and what are the upcoming plans for the whole month. And, this is possible with the Editorial Calendar WordPress Plugin.
- Remember to Do SEO Research
Do keyword research for your post and include a keyword in your post title. But remember, not to make a title that is more than 70 characters. The titles of this length easily get a place in search engine result page (SERP). Write something that is useful for readers, something that gives them solutions.
- Optimize Permalinks
Permalinks need to be SEO friendly. This means set them as /%postname% if you don’t use categories in your blog. But if you have categories in your blog site then make permalinks as /%category%/%postname%. This way you will be assured if the post uses keyword or not.
- Write First
Instead of keeping a perfectionist’s eye from the very beginning, write your post first. You can always edit it afterwards. Also, formatting can be done later on.
- Read Your Post
After you are done with the writing, scan and read your post for mistakes. This makes it easy for you to spot mistakes and rectify them. Have you already read your posts and don’t want to do it again? Scan the posts backward.
- Include One Call-to-Action
Never forget to include a definite call-to-action in your post. This will be something what you want your readers to do. Be precise, specific and clear in your call-to-action.
- Include Related Post
Related posts are also helpful in increasing traffic and in making readers stay on the website. Also, the reader would know that there are other posts related to what he is reading just now. This will make him come back again on the site in search of fresh content and the site authority will increase.
- Every Link Should Open in New Window
Tick the “open in a new window” check-box in the WordPress, every time your post content. The reader will feel irritated when he loses track of what he was reading. But when a link opens in a new window, then reader will find it easy to read the post.
- Fill Excerpt Session and SEO Section
Every blog-site has either Platinum SEO Pack or All-in-One Pack. These plugins make it easy for you optimize SEO information for every page and post. You will need to fill keywords, title and creation. It should have keywords that you prefer. Post summary is the excerpt that the search engines use instead of Meta description. It is available under “Howdy Username” in WordPress Admin Dashboards.
- Add Your Posts in the Relevant Category
Add your post in the relevant category. WordPress will add your post in the uncategorized section that is the default category. But this will be of no use for the purpose of SEO.
- Remember to Preview Your Post Before Publishing
Are the images in the right alignment? Captions are correctly written? To check this, always preview your post before you publish it. Visitors love a well formatted post.
After Post is Live
You still have work to do, after your post is live.
- Prompt Reply to Comments
Not a simple “thanks for comments” will do. Engage in a conversation and discuss some points or ask readers to share their own. Reply to the comments in an engaging way and as soon as you get them on your post. The readers will surely come back.
- Social Sharing of Your Post
A simple social share bar on the side of the page is great attempt to let readers share your post. If there is no social share bar or it is messed up, the readers will not share and never come back also. Include one click sharing buttons to all the major social sites on your site to make social sharing easy.
Once you are done with these steps; trackbacks, likes and comments will follow suite. And, the purpose of writing your post- getting authority for the site will be accomplished.
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