The SEO Checklist Every Blogger MUST Follow

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SEO is an essential aspect of blogging, and you need to be careful while planning and applying SEO tactics to your blog.

Though there isn’t any fixed methodology for SEO, there are a few factors which inevitably impact good search engine ranking. Getting organic traffic for your blog is crucial. Thus, all bloggers must take care of SEO strategies while blogging.

SEO is a vast topic, and if you are doing SEO for a new website or SEO audit of a website, it’s vital to maintain an SEO checklist, so that you can quickly see how well your site is optimized.

Because maintaining a list can be tough, I’m creating this list which will help you check your site’s SEO requirements.

ShoutMeLoud has covered all practical and easy tips for all important factors which affect your search engine rankings.

We provide only those SEO tips that can be use by beginners as well as professionals.

Here is the SEO checklist for 2021.

2021 SEO checklist

You should start from here: On page SEO checklist for 2021

This SEO checklist includes some things which you should know, and some software you should be using among other things. I tried to cover as much as I could, but feel free to suggest if you have any more tips to add.

There are many new factors which were implemented in 2021. I will include them too so that your site is ready to compete with other sites SEO in the coming years as well.

SEO Basics checklist:

  1. Install Yoast SEO plugin
  2. Create a Sitemap
  3. Submit your website & Sitemap to Google search console
  4. Submit your website to Bing webmaster tools
  5. Integrate Google Analytics with your website

Keyword Research checklist:

Keyword research is the pillar of SEO.

One of the important aspects is making sure you are targeting keyword with every post/page and also monitoring their performance. There are many easy to use keyword research tools like SEMRUSH, KWFinder, which will let you track keyword rank of multiple keywords.

Here are some useful resources regarding Keywords.

Link Building


  • Optimize your content for focus keywords
  • Use SEO Writing assistant to write better content
  • Fix spelling, and grammar error using Grammarly
  • Follow On-Page SEO guide 

Meta Tags


Must perform:


2021 SEO Checklist:

Keyword research tools:

SEO Tools:

Helpful tools:

Above are a few items on the SEO checklist which must be followed by all the bloggers, and content creators.

There are a lot of other factors which you will find online but I have covered the ones which are important for SEO and if done properly can be immensely useful to bloggers.

There are no shortcuts like hidden text or keyword stuffing for getting good search engine rankings, so I would recommend avoiding the unethical ways of getting good rankings.

Do share your SEO checklist for achieving good search engine rankings for your blogs.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

15 thoughts on “The SEO Checklist Every Blogger MUST Follow”

  1. Hey there! Amazing post. The only thing I would suggest would be to add here all the different kinds of backlinking/social networking sites that one could use to improve their SEO.

    I know the basics of SEO. Keyword research, backlinking, a few things like that. But I am looking for a list that tells me all my resources around the web!

    Thank you for the post!

  2. Well done – but there are some additional issues like server, ISP, IP – if they are not carefully chosen all the efforts are in vain – bad neighborhood or shared IPs and malware infected networks may prevent a well-seod site from ranking well.

  3. Very useful Seo tips, no doubt your doing an awesome job. There are many who claim that they are professional blogger or 1st and only blogger but what your doing is simply the best.

  4. Great SEO check list.
    i just search on google for SEO checklist and within a second i got it.
    i did not check other check list.
    presenting very well.

  5. Thank you very helped me alot to understand about seo..i came to undertand about meta tag better than previous..thank u..

  6. Thank you for sharing such a great post to us Harsh. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post nice post, thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi, Agrawal this is your blog’s third post that I am reading in a row. Your blog is amazing. I find it as a sea, Because as I read 1 post there are 3,4 more valuable posts.

    I thing it will help me to get raise the worth of my blog, so shoutmeloud goes under bookmark.

    thank for the excellent and much needed content.

  8. Every article linked in this post is really worth reading. These optimization practices are surely going to improve my blog’s traffic and rankings in SERP.

  9. Harsh,There are lots of people like you talking about seo tips and tricks. After reading whole article still people searching for some shortcut. There should be some PDF study guide in which proven method s are included step by step even if research is still going on.No doubt it’s depends on search engine’s current policy but some fundamentals are always there.

  10. Above mention blogs are always been on top in every upcoming years. Because MOZ and search engine land base of SEO. But nice information, those are not aware from these blog they instant start follow these blogs.

  11. Nakul Grover

    Whenever I need some help related to SEO, I just visit your website. Thanks for helping bloggers across the world, Harsh.

  12. Hey harsh,

    amazing infographics.

    Really loved the checklist you shared.

    Interlinking on proper anchor text is really important. Recently learned new skyscrapper and broken link methods advance SEO techniques.


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