So finally you’re a good blogger and gain a little bit of success in finding working ways to make money online. Also you’re now able to write interesting and good quality of content in each of the article you’re writing these days. Well this is just a start of your blogging career and believe me you’re definitely going to touch sky if you go keep on improving these things.
Things to Check Before Publishing an Article
This article guide is going to let you know what to check before publishing an interesting article. So if you’re all done writing your next exceptional and interesting blog post then wait before hitting publish button, since you may miss out certain important things which can really help your post to get tons of traffic and social shares.
#1 Proofread Your Article Again
This is a vital part and must not be ignored. I personally follow this tactic and it had brought great results in maintaining quality in every article I write.
Proofread means reading article you wrote just now and look if there are any grammatical or spelling mistakes. If you’re done checking these two kind of common mistakes and totally satisfied with whatever you wrote then it’s time to do it once again.
Yes, this time you need to proofread your article to find out if you can improve any of the sentences of use synonyms of words to increase its quality. This part is really tough if you’re not having a good vocabulary.
But if you’re having a good vocabulary then you can definitely try improving content you wrote. May be earlier you forget to use some quality and unique words which aren’t common then it’s time to add them now and its definitely going to make a huge difference.
#2 Work on Blog Post Title
It’s time to work on title now. Title is everything to the content you just finished writing and proofreading. If title isn’t catchy then expect your post to get limited reach and limited shares. On other hand, you can expect to gain a lot of traffic, reach and lots of social shares.
Writing title is a very interesting and may be toughest part for many writers. Search Engine shows limited characters in the search result and we need to write all our punching words covering what content grabs within in the title in those limited words only.
You can try asking questions within the title or try using tactics like ‘top 10, top 5, best and top’ kind of words in title. These things clearly indicate a good source for reader and that opens the window.
So begin summarizing whatever you wrote in content in limited characters including all punching words, words conveying what’s in there in the content along with few tactics I described above.
Unless you’re writing news article which isn’t that lengthy you need to divide the content you wrote into subheadings. Subheadings must be according to content carried ahead of that and this is really important.
If reader is losing interest in reading complete content then subheadings will do the work of bringing that spark again in the reader’s mind to continue reading all your content ahead.
This also creates a better formatting and better view for the content rather than a long story to read which is boring indeed. So before hitting publishing button, you need to add up subheadings as per the content and you’ll definitely find your article in a better look. Don’t forget to use H2, H3 tags for those subheadings for SEO benefits.
#4 Meta Description & Keyword
It lost the importance which it used to get in earlier times but it’s still useful and among ranking factors. So you can’t miss these two vital things.
In case of WordPress blog, you can use SEO by Yoast plugin which will add up these two things in each of your blog posts. Once they are there then you need to make use of these two options.
In the keyword option, you need to write the main keyword which you want to target. This targeted keyword will be used by search engine crawler to better understand SEO reason behind existence of this article on your blog. If everything else goes well then your blog post will be ranking for that particular keyword in search engines at good ranks.
Now coming at Description part, you got 160 characters limit and you can’t exceed that. So write a short and sweet description of all your content in 160 characters and put it in there in the Meta Description option.
[Infographic] Things to Consider Before Publishing Blog Post
Below is an infographic which serve as a checklist of things to check before hitting publish button for your blog post. Infographic courtesy : SushiDigital. So, don’t make your blog post live without going through this checklist. These are the essential points, things to check and cosider before publishing a blog post.
Conclusion For Checklist For Publishing Blog Post
So you need not to forget these four points before hitting publish button and once done with each of them and after further review, your exceptional blog post is all set to reach your readers.