The Simple SEO Checklist

by Jeremias Duarte. .

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The following is a simple list I have coined the “Strong Page Definition” for Search Engine Optimization. I feel like this should be a sufficient starter for on-page SEO.

  • 1000+ words of unique content
  • Keyword Density of approx. 4%
  • 3+ images
  • Alt tags should contain keyword
  • Image file name should contain keyword
  • 2 outgoing links (dofollow) to high PageRank websites
  • H tags
  • Properly structured (think outline)
  • At least 2 H tags should contain keyword
  • Page title should be at least 40 characters, less than 70 characters long.
  • Page and HTML Title should contain keyword
  • Place keyword at beginning of title
  • HTML Description meta tag should contain keyword
  • Place keyword at beginning of HTML meta description
  • Google+ Authorship tag
  • Content should meet Flesch reading ease of greater than 60%
  • Link to other internal content that is relevant
  • Use title attributes in link (a href) tags, using keyword
  • All pages submitted to ALL social networks
  • URL contains keyword