The Ultimate Checklist for the Perfect Post.

The Ultimate Checklist for the Perfect Post.                                                             This post may contain affiliate links to products I like.

I decided to write this post as I am still learning on my blogging journey (in leaps and bounds) and the posts from other bloggers, especially on Pinterest, has been invaluable.
There is always a tidbit of information that is a real gem and shows that many brains found in one place is an invaluable goldmine.
The life blood of blogging is your posts so it is essential that you get it right!

Here is your checklist to make sure your post has all the essential elements in it:

  Your title (h1) has a keyword or phrase associated with your niche. It answers a question or a need in that niche, in order to gain the attention of the reader

It is important that you do your keyword research before you start your blog by researching what people are looking for on Google. So you need to find what their problem is and you can do this by typing some long tail keywords that people looking for something would type in ie. short phrases that ask a question. When Google brings up the search, you want to find the 'sweet spot'. So you definitely don't want to compete with 75 million others who are providing a solution to a problem nor do you want a search result that is so low that it is not worth the effort. 

Many bloggers and affiliate marketers choice of tool is Jaaxy and many marketers and blogging platforms recommend this tool. It is the most advanced platform for managing all aspects of keyword, website, competition, and market research. It is so simple to use, with quick results. It offers 100 free searches and is worth looking into, if you are serious about getting your blog seen or want to sell affiliate products on your website. You can pop over now and have a go with a free search- no credit card is required =>  Jaaxy keyword Research Tool

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      Header image-Optimize it for Pinterest 735 x 1102 pixels and use your branding so readers recognise your work
     Short paragraphs- I always use short paragraphs so it is easier on the eyes and the brain. It is easier to skim the content for those with good skimming skills who like to read quickly.

Don’t forget your subheadings (h2,h3).

 Images- add relevant images under your subheadings, related to your content. Facebook size is best 1200 x 628.

       Don’t forget alt text on your images with keywords. All adds up in SEO.

       Links. There are different links you can put in: backlinks to other posts that have valuable content. If you updating an older post, don’t forget to link back to that post. Be careful about linking to another website to get backlinks that you own as I read recently that it counts against you. I suppose it may be over-used, just like keyword stuffing in a post. If you want more information on links and anchor texts, you can visit

      More links- to useful resources, related to your content. If you use an image, don’t forget alt text.

      Aim to write 850-1,000 words. I have been blogging for just over a year and have read many times that 500 words are not good enough for SEO anymore. That’s a decision you have to make.

         Disclosure if you are using affiliate links. Check with your affiliate as some disclosures are simple one sentence disclosures under the header while others are a cut and paste job and you are told where to place it.

  Use spacing for ease of reading.

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Clickable Call to Action button. 

Decide what you want to do next and where you want to sent them. These can be placed:

a)     On the header, if you have a great offer to download or subscribe to
b)    At the end, to follow and share the content
c)     In between the content but don’t overwhelm
d)    On your freebie
e)     On your thank you page

Social Sharing buttons.

Your readers may want to follow you if they like your content, and share your content.

          Check all your buttons and links to see if they are working. 

     When I set up my first website, I assumed that all my social sharing buttons worked on all other pages as the buttons did appear automatically on other pages but did not work.   My light box also decided not to work and still don’t know why and how many subscribers I lost!


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This post may contain affiliate links to products I like.

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If you are anything like me, don't you just hate all the emails you get(many are spam) asking you to buy their course/product or attend a webinar. I do have my favourite marketers but spam does get in.  So what happens??? You end up deleting en masse because, if you anything like me, you hate seeing those numbers of emails in their thousands, cluttering your Inbox.

Well, I have added E-Uni to my repertoire of trusted learning 'go-to's'. I have health and essential oils blogs, as well, so I have looked at their courses related to health. So easy to look up, and with hundreds of courses at your fingertips.
A nice surprise is also the terrific references they have on their page on their sidebars which link to valuable sources of information.  I rarely do this when on other websites, unless I enjoy a post and look for more information. But I find that all the links lead to great places so it is well worth a visit.

A few examples of their courses:

These links will take you to their Homepage. You can then go to the Main Menu and click on Courses. From there, you can enter any of the courses below or just type a search in the niche or topic your are interested in and the courses will display in front of you. I have picked  specific  types of courses for you but they have other courses too e.g. Personal Development, keeping green etc.

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