As a blogger you always spend your time in creating content for your blog but do you give time on other things which are as important as the content creation? If yes then its good but if you don’t then start doing it from today.
Lets discuss what are those things which you need to do after finishing your article:-
Proofread your Post: Most of the newbie bloggers have the habit to publish the article just after completing it. But this leads to many spelling and other silly mistakes left in the post.
Its always good to proofread your post after completing it. In fact don’t proofread the post just after completing. Close your laptop and do some offline work. Come back after sometime and then start reading your own written post. You will be able to point out so many mistakes.
Check it for plagiarism: This might sound funny to you, right? Because I am telling you to check your own written post for plagiarism.
I have a solid reason for it, It might be possible that you have written few paragraphs that may match with other blogger’s post. It might be possible because there are so many writers who write on the daily basis and out of them few have similar writing and thinking style as you have. This can lead to unintentional plagiarism, but Google doesn’t know whether it is is intentional or not.
So it’s better to check for the same in Google to stand on a safer side. If you find anything similar then you may edit it before posting.
Make the keywords bolder: for better SEO practices make the main keywords bolder in the post and also use heading the heading tags properly.
Choose a Title: Most of the blogger write the title before writing the article but there are few other bloggers out there who decide the Title after writing. So if you are one of them then think for a title which is suitable for your post. Try to make it short because Google indexes only 60 characters (with spaces) of Title of a post.
Make permalink link for the post: After completing the above steps draft the post in your blog’s dashboard. Now If you are blogging on wordpress then you can see the permalink option just below the title. It takes the whole title in permalink by default so you need to edit it to make it short and simple.
If your title is ” How to Grow Your Blog Readership Immensely”
Then what should be your url:-
These look short and simple. Even keeping urls short is good from Search engines point of view too.
Internal Linking: At the time of writing you might have used few words, phrases or keywords that can be linked to some of your old posts. So don’t wait and start linking keywords to the relevant posts. It helps you engage readers on your blog for longer duration,
Image Search: Find a royalty free image for your blog post from Internet. You may use Google, flickr etc. save the image with relevant name such as seo.jpg or something like this. Don’t just give a name like 1.jpg , asd.jpg etc.
Upload the image in your post and write proper alt text for the image which make it searchable in Google and other search engines
Now after these all there are few small things like category selection, adding tags(keywords) etc. Just do that and then check the post’s preview and if it is looking fine then Hit the publish button. Now the Promotion work starts.
Now do these tasks seriously:-
Share on Fan page: you must be having a fan page or brand page for your blog on FB and G+. Yes? Then share the link of the post there to let your audience know about it. Try to get as many likes and pluses on your posts. Ask your fellow bloggers to give more and more pluses and likes.
Share in FB groups: There are many groups on FB where you can share your post urls. Just share everywhere.
Share on popular social media Sites: Share the post link on leading social media sites like twitter, FB, G+, linkedIn, Pinterest, reddit, stumbleupon etc.
Comment on relevant blogs: Start commenting on other’s blogs and leave the post link there in Commentluv because it allows you to leave your recent post’s link on the blog.
Ask other bloggers to mention your post: If you really think that your blog post is a masterpiece then you may go and ask other bloggers to mention this in their next blog post as a reference. If a good blogger mentions your post on his/her blog then you will be getting lots of visitors from there. If you need help from experts to get your blog post written from scratch, then you should try some online content writing services!
Thats all from my side. If you have anything which you think we should do after writing the post then please share your own views via comment form.