SEO Checklist 2014

Hi, welcome 2014! Today we are going to reveal step-by-step SEO checklist suitable for 2014 SEO environment. I am dedicated to write this post for the sake of my readers requests. You know that now a days SEO is changing frequently. So in order to encounter the 2014 challenges and bite all the misconception out, you need a systematic checklist to check and run a successful seo campaign. A series of checklists will walk you through your SEO roadmap till you reach your goal step. It is outlined such a way to check and alert your online marketing campaign. Here I am going to differentiate my SEO Checklists into couple of levels.

Worthwhile SEO Checklists in 2014:

SEO Checklists Level
Clearly understand and define business goals Beginning
List fully your company’s products/services Beginning
Define SEO objectives based on business goals and key products Beginning
Access to Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools Beginning
Understand and can explain to others how Google works Beginning
Explain the implications of trust in Google’s algorithm Beginning
Explain why Google’s PageRank is important  Beginning

SEO Checklists Level
Understand and define key customer segments and their personas Keywords
Define the three most typical customer personas for your business Keywords
Competent at using the Google AdWords Keywords Tool for keyword research Keywords
Understand and can use keywords modifiers and synonyms to create a big list of keyword variations Keywords
Reviewed and used the Keyword Research Excel template Keywords
Build a list of 100 keywords. Keywords
the most important 15 will be primary keywords Keywords
the next 35 will be secondary Keywords
and the final 50 will be tertiary keywords. Keywords
Understand how best to write copy on the web Keywords
Understand the key content elements that should be optimised to include keywords Keywords

SEO Checklists Level
Understand and define Unique Selling Propositions (USPs) for your website Building a Great Website
List 5 USPs for your site Building a Great Website
Understand what makes a site search engine friendly Building a Great Website
Review your current content management system (CMS) to see how search engine friendly it is Building a Great Website
Make recommendations on how your CMS can be enhanced to be more search engine friendly Building a Great Website
Review your website’s usability and navigation for the three common customer personas Building a Great Website

SEO Checklists Level Note
Understand and evaluate the four ways of getting in Google’s index Visibility
Checked robots.txt Visibility
check for broken links and errors Visibility Google Webmaster Tools. Also review Xenu Link Leuth.
Know how to check how many pages a site has been indexed in Google Visibility site:Understand how best to write copy on the web
Checked that HTML and XML sitemap exists Visibility
Site speed: checked site speed using three different tools Visibility & Performance in Webmaster tools
Important HTTP response codes mean and how to check them Visibility 200, 301, 302, 404, 500 and 503

SEO Checklists Level
Confident in working keywords into key elements in content Onsite SEO
Optimised your homepage in the Word document template (and on live site) Onsite SEO
Optimised 5 key product pages in the Word document template Onsite SEO
Appreciation of universal search and how they integrate with SEO results Onsite SEO
Reviewed on-page optimisation and how to work keywords into copy Onsite SEO
Confident in working keywords in Title tags Onsite SEO
And other key on-page elements Onsite SEO

SEO Checklists Level Note
Understand any 3 principles of Popularity Popularity
Identify different types of websites to target Popularity
Understand the importance of anchor text Popularity
Understand quality metrics to evaluate how worthy a link is Popularity
Understand what link diversity is and its importance Popularity
Link building plan Popularity
Considered how best to acquire blog links Popularity
Consider whether creating ‘linkbait’ might work for you Popularity
Social signals Popularity Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.
Analyzing where competitors get their links from Popularity Using Opensite Explorer or Majestic SEO.
Better equipped at managing an SEO project Manage Follow-up


To recapitulate, all these check lists are highly valuable, tested and justified in interest of time and trend. You should go through all of them and develop proper understanding in order to plant a fruitful SEO campaign in 2014. Wish you best of luck.

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4 Responses to “SEO Checklist 2014”

  1. Ahmed abdi 16/03/2014 at 12:05 #

    Good article, will follow your posts

    • khaled sharif 17/03/2014 at 13:26 #

      Thank you abdi. I wish you best of luck!

  2. ahmed abdo 16/03/2014 at 12:21 #

    Do you think that social signals can help any site in seo or not?

    • khaled sharif 17/03/2014 at 13:26 #

      Thanks for your attention. well, yes. Honestly speaking, social signals are one of the solid factor out of more than 200 factors. Take a look Matt cutt’s statement about social signal in youtube please. Hope that sense.