As much as you can’t wait to hit the publish button so your readers can read your latest blog post, there are guides to what you must do before and after publishing the post to ensure it is appropriate for your readers. So what are the things you are supposed to do before and after publishing blog posts?
This article will provide you with a list of guides to follow before publishing blog posts and after publishing blog posts on your blog. I will take the guides in two categories, before publishing blog posts and after publishing blog posts. So let’s get started….
Guides before Publishing Blog Post:
Check for Typographical errors: We are humans of course and are bound to make typographical errors when we type, so I advise you always use a word processing application like Microsoft Word while composing your blog posts, that way it will mark out the errors for you to correct. Even if you do not know the correct spellings it will suggest them for you. So always check your blog posts for such errors before you hit the publish button or simply use a word processor to type your blog posts before transferring it to your dashboard for publication.
SEO Quality Check: Check your blog post for SEO quality before you publish it, ensure your keyword is in your blog post title, mega description, image tags etc. Always ensure you have optimized your post very well before publishing it, which is why I will advise you to use WordPress SEO plugin so you can check your SEO quality before you publish that article.
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Always Preview and Proof-read your articles: This is a compulsory step you must obey before you hit that publish button next time, preview your blog posts and proof-read them before you publish them, proof-reading your post on the editor box may not give you a clear insight of how it looks, so use the preview option to see exactly how it will look on a browser and decide on changes to be made on it from the full browser view.
Guides After Publishing Blog Posts:
Read your post immediately: You’ll be amazed at what you will find when you read your posts after publishing them, once you notice any error go back to the post editor page and effect the correction immediately before your readers can start reading it. You can’t be careful enough before publishing a post, but to ensure absolute safety read your post one more time after its publication.
Build Backlinks for that post: This is where most bloggers get it wrong, backlinks are the backbone of any post page or site, build some backlinks to get the post started in the search engine war with other already ranking posts on same keyword on search engine. I normally try to build as much as 20 backlinks for every blog post after publication, so a target of 20 blog comments on other blog will do that post enough good.
Syndicate, Curate & Share that post: At this stage I am hoping you already have some automated syndication tools set up to immediately syndicate your just published post and also curate it appropriately if need be. I normally suggest great posts to related scoop.it categories and other content Curation sites once I publish a blog post. That way I am building a larger readership base for my blog post. You should also use social media sharing buttons to share your blog posts as search engines consider social media activities as a ranking factor.
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These are some of the guides you must follow as a blogger before and after publishing blog posts. Did you think I skipped any important guide? Share it with me using the comment form below. Remember to subscribe to my RSS feeds.