16 SEO Tips – My Onpage SEO Checklist

by admin on August 31, 2010

Original post by James Harrison on his SEO Blog

Here’s a list of onpage SEO factors I look at when analyzing a website. Enjoy!

NOTE: Not in order of importance. They all need to be done, and done right.

  • Proper Meta Data – Relevant, Organized Title, Description, KW’s, & Robots
  • H1 Heading – relevance & h2-h5 support
  • In-Content Keyword Placement – Density, Prominence, 1st Sentence
  • Onpage Keyword Placement – 1st Part of Body, ID’s, Last 10 Words, Site-wide – Refer to above.
  • Image Optimization – Img Folder, Img Name, Alt Attribute
  • URL Structuring/ Page Names – Site Structure, URL Names, Folder Locations
  • Internal Linking & Navigation – nofollow, javascript, navigation, Anchor text, title Attribute, sitewide
  • Google Webmaster Tools Suggestions – Verify, HTML Suggestions, Crawl Errors, Broken Links
  • 301 Redirecting & Canonicalization – Server Type, www/non-www, Old Pages
  • 404 Header Check Optimization
  • Code to Text Ratio Excessive Coding
  • HTML Validation & CSS Optimization
  • Add Blog/RSS Feed
  • HTML Site-mapping – Sitemap Links, Structure, Pages
  • XML Site-mapping & Submissions – XML Blog Feed, Sitemaps, Submit to Google & Yahoo!
  • Robots.txt – Follow/NoFollow, Reference XML

Check off each of these as you examine a site to determine what needs to be fixed.

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