Ultimate SEO Checklist & Guide For 2013 [Infographic]

Search engine optimization is as complex as your average computer, that’s for sure. Knowing what is allowed and what’s not can sometimes be confusing and cause us all extra work. In order to alleviate the exhaustion you feel about really optimizing your website’s search engine optimization, I thought I might tread a little bit deeper into the true optimizations of a website. This post could work as a starter SEO checklist for what search engines consider good SEO in 2013.

If you are interested in knowing what is considered illegal by search engines, I encourage you to have a look at my previous SEO post which deciphers the differences between white hat and black hat SEO tactics. However, this article is meant to enlighten you about the most impact generating SEO strategies you can apply to your growing website. This SEO checklist has plenty of useful tips that could potentially increase your ranking quite considerably.

The most common question is always, “Where should I begin?” The answer to that question is quite simple, you have already begun. The moment you setup your website you have begun “optimizing” your SEO. Every piece of content added, every new follow, fan or connection you make, and of course your own presence on both your website and your preferred social networking services add to your website’s SEO. That’s what this SEO checklist will educate you about. It will help you bring out even more impact from the things you might already be doing and point you in the direction where you will be able to find even more optimization to increase your ranking.

You should never feel it is a daunting task to follow each step of an SEO checklist. It’s there to help you, and there is no race against time to finish it. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t matter if you race through the steps of an SEO checklist since your SEO optimization will never end. As long as you own a website, you will find that there are always things you can do in order to up your ranking and influence in the field in which you operate.

This SEO checklist of sorts is called SEO Checklist For 2013: A Complete Guide, and it is presented by Ben Norman. The structure of the infographic is quite simple and straightforward. The different areas of true SEO optimization are clearly outlined by categories, and all you really need to do is to go through this list and somewhat crosscheck your integration of them on your own website. Once you have all the parts in place (although it is a continuous endeavor), you will see an instant impact on your ranking once search engines have re-indexed your website and pages again. This SEO checklist is to be used as a guide and not a sheet of rules. SEO is an ever evolving algorithm that is boundless to the static changes that we apply to our own websites. However, the sooner we get on with our optimization, the sooner the result will come crawling in.

Your Ultimate SEO Checklist For Better Ranking

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    I’m curious how user friendly URLs help SEO?

    For example how does:-


    rank better than say:-


    I find the whole human readable factor quite tenuous. In my opinion people do not write down long human friendly URLs. They don’t memorise them. They probably don’t even look at them… or is there some evidence otherwise?

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    Pipo 10 years

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    rosylee 9 years

    nice post,
    it is really helpful to all.thanks to post it.

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    Great article. I love the infoGraphic, well done!
    This ultimate seo checklist is a valuable resource … thank you for sharing

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    I think this list can help so many people but i think either the rule n. 1 is to not copy content and write naturally :-)

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    luck 9 years

    your Article is to good & information for SEO field. I like your way of description. Helpful post thanks :-)

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    Luck 9 years

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    Thank in Advance. :-)

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