Running a successful blog requires a lot of planning and organizing with great blogging tips. To save your time Team RecurPost has created a Free Ultimate Blog Planner and Checklist for Bloggers.
You can download our Free Ultimate Blog Planner and Checklist by providing your details below:
After filling out these details you will receive an email from RecurPost with a link to download the excel file of the Ultimate Free Blog Planner and Checklist with blogging tips.
The excel file has two sheets in it:
- Blog Planner
Step by step guide on how to use RecurPost Blog Planner for Blogging tips
In the first column enter the date on which your new blog post has to be published.
In the second column, enter the date on which the final copy for the blog is due for review by your superior. (If any)
In the third column, you need to enter the name of the content library (If you are not a RecurPost user, learn about content libraries) that your blog is going to be added.
In the fourth column, simply add the name of the writer.
In the fifth column, simply add the title or headline of your blog.
In the sixth column, enter the meta description for your blog.
The meta description is a snippet of up to about 155 characters – a tag in HTML – which summarizes a page’s content. Search engines show the meta description in search results mostly when the searched-for phrase is within the description, so optimizing the meta description is crucial for on-page SEO.
In the seventh column, enter your primary keywords that you are planning to rank for.
According to Moz, Keywords are ideas and topics that define what your content is about. In terms of SEO, they’re the words and phrases that searchers enter into search engines, also called “search queries.” If you boil everything on your page — all the images, video, copy, etc. — down to a simple words and phrases, those are your primary keywords. You can research your primary keywords for free using Google Keywords Planner.
In the eighth column, enter your secondary keywords that you are planning to rank for.
Secondary keywords are less important and supports the primary keywords for its marketing and they are a lot of times combination of one or more keywords, it can be used with or without more combinations at different places. For ex. If laptop chargers is the primary keyword, the secondary keywords would be universal laptop chargers or laptop batteries & chargers.
Target Readers’ Persona
In the ninth column, enter the details about your reader (or buyer) persona.
To identify and target a specific group of people, it is important for us to know a great deal about them than just their job title. We use buyer personas to create detailed profiles of our target readers. For more information click here.
CTA – Call To Action
In the tenth column, enter the Call-to-actions for your blog.
Blog posts without a call to action are like Facebook posts without images. Or Tweets without links. Call-to-action (CTA) buttons are the buttons you use in your blog to guide users towards your goal conversion.
In the eleventh column, add any internal links that connects to another web page on the same domain.
Internal links also connect your content and give Google an idea of the structure of your website. They can establish a hierarchy on your site, allowing you to give the most important pages and posts more link value than other, less valuable, pages. So using the right internal linking strategy can boost your SEO!
In the twelveth column, add any external links that connects to web pages on another domain.
External links may seem to be counter-intuitive — after all, you don’t want customers clicking on links that direct them away from your site. However, linking to trustworthy material (from authority sites) helps you also appear to be an authority and can help Google figure out what your content is about for SEO purposes.
In the thirteenth column, enter affiliate links for your blog.
An affiliate link is a specific URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username. In affiliate programs, advertisers use affiliate links to record the traffic that is sent to the advertiser’s website. This action is all part of an affiliate program.
How to use Checklist
Just open the checklist sheet and check all the items on the list for every blog. If you have any doubts about any item on the list, you can juscomment below.
Are you ready to increase your blog income & traffic?
I’m sure there are lots more great blogging tips out there about building a blog. What’s your favorite? Let us know in the comment section.