Some 8 years back, when I was just starting to get serious with this SEO thing, I scoured the Web for an SEO checklist that would help me remember all these new things that I was learning.
I found nothing.
Besides a list of linking strategies that included profile links, forum signatures and spamming bookmark sites, I never really did find a good one.
It would’ve made it exponentially easier for me to learn SEO if I could have printed out something and marked it off manually back then. I could review it, internalize it and plan out tasks better.
Time traveling to the present day: I snapped out of my unproductive daydream, I put my glass of wine down and I told myself to stop reminiscing about the past.
Then it dawned on me. Why not make one?
That small epiphany became this blog post and infographic. You can also download a bonus printable version at the end of the post, which includes local SEO checklists that aren’t in the infographic.
I wanted this SEO checklist infographic to be the longest infographic you’ve ever seen… literally.
I know the stats about how it’s not ideal. How it’s not the best thing to do and how stupid an idea that is to make such a long infographic.
Sometimes, you just need to do something different.
Besides wanting this to be remembered as the longest infographic about SEO ever, I wanted it to be REALLY useful.
There are a lot of people out there that can benefit from this, much like I would have if I am starting all over again today.
So, with that said, let’s get started with some quick explanations of why I think each one is important.