The Ultimate SEO Checklist For New Websites | Get Traffic & Rankings FAST


You got a brand new website, you want higher rankings on Google. What should you do? There’s so much information out there, it’s so overwhelming. Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel and today I’m going to break
down the ultimate SEO checklist. (lighthearted music) Before we get started make sure subscribe to this channel, and if you’re on YouTube,
click the alert icon as well. That way when I release
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guys all get notified. Question for you, wouldn’t you just love
if the SEO checklist, especially for a brand new
website was broken down into four simple steps? If you do, leave a comment below with yes. If you don’t want that, leave
a comment below with no. The first item I have on the list, because it’s only going to be four tips is to map out your content strategy. From topics, to key words, what are you going after? What themes are you trying
to create on your website? If you don’t know what
keywords and content ideas to go after, you’re going
to be spinning your wheels because the last thing you want to do is create content on
stuff that isn’t working. And you can use tools
like Buzzsumo, SEMrush, Ahrefs, even Ubersuggest
to all figure this out because they all show you
what topics are popular and what’s not on your competitors. And this is great because
now you have a rule of thumb of oh, this stuff over here works and this stuff doesn’t. You don’t want to waste
your time and your resources creating content that’s not
popular and no one cares about. The second thing you need to do is create a hit list of
your backlink opportunities. Take all your competitor URLs,
and put them into backlinks. This will show you every single
person who links to them. This is important because if
you don’t have a link list, you’re not going to know who
to hit up to link back to you. Now when you’re doing this, you don’t want to just take a
list of all your competitors, and put them into a tool-like
backlinks, or even Ahrefs, you want to go and find
their most relevant content that’s related to yours, and see who links to their content. And then hit up those
people to link to yours because you have a better piece of content that’s more relevant, more up
to date, and more thorough. The third thing on your checklist
needs to be accessibility. Is your site mobile compatible? Does it load fast? Are you deleting all the
unnecessary work plus plugins that you don’t need? All these things impacts
your overall search topic. The rankings is important. Without a fast site, you’re
not going to get rankings. Speed is part of Google’s algorithm, you want to make sure your
site loads as fast as possible. Not just on a desktop, but also on mobile. And you can use tools
liKe Google PageSpeed to figure out how fast your site loads. The fourth thing on your list needs to be your content
distribution strategy. From how are you going to push
out the content on social media? Typically what I do is I take my content, I put it out on all my social
profiles at the same time. In addition to that, I’ll
also put it out on things like Instagram, and do live stories. And I also do that on
Facebook, and do live stories. This is a good way to get people
to engage in on Instagram, I’ll get people to swipe
up so that way they can go directly to my blog post. Another thing I do with
my content distribution is I email people out that I link to, and ask them to share my content. It’s a simple way to
get more social shares and more traffic. And the last thing I do
with my content distribution is I send out an email blast,
and a push notification every time I release a new blog post. One of the most effective strategies, if you don’t have an email list, start using tools like
Hello Bar and Mailchimp. If you don’t have push notification list, use tools like subscribers and (mutters). If you need help getting more traction, more traffic to your site,
check out my ad agency, Neil Patel Digital. Thank you for watching, make sure you subscribe to this channel. Like the video, share
it, and leave a comment if you have any questions.

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