The Basics, a small SEO Checklist for New Websites
Here is a great video from the White Board Fridays over at SEO Moz. This Video focuses on a small Checklist that you can use when starting a successful website. I like how the Checklist begins with Accessibility (404 Redirects, 500 errors, missing Title tags, or even duplicate content), and ends with Link Building. If you notice, Rand puts more focus on Social Accounts, above Link Building. Note to all Web Developers, Social Signals are real and the Google Knowledge Graph loves them!