Some common SEO mistakes

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There are some small mistakes that can affect the websites traffic and ranking. Some of them are:

  1. Inefficient Web Design
  2. Using duplicate content
  3. Duplicate Meta tags on all Web Pages
  4. Not integrating Webmaster Tools
  5. Neglecting Sitemaps
  6. Keyword Stuffing
  7. Not having a responsive design
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Seymour
    You missed some more. Keep going and elaborate so members can learn from this thread you started...
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      It would have taken just as long to write the list of the ones the OP missed as to write what you wrote.

      Originally Posted by Dennis Seymour View Post

      You missed some more. Keep going and elaborate so members can learn from this thread you started...
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  • Profile picture of the author uditsh
    It would be better if you have explained all of your points. It will not be helpful if someone lands on this page to find 'SEO mistakes'. Still he/she needs to search the reasons.


    Originally Posted by michalbrns View Post

    There are some small mistakes that can affect the websites traffic and ranking.

    Neglecting Sitemaps
    It has nothing to do with traffic as well as ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author alias2002
    Information is good. But you need to add some more.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidweb09
    I always check above factors while on-page SEO for any site.
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  • Profile picture of the author geeksonrepair
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    You have discuss small information dear.
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  • Profile picture of the author a123
    Originally Posted by michalbrns View Post

    There are some small mistakes that can affect the websites traffic and ranking. Some of them are:

    1. Inefficient Web Design
    2. Using duplicate content
    3. Using Duplicate Meta tags on all Web Pages
    4. Not integrating Webmaster Tools
    5. Neglecting Sitemaps
    6. Keyword Stuffing
    7. Not having a responsive design
    1.Duplicate versions of the home page.-(One of the first things I check with a site is whether there are duplicate versions of the home page.
    2. Un-optimized title tags-(The title tag is one of the most important on-page elements for SEO. Not only does it help you rank, but it's what potential users and customers see in the SERP when they see your listing.)
    3. Duplicate title tags-( there are plenty of smaller sites with the exact same title tag on EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE. Unless there's only one keyword you ever want to rank for, and you only want the engines to index one page on your site, make sure you don't have a ton of duplicates.)
    4. Duplicate content-(they're especially common with newer sites that are built as "platforms," when using out-of-the-box CMS systems, or when an SEO has not been involved in the architecture phase of building a site.)
    5. 404 errors-(with 404 errors, the problem can swing in one of two directions: Too many or not enough.)
    6. No deep links from the home page-(find a way to get text links from your highest link equity pages to your most important pages.)
    7. Too many links from your home page-(link equity flows like water through a site. You want to channel it and control it.)
    8. Un-crawlable site-(if you have content you don't link to or that the engines can't crawl, your site you obviously have a problem.)
    9. Unreasonable SEO expectations-(take a good hard look at your site and your business. If you truly deserve to rank well (and drive organic traffic), SEO can help you get there.)
    10. Hiring a crappy SEO-(I hate to say it, but this is still one of the most common SEO mistakes I see business owners making.)
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffreysloe
      Originally Posted by a123 View Post

      10. Hiring a crappy SEO-(I hate to say it, but this is still one of the most common SEO mistakes I see business owners making.)
      Your made some very good points. But, is SEO any different than any other business, of which there are good and bad (crappy)? What if someone cannot afford a fortune 500 type of SEO company; does that make the SEO company "crappy"? Can't there menu pricing for SEO, just like there's menu pricing for other businesses? Not every business has thousands of dollars to spend on SEO, as there are still other means of advertisement available.

      Please explain what you mean by a "crappy SEO", as I believe "crappy" is subjective term. Also, what type of businesses are you actually talking about, home-based, small businesses, or large corporations?
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmav
    Things we need to consider before doing SEO:

    > Search engine as well as user friendly web design
    > Rich / informative content
    > Right use of keywords
    > Fixing all the technical SEO errors : Canonical issue, broken links, 404 error page, URL structure etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohitsharma09
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  • Profile picture of the author zaccks
    I think the worse mistake is people trying to rank their site overnight.

    just be patient and provide real value to your site visitors. people will spend more time on your site and will definitely come back again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eliza Lodewyckx
    Poor or Duplicate Content. Through the Google Panda Update, Google is coming down hard on sites that don’t provide original or quality content. In the past, there have been too many loopholes to where people just copy and paste somebody else’s hard work to call their own and their rankings move up and also targetting the wrong keywords, this is a mistake that many people make by targeting keyword phrases that sound good to them, but may not be relevant to their content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Duttay
    Some below factors should be remember before doing SEO :

    Keyword stuffing
    Broken links
    Copied copy
    Duplicate content
    Non unique title tags and meta descriptions
    Meta keyword tags
    Not optimized with the right keywords
    Irrelevant anchor text links
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  • Profile picture of the author Hudson White
    Just want to add here-

    - upload XML as well as HTML sitemaps both
    - do image alt tag optimization
    - Call to action on a page should be high
    - Interlinking should be there
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  • Profile picture of the author michalbrns
    Thanks to all for adding some more points.......
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  • Profile picture of the author nirajsharma
    Add this One

    1) Broken links
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenwatson011
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    main mistake when people use duplicate content
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkwhale
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    Duplicate content,site map,H1 tags,robot.txt.Common mistake mostly people use duplicate content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl Hardy
    Duplicate versions of the home page
    Un-optimized title tags
    Duplicate title tags
    Duplicate content
    404 errors
    No deep links from the home page
    Too many links from your home page
    Un-crawlable site
    Unreasonable SEO expectations
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    You have mentioned about some mistakes of SEO but I think you need to add few more on your list.
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