The Top 3 Reasons Your Website is Failing at SEO

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There are plenty of reasons why your website doesn't perform the way it should. With 2016 coming around faster than a slap in the face, your competitors are fiercely trying to work on their website faster than you are.

Competitors are not spending money on commercial advertisement such as TV ads, radio ads and other means. I mean who has thousands of dollars to spend on things like that when they're trying to run a startup - unless they have venture funding --- but that's another story!

Here are 3 reasons that your website is failing at SEO:

1: No Traffic - DOH! You're not getting any quality traffic at all. How can this be? You've done everything you could to get traffic coming to your website to buy your wonderful product or subscribe to your SUPER email list. Let's look at what you've done:

a: Bought a gazzillion links from fiverr
b: Bought some super duper package from that other "blackhat" community --- shh we won't mention their name
c: Found some Russian hackzers who ran some super cool program with proxies that they built just for you, that automates E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G for you.

Yeah, totally all wrong. You've done everything you can possible do - wrong. You're failed to build authority in your brand, your domain - you're name. You don't even have quality content on your website to share with your users.

2: BUY BUY BUY - Written all over the place. Really? Not properly doing keyword research is detrimental to your business. The #1 thing that you must do is understand longtail keywords, how to research the best ones and know what the buyer intent is on that keyword. And then once you've found that out, properly utilizing those keywords in your Title tags and header tags (h1 & h2 mainly)

3: Uhhhh, Let's try this and hope for the best! Oh yeah, you got it right! No proper planning, no goals, no data tracking will definitely get you where you want to be. Do you even know where you want to be? What do you even want out of your website? Who is your target audience? What are your goals 6 months from now?

Website owners & business owners are not properly educated. SEO fails because users rely on cheap tactics, quick fixes and $5 monthly SEO budgets.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomhenry1710
    i'm in this situation
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  • Profile picture of the author anhvu
    Really helpful!

    Thanks Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author onehalf
    You nailed it! Research and careful planning is crucial in the success of your seo strategy.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      What are you people?

      No traffic is why your SEO is failing? That makes no sense.
      I think you are mistaking "getting traffic" for SEO.

      Originally Posted by DannyVeiga View Post

      And then once you've found that out, properly utilizing those keywords in your Title tags and header tags (h1 & h2 mainly)
      FYI: H1, H2, etc.....are NOT header tags.
      That is a big tip off to your post.

      I think your first 2 were written by someone who has
      hoped for the best, and gotten the worst.

      3 strikes, you people are out.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author DannyVeiga
        Sorry it's okay if you don't understand the logic of why no traffic = failed SEO. The whole principal of SEO is yes, to optimize your website for search engines. To properly optimize isn't to serve the purpose of helping yourself - is it?

        The entire reason to even begin fathoming of building a website is to help who? Nope not paulg!

        It's the users, your audience, aka the "traffic".

        So what happens when you have absolutely no traffic? You have literally nobody coming to read the website that you've spent months trying to build. You have zilch rankings in Google and other search engines.

        It's because you've failed at something, and that something is probably SEO. It all begins with good SEO as your foundation for content marketing, promotion, social media engagement and the list goes on.

        It all starts with good SEO

        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        What are you people?

        No traffic is why your SEO is failing? That makes no sense.
        I think you are mistaking "getting traffic" for SEO.



        FYI: H1, H2, etc.....are NOT header tags.
        That is a big tip off to your post.

        I think your first 2 were written by someone who has
        hoped for the best, and gotten the worst.

        3 strikes, you people are out.

        Paul
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          I could get a boat load of traffic. So what? I could get
          a boat load of quality traffic if I paid for it. So what?

          Getting traffic is NOT seo.

          And you still think h1 is a header tag? ROTFLMAO!

          Anyone who does not know at least a basic bit of html,
          is not fit for SEO. Period.

          Case closed.

          Paul
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          • Profile picture of the author DannyVeiga
            This post wasn't meant to be that buying traffic, even buying quality traffic = a success for SEO basket. That's totally not what it's related to and not what it's about.

            I never said hey guys, getting traffic = SEO. I already stated what SEO is and how it can benefit.

            Oh and thanks for correcting me, you're right it's not a "header" <header> tag. It's a HeadINGS tag so a +1 for you Paul.

            Late night last night, nobody's perfect

            Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

            I could get a boat load of traffic. So what? I could get
            a boat load of quality traffic if I paid for it. So what?

            Getting traffic is NOT seo.

            And you still think h1 is a header tag? ROTFLMAO!

            Anyone who does not know at least a basic bit of html,
            is not fit for SEO. Period.

            Case closed.

            Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    This would not be my top list, but these are good points. Traffic isn't a ranking signal per se, but if you've got no traffic there's very little change that you'll earn any links either.

    #3 is something I might have on my list too. No planning is bad, but not tracking your progress is even worse.

    I'd have these on my list:

    No backlinks, and doing something silly and pointless to get some random crap links.

    Unrealistic expectations, and no reality checks before starting expensive and/or resource intensive strategy. Goes hand in hand with "no planning". It's possible that a strategy doesn't actually translate to SEO success even if it's "SEO forum favourite" and your team spends couple of days per month implementing it. "Hey, lets add a blog" would be a typical example.

    Bubbling under: concentrating on SEO or "more traffic" instead of existing clients and conversion. Not the first problem for new sites, but you often see this on the established business sites.
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    Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
    Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

    What's your excuse?
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    • Profile picture of the author DannyVeiga
      You're right - these my not be everyones top 3 and there are so many but like Mario Brown says, you have to take #imperfectaction.

      Just do it, do something - don't sit there pondering over an idea all day that eventually you're going to second guess yourself. You have to take risks, but calculated risks sometimes.

      Sorry had to get that off my chest

      Yes I agree, and am glad you see my point. Traffic by itself doesn't equal SEO nor is a ranking factor by ANY means. Thank you for that reply and sharing your opinion on this thread.

      Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

      This would not be my top list, but these are good points. Traffic isn't a ranking signal per se, but if you've got no traffic there's very little change that you'll earn any links either.

      #3 is something I might have on my list too. No planning is bad, but not tracking your progress is even worse.

      I'd have these on my list:

      No backlinks, and doing something silly and pointless to get some random crap links.

      Unrealistic expectations, and no reality checks before starting expensive and/or resource intensive strategy. Goes hand in hand with "no planning". It's possible that a strategy doesn't actually translate to SEO success even if it's "SEO forum favourite" and your team spends couple of days per month implementing it. "Hey, lets add a blog" would be a typical example.

      Bubbling under: concentrating on SEO or "more traffic" instead of existing clients and conversion. Not the first problem for new sites, but you often see this on the established business sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkYoung
    Thanks, good words and good title.
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