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While practicing this SEO thing, I have heard lots and lots of things. Lots of do's and dont's. And the thing is that the dos and donts change, they get updated. One myth I have heard is that once your site gets to page 1 of SERP's, your SEO work is done. But really! Can SEO we ever be done with? Can we ever achieve that height in SEO where we no longer have to do anything and still remain relevant?
Let's get this place buzzing, what are your thoughts? Share SEO myths that you have heard if you will?
#myths #seo #serp
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Getting 1st page is all depends on how good you are in fooling G.
    Sometimes it's easy or too easy and you will grab lion share of traffic,
    but... but sooner or later G. will get your number and then... no matter
    what you do, you'll go down to page 5 or way below simply because G.
    will be too busy to deal with next SEO tricks.

    Take it from someone who has site on top for dozens KW for a few years.
    And then, Algo is constantly changing and the only way you'll stay on top
    if you know how to read changes and the smarts to fool G.



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    • Profile picture of the author Deniafebake
      Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

      Getting 1st page is all depends on how good you are in fooling G.
      Sometimes it's easy or too easy and you will grab lion share of traffic,
      but... but sooner or later G. will get your number and then... no matter
      what you do, you'll go down to page 5 or way below simply because G.
      will be too busy to deal with next SEO tricks.

      Take it from someone who has site on top for dozens KW for a few years.
      And then, Algo is constantly changing and the only way you'll stay on top
      if you know how to read changes and the smarts to fool G.



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      Geez I'm scared of you
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    • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
      Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

      Getting 1st page is all depends on how good you are in fooling G.
      Sometimes it's easy or too easy and you will grab lion share of traffic,
      but... but sooner or later G. will get your number and then... no matter
      what you do, you'll go down to page 5 or way below simply because G.
      will be too busy to deal with next SEO tricks.

      Take it from someone who has site on top for dozens KW for a few years.
      And then, Algo is constantly changing and the only way you'll stay on top
      if you know how to read changes and the smarts to fool G.



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      Actually, Getting 1st page is all depends on how good you are in FOLLOW G.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

      and the smarts to fool G.
      Really? How about using your smarts to follow their current suggestions as closely as possible instead of trying to game the system, by "fooling them?'

      And, yes - life is change. When the rules change, change with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author steverobert
    I think.... If the targeted audience are visiting your site because of relevant content, then after that you just to be relevant about your content which is enough for ranking.
    but with your content you have to fulfill the on-page requirements....


    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Deniafebake
      Originally Posted by steverobert View Post

      I think.... If the targeted audience are visiting your site because of relevant content, then after that you just to be relevant about your content which is enough for ranking.
      but with your content you have to fulfill the on-page requirements....


      Thanks
      You have a valid point. Stay relevant, keep your audience trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    - You can game page 1
    - SEO is easy
    - You can hack SEO

    The list goes on and on.

    SEO is a skill. Takes years to develop that skill to the point of reaching page 1 for multiple keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      - You can game page 1
      - SEO is easy
      - You can hack SEO

      The list goes on and on.

      SEO is a skill. Takes years to develop that skill to the point of reaching page 1 for multiple keywords.
      Tell that to @OptedIn because for him something obvious is out of realm of reality.
      Simple truth, only 2% know what SEO is and those who are blindingly follow G. as a rule
      posting here, asking why after all they done following all rules, they are still below water.



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    • Profile picture of the author Deniafebake
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      - You can game page 1
      - SEO is easy
      - You can hack SEO

      The list goes on and on.

      SEO is a skill. Takes years to develop that skill to the point of reaching page 1 for multiple keywords.
      Thanks for sharing your myths, and for adding a truth!
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  • Profile picture of the author jtndbs
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    Here are some that I found that crack me up:
    1) Content is the only thing you need: Some people believe that content is the prime and probably the only thing that you need. Which is absolutely wrong. People take the famous phrase *Content is King* too literally. Content is NOT the only thing, its merely a part of things that are important. Accompanied by links, design and usability.
    2) Speed id NOT that important : Its a sad and widespread myth that site-loading speed is not that important. This myth needs to die. Site loading speed needs to be under 3 seconds. Based on many studies, a user looses interest if it takes more than that and tends to close the tab or presses back. Site loading speed needs to to be excellent (<3 sec)
    3) Links are Dead : Links are not dead. If anything, they're here to stay. You need to build links to your website from authority websites. also from other sites. A balance needs to be maintained between both DoFollow and NoFollow links. Even the interlinking on the website should be optimal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Deniafebake
      Originally Posted by jtndbs View Post

      Here are some that I found that crack me up:
      1) Content is the only thing you need: Some people believe that content is the prime and probably the only thing that you need. Which is absolutely wrong. People take the famous phrase *Content is King* too literally. Content is NOT the only thing, its merely a part of things that are important. Accompanied by links, design and usability.
      2) Speed id NOT that important : Its a sad and widespread myth that site-loading speed is not that important. This myth needs to die. Site loading speed needs to be under 3 seconds. Based on many studies, a user looses interest if it takes more than that and tends to close the tab or presses back. Site loading speed needs to to be excellent (<3 sec)
      3) Links are Dead : Links are not dead. If anything, they're here to stay. You need to build links to your website from authority websites. also from other sites. A balance needs to be maintained between both DoFollow and NoFollow links. Even the interlinking on the website should be optimal.
      "Content is king, but engagement is queen; and the lady rules the house."
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan S
    Whilst true that the big G always changes their styles, it is not a big transformation and there's always a way how to deal with it. Just keep updated on what is going on inside Google. If you website is that popular, Google can't do anything about it, just keep going, follow G's system and make your website beneficial to the masses and you'll be ok. And don't forget to take good care of your followers because they're the one who'll keep you in place.
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  • Profile picture of the author buzzinteractive
    Once you are on no 1 position in google to retain the position you have to keep doing for a while to remain at a position else the ranking will drop. but now a days SEO is about providing a value to the user if your content is providing the value then you don't have to worry much.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnoraon
    I'm not really sure why these issues keep coming up, but they do, so I'm going to list the top five misconceptions I hear about repeatedly and explain why they simply are not right.

    5 local SEO myths and misconceptions that Will Not Die.
    Myth 1: Suite numbers are a ranking factor
    Myth 2: Break any Google guideline and your ranking will be penalized
    Myth 3: Your service area impacts where you rank
    Myth 4: Using a call tracking number will hurt rankings
    Myth 5: You should consult with Google My Business support about your ranking issues
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Myth 6: Google cares how hard you try
    Myth 7: You know what Google thinks about SEO
    Myth 8: One day you will have your site #1



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  • Profile picture of the author simplio
    I, personally think that SEO cannot get finished for any site because if any site get into 1st rank in SERP's then to maintain its rank SEO should be done regularly because of its competitors as they are also trying to be in 1st rank and if they got succeed in doing that then it will be tough to get recovery.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by simplio View Post

      I, personally think that SEO cannot get finished for any site because if any site get into 1st rank in SERP's then to maintain its rank SEO should be done regularly because of its competitors as they are also trying to be in 1st rank and if they got succeed in doing that then it will be tough to get recovery.
      Not to mention Algo is undergo constant changes to make sure
      no one occupies 1st page forever and to confuse "SEO Pros"



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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    As others have said, SEO is a diffcult skill that takes years to master. I have never hear of anyone saying once you get to page one you can just sit back and relax. No you can't. At some point, you'll want to move beyiond organic search engine traffic targeting and bypass the big G altogether. Work towards achieving that status
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