Top 4 biggest SEO mistakes

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To learn more about a few of the biggest SEO mistakes that you can make, then continue to read on:

Mistake #1 - Prioritising The Search Engines Over Search Users

Most possibly the biggest mistake that you can make is to place more significance on the search engines like google over your site visitors. Search optimisation is amazingly important to the success of your site; nonetheless, this alone will not assist to guarantee you a great conversion rate and profit for your business.

Good search engine optimisation will help to gain you an impressive ranking within the search engines like google, however, it should never be executed at risk of your visitor's experience on your website. Alternatively, you should engage in good off-site and on-site SEO that can assist you to convert larger amounts of traffic into sales and will leave visitors planning to return to your site.

Mistake #2 - Building Poor Quality Backlinks

Using bad quality back links is a definite no-no, particularly considering Google penguin's latest antics. Quality ought to always be put ahead of quantity - therefore, backlinks to inconsequential sites or spammy websites will only do your site more damage than good.

Mistake #3 - Not Doing Your Keyword Research

Well-researched keywords can assist to attract larger quantities of targeted traffic to your website. There is no good in writing about something that is of no relevance to your market or niche, which is why it is important to find out for yourself what keywords and phrases are being most commonly searched for within your market or niche. A good internet marketing servicescompany should be able to assist you in this.

Mistake #4 - Failing To Update Your Website On A Regular Basis

Irrelevant and outdated content on your website will result in rapidly decreasing volumes of traffic and sales for your business - plus, it won't help you to achieve a better ranking with Google. By striving to ensure that your site's content is continually fresh and up-to-date, you can be sure to enjoy a greater conversion rate, an increased ranking with the search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Egrove Systems
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  • Profile picture of the author jaywilson915
    very true... Quality content matters a lot after Google Panda updates.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradudan
      the good unique contaent has always worth.. but lately is more important than before Panda and Penguin update.

      Originally Posted by jaywilson915 View Post

      very true... Quality content matters a lot after Google Panda updates.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Roncone
        This is a pretty good lit of mistakes, I would however throw. In over optimization with the backlinks and the user search. Nobody wants to read content that is nothing but 50 awkward keyword phrases in a row.
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  • Profile picture of the author abid4seo
    Nice post.

    How can we check that a website is spammy or not? There are lot of website with good PR but their authenticity is little doubtful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theeban
    I do agree with your post, those four things are very basic SEO things which SEO or Webmaster should take into account.

    I had seen many clients come up with the keywords which has about 30-50 monthly searches, on the other hand there are more relevant keywords which has good search volume, I usually explain this to my clients as this determines volume of traffic after getting rank...
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    • Profile picture of the author bradudan
      A lot of seo people has forgot to make keyword research . Even i worked for many months on a niche that i assume is huge . I got nr 2 and got 200 visitors per day . It was not very interesting for the volume of work involved.

      So we have to make keyword research before start to develop our seo strategy.

      Originally Posted by Theeban View Post

      I do agree with your post, those four things are very basic SEO things which SEO or Webmaster should take into account.

      I had seen many clients come up with the keywords which has about 30-50 monthly searches, on the other hand there are more relevant keywords which has good search volume, I usually explain this to my clients as this determines volume of traffic after getting rank...
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  • Profile picture of the author Elle Davies
    I think I would add "Keyword Overuse" to the list!

    I try to always help internet marketers that ask me for extremely high keyword density articles and warn them about being considered a spam. Google keyword densities aren't as big a deal these days but a lack of/too many key phrases etc are a common mistake that people mistake when it comes to SEO!
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    • Profile picture of the author HD Node
      Great list. I think all of the issues you've highlighted can be described as a lack of caution. In business, it's generally good not to over-think and get things done. But SEO - particularly for new sites - is a very delicate process. If you you think there is even the remote chance that something may harm your site, at the very least, conduct some testing on a buffer page first.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradudan
      I perfectly agree with you with keyword overuse. I have tried to specify something so old but nowadays nobody talks about.

      Especially after that latest Penguin update. This is a good one ....

      Thanks for sharing your view...

      Originally Posted by Elle Davies View Post

      I think I would add "Keyword Overuse" to the list!

      I try to always help internet marketers that ask me for extremely high keyword density articles and warn them about being considered a spam. Google keyword densities aren't as big a deal these days but a lack of/too many key phrases etc are a common mistake that people mistake when it comes to SEO!
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  • Back links are very important but Quality backlinks are very very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    Good points and I believe the third and fourth points are even more significant than the first two. Sometimes even after approaching the front page of Google, webmasters might complain from lack of traffic and when you investigate the cases you will notice that they have chosen some bad terms, the keywords that are being rarely used by anyone, resulting in lack of traffic even after reaching high spots on search sites. The matter of keeping websites contents updated too is very significant.

    Even after gathering large amounts of links, even good ones that come from highly relevant sources, if your website does not contain any useful and informative contents, how would you expect to be rewarded with top ranks? It is true that some sites enjoy top ranks merely because of their links but we are talking about now, with all those major ranking algorithms which are happening and all reports indicate that presence of fresh, valuable contents on websites will sooner or later pay off.
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  • Profile picture of the author gapinfotech
    this is very nice tips of seo mistakes
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  • Profile picture of the author sudama88
    Hi,
    Uploading website to Duplicate content.You have to upload quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mega Mind
    Very informative.... Thanks a lot..
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  • Profile picture of the author Naimath
    Thanks! Nice post! My suggestion would be not make the mistake of ignoring content. Without quality content it's going to be very hard for you to sustain your rankings over a long period of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author webalfie
      I'd say the biggest, biggest mistake people make in SEO is not targeting their ideal customer and setting their website up accordingly.

      To get links naturally and easily to your website your site must be liked....and if you try to have everybody that visits your site like it, not many will. (Going after everybody, reaching nobody).

      Instead, target your "ideal" visitor, find out what they like and offer that on your site. This type of targeting speaks directly to this type of visitor, addresses their problems, enters the conversation they're having in their head. SEO is easy when you do it this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hossain
    Originally Posted by bradudan View Post

    Irrelevant and outdated content on your website will result in rapidly decreasing volumes of traffic and sales for your business - plus, it won't help you to achieve a better ranking with Google. By striving to ensure that your site's content is continually fresh and up-to-date, you can be sure to enjoy a greater conversion rate, an increased ranking with the search engines.

    I disagree. There are lots of websites on #1 didn't update even a single word last couple of years. Still flying high.

    Updating webpages using fresh new contents frequently would help in rank increment is probably another myth.
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    • Profile picture of the author FBN
      How often should you update the content on your website?

      And should you delete the current content or re-word it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Marley
    Nice Post. For me the top 4 SEO mistakes would be :

    1. Getting backlinks from spammy websites.
    2. Stuffing main keywords on your web pages.
    3. Duplicate content on your website.
    4. Your site getting blacklisted because of bad neighborhood.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emiley Fletcher
    Thanks for sharing
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  • thanks for sharing ,nice posting friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author solemanali
    you are right but the biggest two seo mistakes are 1. not updating your blog regularly and 2 is building low quality back-links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dentist
    Good topic. Mine are going to be:
    1- Poor keyword research
    2- Building too many backlinks in a short period of time to a new website or a website with limited number of backlinks.
    3- Forget a continuity in content and in backlinks
    4- Forget about link diversity.
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  • Profile picture of the author intergen
    Yes agreed another one to consider as well is on page SEO over-optimization. Penguin brought that one to the forefront. But I hear its going to tighten up even further.

    Use keywords in your anchor text but be sure to vary it as well. And don't go crazy with keyword density - 2-3% is fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vivers
    Originally Posted by bradudan View Post

    To learn more about a few of the biggest SEO mistakes that you can make, then continue to read on:

    Mistake #1 - Prioritising The Search Engines Over Search Users

    Most possibly the biggest mistake that you can make is to place more significance on the search engines like google over your site visitors. Search optimisation is amazingly important to the success of your site; nonetheless, this alone will not assist to guarantee you a great conversion rate and profit for your business.

    Good search engine optimisation will help to gain you an impressive ranking within the search engines like google, however, it should never be executed at risk of your visitor's experience on your website. Alternatively, you should engage in good off-site and on-site SEO that can assist you to convert larger amounts of traffic into sales and will leave visitors planning to return to your site.

    Mistake #2 - Building Poor Quality Backlinks

    Using bad quality back links is a definite no-no, particularly considering Google penguin's latest antics. Quality ought to always be put ahead of quantity - therefore, backlinks to inconsequential sites or spammy websites will only do your site more damage than good.

    Mistake #3 - Not Doing Your Keyword Research

    Well-researched keywords can assist to attract larger quantities of targeted traffic to your website. There is no good in writing about something that is of no relevance to your market or niche, which is why it is important to find out for yourself what keywords and phrases are being most commonly searched for within your market or niche. A good internet marketing servicescompany should be able to assist you in this.

    Mistake #4 - Failing To Update Your Website On A Regular Basis

    Irrelevant and outdated content on your website will result in rapidly decreasing volumes of traffic and sales for your business - plus, it won't help you to achieve a better ranking with Google. By striving to ensure that your site's content is continually fresh and up-to-date, you can be sure to enjoy a greater conversion rate, an increased ranking with the search engines.
    When you say updating content on site, I have a cleaning service site and can't continually add more information as it will be to much for the client and they will click through. So would adding new content to my blog tab be helpful even though it's not the page I'm trying to rank? Or does it have to be on the page your trying to rank?
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Boorer
    For additional content that has been seo optimised use plr articles.These are great when you are scratching your head trying to think of what to put on your blog or website. You can also use them as free giveaways to build your list or to create a mini ecourse.
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