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What are some common mistakes in SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimisation' started by carlasimmons86, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. carlasimmons86

    carlasimmons86 Affiliate affiliate

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    Guys, i do want to know what are the most common mistakes in SEO that are easy to make?
    What do you think?
    Share here.
     
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    • code errors that prevent the proper machine 'reading' of the website's content
    • poor UX (user experience) poor: navigation menus, orphaned pages (unlinked and inaccessible easily to both users and indexing robots)
    • poor topic concentration > what is this site all about
    • high bounce rates because of purchased traffic not being funneled by/through a noindex filtering domain.
     
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  4. varun shanbhag

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    Instead of mistakes i would like to mention some common misconception people have:

    1) Exact match keyword in title - Yes it does help but google rank brain has made it easier for people to create meaningful title tags

    2) Using Anchor text in internal linking

    3) Page rank algorithm - Its long gone
     
  5. JonathanB

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    All the above are right ;)

    Some more "mistakes" I see are:
    - Not doing proper keyword research (randomly producing content)
    - Trying to rank for too competitive keywords
    - Not properly on-page optimizing (H1, internal linking, exact match urls, etc.)
    - Not optimizing headlines for higher CTR in search
     
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  6. Sharmilarock

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    Really thanks for the information.
     
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    MyLead

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    One of the most common mistakes, in my opinion, is committing on linking, doing it too much and not waiting for SERP's answer. A lot of people who did this was unable to found google place to put links because they spammed to much, and after that kind of work, you'll feel, that is nothing good to you, to do it with SEO stuff. Work on quality over quantity.
     
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    Don't buy thousands of poor quality links for $5 from Fiverr. They will kill your site and you'd have to start all over again.
     
  9. RevForce19

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    I think the biggest is not doing your research on keyword research and not following the seo rules. The average reader is at a 5th grade reading level so make sure to try and write content the average reader can understand.
     
  10. RH-Calvin

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    Black hat practices are the most common mistakes that you should avoid for ranking your webpages in search engine pages.
     
  11. Nilesh Jha

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    Building unreliable links from any domain.
    Leniency in Keyword research.
    Spamming websites for link exchange.
    Mentioning keyword with a greater ratio in the content.
     
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    1. Keyword stuffing
    2. Content over optimization
    3. Low website loading speed
    4. Black hat techniques ...etc
     
  13. samexpert

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    Thank you so much, members for this information. Actually was also finding the answer for this question.
     
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    Presenting a Poor Internal Link Structure
    Creating Content for Content’s Sake
    Not Investing in Link-Worthy Content
    Failing to Reach Customers with Your Content
    Optimizing for the Wrong Keywords
    Not Consulting Paid Media
    Forgetting About Local
    Not Regularly Auditing Your Own Website
     
  15. Rakesh Mishra

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    Choosing the Wrong Keywords
    Skipping Title Tags & Meta Descriptions
    Duplicate content
    Missing Quality Links
    Poor site structure.
    Don't have a mobile site design for multiple screens
     
  16. clairedivas

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    There are some common SEO mistake that are tough to avoid. Testing optimization approaches is difficult because you can’t verify your method in real-time since search engine rules are becoming hard to predict.

    1. Choosing the Wrong Keywords
    2. Using Keyword Stuffing
    3. Creating Content That’s Not About Your Keywords
    4. Publishing Non-Original Content
    5. Skipping Title Tags & Meta Descriptions
     
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    1. Duplicate content
    2. creating content not about your keywords
    3. Bad structure of the site
     
  18. Brenda R.

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    Here are 6 common SEO mistakes to avoid:
    1. Duplicate content
    2. Forgotten about content marketing
    3. Poor site structure
    4. Don’t have a mobile site design for multiple screens
    5. Unreasonable SEO expectations
    6. Hiring a crappy SEO consultant
     
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    -Focusing on One Keyword Only
    -Creating Low-quality Content
    -Neglecting Dated Content
    -Underestimating the Importance of Website Loading Speed
    -No Internal Backlinks and Outbound Links
    -Not Using Local SEO
    -Forgetting to Optimize Images
     
  20. Black Davil

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    I think that one of the most common mistakes people make with regards to their SEO strategy is they don’t stick with it for long enough. SEO is a continuous process that requires you to constantly implement new tactics to stay ahead of your competitors.
     
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