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Common SEO mistakes to avoid

    • 10 posts
    April 21, 2012 4:44 AM EDT




    Using Flash


     Focusing On Product Pages


    Ignoring Page Titles & Meta Data


    Copycatting Content


    Using Hidden Text


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    • 25 posts
    August 23, 2012 6:07 AM EDT

    Yes, you can include flash content into your website but along with that also include some keyword rich content so that you can rank the website in search engine easily



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    • 1 posts
    October 11, 2011 2:02 AM EDT

    Good post. I like it. It contains couple of nice information. I definitely keep this thing in my mind while doing SEO of any website.

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    • 3 posts
    February 12, 2013 6:08 PM EST

    Great post,we should avoid all these mistakes during the SEO task..

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    • 5 posts
    July 18, 2012 10:06 PM EDT


    Some SEO mistakes to avoid.


    No Keyword Research


    Flimsy Content


    Building the Wrong Links


    Not Leveraging Social Media


    Poorly Developed Website


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    • 16 posts
    April 23, 2012 12:53 AM EDT

    Avoid keyword stuffing because it dilutes the effect of other keywords. And it is also consider as a black hat techniques.


    • 4 posts
    May 21, 2012 2:50 AM EDT


    Avoid keyword stuffing because it dilutes the effect of other keywords. And it is also consider as a black hat techniques.


     I totally agree. the keywords must not only be highly relevant, but they should also have the right density. and the content must flow naturally along side of them, so that their insertion doesn't look forced

    • 51 posts
    February 12, 2013 8:56 PM EST

    Common SEO mistakes to avoid:

    Doing too much internal linking.

    Cannibalizing organic search with PPC.

    Not using a variety of anchor text.

    Submitting to the social sites from a non power user account.

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    • 2 posts
    April 26, 2012 8:56 AM EDT

    Just don't "overuse" it guys and make it look natural. Don't hit the anchor texts really hard. Diversify the anchor texts for a particular URL. For example use natural anchor texts like:

    visit the site

    click here

    go to


    And of course make sure that your onsite SEO has been already addressed.

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    • 30 posts
    February 11, 2013 8:22 PM EST

    301 Redirection is common mistake in seo domain running at www and not www both and also index page with .com and .com/index.htm

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    • 344 posts
    October 8, 2011 9:39 PM EDT

    here are 10 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid :

    Hiring Unethical SEO Consultants :
    Nowadays, you can see many companies providing SEO services. Some SEO guys use purely ethical techniques, while others use unethical “black hat” SEO. Even the person who hired the SEO guy do not know the consultants techniques, sometimes until it’s too late when the site gets punished. If you want to hire a consultant, choose a reputable SEO consultant, one who will keep in regular contact with progress reports and updates.

    2. Use of “Black Hat” Techniques :
    Same as mentioned above, black hat techniques like as doorway pages, keyword stuffing, hidden text etc are the examples techniques you want to avoid.

    3. Expecting Immediate Results :
    Its not possible you will get immediate results in SEO. You must have patience in you. Successful SEO requires good link building which takes time. SO you must agree to spend lots of time with good patience.

    4.Do-It-Yourself Attitude :
    Many people make the mistake of thinking they can do their own SEO work. They feel SEO is an easy task and easy to learn but but SEO has an ever evolving learning curve. It involves understanding Google’s complicated algorithm changes that happen quite frequently. It’s a never ending task so if you don’t have the time to put into maintaining the work, hire somebody who does.

    5. Untargeted Keywords :
    Many times people ignore important long-tail keywords and only work for one or two of the highest ranking keywords. After getting good rankings, if they don’t get enough traffic, they complain that the keywords must be the problem. Always target as many keywords and long-tailed keyword phrases as possible.

    6. Title Tag :
    Many times, the most glaring example of poor SEO technique is the title tag. We can see many title tags have a company or product name but no keywords. Other times the title tag is stuffed with too many keywords which dilute the relevancy. The trick is to find a happy medium of a relatively short title with the most pertinent keywords.

    7. Non-Relevant Linking :
    As you know if you have more backlinks, chances of getting good ranking in Google are increased greatly but many SEOs just count irrelevant links as a backlinks. They don’t care whether the backlinks are coming from a site with relevant content or not. All links are not created equal and it’s extremely important that the links you build are relevant.

    8. Multiple Search Engine Submission :
    Nowadays search engine submission is not necessary. Sites get indexed and ranked naturally if they have related backlinks with them. Multiple submissions may consider as an attempt to spam the search engines.

    9. Unnecessary Graphics and Flash :
    Many web designers sacrifice SEO just for good looking sites with heavy graphics or Flash. Flash is the worst SEO mistake because any text in your Flash movie is not picked up by the search engines. Avoid putting heavy flash or graphics on a site instead put a combination of smaller graphics with good amount of unique content. Also remember to add “alt” and “title” tags for your images.

    10. All Search Engines are Not the Same :
    Many people think that all search engines are the same. Optimize your content, keywords, links so that there is something for at least one of the three top search engines. Of course, Google is the most important but Yahoo and Bing do send traffic.


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    • 1 posts
    May 20, 2012 11:00 PM EDT

    Very interesting information. Really helpful comments. It can add some more points.
    • 15 posts
    December 25, 2011 11:22 PM EST

    1. Ineffective Page Titles – If the name of your company is all that comes up at the top of your site’s pages (in the title bar), it will only help improve searches for your company name. And those searches aren’t made by people you need to attract. They already know who you are. To attract people searching for what you do rather than who you are, customize the <title> tag for each page to reflect what that page is about, being sure to use key search terms whenever possible. This will increase the chances of your site coming up as a search result for those keywords.

    2. Placing Text in an Image – If you’re not an html or php pro, it can be difficult to get your site to line up exactly as you want it. All those <div> and <style> tags can be a real pain. So putting text in an image is a great idea, right? It’s lined up exactly where you want it, and you can even use funky fonts! But hold on. Search engines don’t know a picture of a squirrel from an image of your bio. To them, it’s just an image. So any keywords or phrases that are in the text within the image are not considered at all for SEO purposes. Sure, you can add <alt> and <title> tags to your images, and that will help to a degree, but it isn’t actual content, and content is what the search engines love most.

    If you’re trying to optimize your site for search engine ranking, be more concerned with the context of your text than the design. That’s not to say design isn’t important. It is very important from the standpoint of providing the right experience for your site visitors. But you can have both – a great looking site that has a first page search engine position.

    3. Not Using Analytics – Google analytics (or comparable statistics tools) can make a big difference for you in a lot of ways. Using Google analytics isn’t going to help your SEO directly, but it will tell you if what you’re doing is paying off, and that’s worth a ton. Many site owners are just concerned with how many hits their site is getting. This is an important statistic, but only in conjunction with other numbers.


    • 10 posts
    June 18, 2013 7:12 PM EDT

    These are few mistakes which commonaly done by most of the SeO professional:-

    1-No Keyword Research.

    2-Flimsy Content.

    3-Building the Wrong Links.

    4-Not Leveraging Social Media.

    5-Poorly Developed Websit


    • 110 posts
    August 22, 2012 9:19 PM EDT


    Duplicate Content

    Hidden Text


    Black hat

    Multiple Search Engine Submission 


    • 17 posts
    December 25, 2011 10:37 PM EST

    its really a great information shared by you, thanks for the sharing this precious information here

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    • 42 posts
    April 30, 2012 2:16 AM EDT

    In the on page designers create different Meta tags for every page. Sometimes they will not include the header tags in the headings of content, hence include the header tags in the title. Research the keywords which are related to your website services. They should give proper links to each and every page and maintain the internal links of the website. They should create their own unique content rather than copying from somewhere else.

    • 20 posts
    October 9, 2011 5:11 PM EDT

    Thanks for the info!  This article provides some great tips for SEO in regards to my new site.  Thanks!

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    • 69 posts
    January 16, 2013 5:00 AM EST

    Good post.

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    • 7 posts
    June 18, 2013 6:42 AM EDT

    to have some benefits from SEO you definitely need to have white hat SEO. if you ever follow black hat then all your effort will be go aways.