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On-Page SEO mistakes

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Elisa Martin, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. mrb1129

    mrb1129 Well-Known Member

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    #21
    In most of the cases what I see here is that they write 'poor content' with 'poor English'.
    SEMrush
     
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #22
    In the end, whoever provides greater value - wins.
     
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    mayamisra Peon

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    #23
    Here are Most Common On-Site SEO Mistakes :
    • Not Optimising Title Tags and Meta Descriptions...
    • Presenting a Poor Internal and External Link Structure...
    • Not Optimizing for the Right Keywords...
    • Using the Same Anchor Text for Every Link...
    • Duplicate and Low-quality Content on Your Website...
    • Failing to Reach Customers with Your Content...
    • Broken or Missing Alt Tags...
    • Not Being Mobile-friendly...
    • Not Regularly Auditing Your Website...
    • Not Consulting Paid Media...
     
    mayamisra, Oct 17, 2019 IP
  4. deathshadow

    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    #24
    ... and that's a good chunk of what Matt Cutts was talking about all those years ago. Quality unique content of value is THE most important part of "writing for the user". If you don't have that, the markup around it, and all the black-hat SEO tricks on the planet cannot help you. More so if you screw up the markup like 90%+ of the people who have no business making websites you can still have useful traffic if the content is just that damned good and desirable.

    It's also where the more "Scammy" aspects of SEO become apparent. "Keywords research' and "keyword stuffing" being the opposite of good writing practices. If you are writing naturally, professionally, and competently any relevant terms should already exist. As anyone who's taking a creative writing course should know, it's considered bad writing to use the same adjectives more than once per document (entire site), verb more than once per page, and noun more than once per paragraph. As such determining a perfect keyword or "long tail phrase" and repeating it ad-nausea is bad writing!!! The thesaurus is your huffing friend!

    It's why "keywords research" is just another of the sleazy tricks that works for a very short period of time, until the search engines decide to pimp slap you. Hence it also makes a great way to hook people for continued support they don't need, making adjustments and playing whack-a-mole with search every time they catch on to the latest trick. Something you don't need if you don't play these stupid games in the first place and instead just write quality content.

    There are so many poorly written websites reeking badly of "Engrish moist goodry, me love you long time", that any native speaker should be instantly turned off by that assuming it's a scam or worse.

    That's really where SEO goes full dirtbag; these pathetic attempts to use it to polish a turd. To circumvent content writing with trickery and tomfoolery. So often SEO is treated as a can of shellac. You can dump it on a pile, polish it to a fine sheen, but that doesn't change the fact that all that was done is encasing horse manure in bug excrement.

    <gunny Ermee>Godgamnit I don't want a "good SEO expert." I want a writer who will be out there producing quality content! I want a writer who will avoid the tricks so that when search engine rules change the site doesn't budge one ranking. CONTENT damnit, CONTENT!!!</gunny>

    ... and anyone who writes quality contnet, and delivers that content with semantic markup, really has to sit back and laugh at the mouth-breathers who buy into the SEO asshattery. Particularly when they run around like chickens with their heads cut off just because Google made another algo change.
     
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    #25
    ANYTHING to do with SEO.
     
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    KylieSweet Well-Known Member

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    #26
    I think one of the on page seo mistakes is not using canonical tag for pages that has the same content information.
     
    KylieSweet, Oct 21, 2019 IP
  7. Andrii Ozemko

    Andrii Ozemko Greenhorn

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    #27
    The list of On Page SEO mistakes is too long. Currently I am working on SEO tool for websites technical audit, Smart SEO Auditor (https://smart-seo-tool.com/). Of course, I have tested a lot of different websites with this util. I was testing the same websites in different periods of time. Now I can select the most important mistake from my point of view - not many website owners do technical SEO audit regularly. Many mistakes come up without any notification. It can be broken link, duplicate, broken image, inappropriate redirect and so on.
    So, please, do technical SEO audit regularly. How often? It depends on website. But at least once a month.
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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    #28
    Too much keyword spamming, very small posts (some people divide long posts into multiple pages, big mistake), javascript links, no proper title tag, no meta tags, no structure with headings etc. These are most common on-page mistakes.
     
    JEET, Oct 26, 2019 IP
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    vjvysakh Greenhorn

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    #29
    In my opinion, these are the main mistakes that everyone did in on-page SEO
    Low-quality content
    Keyword stuffing
    optimizing the website only for search engines.
     
    vjvysakh, Oct 28, 2019 IP
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    Henrietta Judd Banned

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    #30
    5 Common On-Page SEO Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)
    • You've got duplicate content on your website. According to research by SEMRush, 50% of websites have a problem with duplicate content.
    • Some of your images are broken or missing Alt tags.
    • You're nofollow-ing your own URLs.
    • Outbound (external) links are used incorrectly.
    • Your internal link structure is confusing.
     
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  11. Ziga

    Ziga Greenhorn

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    #31
    don't ignore google analytics --- nobody said that
    Google Analytics is one of the best tools for measuring behavioral data on your website.
    answer this
    • How many people bounce?
    • Where are you ranking for your target keywords?
    • Which keywords are generating the most traffic, leads, and conversions?
    now improve :)
     
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    Realty World Franchise Greenhorn

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    #32
    poor or no internal linking structure, while doing on-page.
     
    Realty World Franchise, Nov 13, 2019 IP
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    seoninja121 Greenhorn

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    #33
    • Duplicate Content. ...
    • Missing Alt Tags and Broken Images. ...
    • Title Tag Issues. ...
    • Meta Descriptions. ...
    • Broken Internal and External Links. ...
    • Low Text-to-HTML Ratio. ...
    • H1 Tag Issues. ...
    • Low Word Count.
     
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