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What Are the Common Mistakes to Avoid in SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Pillai.G, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. #1
    Hey everyone,

    Although I'm aware of the common mistakes done on SEO, still i'm looking forward to you guys on listing the mistakes you might have encountered in your SEO journey.
    SEMrush
    Hope this will help those who are still figuring out why SEO is not working for them.

    Thanks in advance for your contributions.
     
    Pillai.G, Apr 20, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Xochitl Shatt

    Xochitl Shatt Greenhorn

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    The following are proven techniques to either avoid or implement to your site to boost traffic.
    * Poor content
    * Confusing PPC without SEO
    * Not cross linking
    * The Lack of Authority and so on.
     
    Xochitl Shatt, Apr 20, 2015 IP
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    blogdum Well-Known Member

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    Here are the things which I avoid.

    1. Too much of keyword stuffing
    2. Comment spamming
    3. Using fiverr for seo's
    4. Copied content / poor quality articles
     
    blogdum, Apr 20, 2015 IP
  4. kashifmahmood

    kashifmahmood Well-Known Member

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    #4
    The list is huge :

    - Not having a more natural looking link profile
    - Not having backlinks from various platforms.
    - Not correcting On Page SEO as the first step.
    - Targeting the wrong keywords
    - Using automated backlinking tools to generate backlinks. ( A Big NO)
    - Not Using Social Media Marketing along with SEO.
    - Building links from irrelevant sites etc etc etc.
     
    kashifmahmood, Apr 20, 2015 IP
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    s3m Member

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    #5
    IMHO I think it's not necessary to talk about PPC, SMM and etc here
    it's like:
    - Hi, my engine is overheating
    - Hi, don't forget to check your tires and look here - you have a huge scratch on the left fender

    On-Page factors (content, tags etc) and backlinks with right keywords on right sites is the way to success... in SEO.
     
    s3m, Apr 20, 2015 IP
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    use Only White hat SEO techniques for better ranking.....
     
    dervaish, Apr 20, 2015 IP
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    GreenLionNet Greenhorn

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    Poor content and use of black hat SEO techniques should be avoided totally. These are two things which are really hampering website ranking.
     
    GreenLionNet, Apr 20, 2015 IP
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    gianbizz Active Member

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    - Spamming/creating mass backlink especially for a new website, better to make a bit of quality backlinks than making lots of poor backlinks.
    - Unrelated backlink, don't create backlinks from the site that have niche which not related to yours.
    - Using software for get auto backlinks
    - Duplicate and poor content, if you not a good writer better you buy from the profesional writer.
    - Stuffing keyword
    - etc..etc..etc...
     
    gianbizz, Apr 20, 2015 IP
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    EverestOnlineMarketing Active Member

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    Poor quality content. Keyword stuffing. Use of wrong keywords.
     
    EverestOnlineMarketing, Apr 20, 2015 IP
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    patco Well-Known Member

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    The biggest problem is UNIQUE content.. Then, it should be gramatically correct (especially not spun!). Also don't spam to get backlinks! ;)
     
    patco, Apr 20, 2015 IP
  11. Rahul Pandit

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    Over optimizing your website is one of the common mistakes to avoid in SEO.
     
    Rahul Pandit, Apr 21, 2015 IP
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    ashumastermind Active Member

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    Following are the things:

    Duplicate Content
    Direct target high competitive keywords
    No setup of Google webmaster tool
    Over optimization

    In Off page:

    Low quality back links
    Bookmarks Links
     
    ashumastermind, Apr 21, 2015 IP
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    xendurinan Banned

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    #13
    These are some common mistakes in SEO

    1. Confusing PPC (Pay Per Click) with SEO
    2. Expecting SEO results to take immediate effect for new sites
    3. Falling for cheap SEO services who use black hat techniques
    4. Considering SEO at the end of a new website build
    5. Not budgeting for SEO activity
    6. Skipping the keyword brainstorming phase
    7. Forgetting to address duplicate content on the site
    8. Incorporating too many PDFs on your site and forgetting to optimize them
    9. Excessive use of Flash content
    10. Ignoring social elements
     
    xendurinan, Apr 21, 2015 IP
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    saqlain sial Greenhorn

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    - Not having a more natural looking link profile
    - Not having backlinks from various platforms.
    - Not correcting On Page SEO as the first step.
    - Targeting the wrong keywords
    - Using automated backlinking tools to generate backlinks. ( A Big NO)
    - Not Using Social Media Marketing along with SEO.
    - Building links from irrelevant sites etc etc etc.
    viralsled
     
    saqlain sial, Apr 21, 2015 IP
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    masterbusiness Banned

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    Some of the mistakes in SEO are poor content. Content is important for a interested client to learn about your service/product. Also with post that have the same descriptions that can be classified as spams or boring. And the error of not putting links of your site or blogs in your posts, promotions or ads.
     
    masterbusiness, Apr 28, 2015 IP
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    don't use duplicate content, don't use keywords many times, and don't make the Spam back links.
     
    meethi jain, May 2, 2015 IP
  17. Soharab Hossain

    Soharab Hossain Greenhorn

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    #17
    Things that you can do or do not do for avoiding mistakes -
    DOs
    • Try to write something new that helps readers.
    • Study enough and be accurate before making any statement in your contents.
    • Try to get latest ideas about search engines algorithms when doing SEO.
    • Try to be active on different online platforms related to your niche.
    • Always do white hat SEO.
    Not DOs
    • Do not make content that is copied from other contents.
    • Don't forget to do keyword research and competitor analysis for a good keyword.
    • Don't forget to optimize keywords and meta tags properly before publishing your content.
    • Don't make keyword stuffing.
    • Avoid making irrelevant and low quality back links.
    • Don't do back link from a link farm content.
    • Don't follow black hat method.
    • Do not follow paths which are not liked by any search engine.
    The overall concluion is that - Good content and fair ways of optimization are the strength of your whole SEO task.....
     
    Soharab Hossain, May 3, 2015 IP