There are some important SEO mistakes
1. Unethical SEO Consultants :
Nowadays, u can see many Companies providing SEO services. Some SEO guys use purely ethical SEO techniques, while others use unethical SEO. Even the person who hired the SEO guy do not know about this. When his site get punished that time he came to know.
So the conclusion is, if you want to hire SEO, choose a reputable SEO consultant, one who will keep in regular contact with progess reports and updates.
2.Use of black-hat techniques :
Same as i mentions above, techniques such as doorway pages, stuffing keywords, hidden text etc are the examples of black-hat tech. So if you want long term success, avoid such techniques.
3.Expecting Immediate Results :
you wil never get immediate results in SEO. You must have patience in you. Succesful SEO requires good link building which takes time. SO you must agree to spend lots of time with good patience.
4.In-house optimization :
In past even now also many people think, they can do SEo their own. They feel SEO is an easy task to do.
But SEO is not that much easy. It involves undrstanding google's complicated algo. and according to that they have to optimize the site to rank well in SEs.
5.Untargeted keywords :
Many times some SEO ignore main keywords and only work for untargeted keywords. After getting good rankings, if they dont get enough traffic, they complain about that.
So they have to choose right keywords for optimization which give them good traffic.
6.Unneccessary graphics and flash :
Many webdesigners, just for good looking of sits put heavy graphics and flash in site. As you know crawlers dont crawl graphics or flash. So avoid putting havy flash or graphics on site instead put combination of small graphics / flash with good amount of unique content.
7.non-relevant link :
As you know if you have more backlinks, chances of getting good ranking in google increased. But many SEOs just count irrelevant links as a backlinks. They dont care whether the backlinks coming from are relevant with their site or not. Google dont consider such links.
8.Multiple SE 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.Title tag :
We can see many title tags of different sites have their company or product name. But recommended is you shoud place your main keywords or keyphrases in title tag. Also keep title tag less than 65 character long.
10.All search engines are not same :
Many people think all search engines are same. Optimize your content, keywords, links so that there is something for at least one of the three top search engines.
Very good points.
I also think it is a mistake to focus only on SEO and neglect the actual content of the website. First focus on creating a great site that is useful and has unique aspects, then SEO it!
Thank you so much for sharing important SEO mistakes.
I want to practice SEO for my website. Thanks for the tips.
I am just a beginner in the world of SEO. The information was pretty useful. I am trying to generate a good number of backlinks for dofollow social bookmarking sites. Will that count worth for me if most of them are getting indexed?
Guys does anyone know how a Three Link is done in SEO? Can anyone teach me or give me some tips?
It's just a matter of agreeing with your link partner: You link from your site A to their site B. They link from their site B to your site C. Nothing fancy: that's your 3-way for you
Ow, I see. So you need the other site to come up with a three link?
I think it is still necessary to use SE submission. They help to speed up your indexing. Of course having backlinks will help, but you can just ignore the former one because of it.
Originally Posted by HarryJackson
What good is submission when you don't have backlinks? Search engines will MAYBE index, then drop your listing.
What good is submission when you DO have nice backlinks? They will list you anyway...
So, why submit?