What is the biggest mistake you can make in SEO? over backlinking, no keyword research,...
duplicate content, or something else?
Getting back links from untrusted sites i.e if you have your site link placed on some untrusted site then there is a chance that search Engines Might think that your site has some relation with them search engines .
And more over back linking plays an Important role in Page rank which ultimately has its effect on pagerank.
To me there are several areas but the two big ones are Keyword Spamming - this is where you have two many keywords on a page, it should be around 2-3% and no more.
The other big one is not having relevant keywords on a page ie you site is about fishing but the keywords are todo with cows for example.
Google looks at this and says well the site is about fishing but his pages are about cows, so google de-indexes you.
Hope this has helped, others can give other examples
Very less people do keyword researching and this one is BIG MISTAKE.
After that people do not want to get the backlinks from relevant websites. They just do it blindly.
I would say it would have to be Duplicate content, and no keyword research.
I would say as a beginner, trying to learn everything at once, taking advice from the wrong people (i.e. those people who are selling you software or courses that promise to teach you but are really a scam). Result, total paralysis, you stop writing because you are trying to learn all this stuff!
My top tip, use the hubpages forums and read some of the many hubs by respected hubbers like Sunforged, Marisa Wright, thisisoli, Ryan Kett and so many more - and keep on writing!
outsourcing too much of your seo work and ending up with bad links from black-listed sites (link farms etc...), is a very hard mistake to rectify!
no keyword research and underestimating the strength of the competition.
I think no keywords research is the main mistake. We know that we write in hubpages to get an online income. Most of hubpages members think like that. So it is very important to research the keywords, and choose which is the main keyword that is potential and will generate our adsense revenue.
Yeah! duplicate content is a big issue but the most important thing is what's your domain name? If it is unrelated from your site then you will see big problem in SEO on this site. One more important thing is that your site URL must be shorter which is known as User Friendly URL's and actually search engines probably like shorter URL's.
Churning out hubs without understanding the basics of SEO plus keywords. Emulate other peoples work and failing to factor in what works for you. Learning while writing and at the same time backlinking is good. Have a detailed objective and what you want to do to achieve that objective always work in any endeavor.
I have a hubpage on SEO writing that made a Google page one rank. The biggest mistake is keyword stuffing. More than 2.5% keyword density will get you marked down by Google. Keep in mind that if Google is doing something Bing and Yahoo will be doing it in a year or two. After that is not enough organic links. Links are very important to rank. Then comes "staleness"- something on your page has to update regularly. It can be a blog feed or news feed. Google doesn't like pages that aren't updated. After that comes content. Poorly written content won't keep readers attention and Google notes time spent on the page in it's algorithm, LSI (latent semantic indexing) also suffers if the writing is substandard. My research shows that top pros are giving less and less 'weight' to keyword research. It's not 'old hat' but it's not of primary importance either. Remember, Google spends a fortune updating it's algorithm every week so things can change rapidly.
Writing on oversaturated keywords, No backlinking at all, wasting money on paid services, considering SEO a rocket science....
I'm throwing a question in here. How is over back linking a mistake in SEO? Other than say, taking part in some paid back-linking scheme that is giving bad links.
In my eyes its a learning curve, 5 rules that should help.
1. never spend any money on software until you know what you are doing, golden rule - do not throw away your money.
2. What do you want to do online, stupid as it sounds a lot of people just want to make money, but how is the biggest question,
3. work out your attributes, i.e I am a good writer or I like forums etc
4. write a business plan stick and stick to it.
5. do not start 10 ideas at the same times, start with one and follow it though.
The best advice, you can easily get your web pages to rank well with out automated software, black-hat strategies or paying for links / directories.
best seo advice - save your money and learn to do it your self.
p.s new to seo research link wheels, and do the basic concept.
i.e word press -> ezine article ->bloger ->blog --> back to word press (all of these have only three links, one to the blog it self, one to the blog to the right and one to hug page.
this is a simple version, some of my link wheels get a lot more complicated i.e can have up to 50 2.0 web pages.
then word press links to hug page
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