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Worst SEO Mistakes

 

Article: Worst SEO Mistakes

Author: Ivan Strouchliak

Posted: December 2008 | SEO Chat

Full article: http://www.seochat.com/c/a/Search-Engine-Optimization-Help/Worst-SEO-Mistakes/

Summary: Ivan creates an easy checklist of SEO mistakes that will instantly cause low ranking and confusion for spiders.  Keep in mind that SEO is highly dynamic so what is listed below may not work for everyone. 

  • Too much Flash and not enough text - leave little for the spiders to read
  • Lack of title tags - this part shows up in the search results so be sure to implant target keywords
  • Title tag duplication - variety means higher possibility of showing up for multiple keywords
  • Messed up Robots.txt files - can cause spiders to misinterpretate or completely ignore your page
  • Aggressive Search Engine Optimization Firms - most purchase links and that means black hat methods
  • Auto generated content - spiders eventually catch on to hodgepodge text and will deduct you
  • Frames - hard for spiders to crawl
  • Cloaking - works but only if done correctly
  • Hidden Text - bad idea! search engines have far caught on to this ridiculous method
  • Keyword Stuffing - just as bad, keyword density is always reviewed by search engines 
  • Doorway Pages - made to rank in search results but search engines do not like these pages
  • Alt Tag Stuffing - search engines may dock pages if people stuff their keywords in alt tags
  • Comment Spam - no need to put a bs comment in hopes of driving traffic to your site. Just leave some real content please
  • Forum Spam - same sentiments, real content please
  • Meta Tag dependency - some say meta tags are still effective, others say it’s a tool of the past
  • Submission to Social Media Sites - one-offs  won’t get you the audience you’re looking for
  • Overly Long and Dynamic URLs -  simply and shorten your URLs
  • Javascript links - search engines may have a hard time reading Javascript, sometimes it’s better to go old school
  • Free for all Link Exchange - you’ll get docked for poor quality link exchanges
  • Randomly Changing File Names - you’ll lose the value of the previous links
  • No Site Map - site maps help guide spiders
  • Link Farms - if you choose this path, be sure to read this article
  • Duplicate Content - bad, bad, bad. Easy to spot and will cause your site to be banned. 

 

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One Response to “Worst SEO Mistakes”

  1.  

    Such a usefule blog wow !!!!

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