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Old 24th June 2012, 09:53 PM   #11
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I'd say also, putting all your eggs in one basket is a bad strategy. What I mean by that is don't just rely on one type of SEO to help your ranks. Try to get back links to your site from different types of websites, forums, blog posts, articles, etc.

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Old 27th June 2012, 12:37 PM   #12
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My two would be:

#1 - Lack of anchor text variation - Let's face it: no search engine wants to be gamed. Since the last few Google updates, lack of anchor text diversity has become a footprint for over optimization. In order for link building to be effective, it's got to comes close to following a traditional organic linking profile. When the average person links to another site, very few use anchor text for a keyword. Most use terms like "Click here", "here", Read about it here", etc. To maintain a more normal profile, you'll need to incorporate similar anchor text into any linking campaign, including a few bare links with no anchor text.

#2 - Link diversity - With an organic linking profile, I'm sure Google sees links coming from a variety of sources and IP's. My personal opinion is the more diverse you can get with sources and IP's, the better off you will be. While it's important to stay away from "bad" neighborhoods (which right now seems to be paid links from certain high profile contexual linking programs such as BMR), I'm trying to keep my linking profiles as diverse and organic as possible.

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Old 28th June 2012, 12:52 AM   #13
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Yeah I totally agree with these common mistake which most of the SEO do this:

• Bad Titles
• File name of the page
• Duplicate or Bad Content
• No Links
• Incoming link anchor text
• Bad Internal Page Links
• Keyword selection
• Keyword Spamming and Stuffing

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Old 27th December 2012, 04:37 AM   #14
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Although SEO is a great technique to increase the rank of webpages but if you are not using it properly then there can also be some disadvantages which can directly affect the traffic on your webpage. The common mistake which mostly all the people do is using duplicate content. Using duplicity in the content can reach your website out of the list on SERP.

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Old 28th December 2012, 06:38 AM   #15
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Bad quality content and use of exact match of Keyword are so dangerous thing for SEO. If you are doing so than be aware otherwise Panda and penguin can attack on you.

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Old 31st December 2012, 01:19 AM   #16
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Common mistake so far as I believe is poor quality URLs. And also not an original content.

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Old 31st December 2012, 05:00 AM   #17
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I want to share some common mistake of SEO

01) Not using your customer’s vocabulary
02) Skipping the keyword brainstorming phase
03) Mapping URLs to keywords, but not the other way around
04) Setting up a free hosted blog
05) Not properly disabling Google personalization
06) Not logging in to the free tools
07) Not linking to your top pages with your top terms on your home page

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Old 1st January 2013, 12:49 AM   #18
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Do not ignore title tag. Because that is very common. Keep updating your content. There should not be lack of keywords in the content. Also keep in mind the Keyword density rate.

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Old 2nd January 2013, 09:58 AM   #19
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If the site is new, sometimes people who are not so professional they might choose keywords which are highly competitive and at the end of the day the site wont rank well because of too much of competition.

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While the primer covers a lot of “what to do right” with your SEO efforts, it’s always a good idea to look at some “what not to dos,” too. With that in mind, here are six common SEO mistakes many small businesses make—and that you should avoid.

1. Building a site on a free subdomain or social media site

As a website accumulates inbound links, it begins to rank better within the search engines. When you build your site on a free subdomain, you risk that if you ever choose to move your website (and there are numerous reasons that you may decide to do so), you will lose credit for all of the links aimed at your “free subdomain” website.
2. Duplicate or non-descriptive title tags

The Title Tag attribute is largely agreed in the SEO community to be one of the most important “on page” aspects of SEO for each page of your website. Simply stated, the Title Tag attribute tells the search engine what your page is about. Many small business owners make the mistake of making their homepage Title Tag attribute merely contain something generic like “Home,” which does little to tell the search engines what your website is about—and therefore what words and phrases they should be ranking it for.
3. Building primarily flash-based websites

It used to be that search engines couldn’t index the content on Flash sites—period. Flash optimization has come a long way since then, but if you think regular SEO is tough, then Flash based SEO techniques will seem like rocket science. While having Flash based components isn’t a problem (such as a flash banner rotating images of your products), most small business owners would be better off avoiding heavy use of Flash, unless they also have the budget to bring in Flash SEO professionals to ensure the search engines can read it.
4. Using “splash” pages as homepages

We’ve all been to that website that has the very sexy graphic or Flash animation on its homepage that users need to click to enter the “real” website. Not only is this bad from a usability perspective (these pages confuse some people and they simply leave the website) but it’s also bad from an SEO perspective, for a couple of reasons.
5. Not optimizing local listing pages on popular local sites

Twenty percent of all Google searches are local in nature. And lately, Google Places is showing up at the top of the search results for more and more of those search queries. If you want to be found for locally based searches on Google, claiming and optimizing your Google Places listing is vital.
6. Doing nothing on the “link building” front

Links are still widely believed to be the single most important “off page” SEO factor. Simply put, without links from other websites, your site won’t rank. The more competitive your niche? The more links you will need to get.

Unfortunately, many small business owners put their sites up and completely ignore the inbound link building process afterward. While link building can often be confusing to some small business owners, and it can definitely be time consuming, there is no doubt that if your goal is to improve your search engine rankings, you absolutely need inbound links.

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