Top 10 SEO Mistakes to Avoid by djsgjg0045


									1, Targeting the wrong keywords. This is a mistake many people make and what is
worse 鈥?even experienced SEO experts make it. People choose keywords that in
their mind are descriptive of their website but the average users just may not search
them. For instance, if you have a relationship site, you might discover that 鈥渞
elationship guide 鈥?does not work for you, even though it has the 鈥渞 elationship
鈥?keyword, while 鈥渄 ating advice 鈥?works like a charm. Choosing the right
keywords can make or break your SEO campaign. Even if you are very resourceful,
you can 鈥檛 think on your own of all the great keywords but a good keyword
suggestion tool, for instance, the 鈥淲 ebsite Keyword Suggestion 鈥?tool will help
you find keywords that are good for your site. 2. Ignoring the Title tag Leaving the
title tag empty is also very common. This is one of the most important places to have
a keyword, because not only does it help you in optimization but the text in your title
tag shows in the search results as your page title. 3. A Flash website without a html
alternative Flash might be attractive but not to search engines and users. If you really
insist that your site is Flash-based and you want search engines to love it, provide an
html version. Here are some more tips for optimizing Flash sites. Search engines don
鈥檛 like Flash sites for a reason 鈥?a spider can 鈥檛 read Flash content and
therefore can 鈥檛 index it. 4. JavaScript Menus Using JavaScript for navigation is
not bad as long as you understand that search engines do not read JavaScript and build
your web pages accordingly. So if you have JavaScript menus you can 鈥檛 do
without, you should consider build a sitemap (or putting the links in a noscript tag) so
that all your links will be crawlable. 5. Lack of consistency and maintenance Our
friends, often encounters clients, who believe that once you optimize a site, it is done
forever. If you want to be successful, you need to permanently optimize your site,
keep an eye on the competition and 鈥?changes in the ranking algorithms of search
engines. 6. Concentrating too much on meta tags A lot of people seem to think SEO is
about getting your meta keywords and description correct! In fact, meta tags are
becoming (if not already) a thing of the past. You can create your meta keywords and
descriptions but don 鈥檛 except to rank well only because of this. 7. Using only
Images for Headings Many people think that an image looks better than text for
headings and menus. Yes, an image can make your site look more distinctive but in
terms of SEO images for headings and menus are a big mistake because h2, h2, etc.
tags and menu links are important SEO items. If you are afraid that your h1 h2, etc.
tags look horrible, try modifying them in a stylesheet or consider this approach: 8. Ignoring URLs Many people
underestimate how important a good URL is. Dynamic page names are still very
frequent and no keywords in the URL is more a rule than an exception. Yes, it is
possible to rank high even without keywords in the URL but all being equal, if you
have keywords in the URL (the domain itself, or file names, which are part of the
URL), this gives you additional advantage over your competitors. Keywords in URLs
are more important for MSN and Yahoo! but even with Google their relative weight is
high, so there is no excuse for having keywordless URLs. 9. Backlink spamming It is
a common delusion that it more backlinks are ALWAYS better and because of this
web masters resort to link farms, forum/newgroup spam etc., which ultimately could
lead to getting their site banned. In fact, what you need are quality backlinks. Here are
some more information on The Importance of Backlinks 10. Lack of keywords in the
content Once you focus on your keywords, modify your content and put the keywords
wherever it makes sense. It is even better to make them bold or highlight them. Trust
Prachar of IndSEO to guide you through these pitfalls. [Source] Software Outsourcing
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