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  • ThumbnailSEO can be very straightforward, and it can also be extremely complex. A lot of times we are so focused on our rankings, metrics, and content that we overlook simple mistakes. Below are 5 of the most common SEO […]

    • Hey Jeff,

      I have made one or more of these mistakes in the course of my online marketing. The truth remains that I never get to know of these mistakes until my traffic and sales starts to dip.

      Thanks for sharing this post. You not only pointed out common mistakes of SEO, you also recommended the solutions to them. The tools and links you shared make the post more practical!

    • Hi Jeff,

      If mistakes are discovered in the process of doing online marketing then it becomes logical to avoid them.

      SEO mistakes are bound to happen because we are all humans and there is no perfection.

      However, identification of these mistakes should be ‘skill’ on its own, so that we are able to deal with them.

      Its helpful reading about these mistakes and the solutions thereof. At least, these 5 SEO mistakes can be corrected to start having better results!

    • Hi Jeff,

      There are lots of SEO mistakes that marketers keep doing. The important thing is for them to realize that what they are doing is mistake.

      SEO mistakes can be avoided, and the sooner it is done the better it would be for the website.

      The SEO mistakes discussed here and how to avoid them are common. They are everyday mistakes that most webmasters often ignore.

      The good thing is that you have listed these mistakes and suggested working solution for each of them.

      I personally find establishing a 301 redirect hierarchy solution for duplicate content revealing!

    • Hi Jeff,

      SEO mistakes are numerous and could be ‘costly’ if not tackled. Mistakes of content creation and website performance are often ‘frowned’ at by the search engines.

      Marketers must ensure any mistake centered around creating the wrong content or making a website perform below par is avoided!

    • Hi Jeff,

      These mistakes are common and easy to make. Broken links, duplicate content, and linking to spammy sites are SEO mistakes that have affected me in the past. Now I know better and have dealt with them squarely!

      I will take your advise from this post and get deal other SEO mistakes! 😀 Thanks for reminding me of these 5 mistakes and for proffering the ways to avoid them!

    • Broken links suck. But broken anything sucks. The more a website appears to be non-functional, the more Google will assume that it is not being taken good care of.

      Since Google wants its searchers to be satisfied, it is less likely to send people to a website that is poorly cared for, because it A) might not be fully functional, B) might not be secure and C) might not have the best information.

    • Hey Jeff,

      While I agree with all the SEO mistakes that are shared here. I am often guilty of duplicate content.

      Now, I know better and should avoid duplication on the pages, url, and other parts of the websites.

      Taking action now and avoiding these mistakes is the best thing to do!

    • Hey Jeff,

      Mistakes are bound to happen with the things we do. Sometimes it is from the results we get that we realize that mistakes have been made. SEO mistakes are common but in most cases these are avoidable.

      The tendency to cut corners with the rules and procedures of SEO is one major mistake that affect Internet marketers in the long run.

      So, every effort must be made and price paid to ensure a rewarding SEO strategy.

    • Hi Jeff,

      One of the top most SEO mistakes that MUST be avoided is doing SEO without planning. This could be disastrous. SEO should be strategic, hence, there is need to set goals and draw up plans before embarking on it.

      I think that strategic SEO neglect should be included as the number one mistake in this list! 😀

    • Hi Jeff,

      I have done these SEO in the past but now I do better. Broken links and Duplicate content were my most weakness but its a good thing I have found ways to get around them.

      Thanks for sharing these helpful tips. I guess many newbies will reassess and reevaluate their search engine optimization strategies after going through this post!

    • Hello Jeff,

      The fact remains that mistakes are bound to occur. It would be important to be watchful so that we get the best from our search engine optimization techniques.

      Avoiding SEO mistakes is important. The 5 common mistakes highlighted here are in order.

      My best takeaway from this post is the fact that you listed plugins and tools that will help correct each of the mistakes made.

      Thanks for this reminder!

    • Hi Jeff,

      that’s a very useful list to read and remind yourself not to repeat such mistakes.

      Honestly, I made a few of them when I just started to work with SEO.

      Especially repeating the content: I didn’t really understand that there might be serious consequences because of doing it.

      I would definitely recommend your post for reading not only for SEO beginners, but for experts as well, just to refresh from time to time.

    • Hi Jeff,

      Broken links are not only bad for SEO purpose, also gives users a terrible experience using your site.

      And like you pointed out, too many broken links on a site is an indication of non-functional website or one that has been abandoned.

      And site speed is just a thing of necessity, and an integral part of overall site quality and SEO metrics.

      No one is ready to wait for 40 seconds for a single web page to load, the quicker it loads the better for users and even revenue.

      Thanks Jeff, nice read.

    • Hey Jeff,

      I been through the horror of 401 errors right after I changed my permalink. Luckily I found a 301 redirect plugin that took care of at least 80% of the bad links.

      Besides that I use broken link checker to find other bad links.

      The SEO mistakes you mentioned here are pretty common, but a lot of people tend to overlook them and keep blogging despite the fact it’s debilitating to their blog.

      Great thing you talk about what to do about these common mistakes. Many will appreciate it!

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Jeff,

      In addition to the list you’ve created, one other big problem I see is that people are stuck in a mold. Meaning, they don’t create different kind of content that is relevant to their audiences, and they many times write for the wrong audiences.

      What I mean is that we have two audiences at any one time:

      1. Those who are able, willing and ready to buy from us… or will in the future.

      2. Those who serve the same audience we do but in a different way and have influence to share and link to our content.

      Many only focus on #1. In our case, we recently started focusing on #2 and the impact has been HUGE!

      Not only do they drive traffic to us of those who are in audience #1, they are helping us significantly with our SEO.

      The problem with focusing on #1 is that the majority of them don’t have an audience and the majority are not inclined to share or link to us.

      Great post Jeff!

      Keep up the awesome work.

      ~ Don

    • Hi Jeff,

      it is an absolutely useful post! To be honest, I made some of these mistakes in the past, especially the one about the slow speed of the website.

      I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it, and it got really slow after uploading a lot of “heavy” images.

      Obviously, it made me loose readers, and I tried my best to boost its speed afterwords.

      I would recommend your post to not only beginners, but to advanced owners of websites to check it out from time to time.

    • Hi Jeff,

      I have heard mixed reports on whether Google cares about duplicate content. After all content curation sites would have trouble existing if it did. Just to make sure, though, I change the headline when I can.

      Thanks for the warnings.


    • Hi Jeff,
      I found a lot of useful information through your post.

    • Hello Jeff,

      This is certainly useful information and I have bookmarked them to enable me go through my site with a fine tooth comb hopefully.

      Thank you for sharing.

    • Hello Jeff,

      Great topic, and oh-so relevant.

      In addition to the mistakes you already cited, here are some more that online business owners and bloggers should take note of:

      1. Not surveying your audience to see which content format they resonate with. For instance, your audience may prefer video over written content

      2. No adequate tracking in place. At the very least install google analytics, check your site in search console regularly to ensure there are no spam links being indexed on your site.

      Take analytics a step further by installing Sumome content analytics to know how much of your content people are actually reading so you can include links in your articles at the appropriate places

      Which leads me to my third point

      3. Internal linking: There are three types of SEO and they are: Technical, Off-page and On-page SEO. You shouldn’t neglect one for the other.

      Each time you publish a post, make sure you do on-page seo [e.g. internally linking your post, adding keywords, etc] and off-page seo [e.g. link building through email outreach, etc]

      I hope this helps!

    • Hi Jeff,

      Thank you for sharing your article with us. I definitely will check out the “Screaming Frog” tool. Is it a free tool?

      I also wanted to learn more about google analytics and how to get the most use out of it, so I will certainly be checking out the guide you shared.

      I especially like your tip for the title tags. I haven’t given much thought about that.

      Thanks again for sharing, looking forward to interacting with you here at Kingged!



    • Good to know this when I start looking more into SEO. Lots of helpful tips.

    • Hello Jeff,

      As a blogger I can say these are very valid mistakes one can avoid. Broken links is someone all of fall victim to at times. I’d recommend using a plugin to help identify when there’s a broken link on your website.

      Also, duplicate content obviously is a really big issue. It’s always recommended to use copy space.


  • Thank you for commenting, Steven.

    If at least one person gets value out of my articles, then I’m doing something right.

    Content is so important for blogging. I’d say it’s the #1 most important factor for ranking webpages.

  • I’m glad you enjoyed the tip on writing for people, Sunday.

    It’s something I feel a lot of people overlook.

    This is one of the best ways to improve your content.

  • Hi, Sarah

    Every audience is different. A blog on parenting will have different content than one focused on coding JAVA.

    Some may be more image heavy, some less. Longer or shorter.

    All these can make a big difference.

  • Hello Hafiz,

    Great suggestion. I think local SEO is one of the most overlooked factors for search engine marketing.

    It can really be a great tool, and I did not know that statistic.

    I’ve actually written an article on local SEO and great local listings. Check it out underneath my comment. I’ll soon be publishing it to Kingged.

    Best wishes!

  • Thanks for the comment.

    Providing real world examples can be an extremely effective way of delivering value to your readers.

    Storytelling is an art, and it can keep people mesmerized and captivated.

    I myself love case studies. My favorite would be Neil Patel’s study on taking a blog to a million dollars in 12 months.

    The fact that I…[Read more]

  • Hello Celine,

    I agree. Playing it clean is one of my favorites!

    White hat SEO is so much superior to black hat.

    I want my business to survive and continue growing years into the future.

    Glad you agree!

  • Absolutely, SEO is constantly chaning, but there are some constants.

    Good sentences. No unnecessary technical terms.

    Good call to actions.

    And making sure your links don’t 404.

    These factors bring you success in the long run.

  • Spot on!

    I like how you define it as “epic.”

    When you read an epic piece, you know right away.

    I’ve mentioned it before, but I love Neil Patel’s case study on taking a new blog to a million dollars in 12 months. Talk about epic.

    That single case study is the reason I follow him, and regularly give him traffic on his site.

    That…[Read more]

  • Sure thing, Carl.

    Nowadays, a lot of people talk directly to their phones for google searches.

    When you do this, you don’t use short keywords. You use specific, long tail keywords.

    For example, say your screw driver breaks and you need to order a new one.

    You use your phone’s voice search with “OK, google.”

    However, when you search,…[Read more]

  • He Celine,

    I’m glad you like tip # 5. It really does seem counter-intuitive. But your readers will love it.

    It also shows a certain level of humility. The fact that you can acknowledge that others have valuable content.

    Keep rocking the awesome content!

  • Hello Hafiz,

    Great suggestion. I think local SEO is one of the most overlooked factors for search…Read More

  • Hello Celine,

    I agree. Playing it clean is one of my favorites!

    White hat SEO is so much super…Read More

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