Are You Making Any of These SEO Blunders?

Learn How Not to Commit These SEO Blundersseo

Getting ranked well in the search engines is not an easy task, so shooting yourself in the foot by making costly SEO mistakes is, well; not advised.

Many times it’s unintentional, and other times it merely misguided. However it occurs you can be sure the results are exactly the same: lost rankings, penalties and lost revenue.

So to help you avoid these expensive and foolish mistakes, let’s take a peek at 5 common SEO goofs that can cost you big!

5 SEO Mistakes you don’t want to make!

Poor On-Page SEO – The bottom line is, Google has more than 200 ranking factors that it uses to properly categorize and rank your website. A lot of this can be found in the on-page SEO that is done, not done, or done badly. Ensure each page has a proper title tag and description, images are properly tagged, and be sure page load times are quick.

Not diversifying your keywords – The days of stuffing your pages with the keyword you wished to rank for are gone. You still need keywords, but make an effort not to hit visitors over the head with them, and be sure to include relevant verbiage throughout the page as well.

Duplicate content – It can be very easy to unintentionally create duplicate content these days. Tag pages, http and https versions of the same page, and several other tripwires make it easy for Google to discount your pages when they see these.

An intentionally bloated link profile – You can’t always control who links to your pages, but if you’re going out and intentionally acquiring thousands of incoming links to your site that are not obtained naturally, you’re asking for it. Buying links is a good way to get a Google penalty that will be tough to come back from.

Your pages aren’t indexable – There are number of technical issues that can stop Google from finding and indexing your pages, which would obviously be bad. These include broken links, bad redirect and flash, among others.

About Mike Purvis

Mike Purvis is a systems design and analysis expert. Mike spent the first part of his career in the automotive industry – becoming the lead technician and then Service Manager for a reputable Ford Dealership here in NH. From here, he learned the power of building and supporting a team, how to find problems others simply couldn’t, and first-hand how to grow a business. In his time as Service Manager, Mike led the company to achieving record highs in department revenue, customer satisfaction and even received some of the Industry’s most prestigious awards. Mike’s drive to automate, and systematize things, coupled with his strong interest in technology and marketing led him to the internet. Close to a decade ago, Mike started working with a small team to build online systems that served the specific needs he saw in regards to online traffic and lead generation. The successes of these early projects led him to startup his first company and dedicate himself to using the Internet to helping other people. Since that time, Mike has worked with an extensive array of entrepreneurs in markets ranging anywhere from music and instruments, traffic and lead generation, and yes… even hypnosis. Working in such a diverse group of markets gives Mike unique insight into what works, and what doesn’t online. In the last decade, Mike has managed teams ranging from 2 to 20 highly skilled individuals, and has built systems and marketing funnels responsible for millions of dollars in sales. He has an incredibly strong, often commented on, work ethic and an uncanny ability to get even the most complex projects done on-time, every time – never sacrificing quality for speed. Mike is an expert in preparing to enter new markets, and outlining exactly what’s required to overtake strong competition in the online space. He’s often known for seeing problems with online systems that nobody else even realized existed – almost always resulting in increased sales, leads and overall success of a marketing campaign. Mike is also an AdWords Certified Individual, and has designed, managed and honed campaigns for 5 million dollar plus companies, resulting in profitable traffic in difficult markets where others had failed. Mike was born, raised and currently lives right here in NH with his Wife and Son, and an interesting array of pets including; a dog, a guinea pig, a highly spirited cat, a mini donkey and a mini horse.

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