15 WORST SEO PRACTICES
Let’s talk about the 15 worst seo practices. We’re going to talk about the 15 worst seo practices you can ever even think about doing in 2021. You will never want to do any of these!
You do not want to spam links! This means don’t go on fiver and start buying backlinks. Google will catch you and give you a penalty. Your site will lose ranking as a result.
You do not want to spam keywords on your website! You will get a penalty. Google actually prefers a percentage of about 3-6% of keywords per thousand words.
Having too many external links makes your site seem like all the value is actually coming from other sites!
Not using internal links.
If your site won’t link to itself , how can google expect others too?
Don’t do it. Using a pbn lowers your website value immensely. Think about it. If you and 15 other sites are just passing along the same link juice. What really is the value of those links? It starts to stagnate and eventually is worthless.
You don’t want to use the same content over and over, it looks tacky and if you try to use this as a way to spam keywords, google will give you a penalty, and you will lose your ranking.
Not using relevant keywords
If you’re trying to boost your seo, make sure you are using relevant keywords, it’s easy to start focusing on irrelevant keywords, or keywords that are not as relevant.
Not being updated on metadata
Lots of seo tools come out everyday. There is a hrefs, Smallseotools.com , google keyword search tools, google trends, semrush etc. You need to make sure you understand how to use these tools to your benefit.
Never using social media
You can rank your social media accounts on google. Our youtube, instagram, facebook, and twitter all rank on the first few pages of google, you can too if you put in the effort.
Not answering questions with your posts.
When you write a blog post, the whole point is to help someone.
If you just write random blog posts about nothing, or don’t think about writing something someone could be searching for, then you’re just talking to the wall.
You want to write blog posts about things people in your industry are actually searching for.
There’s no point in writing a blog post about where to take your kids in san antonio, or about where to eat in san antonio,
if your website is about web design.
You should be writing articles about web design, not about other things.
What would be the point?
Not targeting local seo
It is always easier to rank for something local , especially if you’re on google maps. You will always have more trouble ranking for keywords, if you try to outdo the country or the world.
Why not just beat the local competition first, then attack the bigger keywords?
Slow and steady wins the race.
targeting big keywords when you have no website authority
You can not rank for big keywords if you don’t have any website authority. Google ranks websites it trusts, if your website doesn’t have any authority then they’re not going to promote you.
Why would they promote the little shop when Walmart gets more sales? Think about that.
Pick your battles.
Outsourcing your blog.
I see so many people outsourcing their blog to places like medium and tumblr etc. The thing is when you do that, you’re just giving the other site the bigger boost.
You’re better off writing all that content on your website.
At least this way, your asset earns some value, instead of the other way around.
Not having any content!!
Content is king.
Having tons of content tells google, that you know what you’re doing.
If you have no content, then how can google rank your value? Think about that, if something is to rank, there needs to be something to rate. If you have nothing to rate, then you’ll always be at the bottom.