7 SEO Blunders Harmful For Your Website

Posted By Jatin Dabas | 20-Jun-2016

It’s not uncommon for even the topmost SEO’s to make silly mistakes once in a while. Following is a list of top mistakes which bloggers tend to make while performing SEO and how to avoid them :

  1. Letting Title Tags be Auto Generated (from the post title, category name, etc.).

Just about every category page and most permalink pages (i.e. post pages) ought to be hand-made. Don't simply give the site programming a chance to reuse the post title or classification name with your web journal's name attached on in the front. Why? Since a perfect post title is from time to time a perfect title tag. Improving your post title or class name by working in equivalent words, numerous verb tenses, and so forth into it can demolish its punchiness and therefore its peruser sway.

  1. Having multiple homes for your blog.

Does your site have, what geeks of the search engine world call as "canonicalization" issues? On the off chance that you can get to a page by different URLs, then the answer is "Yes." This occurs when more than one URL’s all happen to lead you to one same page. This might affect your website in a negative manner.

  1. Not utilizing rel=nofollow appropriately.

The rel=nofollow tag should to strategically used to directionalize the link flow. It’s not that all internal links are helpful, some are not because they contain substandard Anchor Text. Some links which are outward bound, tend to simply leak the link gain which doesn’t benefit anyone. (for eg, “Digg this” links)

  1. Unstable keyword focus on category pages.

The category pages on your website can prove to be of great benefit when the categories have been selected as a part of Keyword Research. But if you really want those categories to have a standing chance to compete for the assigned keyword, the pages need to be stable. Usually what happens is that the keyword focus is improper and that adds negative value.

  1. Suboptimal URLs.

A webpage can be quantified as optimal when its URL contains the relevant as well as the popular keywords within a minimum amount of slashes. ANother important factpr for any URL to be considered optimal is that it should not contain any Question Marks (?). If your blog is in WordPRess, make sure that you change the “Permalink Option” and instead of auto generated ones, you use self written, keyword rich URL relevant to the post.

  1. Having only one RSS Feed and that too not optimized.

Every category in your blog should ideally have its own category. This should be so because the readers who are interested in only one topic should be able to subscribe to that topic-specific feed and get the subsequential updates. This is also the case if you have tag pages hosted on your website. For users as well for the SEO, tag-specific feeds are of prime importance for any blog.

  1. Having substandard anchor text for internal links.

It’s not uncommon for bloggers to use “here” or “previously” or similar suboptimal phrases as anchor text within post copy. Resist the temptation and use relevant keywords instead.

It is very common these days to spot the bloggers incorporating “here” or “previously” in their blog posts. These are substandard anchor texts and are of zero value to your blog. While writing a blog, you should try not to use them at all if you want your blogs to rank well.


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