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    What are the great SEO myths that annoy you?


    What are the great SEO myths that annoy you when people roll out tired arguements they have heard someone else say with no or little thought and understanding ?

    My favourite is PR is useless and bears no relation to SEO........

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    • googler : the PR you see IS USELESS
    • channel5 agrees : Googler has been a bit unfair.. PR is useful for getting pages indexed, and your site deep crawled, it just isn't directly applicable to ranking positions
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    Links!! Links!! and Links!!
    I know link building is good..but overdoing it? Even to the extent of spamming people's blogs and articles..just to post a comment(actually a link to your own website).

    How about writing a content of your own?
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    Optimising your META Keywords will make you rank better! - That one never dies!
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    Content = King ???

    Oh and I'm not even mentioning Keyword Density as a Set Rule

    Also, it's funny how lots of people wrongly believe that some things have ANYTHING CONCRETE to do with efficient SEO. Examples: robots.txt, meta tags, title attributes, shared hosting, choice of separator char in the title element {sigh!}, TLD of the chosen domain, or indeed of the domain linking back to you, .... etc etc.
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    Black hats have bigger pageranks.

    wait a minute...

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    IMO The top SEO myth is 'Every little bit helps in SEO'. I see lot of guys here wrestling with h1,h2,h3 tags, alt tag, anchor text, validating HTML, CSS, strictly following on-page optimization guidelines laid down by seomoz, google and others and other mumbo jumbo. What we all actually need are relevant back links. Thats it.

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    That its better to go after easy to rank for long tails than the real money phrases. This is often coupled with an offer of $200 a month to SEO your website
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    That just about any free for all link will help you rank!
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    The average person who knows nothing about SEO believes that all we need to do is "tweak the page" and it will shoot to #1.

    I tell them... build your site and see if you can kick my *** by tweaking the page.
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    Well my favorite happens to be that all a site needs is links and it will rank. Links are NOT the be all and all of SEO.

    Great thread btw.


    Originally Posted by himanshu160
    ...What we all actually need are relevant back links. Thats it.
    IMO that strategy has been dying a slow death for at least the last year.

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    Greater the toolbar PR - greater are your ranks.

    ....duh!

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    Originally Posted by KernelPanic
    Well my favorite happens to be that all a site needs is links and it will rank. Links are NOT the be all and all of SEO.
    Links are everything for a website as far as achieving ranks are concerned.

    No matter what you do on your website...unless you have quality links that votes in favor of your website's content...you're not going to achieve any noticeable rank improvements.

    Links are indeed the be all and all of SEO. Period!

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    • KernelPanic : You got my cherry as my disagree little window thingy!
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    Originally Posted by pro_seo
    Links are everything for a website as far as achieving ranks are concerned.

    No matter what you do on your website...unless you have quality links that votes in favor of your website's content...you're not going to achieve any noticeable rank improvements.

    Links are indeed the be all and all of SEO. Period!
    I disagree, and I have been at this a long time. But I appreciate your opinion and value your input.
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    Originally Posted by KernelPanic
    I disagree, and I have been at this a long time. But I appreciate your opinion and value your input.
    It's not a question of whether you agree or not....it's a question of WHY you agree or don't agree.

    If you're not able to prove your point...then go back and remove your post...because all those amateur SEOs visiting this thread after today will deem your advice to be good and pass it on to others as well. There lies the big problem.

    So prove it!
    Last edited by pro_seo; Aug 26th, 2009 at 04:20 PM. Reason: fixed typo
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