It seems on web nobody really reads. Folk only skim the text in search for particular information. They like to check some nice photos too, but names of my photos were not related to proper keywords. Most of them had only numbers and name related to photo service, where they come from, what made to another confusion.
Search engine bots started to relate my site to photo services.
In recent years longer articles became more popular then before. There are several reasons for that:
- Spammers prefer short articles, because their main goal is making fast and easy cash. Satisfaction of their visitors is not on the list of their intentions.
- Longer articles became more popular among search engine bots. They offer more so called long tail keywords from which more than 70 percent of web searches consist.
What are your SEO sins?
Good morning, your article is very helpful and full of insights. Thanks for this. Good job. Keep it up.
This article is very helpful to us, the beginners. Thanks for this. Good job. Keep it up.
You are right, happynutritionist. We should never forget the basics and never stop learning. After all adjustment and fine tuning is inevitable in other areas of life too. Just think about any sport - important rules are always changing, but the general ideas remains the same.
The rules seem to change constantly in what in a site makes a search engine happy...it looks like you have some good tips for all here. As you posted in a comment below, the basics remain the same.
SEO is a work in non stop progress, SandySpider. A lot changed in recent years, but the basics are still the same: offer answers to the inquires of your visitors and never stop promoting everything you got:-)
I will have to bookmark this. I too had fallen into the deadly sins that you mentioned. Still working on it.
Thank you, ologsinquito. KW research is too often neglected and in my opinion the main reason 95 percent of IM marketers fail on the web.
I also ignored keyword research, much to my detriment. Now it's the first thing I do when I write an article, make an internal link or even share on social media. Everything has to be related to what people are searching for, or no one will read it. Very good article on this topic.