Top 5 SEO Mistakes of 2013

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  • Not all SEO plug-ins for WordPress are going to lead you in the wrong direction. I have set up pages for other individuals with the All-in-one-SEO or Yoast package as a basic SEO guide to help them write SEO-conscious blog posts.

    I agree though. SEO is going to slowly begin straying away from keywords and external backlinks and is going to begin relying more on your social and the very natural looking links. It’s certainly going to get trickier for us SEO’s!

  • Agreed. Not all SEO plugins are bad. All in one SEO and WordPress SEO by Yaost are great and I use them.

    The key is to avoid abusing them by stuffing keywords and metas.

    Keywords and backlinks are only part of the picture. It’s all about trust and relevancy now.

  • Some great tips for SEO in 2013 and beyond. For months now I’ve been using a professional copywriter to create content for my clients sites, they’re all doing well with local terms which used to be filled with EMD’s with poor content.

  • In this recently Google panda algorithm update, they penalized my site’s and i heard from other Optimizers they are telling me, NOW all previous methods END. Social bookmarking, directories, etc please let me know what to do know for getting rank on keywords ?

    • SEO is no longer about lots of links. It’s about relevant links on trusted sites. All the easy methods of link building are becoming less effective because they add no value to the web. Add value to the web by creating your own unique web 2.0 articles over 1,000 words. Relevant guest posts and press releases help too.

  • Awesome tips, Steve. Google authorship markup is one thing every website and author should be using, and it’s extremely easy to set up. Varying your anchor text is also important, although I never knew that keyword density should only be around 1% of a page; I always heard a little more. But thanks for that tip, too.

    • 1%-2% max is what I use. It really depends on the length of the article though. For articles less than 500 words, I use 1% because any more than that it would sound like stuffing. For articles above 1000 words, 1% means the keyword shows up 10 times. 2% would be 20 times. It won’t show up naturally 20 times even in an article that length, unless it’s a product name or brand. Generally, just having the keyword in the title, h1, first and last sentence is enough.

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