25 Oct 2012

SEO Horror Stories: Search, Social and Content Tricks to Avoid

SEO Horror Stories

Take heed SEOs and Internet marketers, social media gurus and content mavens: you may be undone by your unwise missteps. This Halloween, take a moment to be sure your well-meaning treats don’t turn into tricks, lest the diabolical consequences befall you.

Not Optimizing Google Author Rank

Website Duplicate Content

Exact Anchor Text Over-Optimization

Spammy Links and Panda

Website Crawling and Indexing Problems

Neglected Social Media

No Header Tags

Not Tracking Website Analytics

Keyword Stuffing

Has your SEO plan been bedeviled and haunted?
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  • Sourav Sharma Oct 25, 2012

    Nice graphical representation…

  • Amy Fowler Oct 26, 2012

    This is brilliant Erin; it must’ve taken you ages!

  • Nick Stamoulis Oct 29, 2012

    Many times a simple misplacement of a punctuation mark can turn a URL into a bad link. Sometimes you want to end a sentence with a URL such as “for more information, please visit example.com . The period at the end of the sentence can turn the URL into a broken link which is why we always make sure there is an extra space between the URL and the period.

  • Mark Weyland Nov 03, 2012

    Really nice graphics. Such true facts presented in colourful graphical way to drive the idea home on bad SEO procedures . And pretty good rhyming too. It is really an eye opener on what things are to be avoided for overall good SEO marketing practices. I personally agree and like the parts about duplicate content, neglected social media and indexing problem.