We love SEO. Don’t we? However, there are also few of them who say they love SEO but they don’t really know what’s the effing SEO is. SEO is one of the most misunderstood things in the world. Most of them are well-intentioned but misinformed. Read ahead, it will surely help you if you fall into any of the aforementioned categories as we bring you the top 10 SEO myths to avoid for better SEO.
SEO Myth 1. SEO is a scam – No, it’s not!
Look around, you will get plenty of marketing vendors who are ready to give you SEO services at less than 50$/month promising you top rankings in the Google search. Then, my friend, this is not SEO but SCAM. Real SEO is beyond just increasing traffic and rankings, it involves effort and commitment in the real sense. If done properly by real experts, SEO can add a lot of value in your Digital Marketing.
SEO Myth 2. “We have done SEO once” – What’s that dude?
SEO is not a one time activity or investment. It’s kind of a regular effort that needs 2-3 times of renewal in a year. Upgradation of SEO of a website is important because of link degradation, outdated content, overcoming competition, evolving search engine algorithms and more. To get the benefits of SEO, one has to pursue it continuously. More so because search engines often changes the SEO algorithms.
SEO Myth 3. GOOGLE will figure out – No, it won’t!
Google is smart, not magic. It doesn’t have magical powers in the algorithms to pop up your website to your valuable users. It has a strong set of algorithms which require a website to be unique and valuable, not scam. So please break this one of the worst SEO myths that your website will appear in Google search results without proper SEO. Please invest in real SEO if you are serious about getting found on Google.
SEO Myth 4. Everyone just watches random videos on Youtube- Absolutely, not!
Yes, Youtube’s just not a video watching platform, but it’s the best video search engine. YouTube, in fact, is the second biggest search engine, after Google. Most of our efforts are on Google and in the meanwhile, we tend to forget Youtube. But, trust me, it’s necessary to get rankings in video search engines as videos get almost 20-30% more attention than texts. If you are looking for the right agency to get the best video created for your business, you may contact Digital Medio.
SEO Myth 5. Link building is dead – Do what needed!
Backlinking is known to be one of the oldest SEO ranking metric used by Google. But, some say it is dead now and it is bad/unethical to use it. This is another one of the biggest SEO myths and let’s bust it. Marketers build links in a number of natural ways, and attracting links to your website remains darn-near essential for any successful SEO undertaking. If you want to know more about how Link Building can help, please write to us.
SEO Myth 6. Google doesn’t like SEO – Why won’t Google?
Is there any reason why Google would not like SEO? If you didn’t know, Google itself published their own SEO guide. Check this out.
Google advises pursuing SEO, sooner the better! But, on the other hand, Google hates false popularity and irrelevance in the sites. So again, please get your SEO done by real experts.
SEO Myth 7. Getting Rank#1 is moto – Dude, slow down!
It’s a wrong conception that you would get traffic only if you have rank #1. Even the first 5 ranks fetch you the good amount of traffic. Serious users spent time browsing several websites and get in touch only with the relevant companies. The magic occurs when the users find relevance with your content, not when your keywords matched right. Hence, slow down a bit, let it be the slow organic process as it is.
SEO Myth 8. Google Answers – Don’t worry, take it lightly!
The Google Answers might change the entire thought processes of anticipated websites. But, only 4.9% of searches come with answer boxes and >70% of the answer boxes show linked attribution. So, it’s in your hands only to be the Google answers!
SEO Myth 9. SEO is all tricks – No, it’s efforts!
No, an honest professional will call “tricks” as bad. It’s about long-term efforts, not tricks. Rather the “tricked” SEOs are penalized if Google realizes it once. We call it bad SEO. The real SEO makes the browsing experience and content structure better. So do not fall for the tricks. Rather be patient and prepare to invest in the continuous process.
SEO Myth 10. Do social activities affect SEO? – Yes, it does!
Last but not least, to explain this point, I might need a new post. So, keeping it simple, good and relevant social activities put your content to the right users and in the way or the other, you will be benefited! The more your content is read by users, the better your SEO is. That’s why we always advise to run SMM and SEO simultaneously.
These are just some of the many SEO myths. To know more about them, keep following us. We will certainly teach and entertain you at the same time!