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7 Common SEO Mistakes, You should avoid it

SEO or search engine optimization is a technique used by people to increase their website ranking to make it visible to more users. Google and other search engines are majorly focusing on quality to make sure that the users get relevant and good result when looking for information. This makes SEO very important and here are some mistakes that people commonly make because they are not aware it.

Poor Keyword Selection

Common-SEO-MistakesSelecting keyword is the first and the most important step when it comes to optimization. Mostly when we plan to do SEO for our website we select words that we like and feel that might attract others too. But, this is not true. Something you feel is good for you may not be that important for others. Before selecting keywords you must make proper search and then make sure that your selection is relevant to your content.

Corwded keyword

Most people feel that keyword is very important for optimizing and they keep using it again and again. This is the most common mistake that most of us do, but the truth is that keyword is the backbone when you think about increasing web ranking, but its overuse might have adverse effect. If the mistake is once or twice then the mistake will just effect your position, but if it is repeated then there is a chance that the search engine will penalize you and also blacklist your site permanently.

Duplicity

After the panda and penguin issue Google has become very strict about content quality and its originality. Whatever you write to improve the ranking of the site must not be available anywhere when the Google scrolls. There was a time when people used to just copy paste information from various sites and promoted their site, but now is the world of uniqueness. Your content must be original with proper use of keyword so that it is visible to the users.

Cross Linking

This is the best way of promoting. You can add relevant link in your content so that when the search engine scrolls, it will know that your site has everything that is important for the users. You also check Link Building Strategies 2014

Title

Title plays a very vital role when it comes to SEO. Normally when people promote some brand they use it in the title. But that does not help increase ranking. Many people must be aware of your brand or companies name. The title that you select must reflect the USP of your company or site.

Tags

Your page must be tagged properly because Google will know about the content available in your page through the tags. Most of the people confuse tag with the title. Tags are words that will show up on the top of your browser when saved.

Decide on the Subject

If you plan to optimize your site then make sure that the content is based on the USP of your website. Many people write content on various subjects, but that is just personal blogging. You cannot increase web ranking by writing on various subject. For example, if you have a SEO firm then the website must have different topics on SEO, like its importance, mistakes, how you can promote your website etc.

So what your take on this ? Did I miss anything ? Just in case if you want to admit then let me update if you commit anyone of  them in past.

5 Google Search queries You should try right now

Google is so part of our life that we are searching almost all the things over the Google search engine, of course apart from lost keys. Did you ever think about your life without Google?

Do you know that users from more than 180 Countries are searching on Google in 145+ languages? Yeah, isn’t it cool? This shows how much Google is penetrating in everyone’s life. Check some more Facts about Google and also check 36+ Digital Marketing Facts

You search everything on Google Including Your Name to whatever product or service you are looking for but I can assure you that out of following list you might not tried some searches yet. So do you want to see some magic while searching over Google?

List of Awesome Search results on Google

Google-Search-Queries

1. Turn your Google search in to the Game

Did you Surprise to see Title? Even I was surprised when I search this first time. But what did I search? Go to Google Image Search box and type “Atari Breakout” and you will the magic. This will convert images as bricks and you can play it with your direction keys.

2. Clean the Search screen in style

Did you get bored with search results? Never mind, search with “Zerg rush” in Google it will, they will eat your search results. Sounds interesting? You should check following video for better visual result or you also can search this in Google.

 

3. Apply “six degrees of separation” theory for Kevin Bacon

Did you hear about “six degrees of separation” theory yet? Well, this theory says everyone is just Six steps or less than Six steps away from each other, you might have Friend of Friend or any other way to connect with people just in Six steps.

So what about Kevin Bacon? Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon were started as Game in which you need to connect any Hollywood celebrity with Kevin Bacon just in Six steps. Based on this Idea, Google launch search results for Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

You just need to search something like “Amitabh Bachchan Bacon number” and you will have result that how Amitabh Bachhan is connected to Kevin Bacon, the number shows that he is how many steps far from Kevin.

And the result says “Amitabh Bachchan’s Bacon number is 2 “ and Connection with Amitabh and Kevin goes via Helena Bonham Carter. Isn’t it amazing search string?

Amitabh Bachchan and Helena Bonham Carter appeared in Shantaram.

Helena Bonham Carter and Kevin Bacon appeared in Novocaine.

4.  Spin search screen

If you got bored with your regular search queries then you should turn your search screen spin. I know you are feeling “Yeah, Cool Idea”, so what you need to do? Just search with “do a barrel roll” and see the magic.

5. Tilt your Search Screen

 Want some neck exercise? Try to search work “Tilt” in Google and see your screen is going in sloping position. You need to turn your neck to read it better.

 So Did you enjoyed these all search types? How many of this you heard first time ?

All you wants to know about WordCamp Baroda

Do you love WordPress and want to know more about WordPress coding or Blogging or any other aspects ? Want to meet WordPress loving people and gain/share knowledge about WordPress ?

If you agree on all / any points then WordCamp Baroda is the event for you and if you are reading this now that means you missed the chance. Never mind WordCamp Mumbai is coming up soon.

What is WordCamp ?

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. It’s way to meet and greet WordPress lovers. It may be Blogger, Programmer, Digital Marketing, SEO, Author, Consultant, Corporate person, Geek or anyone but the common things between all is WordPress.

Just to update you that first ever WordCamp was held at San Francisco, USA in 2006 and then it started across the globe very soon.

I am one person who missed first WordCamp which was happened at Delhi after Delhi, I was part of every WordCamp across the India and of course feeling proud for that.

What I learn from WordCamp Baroda ?

 There are many awesome speakers were part of WordCamp Baroda. Check the following list of speakers. [Alphabetically shorted]

 Annkur Agrawal

Talk of Annkur was really great and it was more about Mobile generation is coming or already came for few verticals and that too in India. He shares some insight about how his journey started with Blogging / WordPress and so on.

As per Annkur, the top search engine for India is YouTube, which is little surprise to me as well. One more notable thing was in mobile devices “Opera Mini” is one of the leading browser.

Harsh Agrawal

Harsh Agrawal is one of know Indian blogger and Founder of ShoutMeLoud

Harsh’s talk was about WordPress SEO . He share list of some wonderful plugins. Check the following list.

1. Author Link : For Google Authorship

2. Digg Digg : For adding Social icons

3. Google XML Sitemaps : For creating XML Sitemaps

4. SEO Friendly Images : For image optimization

5. WP Robots Txt : For writing robots.txt

6. Date Exclusion SEO : To exclude dates showing on SERPS for better CTR

7. SEO Smart Links : For internal linking

8. WP Total Cache : For increasing server performance

I must pass credit to Gaganpreet Singh who posted this list on his Facebook wall.

Jaydip Parikh

The surprise part was for me that one of participant came to me ask me about my recent blog post about Do relationship link building, I was so surprise that people are reading this in so details.

Do not feel surprise if anyone says that WooCommerce is part of The Top 5 Most Popular eCommerce Platforms

Anyways you can check my PPT as follows,

King Sidharth

King Sidharth is one more speaker who is one of regular speaker during few WordCamps. He talk about Typography during his WordCamp talk, as per this blog post he is going to post slides soon.

Some quick notes take by Gaganpreet

  • Web is made up of 90% of text
  • Use font size between 16px to 18px
  • Recommended letter spacing – 1px
  • Recommended line height : 1.6em
  • Use Font Face. Recommended : Open Sans, Ubuntu, Roboto
  • Use Responsive Typography

Recommended Tool to create perfect typography “Golden Ratio Typography Calculator”

M Nagarajan

He is an IAS officer with Gujarat Government. His presentation was really engaging and best part of his presentation was he wants to develop WordPress community which can help to solve Government problems with WordPress.

Prasath Nadarajah

Prasath is part of Automatic team and he specially travel from Srilanka for WordCamp Baroda. He talked about Extending WP with Filters and Actions. I am not that much geeky so can ‘t explain more about the session.

Samuel Sidler

Samuel is one more Geek from team Automatic. His discussion about how we should contribute to WordPress. This session was like how people are contributing for WordPress community. I feel more and more Indian should start doing this.

Saurabh Shukla

He is the man, how simply he explains about Hooks is really creative. Saurabh tried to make it the simplest version of Hooks.

Siobhan McKeown

Siobhan discussed about Creating Reality: How Free Software empowers us to control our World. And I also do believe that WordPress really empower many individuals and that’s why now close to 20% of Websites are on WordPress.

Sathish Nagarajan

Sathish was co-speaker with me at WordCamp Jabalpur too and his session was one of the engaging session at WordCamp Jabalpur and the same thing repeat at WordCamp Baroda too, he discussed about Creating Large Scale Web Apps using WordPress.

Checkout his PPT as follows.

Over all it was really great experience at WordCamp Baroda. BTW what was your experience ?