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Common SEO Myths V2 - The Tadi Strikes Back!
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from Hobo 2237 Days ago #
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This is a bit of ’a dance off’ - http://sphinn.com/story/32495

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from onreact 2237 Days ago #
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You mean: http://sphinn.com/story/32238

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from Hobo 2237 Days ago #
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oops! - Mods please remove that first comment (and ths one if poss) - cheers Tad

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from Gamermk 2237 Days ago #
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"I was greeted with an incredible amount of criticism, mainly due to some details from the article which just show that it has been written a while ago. The overtly negative backlash was more due to overzealous elitism than to real issues in my opinion."Stopped reading at this point... If an article is out-dated that’s a perfectly fine thing to critize. That’s a legit reason for desphinn. I gotta say that your second line there is a pretty big over-statement and I want to just desphinn this one too on that grounds. But I won’t. I didn’t read it all. I admit it. That being said, please don’t let it get to you when your stuff gets Desphunn. Just take it as a lesson of what the community doesn’t want and move on. It’s not a personal attack. (and believe me I’ve been there, I have a submission that got desphunn 10 times!)

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from onreact 2236 Days ago #
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Garmermk: Sure, discussion is great. This post did not justify such a harsh backlash though. Some of the people who have attacked me in the past jumped on it etc. So if all of you are so objective and it wasn’t personal vote for the updated version or is the glass still half empty? Where all these votes?I have reacted to the criticism and removed the blunders. Now it’s your turn.

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from emanuelh 2236 Days ago #
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"No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.” Really? I can. And not in the weak sense of the "money back if you’re not # 1" guarantee but in the strong sense of "I guarantee that you will be # 1 for this particular search query most of the time". There are two ways to achieve this feat:1. Pick up search queries that are extremely uncompetitive - the dishonest way.2. Ensure sufficient budget so that the current # 1s do not gain relevance score at a rate that is higher than the rate at which you try to catch up and overcome them - the honest way. Which is obviously what those SEO firms servicing websites that are # 1 for years do.

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from DarkMatter 2236 Days ago #
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well I think you took the despunn article a little to personally, but I read this one and it seems you have used the criticisms to good effect. Kudos!

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from Chris1 2236 Days ago #
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I would argue that these aren’t even close to the top 10 SEO myths...1. Top rankings can be guaranteed - sure they can, an SEO company can easily guarantee rankings - that doesn’t mean that 100% of the time they will achieve them; if an SEO company says "we guarantee that you will be in the top ten in organic listings at google for term x or we do not get paid" and is willing to put that in the contract, then great!; of course, if the company just guarantees "top ten listings" then the guarantee is worthless.2. My webmaster can do SEO cheaper - I would think they could, but probably wouldn’t do as good a job (at least initially).  In the long run, it could make a lot of sense for some companies to do SEO in house as it will be cheaper and there will be more incentive for the newly trained SEO.3. Search engine traffic is worthless - this is a top ten myth?  i’ve never heard this before;  In fact, if I do a search for "search engine traffic is worthless" (with quotes), your artilce is the only result that comes up.4. Websites are optimized for search engines out of the box - huh?!  who says this?  what box are people getting websites out of anyway?5. Simply inserting keywords in the meta tag will get your site ranked - maybe this would be a top ten myth in 2001.  Does anyone using sphinn or looking at an "seo 2.0" website actually need to hear this?6. The more times you repeat the keyword the higher it will rank - well, i would agree with your premise here about keyword density.  Though I think having your keyword on the page multiple times would help in some (most) cases.7. Hidden links or text on a page will get your pages ranked higher - you are probably right, i have never used hidden links so i have no idea8. You don’t need to update your site to keep your rankings - while its probably a good idea to update your site, if your content is still relevant and ranking well it definitely could keep its rankings.  This one would totally depend on the site and the keyword.9. You can achieve higher ranking without changing the code or content - clearly you can rank much higher by getting quality links to your site; if you have a well-optimized site (in terms of on page factors and structure) with no inbound links then you get tons of quality inbound links, obviously you are going to rank much higher.  Is this even debatable?10. Google pagerank is the single most important ranking factor - well, this is a top SEO myth. I would argue that Google pagerank is not even an SEO factor at all but a measurement of authority by Google.  My guess is that Pagerank that the public sees is just a partial glipse at the measurement of authority that google uses in its organic ranking algorithm.

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from Jeeb90 2236 Days ago #
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Myth #2 is an extremely annoying one that unfortunately clients believe.  People always want something for nothing.

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from cw360 2236 Days ago #
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@chris1/Jeeb90: I would not say that this is a myth or untrue. It depends on the companys orginizational knowledge and goals.

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from Hobo 2236 Days ago #
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@ emanuelh yeah and you just better hope no decent seo are tracking those terms and putting everything they have into achieving them.

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from Chris1 2236 Days ago #
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cw360... i agree.

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from onreact 2236 Days ago #
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Chris1: Some good points. At #1 you didn’t read to the end. For #3 the wording is not perfect yet indeed. I always write in a hurry, just imagine what would happen if I would go problogging full time ;-)At #4 you seemingly did not click the link, did you? etc. etc. Good night, I go to sleep now.

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from incrediblehelp 2234 Days ago #
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How about this SEO myth post?http://www.jaankanellis.com/what-do-you-think-seo-is-my-personal-seo-thread-myths/

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from seomike 2215 Days ago #
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Very interesting post looks very similar to http://www.bigoakinc.com/seo-articles/search-engine-optimization-myths.php. Maybe SEO pros read and take in similar information? Just thought I would bring this to life. I don’t wanna be the guy that just Desphinns articles that are someones resource for there work.

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