7 SEO Myths That You Should Avoid

7 SEO myths that you should ignore.

SEO is a vast and perpetually evolving industry. A Google search for “What is SEO” yields thousands of articles, showcasing the enormity of information available on this subject. Millions of businesses actively employ SEO strategies to bolster their website traffic and online presence. Amidst the wealth of information, it’s essential to address prevalent misconceptions—commonly known as SEO myths—that can mislead individuals seeking accurate insights into the world of search engine optimization. Despite its efficacy, SEO is not immune to misconceptions, and dispelling these myths is crucial for a clearer understanding of effective optimization strategies.

In this article, we’ll discuss 7 SEO myths that you should ignore.

1. H1 Heading Tag Helps to Increase Search Ranking

The H1 tag is an important heading tag and every page should have an H1 heading tag. However, the H1 tag is not an important on-page ranking factor. It does not simply help you to get more traffic.

What it does is, it will help you to organize and break up your content in a better way so that users can read your website content easily. and find it more understandable. However, the H1 tag directly helps to create a better user experience and users might feel comfortable checking out other pages of your website. that will automatically reduce your website’s bounce rate.

2. Guest Blogging is Out of Date

Guest blogging is a process in which a blogger writes content for other blogs (of a similar industry) to get some quality backlinks for his blog.

In simple words, the first person writes an article for another blog of a similar field, the second person publishes his article on his blog and the first person gets a quality backlink for his website. It’s a win-win situation.

Now back to the topic, there is a misconception about guest blogging. Lots of marketers think “Guest blogging is obsolete”. But that’s not right.

Matt Cutts said in 2014, that “if you’re using guest blogging as a way to get links … stop.” this statement caused an uproar preaching. After that, he tweeted and his words were:

Some quick points that we should keep in mind while doing guest blogging:

– Avoid spammy blogs
– Write unique and quality content for others
– Write for big names in your industry so that you can get high-quality backlinks
Avoid a blog that has duplicate content

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3. Pop-up’s Effect on Your Website Ranking

Google didn’t penalize all the pop-ups, but you should avoid pop-ups that are getting in the way of a user’s ability to access webpage information, especially on mobile.

For example, if a mobile user lands on your website’s home page, and immediately sees a full-screen mobile pop-up that hides all the main page information and shows him some other un-useful content, and disrupts the mobile user experience. That might affect your website’s ranking on search engines.

4. All Images don’t need ALT and Title Text

First, all of your website images need proper ALT and relevant file names. It makes search engine works easy to find out what the images are all about.

So make sure you properly optimize all your website images.

5. Meta Descriptions & Meta Keywords Increase Website Ranking

This is another misconception about On-Site SEO. For those who don’t know, meta descriptions are short summaries of a web page that appear in search engine results, when a user searches his query on the web. Meta descriptions appear beneath the title tag and website link.

Now many people think that it will help in increasing website ranking but that’s not correct. Meta descriptions do not play a big role in website ranking. Now lots of people will ask if they really don’t matter in website ranking “Why don’t we just copy/paste” The answer is Google duplicate content penalty will check your website and find out duplicate content and meta descriptions.

So our recommendation is to write some useful and unique meta descriptions for your website users, not for search engines.

6. We Don’t Need Blog For Getting Website Traffic

Every website needs quality content so blogging is the best solution. This is one of the most cost-effective ways to market your online business.

Now some business owners don’t think it is very helpful for their business and they put them on the very last priority, which is their biggest mistake.

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Blogging generates website traffic, website sales, and leads, customer conversions. We recommended that you start blogging right away if you want to see some benefits for your business.

7. My Website Homepage Needs a Lot of Content

Your website homepage doesn’t need lots of content but it should be long enough to clarify your business information, business services, and business location. means what your business is all about, what services you provide to your customers, and where it’s located.

Your client should be satisfied after reading all this information, he should not be underwhelmed.

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A British National currently based in Dubai & London, Amit brings on board over 15 years of international experience in business development, marketing, E-commerce, and strategy.