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Old 11-04-2017, 06:38 PM
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Outdated SEO tactics

Are you using outdated SEO tactics that are ruining your SEO efforts?
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...13 outdated SEO tactics that you should be terrified of and avoid at all costs...
13 outdated SEO tactics that should terrify you
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The list includes comments and information on:
  • Link and article directories
  • Exact-match domains
  • Reciprocal linking
  • Indiscriminate guest blogging
  • Paid links
and more...

If anyone would like to add to the list provided in the article above please provide a reference link so readers can learn more.
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Unfortunately, I have been using more than one of the 13 outdated SEO tactics--I have been using a flat URL structure so I will be improving that to what was mentioned in the article--I will avoid using pages for every keyword variation and will utilize Rankbrain--I personally found the article "13 Oudated SEO tactics" informative and propose that all involved currently in SEO should read it.

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Are you using outdated SEO tactics that are ruining your SEO efforts?

13 outdated SEO tactics that should terrify you
Search Engine Land
October 30, 2017

The list includes comments and information on:
  • Link and article directories
  • Exact-match domains
  • Reciprocal linking
  • Indiscriminate guest blogging
  • Paid links
and more...

If anyone would like to add to the list provided in the article above please provide a reference link so readers can learn more.
Exact-Match Domain(EMD) still works. I can see lot more people using this technique to get the fast result. I am wondering how they can achieve the result if Google disapproves that tactic.
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Great info , very informative and will save a lot of time and effort. Do you also have a list of Working modern day SEO techniques?
 
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Great info , very informative and will save a lot of time and effort. Do you also have a list of Working modern day SEO techniques?
Read the webmaster guidelines for each of the search engines to learn what they want. Each is different.
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The flat URL architecture paragraph is interesting, I'll need to take it into consideration.
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The flat URL architecture paragraph is interesting, I'll need to take it into consideration.
you should. I have just started doing that. Results are yet to be seen.
 
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directory submission
keywords meta tags
paid links


these tactics are dead now
 
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directory submission
keywords meta tags
paid links


these tactics are dead now
Not so @moby.

Some directories can be a good tactic to use if they can send regular qualified traffic.

Keywords are necessary to use in one's page content - not in metadata.

Paid links can bring traffic. What do you think PPC is?
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Lightbulb Outdated SEO tactics

Hello,

There are many outdated SEO tactics to mention a few of them are:
  1. Paid link building
  2. Reciprocal links
  3. Directory listing
  4. keywords meta tags
  5. similar domain name

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I have been crating websites since the year after the internet became publicly available, and down the years I have spent a lot of time on seo.

I can honestly say that when I forget about seo methods and concentrate on content, my sites have always ranked higher.

Good quality page content and a well written first sentence is really all you need. If it is well written, and if it is on a subject of interest to others, a site will be found and naturally linked to.

I think many people make the mistake of worrying more about SEO than they do in the quality of their content. If the content is rubbish, no amount of good SEO will be much good. If the content is brilliant, the lack of SEO will not hold it back. You only have to look at the non-sponsored entries in Google on almost any subject you would like to mention. The first listed sites are not often the best from a SEO point of view, but they are often the oldest site, and have the most content, on that particular subject.
 
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Hate these type of posts, usually written by people talking crap.

TEST everything for yourself.
 
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Hate these type of posts, usually written by people talking crap.

TEST everything for yourself.
And which of the listed outdated SEO tactics do you think the writer(s) are talking crap?

What have you tested and is still working?

Please back up your reply.
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Yes these tactics are dead now, Link Building is the most valuable and evergreen way to get search engine organic traffic .
 
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Yes these tactics are dead now, Link Building is the most valuable
Link building, if done correctly (besides facilitating qualified traffic) can add PageRank to specific target pages, if the IBLs are not nofollow links, and the source have accumulated good PageRank over time. However, the problem with this thought is that no one knows what a given page's PageRank is any more. Do you see the conundrum here?

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and evergreen way to get search engine organic traffic .
Not true.

Link building, if done for SEO, can depend on so many factors, that doing so for Organic reasons, is a waste of time and efforts. You'd be better off spending more time locating links that can deliver direct traffic, not organic positioning.
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Outdated Seo Tactics

1.Directory Submission
2.Classified Ads
3.Bookmarking
4.Paid Links
5.Purchase of Forums Signature links
 
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1.Directory Submission
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4.Paid Links
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Directory Submission - blind submission is passe, however some may be able to direct regular traffic, which is a good thing. finding them however, will be tough.

Paid Links - If they can deliver regular qualified traffic, it can be worth while. Think PPC.

Paid Forum signature Links - is probably the worst SEO tactic on the internet and followed by spammers who can't do anything else in life.

Look - I'm for anyone finding a living to eat and for shelter, but spamming up the internet is just sad.
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These SEO False Claims Will Gain Strength in 2018

From SEO Theory's Advanced SEO Strategies for 2018
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There will always be popular SEO bloggers who glibly spread complete nonsense as “expert” advice. Here are a few examples of wrong-headed SEO nonsense that I see going into 2018 with more momentum.

SEO False Claim #1: Google RankBrain Tracks User Interactions

SEO False Claim #2: You Need to Speed Up Your Web Pages for Mobile

SEO False Claim #3: Link Building for SEO Is Dead
Scroll down to These SEO False Claims Will Gain Strength in 2018 to read his points about each.
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Another one I would add to this list is link building with embeds. A couple years ago at the 2016 MozCon Rand Fishkin mentioned this as a scalable link building strategy, but warned that SEOs should be careful because Google had called this strategy out as manipulative.

It is obviously against their Webmaster Guidelines, but be warned that Google is actively penalizing sites with embeds. I have seen and been a part of fixing Manual Penalties for several large sites who had a lot of embeds and it is not a fun fix! I suppose website owners have to weigh out the cost benefit of doing a few of these, but as a scalable strategy I would really warn against it!
 
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Sorry to say, but I don't think that you need to solely rely on Google for website promotion, nowadays you need to market yourself in Facebook well enough to get clients.

I think Seo would be replaced with SMO in recent years.
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