30 Apr '13, 4pm

Are You Making These 5 Basic SEO Mistakes?

Not getting the search traffic you were hoping for? In a new Webmaster Help video, Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts reveals five of the biggest basic SEO mistakes webmasters make, and suggests a few ways to improve your website. 1. Your Site Can't Be Crawled The biggest mistake, according to Cutts, is having a site that isn't crawlable – or not having a domain at all. Google uses web crawlers (a.k.a., bots or GoogleBot) to find and index web pages by following links. If you make your good content really hard to find, then Google can't crawl, index, and rank your content. To fix this, Cutts advises surfing around your website to make sure you can reach the pages on your site by clicking on regular links, ideally in a text browser (to do this, from Google's search results, click on Google's cache of your page/site, then click the "Text-only version" link). 2. You A...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2265176/Are-You-Maki...

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  1. 07 May '13, 8am

    "First of all I’d like to thank you for this nice article, but if you don’t mind I just need to focus on “using the right keywords” point.
    We have to ask ourselves are we using the right keyword in our website. And what if not for sure users won’t be able to find the website, that’s why we have to check every while through the webmaster tool or whatever the right keywords that have been widely used by the visitors.
    Best Regards,
    Pillar Jo
    http://www.smarttouch.me
    "

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