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More Online Marketing Mistakes You Shouldn’t Do: Part 3

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More Online Marketing Mistakes You Shouldn’t Do: Part 3


There are quite a few mistakes that online entrepreneurs sometimes commit when they build an online business, or promote a brick and mortar business through the internet. Here are some last things that you should know about when you use online marketing. By avoiding these common mistakes, you will be able to do your online marketing activities with less potential problems and hassles.

Here are two more mistakes that you should know about:

  • Associating with rogue marketing services providers

There are a lot of individuals and companies which offer marketing services to businesses online, most of which focuses on getting traffic to your website. While hiring a company to provide you with marketing services can be quite useful and help your business a lot, you should be careful about who you hire, as this can cause problems for you if you hire a “rogue” operator.

There are plenty of ways to get traffic to a website, however not all of them are ethical or in accordance with the terms of services of search engines and other sites. Some rogue marketing providers may engage in practices such as blackhat SEO techniques, forum spamming, email spam, creating social media apps that redirect traffic to a site without the user’s consent, promoting websites through adware that is difficult for a user to get rid of, etc. If you want to build a long term business, then staying away from these types of practices is the way to go. If you aren’t careful about the marketing techniques that are used by your partners, you can find yourself in trouble, such as by getting your site penalized in search engines, taken down by your web host, banned from certain websites and generally gain a bad reputation for your business.

  • Having an unreliable website

Your website is probably going to be the main way that you connect with your target audience online, so the most important thing is that it works and works well all the time. The first thing to consider should be your choice of hosting. Make sure you do some research on the web host that you intend to use and see if they’ve had any reliability problems or other troubles that their users have reported. Stay away from free hosting services or small companies that charge very cheap rates, as they’re the least likely to give you reliable service.

Besides the hosting, another common source of problems is the site itself. If you use a content management system or an e-commerce platform, make sure that you’re picking a reliable product that can handle your websites traffic well. Do some research on any content delivery systems and plug ins that you intend to use on your site, so as to make sure that you will only be using the best ones.

By knowing and avoiding these common mistakes, you will make your online marketing experience more profitable, easier and the whole experience will be more pleasant, both for you as well as your website visitors.

 

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Some Easy to Avoid SEO Mistakes

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Some Easy to Avoid SEO Mistakes


When it comes to SEO, there are some common mistakes that webmasters make which could be detrimental to actually getting a website to secure a good place in rankings on Google as well as other search engines. However, it should be known that these common mistakes are things that could be easily avoided by just following some simple pieces of advice. Here are the most common errors and ways that you can avoid them:

Focusing too Much on Length of Content

While you may have read that Google prefers content that is longer, this really depends on the context and doesn’t automatically mean that longer articles, blog posts, etc. will give you a magic ticket to a number one spot on Google for your chosen keywords. Remember that the reason why you’re writing the content in the first place is for the readers on your website and not for search engines. If you have a topic that you could comfortably write an 800 word article on, then you can do that. However, there are cases where a shorter post could be just as good. For example, if you’re writing about a specific model of decorative mailbox, it’s going to be pointless to try to force a 1000 word article on it, as there’s just a limited amount of things that you can say about a mailbox without going off topic or repeating the same things over and over with different words. Remember, if somebody came to your site, it’s because they’re interested in knowing more about this mailbox, what it’s made of, how does it look, etc. They’re probably not interested in reading a 2000 word essay about the history of the international postal system.

Using Keyword Stuffing

Keywords in articles should appear naturally. If you write an article that is about a specific topic, then there shouldn’t be any problem getting a keyword density of 1 to 3% in the article. Forcing in a large amount of keywords will not be helpful with regards to SEO. This is for 2 reasons: it makes the text harder to read and makes it look not natural. Also, search engines penalize pages that were clearly designed with nothing but SEO in mind, such as those which contain keywords that are deliberately overused.

Adding New Content to Your Website or Blog Every Single Day

If your site deals with certain topics that change daily, such as news, this could be necessary and very useful. But otherwise, there’s no need to keep posting new things every single day. This is especially if the new content doesn’t actually bring anything useful or informative to your readers but is just a repeat of what you’ve said the days before. Regular site visitors who see this will find your site boring rather quickly and stop visiting it. It also puts you at risk of getting penalized as your site will start having more and more duplicate content posted on it within a short amount of time. Updating your site is good, but don’t do it just for the sake of updating either.

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