SEO, short for Search Engine Optimization, is one of the key factors influencing the overall success of your online website. You need to follow certain SEO practices to make sure your website, especially your content, gets the attention it deserves from search engines. But in doing so, some users end up making common SEO mistakes affecting their overall SEO score.

You see, search engines use some tricky and complex algorithms to find out how they can rank web pages to particular search terms - a.k.a keywords. Therefore, most webmasters focus their time on keyword optimization along with meta tags and meta descriptions to help search engines understand what their content is all about.

All these are important factors in SEO, but they are not “exclusive” factors. You need to focus on plenty of other areas to get on that highly sought after first-page position on Google, let alone the number one ranking. But unfortunately, these steps can be easily missed, or even worse, wrongly executed by the uninformed user.

This is why we have put together a short guide to highlight 25+ common SEO mistakes you need to avoid in 2019. So without further ado, here we go:

Top 25+ Common SEO Mistakes To Avoid (Infographic)

Slow page loading speed - websites shouldn’t take more than 3 seconds to load.

Bad landing page design - don’t use a confusing or un-engaging design that increases bounce rate.

Non-responsive design - websites should be optimized for mobile viewing.

A cluttered design above the fold - don’t use a confusing or un-engaging UI that increases bounce rate.

No sitemaps - including a sitemap helps search engines index all your pages and posts and thereby increasing your chances of being discovered on the SERP.

Incompatible with different browsers

Not optimized for local searches

No social media presence

Lacking or having unclear call-to-actions

Outdated content don’t showcase content that is not true anymore and needs to be updated.

Content not focused on solving users’ problems don’t publish content that doesn’t solve users’ problems.

No outreach strategy

Irregular content publishing strategy publish content following a routine - at least one article every week.

Ineffective content promotional campaigns

Lack of alt tags for images include an alt tag with your images offering a short description.

Unappealing headlines try to use headlines that create curiosity amongst the users.

Unappealing content

Use of irrelevant imagery

Social Share images that haven’t been optimized for that platform.

Keyword stuffing don’t use too many instances of the targeted keywords making the content feel unnatural. Ideal keyword density is between 0.5% to 2%.

No or bad interlinking

Presence of broken links don’t include broken links that take the user to an error page.

Ineffective keyword research

Failing to track, analyze, and optimize your content according to results

Lack of quality out-links

Bad use of 301 redirects

If all these seem too much to keep in mind, we have provided you with a nice and compact infographic covering all the points discussed above. Refer it while you are optimizing your website and its content for search engines, to make sure you don’t end up making any of these common SEO mistakes.

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