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SEARCH ENGINE TRICKS

10 Costly Search Engine Mistakes to Avoid
By: Jeff Casmer
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    2006-05-27

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    2. Repeating the same keywords.

    When you use the same keywords over and over again (called keyword stacking) the search engines may downgrade (or skip) the page or site.

    3. Robbing pages from other websites.

    How many times have you heard or read that "this is the Internet and it's ok" to steal icons and text from websites to use on your site. Don't do it. Its one thing to learn from others who have been there and another to outright copy their work. The search engines are very smart and usually detect page duplication. They may even prevent you from ever being listed by them.

    4. Using keywords that are not related to your website.

    Many unethical website owners try to gain search engine visibility by using keywords that have nothing at all to do with their website. They place unrelated keywords in a page (such as "sex", the name of a known celebrity, the hot search topic of the day, etc.) inside a meta tag for a page. The keyword doesn't have anything to do with the page topic. However, since the keyword is popular, they think this will boost their visibility. This technique is considered spam by the search engines and may cause the page (or sometimes the whole site) to be removed from the search engine listing.

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