The Best SEO Advice I’ve Read All Year

By on October 30, 2010
SEO Advice

The industry leaders at Search Engine Land recently published an outstanding article that provides unique insight into optimizing your website for search engine success.

The article reveals 25 super common SEO mistakes, but surprisingly the list does not include the basic mistakes you may be thinking of. You know, those mishaps with title tags, images and anchor text that I have personally covered in my article on WordPress SEO Mistakes.

Required Reading

Many SEO mistakes have been revealed in this new article. Here are just a few examples:

  • Optimizing Google tools for SEO research
  • Making sure to brainstorm keywords
  • Avoiding free blogging platforms
  • Forgetting your customer’s vocabulary
  • Avoiding too much internal linking
  • Not using a variety of anchor texts

I highly recommend you read through Search Engine Land’s full list of 25 Super Common SEO Mistakes for some of the best SEO advice you’ll find all year.

Bonus SEO News

I’d also like to share a bonus, breaking piece of SEO news that the Search Engine Land guys may not even know about yet.

NoFollow links may actually provide some value!

That’s right, Google may be lying to us when they say the “NoFollow” link attribute works to stop from passing any value.

An independent 6-month experiment has been completed by Brian Gilley of SocialSEO.com where they set out to discover if NoFollow links pass any PageRank, search ranking benefits or page value.

The results were very surprising. Over 90 NoFollow links were setup to point to two brand new domains by writing real comments on relevant blogs. In the end, the new domains were in fact ranking well for some of the targeted terms.

All those blog comments may not be a waste of time after-all. So go ahead and leave one below to let us know what you think about the latest SEO news and trends.

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About Mark Fulton

Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA. Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.
  • http://opiatekick.com Interested in SEO

    Thanks for these SEO tips. I think that the hyper-focus on dofollow links has led people to believe that nofollow links are completely worthless. I am surprised by how much I run across people who dismiss a site altogether because of it. While I pay attention to what’s what I don’t dismiss the nofollow. Even though I’m still quite a novice I pick up on strategies here and there.
    Again, this is very helpful info. Thanks!

  • http://www.redblackberry.com Jay

    Does it really work with nofollow links:?

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  • http://www.internetincomeopportunitys.com Jhoecannon

    Interesting info about the nofollow link. I know that I’ve left comments on nofollow sites and when I check my links at a later date, some of these Google has recognized and did follow them and is linking them to my page.

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    really great articles for seo.thanks so much

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    Until now , No-Follow backlinks i dont think that helped me to increase PR of my sites , but i’ll try again.
    I would like to ask something if’ it’s possible.You talked about writing real comments on relevant blogs.If the Do-Follow backlinks aren’t from relevant blogs will not help me?
    Thank’s for the info!!

  • http://convert-wma-to-mp3.biz Dmitry

    My best SEO advice is stop posting the same content on 200+ article directories. Focus on most trusted ones and start writing unique articles.

  • http://twitter.com/SalePending Ron Lee

    Thanks for the great Tips! We are launching a Beaverton Oregon Real Estate Website http://www.BeavertonRealEstate.co and so we are trying to brush up on SEO beforehand. Thanks again. Well written!

  • http://www.corporate-gifts.za.net Andy

    Very good article, thanks for the advice.

  • http://www.corporate-gifts.za.net Andy

    Very good article, thanks for the advice.

  • Andre Jensen

    I’ve been saying it forever, stay away from the free blogging platforms. I’ve launched many sites, and these have always been outperformed by a traditional launch or HubSpot’s blogging platform. On the latter, my clients have seen such positive results, I almost always recommend them. 

    Have any others you’d recommend?

  • http://www.submitcube.com/ Seo Specialist India

     This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  • http://www.webdesignfunda.com/web-design-company.html web design company

     good advice and good tips, really helpful for seo experts like me and my colic .

  • http://www.schweizdesign.ch/ hompage erstellen

    Very good suggestions or SEO there. However, this does not imply to WordPress only, it can be applied to any website in general.