[Infographic] 16 SEO Myths You Should Ignore Completely

Search engine optimization has come a long way. As the years go by, more and more people are beginning to understand SEO better. Those in the industry, for their part, have been discovering techniques and developing software and applications that would help them get better results.

With all these advancements in SEO, you would think that all website owners, bloggers, and online marketers would be immune to SEO myths that have been around for a long time. Unfortunately, many of those who dabble in anything SEO still fall for optimization myths that have long been debunked.

Let’s take those who offer instant SEO success if you secure their services for example. Typically, they send out emails promising anyone who would read them that they have the expertise and “insider” knowledge that will get your website to the top of Page 1 of the SERPs in a week or two. If anything, SEO firms that promise immediate results are scammers, and nothing more.

Search engine optimization rankings are an unstable lot at best. No individual or company can claim to have control over them, and reputable and competent SEO professionals or companies are completely aware of that fact.

Honest to goodness SEO work takes months to show results, and real SEO professionals will tell you that up front. So if you get an offer from an SEO company that guarantees results in a very short time if you pay X amount of dollars, block that email address right away because you are, in all likelihood, being targeted by a scam.

It’s just unfortunate that many website owners still fall hook, line, and sinker to such offers, and end up paying a significant amount for little to no results.

Getting instant results is just one of many persistent SEO myths. Check out the infographic below for more of them.

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  1. Ryan Biddulph   •  

    1 is something I learned over the long haul Matthew. After guest posting on top blogging blogs for years I am around page 3 of a preferred search result on Google for “blogging”. Because I visit Blogging From Paradise often 😉 but also because of my 1,000 plus guest posts on top blogging tips blogs. Google makes you earn search results on page 1 for semi-competitive keywords or page 2 or 3 for hyper competitive keywords. You really need to know your stuff and it takes years to know your stuff inside-out.


    • Matthew Loomis   •  

      Hi Ryan,

      I can tell that the industry overall has changed for the better in regards to #1, although I’m sure there are still some folks out there claiming that they can guarantee page 1 SERPs forever.

      You’re a good example of using guest posts and comments for higher SEO.

      Rock on, dude!

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