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Top 10 worst SEO mistakes

by gordon_mullan

If you own, run or are otherwise responsible for, or dependent on, a website, you know you need to be doing search engine optimisation (SEO), right?

Well, there’s a great post today from entitled “Top 10 Most Egregious SEO Mistakes” (great word, that egregious!).

You can find the whole post by following the link above, but I could rant for hours about points #4 and point #1.

My personal experience of website designers who claim to ‘do’ SEO but don’t have the first bloody clue…

I run several websites, and have had countless web designers spam me with offers to ‘improve’ my website for me.  One particularly memorable offender (because I spoke to them on the phone), was BT (yes, that BT, as in BT Tradespace).

They’d offered to ‘improve’ The Nightingale Clinic website, and he pointed me to an example client site he was very proud of.  It took me all of about 10 seconds to point out to him some huge, glaring errors from an SEO and marketing standpoint (and I wish I could remember the URL or company name). 

Here’s a few quick highlights of the problems (and if you have a web designer touting you for business, listen up, and look for these things)…

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