SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a significant process that helps to increase the visibility of your website. It’s main objective is to appear your link natural and helps to target a wider audience. When you are new to the SEO industry, so, the chances you make lots of mistakes and it will take many years to be a master. Google changes its algorithm timely therefore, people who are not well-aware of its latest techniques, get confused and take wrong actions that made an inverse result. Here are some common mistakes people make that you should know before get started.
Using The Same Strategies Over And Over, Again: One of the common SEO mistakes beginners make is that they use the same strategies every time. Google love unique things and if you use the same strategy over and over again, so, it will never give you the results you deserve or expect. It is an investment that pays you off later, but only if you invest at the right strategy.
Taking Shortcuts: Another mistake beginners make is taking the shortcuts like buying backlinks, paid ads and so on. These things actually hurt your efforts and give you adverse results that too for a limited time period. So, you should never go for a short cut always keep in mind that slow and steady wins the SEO race.
Not Empathizing On What Is Important: If you think that easy route leads you to the right way, so, you are wrong because the simplest ways aren’t always the best. On the off-chance, you even think that an easy keyword reaps traffic like other competitive keywords do, so, you are surely in the wrong direction and it’s better to change your way before it’s too late.
Avoid Consulting An SEO Company: SEO is blends of On-page and Off-page techniques that helps to boost up your website ranking and understanding these techniques and implement them well is not everyone’s cup of tea. So, you should never hesitate to take professional assistance because they are experienced and know what’s best for your business.
If you make any of the above mistakes, so, you should stop doing it from right now. This is because competition in the market is at its peak and you need to take your action immediately before it’s too late. These are some silly mistakes you can avoid to pro in the industry and get the results of your efforts beyond your expectations.
While buying backlinks from sellers on sites like SEOClerks or Fiverr is frowned upon by many people, if they are used only as a part of your overall backlink building strategy, paid links can give your search engine results a boost.
The best links, however, and the ones that Google would rather a site has, are the links that occur naturally, because they are an indication of the popularity and trustworthiness of a website. In an ideal world, a website would get linked to, simply because of its high quality content, but in reality, website owners need to be a bit more proactive in generating those links for themselves.
If you have a website or a blog and you want it to rank highly on Google and other search engines, here are some of the ways that you can generate more backlinks to your site.
Article directories are a good way to get permanent backlinks to your site and they can bring traffic as well. On the highest quality article sites, such as EzineArticles, you can place two backlinks per article. However, articles published on these sites do need to be written properly and they can’t be overly self-promoting.
Placing comments on other people’s blogs is another simple option. Most blogs allow comments and on most of them you can add a URL, either to the comment itself or to your user profile. You will need to make your comments meaningful and useful, though, or they will simply be removed as spam.
Participating in forums
If you join forums that are related to the niche of your website or blog, you will be able to leave comments on existing threads or start your own threads. You can usually add your website address to your forum profile, possibly include it in your profile signature, and sometimes use it in your comments. Just like blog commenting, though, you can’t spam on a forum, or the moderators will remove your comments and possibly bar you from the site.
Guest blog posts
Guest posting on other people’s blogs will get you some more niche specific links to your site. If you can offer useful and informative content that will be of interest to the readers of a blog, the blog owner may publish a guest post for you that includes a link back to your site.
Encourage the sharing of your content
Make the sharing of your content easily done by adding share buttons to each post. If the platform you have used to develop your site does not already have share buttons available, there are plenty of free services that will supply you with a share button widget that you can add to your site. You can easily encourage more people to share your content by asking. Just leave a friendly reminder to share at the end of each post.
Adding your URLs to social bookmark sites, such as StumbleUpon and Reddit, will gain you valuable backlinks as well as traffic. To avoid being accused of spamming, you will need to be seen to participate properly in the site, which will mean liking other people’s bookmarks and adding bookmarks from other sites as well as your own.
These are just some of the ways that you can generate backlinks for your website and they are things that you can do on a regular basis. The best strategy is to put aside one hour a day for SEO tasks and to create more links. Unfortunately, it’s an ongoing process that will take some time, but ultimately, it will improve your rankings on Google and other search engines.
Real assets such as land are less vulnerable to price/value volatility.
Real assets including real estate are popular alternative investments. Raw land stands out among them because it is characterized by low price volatility.
The shortage of housing in the UK is the most obvious factor in discussion of land assets and the growth potential for land investments. With a solid 7 per cent (over the past ten years) growth rate of the population, the country stands above most other European countries in its need for new home construction.
Compounding this has been the reluctance of builders in the financial crisis since 2008 to construct new homes (due to stringent financing), which strongly suggests pent up demand. Even if people cannot afford to buy, they have to live somewhere, right? In fact, the construction of rental housing is on the rise and may be where real asset investing shifts.
But looking five to ten years hence, will there be a housing bubble – a rash of building followed by an oversupplied market? Not likely – the build up in demand is that critical and unlikely to be fully satisfied for a long time to come. But even without this extraordinary set of circumstances, land investing is generally less subject to price and value swings, vis-à-vis other real assets, for a number of reasons:
• Raw land appreciates in value on a linear path – Due to the finite nature of land coupled with a growing population, demand is always on the upswing. Inflation naturally pushes prices upward, and with a positive decision by planning commissions the asset can grow dramatically.
• Raw land allows diversification – While most land investment requires a minimum of £10,000 to participate, it is possible therefore for many investors to participate in multiple sites. Built properties carry a considerably higher price, effectively forcing the investor to be concentrated in fewer property investments.
• Land investment specialists know how to optimize value – The many variables of strategic land investing are best left to the professionals – because they know what they’re doing. They are able to negotiate optimal purchase and sales prices, how to time an investment and achieve local planning commission permission to convert raw land into something more productive.
• Land investing is not like an REIT – Real estate investment trusts are market-traded securities, subject to market dynamics that may have little or nothing to do with the intrinsic value of the properties in the trust. Raw land is a real asset that is much more controllable.
Real assets overall have proven to be attractive during the years of the 21st century financial crisis, albeit with variable performance from one to the next. Investors are encouraged to seek the counsel of an independent financial advisor before committing to a specific investment.
There is no difference between growing a tree and growing your money. In other words, all you have to do is to simply apply the cultivation methods applicable for growing a tree to your finances and you will be suitably rewarded with a “fruitful” tree.
Let’s see how this works out.
Needless to state, you must have seeds to grow a tree. But, more importantly, these should be good seeds. Bad seeds will give you bad trees. Likewise, to grow money you need investment products. More importantly, these should be good products. Bad investments may not only give poor growth but could also lose money… leaving you empty-handed.
But having good seeds is not enough if you don’t have the proper knowledge. If you don’t how to plant the seeds, how to water them, how to fertilize them, how to remove the weeds, etc., etc., your seeds will soon die away. Similarly, your investments too will wither away if you don’t know how to manage them, how to add to your investments, how to remove the under-performing assets, etc., etc. If you lack the right knowledge on farming (finances), you must take help of a gardener (financial adviser).
Next, as is well know, your trees won’t grow in a jiffy. Depending on the type of seed you sow, some plants may take a few months while others even a few years to grow and bear fruits. You have to give “proper” time to your plants. But when it comes to our investments, we want to be a millionaire overnight. We hardly give the time that is required for our investments to deliver returns. Hence, we often end up with poor returns or losses. This requires a drastic change in our mindset. Unless we are patient enough, there is no hope of making money.
There is one more issue… it is difficult to grow a tree in a desert. You need a good soil for it. Similarly, it is difficult to grow your money in a weak economic environment. Since worldwide the economy has been witnessing difficult times in the last few years, growth of money too has been stunted. But now the economic scenario across US, Europe and the emerging markets is improving. This is likely to provide a ‘nurturing and caring’ economic climate that will aid in growing our money tree.