Top 40 Seo Myths You Should Know About: P-1

Myth 1:  The first rank matters
Surveys have shown that people quite often will look at other results contrary to the prevailing concept and they will scroll down through the page. 

Being on top of a second page, for example, can be quite beneficial for traffic. Also, search ranking is only one part of the puzzle. 

Now Google places other results on the page like social recommendations and local results as well, which means there are many more avenues open to you, and being first place is no longer as crucial as it once was.

Myth 2: You can do SEO with no outside help
It is true that anybody can learn these techniques "SEO". But SEO can be complex and touches many areas such as online marketing, coding, technical aspects along with PR skills. Most business owners simply do not have everything required to do a great job at SEO, and that is why so many agencies exist that offer help. A simple IT worker or online marker is often not enough if you want truly good results.

Myth 3: META tags are very important
"META tags" those are small pieces of code that would give Google a list of keywords and a description.  The web crawler might build itself with respect to those to figure out what your site was about.  

Now , those do not affect your ranking at all. Both Google and Bing stopped caring about META tags in order to index sites. 

However, they are not useless. Case in point, your description tag will be the text that often appears next to the link that shows up on the search result, so it’s still a useful piece of the action.

Myth 4: Keyword-rich domain names are ranked higher
Google placed a lot of importance on the domain name, and if you could get a name that had your keyword in it, you would gain a big advantage over other sites.

Have you ever wondered why a company might be willing to pay millions of dollars for a domain name? The domain name business.com was purchased for $7.5 million in 1999 and was recently thought to be valued at more than $300 million. Casino.com went for $5.5 million and worldwideweb.com sold for $3.5 million. What’s so important about a name?

But now, the indexing process only looks at the actual content of your pages, and not the domain name. That name is still important, because people still get to see it, but it will not make you rank higher.

Myth 5: You have to submit your site to Google or other search engines
All search engines used to have URL submission forms where you could send your site to Google and others. In fact, they still do, but that process is unnecessary. The crawlers that these engines use now are sophisticated enough that any new site will be found in a matter of days, if not hours. 

The only time you would have to worry about submitting your site is if for some reason it was not indexed automatically after a couple of days.

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