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Whats your biggest SEO mistake ?

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  1. Old Admin

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    Tell us about it , id like to hear your personal mistakes when it comes to SEO. Everyone has done it in the past so dont be shy to share :)
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    My biggest, supreme, cutting-edge fail was to place a "Disallow: /" in robots.txt and wonder in the coming days why the index disappears and the traffic as well...
    And I'm very proud of it - this is an ultra big fail :) Not just a simple small one :)))
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    noscript, noflash - try to hide keywords :(
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    Using anchor text in articles that was too similar - quick hosue sale, my quick house sale, quick hosue sale uk etc. I thought that by adding words to end and start of the anchor text I was varying it enough - but then Google decided to drop me back down to where I was before writing 20-30 odd articles!!!
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    Believing on nofollow attribute, IMO Link are links,
    Page Rank Myths in Linkbuilding
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    The topic seems to be about what is the biggest mistake you've done, not what you have read, copied and pasted...
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    Black hat SEO
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    Care to elaborate a bit :) ?
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    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    HUGE.................Ignoring the importance of keywords!...............DOH!
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    Bought a domain and put up a nice blog..only to find after a month it still wasn't indexed in google..Only to find later it was banned in google and basically was a waste of money :( It was such a nice name too, lol..
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    Joining to traffic exchange site whom my blog get penalized by decreasing my PR in Google but after a while i made a correction with this issue so i do gain the PR again. Lesson learned, you have to work hard for your traffics!
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    One time i was commenting on 6 PR blog. After writing comment i was add html code for link & then i was submitted. but i was not got a link because my in my code i was forgot to add = before URL.
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    my ultimate mistake before was excessive keyword stuffing on my link building, then i realized that it was a black hat, then i stop doing that.:D
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    Not optimizing each page for meta information: Having duplicate title/descrip/tags, luckily this can all be corrected
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    keyword mistake my huge and biggest mistake.
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    Using anchor text in articles that was too similar - quick hosue sale, my quick house sale, quick hosue sale uk etc. I thought that by adding words to end and start of the anchor text I was varying it enough - but then Google decided to drop me back down to where I was before writing 20-30 odd articles!!
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    I made a big distake. At that time I own a site. For days I create many back links. But in the next days , I didn't stick to do it. So it failed.
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    Black hat technique is my previous mistake few month ago. I almost put my links into risk and included on link farm.

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    using of no-follow blogs instead of do-follow for back-links.

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