In each #ASKIrfan episode, I will be answering various questions that I get asked from time to time.
In this inaugural #ASKIrfan episode, I answer the question:
What are the Top 3 SEO Myths of Today?
In my view, the biggest SEO myths of today are:
SEO is D.E.A.D.
To paraphrase an alleged statement of Mark Twain, the reports of SEO’s death are greatly exaggerated.
SEO is only about writing content (
with keywords stuffed in it).
And/or backlinks are NOT important; just
mindlessly sprinkle some non-sensical keywords in your article.
And/or, SEO means spammy content, and even spammier backlinks.
Why SEO is NOT deadbut rather A.L.I.VE. and T.H.R.I.V.I.NG
- Why MINDLESSLY
stuffing your articleand its meta descriptionwith commercial keywords won’t get you ranked(unless, perhaps, if you are working on local SEO, or an extremely rare low-competition industry)
- Why good SEO
isn’t cheap, and what spammy tricksbad SEO providers use to provide you cheap, I mean, BAD SEO services to you
- What makes backlinking extremely critical to attaining sustainable and ‘free‘ organic traffic (and NO we ain’t talking about
low-quality, irrelevant backlinks harvested through software or spammy VAs).
- And much more! Yep.. this short & solo episode is FULL of VALUE!
PS: With this episode, I’ve started new format of the SIA Business Show whereby, from time to time, I will be doing solo episodes to answer frequent asked questions.
PPS: The original format (long-form interviews with distinguished entrepreneurs, digital marketers, speakers, and creatives etc will continue).
If you have any questions or if you would like me to interview any entrepreneurs or digital marketers, please contact me here.