SEO Mistakes to Avoid | 3 Black Hat Techniques That WILL Get You Banned from Google

SEO Mistakes to Avoid | 3 Black Hat Techniques That WILL Get You Banned from Google


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    Neil,
    A colleague and myself are having a heated debate about the effectiveness of PBNs. What are your thoughts?

    Google LOVES to make examples out of people. I got disabled for a creative little trick I found in AdWords, was making few thousand conversions per month, then was "disabled for enabling dishonest behavior", even though now, everyone in my niche uses that same strategy and probably killing it..

    Hopefully they'll find out sooner or later that if they heavily depend on AdWords, they are jeopardizing their business. Fortunately for me, I was already messing with SEO, and as soon as I was disabled once, I decided not to use AdWords anymore, and have been working on my links and rankings, I must say, it takes time and effort, but is DEFINITELY worth it.

    The traffic from SEO is not "free", there is a lot of up-front investing both in time and money, and the results are not instant like with AdWords, but it's definitely been great to see the increase in first time customers over time.

    For scale, I was getting around 100-120 first time orders each week, then when AdWords dropped, I literally had about 6 first time orders the first week, which were ALL visitors who had been converted through AdWords, just purchased later.

    However, as I started building links, improving my SEO, etc, I've gone up to 15 first time orders this week.

    One final note: AdWords really makes you turn a blind eye to a lot of key factors in the success of your business, like my on-site SEO was absolutely trash, my CTR was under 1% when I started, and I hadn't even thought of things like my basket size, and repeat orders (not totally SEO related or AdWords fault, you kinda disregard important things), even my product descriptions were very poor and I didn't even care because I was still getting orders.

    Once I realized all these things, fixing descriptions, tags, images, and some email marketing, over the last month and a half, my average order size has increased by 28%, and my repeat orders have gone up by… 58%… even though I get about 20-30% of the traffic I used to get from AdWords!

    Keep going my friends, you can ALL get there!

    Hii. Neil bhaii…I'm running my blog (tech) so on every post I needed an image that suits the post. Instead I used an image from particular official site and posted it on my blog so is it healthy or not??..Also is there any method to protect a domain name or is there any threat to it??..

    My Friend I am so glad that I found your channel. I need to watch at least one of your videos a day and take notes . Mahalo For Sharing!

    Hello Neil,
    I need your help. Creating a website using an expired domain of authority is a good strategy? And what should I take into consideration in such a domain?

    Hey , Neal! I am new in this field and i been going through some of your blogs and videos , Its helping me out , Thanks…

    I do, web 2.0 website linking. WordPress blogging to my personal website.

    Is this something I should continue or am I wasting my time?

    Trust me Neil, any SEO hacks that I could perform would be lucky to generate me 6 dollar per month, let alone 6 figure per month haha! Thanks for sharing your insights. Very interesting to hear about old tricks!

    So basically black hat works in the short term and makes you millions. If that's the case then who cares lol.

    I am a beginner SEO.

    Sadly, I've realised some shady tactics clearly still work well with google et al.

    I know this because I see blatantly dodgy sites (sites with thin and low quality content) dominating extremely competitive search terms – one example I can think of is even insecure, and we are talking globally competitive areas here.

    While google has worked well to crack down on spammy practices, it still has a way to go IMO. In particular, I suspect google struggles counteracting PBNs and WEB 2.0 hacks.

    SIDE NOTE: Even in areas where the players are not using dodgy tactics, I think google could and should shake up incumbents a bit more, and a bit more frequently: i.e. "retest the waters", so to speak.

    Like the Australian Cricket team, it can be extremely hard to get into the team ( the say ~top 10 results or so in competitive areas ) but once in it is also extremely hard to be kicked off the team.

    I see plenty of outdated established sites in competitive areas kicking the backside of newer ( but NOT new ) established sites that have MUCH better content, better user experience, same or similar links, more and better reviews, and better technical build ( structured data, page load, pwa etc ).

    I suspect the reason for this "Establishment Bias" ( for want of a better description ) is that the outdated sites got a great score from google using the easier metrics of yesteryear ( for example, from say 15 years ago ), and which score has never been re-evaluated since or never been properly re-evaluated since.

    That said, I am not FOR constant and total re-evaluation. That would cause a constantly evolving mess of one upmanship. We want to reward sites that work consistently and work well.

    Moreover, established, tested, and mature sites have usually earned the right to a good rank presumption.

    However, I do think google could achieve a fairer market place by applying a bit more pressure – "raising the cooking temperature" so to speak. Even if it takes a site "type" approach, for example, re-evaluating "location-specific business" type sites a bit more tougher and regularly than say a "platform site" type site like reddit.

    Just my 2 cents (using lay terms – that are certainly open to semantic debate on a technical level), and acknowledging that I'll probably learn more then look back at this post and laugh at my stupidity.

    Hii Neil
    I have started my seo agency I have no experience how can I get my first client please make a video on this

    Dear sir i want to start career in blogging but i m unable to decide topic for blog plz suggests. Me good blog topic

    Dunno ya know, six figures a month sounds pretty okay to me! In fact, six figures for one month will do 😎

    This man said that if you have any question leave it out in the comments. He doesn't give a shit about your questions, He just wants youtube to beleive that is the video is super cool. Lol, he will not answer dont waste your time in commenting

    That is what people do – they share what already does not work. And when thousands of people are given the same advice, it is not unique anymore, and creates more competition in already competitive place. But it is good to watch for inspiration , to keep in mind that you need to be ahead of the crowd.

    My site is still indexed but struggling to get serp since blog comments spam like a year ago . Google doesnt help when its an algo penalty

    Hey Neil (and everyone else). When you said to "delete the old posts"…. followed by "and redirect it to the new most relevant post". How does that work?

    If I delete it, there's nothing to redirect…..right?

    I'd be happy if someone who knows can explain this to me.

    Thank you guys 😀

    Cheers!

    But what if you want to create a series of posts like "Best X of 2018" and then "Best X of 2019" and then 2020 for the year after? Each would obviously be unique as you wouldn't be writing about the same items or whatever. Do you still have to update the 2018 version or can you just freely make another one for the 2019 and so on?

    To be true i am tired of link building or seo, noting works now days ! Or you need to be big company an give crazy ads then real seo! an if the work you do is great so or so people who come will come again! thats how it is… rest is for people who dont have much money! The world is still same, if you dont have money, yes clime up with nails… thats what we do!!!!

    Hey Neil, what about buying local expired domain name with high BL and do 301 redirect it to our main domain. will you suggest this strategy?

    Hi Neill, could you tell me what is the most accurate software or sights to use when researching low competition keywords with good search volume to rank YouTube videos. best suited to a channel just starting out. Thanku!

    Hi Neil, please what about 301 redirect from expired domains with links from authority sites, is it a good traffic strategy?

    My client is building a 25,000 square foot showroom for home improvement contractors … plumber … electrician … tree service … solar energy … room additions … etc. There will be a total of 30 to 40 tenants plus a mega kitchen and bath showroom. I will build a website for the business with a page to promote each tenant. With the intent to get a top ranking in Google local listings for each service category.

    It will take about 9 months for the building to be ready. I want to start building out the website now using generic location-based names for the different tenants (Tampa Plumber … Tampa Painter … etc.) … I will have a unique local phone number for each business category … and a separate suite number. I want to get this built out and use the leads generated as leverage to get tenants signed up while we do the buildout.

    Will these work? Will Google slap us because we have only generic business names? (We can set up a marketing LLC for each generic business if that will help legitimize us with Google.) While the construction is going on I would like to use our construction office as the address since we can't receive mail at the building until the construction is done…will this be possible or will Google reject 40 businesses operating out of a small office?

    Any suggestions you can make will be VERY much appreciated. Once this prototype is operating my client plans to expand this concept nationwide with 500 or more locations eventually….so I am looking at a huge amount of work potentially.

    Hi Neal, if one runs across an amazing expired domain but contains 2 or 3 spam considered casino backlinks, does the whole site lose it's value or it can that site being that its now in new hands be cleaned up to benefit for the backlink value and profile it does contain? thank you!

    Hi Neil,
    I have a question – If I delete some of my old articles because they are not suitable for my site, is it bad practice to use a 301 redirect for the old URL to the homepage?
    Look forward to hearing your thoughts:-)

    Thanks for the warning. What if you legitimately make a WordPress plugin, is it ok to have a link to your site from the wp store and should it be nofollow or can it be do follow? Also if you build websites for people, is it ok to have a powered by link in the footer as long as it’s nofollow? What if the website owner decides to make a link page and include one single do follow link saying something like if you like this site, we recommend you use xyzwebdesign? Thanks

    Hey Neil,
    What will happen if I build two similar websites on the same laptop and internet connection? Will google ban the both the websites?

    #3 Question: we have a local media company. In our blog section, we promote the top items happening in our area each week. So it's calendar based and comes out each week. Think it's ok to leave these older posts? Or what would be an appropriate strategy there?

    Hey Neil, I am using link building strategy by boosting a post in facebook ads? Is it okay to promote the article on Facebook and getting a social signal for the article? REGARDS!

    Neil, what do you think about Go Daddy’s GoCentral relative to seo? Is it effective or limited within that if I’m making sense.

    Hey Neil , I recently purchased an expired domain with lots of banklinks and then set up a redirect from that domain to my lakstore uk website domain. Am I at risk of getting banned from google ?

    Some great tips man. Thank You. 🙂
    What do you think of answering quora questions with links to relevant YouTube videos?

    Man I’m guilty of writing the same type of content, not on purpose, but just covering a different angle.

    In fact, one another site, I deleted some posts that were similar and just created on new super long post.

    Content is king, not reupload content, but fresh content or renewal content (upgrade old content)

    Thanks sifu you're very familiar in Indonesia, when you coming here? 😀

    If the there tube algorithms are what decides what gets first dibs in the recommended then I guess it doesn't make a difference hitting thumbs up on this video? Not being facetious that's a real question.

    Why does Neil PAtel always talk in fragments and also he claims he bought themes for $10k when he had a hosting site. What he doesnt mention is where did he get that money to start with? Doesnt make any sense.

    Wow!! You I haven;t heard that phrase in a long time. . . "longevity". Everyone needs to stop a moment and give this thought some consideration as it will make you a success with time.

    Wow, some very interesting points you made in this video. Google is such a huge facet of the social media sphere and getting banned could be a disaster for any aspiring social media patrons. Definitely good to be careful when constructing SEO!

    Can I post my bio at the bottom of each blog or will Google penalize me for re-posting the same content over & over?

    Wow… your delivery on videos have improved a lot Neil… I remember when you started out with a ton of energy and almost yelling. Nice to see your progess, congrats!

    I Neil i have created a word press website with some free spa theme and i am working on a bunch of seo especially local seo that are famous just now added my business of this web on Google maps and its showing for some key words
    Is there anything i am doing wrong or should i be increasing my content on that web page gradually with more massage spa related terms.
    Any thing wrong u see in all that process

    SO let me clarify something…

    If you have an article on your wordpress site, say "7 mistakes people make when planning a wedding", eventually you run out of topics to right about with regards to weddings. So you could go back to that article, re-write parts, expand on parts and go more in depth, and then hit 'update'. And to google, this signifies basically, 'new content' that it should rank, just as though this was new content?

    don't do Shady link building strategies

    long run thinking tactics

    update your old content to rank fresh consistent combined total

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