13 ways to avoid Bad SEO..

SEARCH engine optimization ensures a page’s visibility in search engines if done with carefully. While following the basic and essential aspects of on-page-SEO.

How many times this headache cause fear about your sites visibility on search engines. And you try your best to ensure your site’s pages are doing well in terms of visibility.

Bad SEO is also referred as black hat and overdoing the SEO.

Here are 13 ways to completely avoid, negative SEO, TO avoid harm to your website. We’ll be using a few tools and a few tips to determine negative SEO as well as discussing to avoid it at an early stage or before it happens.

1. Thinner content.

Google’s first page contain post links, each around 1700 words on average. There is a some method to ascertain all of your post’s word counts. is one of my favorite, and the words count options is full free even in their free subscription.

Open and enter your domain of the Blog you want a complete analysis of word count.

Click on the content link in the left sidebar. It will open the content analysis page, containing stats of your blog links.

In next display it will show all of your posts with titles, HTML size and words count.

Click on the words count to sort posts according to word count.

Note - even your blog post body has 900 words, the tool may show 900+ words because it also counts sidebar, header and footer texts too. To determine an original words count, manually check a posts words and compare it to data. Minus the extra words, and original words count will come.

Now make a list of posts having less than 500 words, (or longer is better)

Eliminate information graphics, and some sort of page that can’t be heavier in the text.

Open your dashboard and find the posts one by one, and try to include more information to them. Don’t just write to increase words length, enrich your post by researching the topic on Google.

Make your content richer.




2. Anchor text spamming.

An anchor text is the text, appears as a layer on a link.

Interlinking your blogs posts is a good practice and it’s proven to consolidate your traffic into loyal readers. Take lifehacker as an example. Search ‘Lifehacker best posts’ in Google, the #1 serp will take you to this page of lifehacker.

Google’s also pointed that using Exact match keywords, anchor text leads to a penalty.

While commenting it’s advisable to use your name instead of your brand name or keywords.

An example of an anchor text.

3. Design crisis.

No matter how much efforts and information you are including in your articles. You may have been writing longer contents and case-studies that only available on your blog.

User experience is the important factor that should be kept in mind. Even if your page speed is 80+ in Google page speed insights test, it will not ensure a better user experience in any way.

Yes! The light website is fast, fastest, but why would someone will be so interested in reading a longer post with eye burning design layout.

Keeping your blog simpler is preferred, it will help your readers to focus on what’s important.

A design crisis is either a lightweight simple HTML page or a heavy blog layout. Both comes with it.

To avoid, you need to balance between pages speed and blog design.

°Page speed 99 will be equal to design 1.

°AND design 80 is more likely to having a pagespeed 56.

¶ Google page speed insights.

Well, it’s also possible to achieve a good page speed with a greater blog design. But you either need to cut off a few things to balance between both aspects of user experience.

4. Code to text ratio.

This is something we may rarely come to know, and if we know it we barely know what’s it’s important and even if we know - we don’t know how to implement it.

Code to text ratio is never been in the trend, there is no solid proof to show it influence search engine ranking in any manner.

However, some SEO experts advice to have a balanced code to text ratio.

Implementation of code to text ratio.

We do need to make the codes (scripts, CSS) smaller, or making them external is a good option rather than having them embedded in your theme. (most of the SEO optimized WordPress theme using this technique, if you’re on blogger you can use GitHub or similar to host your js/CSS files.

To do you, an easier workaround is to cut embedded CSS and js codes and host them at GitHub and load them as an external link.

By using external files, they will be cached on a user’s browser, so if they load another page of your blog, it will be load quite snappier conspired to old.

Final words: Move your CSS AND JS codes to Github, so the page’s size can be smaller.

5. Burger method.

Burger method is the addition to a post when you don’t really have 13 tips.

6. Sweet steel techniques.

This term is born recently, and basically it’s stealing the keywords from your competitors (or anyone’s blog) which cause traffic to respected blog or site.

Using this technique will sure get to traffic and revenue too.

This may be no bad using this technique but I still recommended crediting original author if you are published a post using their traffic-drive-data.

Basically, it will be soon counted as bad manner as if this poor term somehow get famous. And that’s irreverent here.

Because basically you are going to spam that keyword in your posts, Google soon can detect and cab punch you with a penalty. Search here and here for more.

Those crispy advertisements, saying get 5000 Backlinks for just 5$.

LOL, I mean 0.001$ for per backlink. You should imagine yourself Sparx in a stadium of 5000 people’s.

Final words: a good blogger should try to gain authority rather buy it.

8. Eye-hurting Ads - overdoing it.

Running a successful Adsense, should not be so hard. But, if you’re feeling $ plenty ads from several website may generate more than potential revenue. It can be good or bad either.

If you are running or dedicated to making your blog that generates revenue, should be Okey. But here comes a lie - - if you place a large number of ads on your page, especially pop-up and redirect page ads this will kill left a bad user experience.

Here’s what to do and what not to regarding.


Use Adsense ads.

Use other famous adverting company’s ads.

Split ads in above the fold and below the fold.


Floating ads - ads those cover content.

However, sidebar stacked (at of the end) ads will not harm.

Using $exy, adult ads are neither visitor friendly nor search engines. It will increase the bounce rate as well as decreasing ranking on search engines.

Because almost all adult leads 3rd files, setup, install and someone will wend up having a virus or malware to their system. Sometimes Google notice that situation and mark your website as malware infected, so whenever someone coming from a search engine to your site, Google will show them an notice page asking them ‘this website is marked as unsafe’ resulting less traffic than as of there was no detection of malware. So what is to do it, eliminate using all those advertising networks.

In addition to Google Adsense, you can earn more money by using those 50 more advertising networks. (majority of them are genuine and contextual.)

9. Content isn’t king.

This is only the partial truth. The majority of experts or guru’s has been chanting this as soon as they see something to relate it with.

You have already written longer and richer content. But if you are not seeing the result (sad to hear) you need to find out what’s you missing.

Here are the other aspects of a successful blog. Read and try to find these,

  • Does your post

Provides value to my readers.

Tried to solve their problems.

Shared my feelings and emotion.

Made my reader smile and think.

Used simple vocabulary.

Put myself into readers shoes.

Showed respect to my readers.

10. Content is king, then who I am.

Reading the #9 may push you to think if content is the king and require this so much who I’m? A lot of blogs faded and dies due to this.

You don’t need to write and follow every aspect of SEO.

To see a positive result, you will have to maintain a positive mind. And only with the positive mind, you could achieve what you want.

Do what you want to do, not what you should do or supposed to.

11. On page SEO - what to avoid.

If you are obsessed doing on page seo by your own, you need to do it carefully, you should know the limits, such as.

  • Maintains reading level instead to keyword stuffing.

  • Keyword density should not be over 2%.

  • Interlinking so much won’t help either.

AND some point to keep in mind,

  • Add images and add alt text to them.

  • Use bullets and paragraph format for longer posts.

  • Try to introduce what and why you wrote the post? What are the benefits in above the fold or at the start of the post?

  • Write summary version at the end of the post.

  • Don’t confuse between welcoming paragraph and a conclusion paragraph. The welcome paragraph contains information about the post, like what it’s target, what’s it all about etc. And summary paragraph should be about wrapping things.

TIP - Use yoest SEO for wordpress and Content Analysic tool for blogger to make sure your posts are SEO optimized.

12. I have my image.

Not really an aspect of bad SEO. But a proper image of yourself helps to build an image of your blogs in visitors mind.


Keyword density.

Keyword density
Keyword density is the term which is over hyped.
Do you think you know how to implement keyword density technique?

Research says a low and high keyword density leads a poor ranking.

Google bots determine the post’s topic using how many times a keyword occurs in the post.

If you set a low keyword density, even Google won’t be able to understand your page’s topic and structure.

The juice of some research for better ranking is below.
  • Maintain no more than 2% keyword density. Use a tool to determine how many time your targeted keywords appear in the post.
  • Keyword density of 0.3% to 1.2% tends to a good ranking.
  • Don’t use repeated or same keywords, use synonyms in case.
  • Also, maintain having the keyword in the post’s headline as well as in heading tags - as well as the first paragraph.

Taking breaks.
Most of the time you end up being frustrated doing work for 2 figure hours. You may also, though, why am I doing this, I could have applied for a government job.

But no, you make your choice to be a blogger or content writer.

Here I’m referring blogger as content writing because most of the work are of writing. If you are doing the SEO analysts work, that’s a plus point.

So what you can do to fresh your mind and let the negative thoughts vanished by a snap.

Read information graphics, here and here are tend to boost your work performance.

Chances are high you will alter the negative time. Figure out what triggers bad thoughts about failing or not getting the expected results, Mark them down and work on them.

Exceptionally this is an lifestyle technique, not and so technology.

Finding the blogger’s potential and features.

  • Bloggers custom meta tags.
  • Blogger’s image URL parameters, to add effects to images example. Blurring the image or resizing the image.

Wrapping up everything

All the Topic described here probably does not cover all the aspects of Bad SEO

This guide is written keeping the new SEO factors such as https.


What do you think about Bad SEO? Do you face such situation or you have more knowledge about-about, you would like to apportion it with us? Use the comment section for whatever kind of query and feedback.



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