SEO myths that are still believed today

As we know, there are many Search Engine Optimation (SEO) tutorials circulating on the internet. Many are true and not all but few are just a myth. Here are four SEO myths that are often encountered on the internet. 

SEO Myth 1: Meta keywords are very influential

In 2009 the head of Google webspam, Matt Cutts, stated that they do not use meta keywords as a web rank in the search engine algorithm. However, Google still uses the meta description as a reference for their engine’s algorithm. For more details, friends can see the official video from google webmaster on youtube official channel.


SEO Myth 2: nofollow backlink is useless

This is one of the many myths circulating on the internet, no follow backlinks actually help you in exposing your website’s brand for traffic improvement. Besides, that Nofollow links can also be an indicator material for natural linking opportunities. The dangerous thing is if all your website backlinks only have do-follow backlinks without having Nofollow backlinks, then you will be given a red flag by Google because it doesn’t pass in Google diversification. According to Matt Cutts, ideally, the comparison of DoFollow and NoFollow backlinks is 60: 40.


Also Read: Types of Backlinks that Google does not like


SEO Myth 3: Pagerank determines SERP

As we know Google always updates its algorithm from time to time. PageRank is not only the main factor that your website will get top ranking. I’ve seen lots of top blogs that have thousands of visitors such as,, and Sugeng. id which only has PageRank 0.

PageRank is the basic of google and google verified that PageRank is still used as a major ranking factor. ALthough google stop showing the Publicly PageRank score from 2016 but it plays a vital role in 2021 too.

Even now, many SEO experts have started to leave PageRank indicators. And switch to other indicators such as domain authority, citation flow, trust flow, and so on.

SEO Myth 4: All backlinks must have keyword anchor text

Anchor text is text in a hyperlinked phrase, such as ” click here “. In the past, optimizing anchor text with keywords can indeed help improve search rankings. Over the past year, Google’s algorithm updates have started to reduce the power of keyword optimization from this anchor text. Therefore, you should make a diverse backlink, for example, 20% naked URL, 20% anchor text with the author’s name, 50% anchor text keyword, and 10% random anchor text like ” click this article ” because it looks more natural in the eyes of search engines…

SEO Myth 5:  Long-Tail Keywords only works better on SERP

The easiness of ranking a long-tail keyword is somehow true. But when we talking about the ranking of long-tail keywords, we must consider the search volume and keyword difficulty of such words too. It is better to work with low competition short keywords than high competitive long-tail keywords.

Some myth related to SEO is discussed above and if you find more myth and need to add here then please comment us. These myths arise due to the individual analysis of various developers and publishers. Some myth is somehow true for one and not applicable of other so we list these are here as a myth. All the information about SEO is collected from different sources and SEO experts and almost true till the date of this article’s publishing.



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