Guest Blogging is Dead and Other SEO Myths

Search engine optimization practitioners debate about everything.

One SEO expert says guest blogging is dead, while dozens of others disagree, and claim they have evidence to prove otherwise.

Another SEO person will tell you a website’s design has very little influence on its search rankings, while another professional will strongly disagree.

And then there are the people who know very little about SEO, yet they rattle off myths so confidently that they’ve been able to make a pretty decent living selling junk.

Those are the people who make it hard for the good folks to do their job.

Here are some of the myths I hear far too often.

1. Nofollow Links Have Zero Value

Wouldn’t it seem odd to you if a website has 1,000 inbound links and none of them were nofollow links?

It would definitely appear very odd to Google and it would raise a red flag. Nofollow links have lots of value, and this Moz article, The Hidden Power of Nofollow Links, explains why.

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Managing Partner at Belwah Media
Genia Stevens is a digital marketer and Forbes columnist. She is owner and managing partner of Belwah Media, an award-winning integrated digital marketing agency with offices in Madison, WI and Chicago, IL. Genia Stevens is passionate about community media, tech tools, podcasting, and everything digital.

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