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linked to low quality websites. Google's ongoing mantra is that links should be based on merit, rather than paid or building programs. Sites optimized without following Google's Webmaster Guidelines will likely be targeted. However, backlinks should be actively pursued, not for an illusory gain of PageRank, but to increase conversions, which is the main goal of website optimization and Banner Design
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unwanted backlinks. Myth #4: SEO is user signals It is wrong to assume that user signals are not important. They are a relevant SEO factor. Google's entire business model is built on the loyalty of its users. Google measures the happiness of its users and uses the data to improve its product. In this sense, user signals are really a factor. However, Google does not share the data they use, not even with the verified Google Search Console site operator. Therefore, we are left with GSC impressions and click-through rate as the only confirmed indicators of site user perception and behavior. Although Banner Design
the combination of high impression volumes and low CTRs generally indicates that user signals can be improved, this limited information is only part of a much larger SEO picture. How and if they can be improved depends mainly on theunique selling proposition of the website, which is by far more important. Myth #5:
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frequent as it is irrational. Google has never demonstrated a dislike for a website and it would make little sense to run a global business based on personal enmity. The claim that a site is not ranking due to a Google feud is easily refuted by an SEO audit which will likely reveal all technical, content, on-page and off-page deficiencies. There are Google penalties, euphemistically called Banner Design
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continues to show indifference to websites. This includes his own properties, which have been repeatedly penalized for different transgressions.