Google Analytics Mistakes To Not Do

When you create a new site design and don’t update your tracking code (especially if you’ve switched from Google Analytics to Google Tag Manager), you risk it being outdated. Always make sure you’re using the most up-to-date version of your tracking code as a precaution against these types of errors. The traffic will usually display inflated figures, but unless you look deeper, you won’t know where the duplicated traffic is coming from. Even then, it’s difficult to pinpoint. To find it, we’ll need to use a Google Chrome google scrape plugin. Make sure you’re not using any duplicate tracking codes by using the Google Tag Assistant Chrome extension. When you have several instances of the same tracking code enabled, this will appear as a red tag inside the extension.

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Mistake #2: Ignoring Signs of Scraping

One potential cause of inflated data in your GA account is scraping. If your site was scraped but the Google Analytics tracking code was not removed, you might be getting traffic from a duplicate site in your GA. Investigate and inspect these domains for scraped content if you find a lot of traffic in Google Analytics data from one of these sites. This should immediately stand out to you. If you see a lot of your own content on the new site, double-check to make sure your tracking code wasn’t transferred over as well.

Article marketing using professional standards of article writing is still an important method of attaining high Google rankings. Much has been written about the death of article marketing, and it is true that certain types of article are no longer appropriate when optimizing a website. But dead? Absolutely not! Let’s take a closer look at that.

Some claim that SEO is no longer worthwhile because Google no longer uses keywords, but is focusing more on new algorithms and updates such as Panda and Penguin 1 & 2 in its ranking calculations. However, to get ranked you must be indexed, and in any case there is plenty evidence that Google takes keywords very seriously. There is also plenty evidence for the rewards that well-written articles can gain.

The Panda algorithm update tackled many of these issues, although it led to a scramble for people to try to avoid Panda’s claws. The same is true for the Penguin updates, designed to tackle link spam and general breaches of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. However, most of them missed the point.

Article Writing Tips

There is only one way to minimize the likelihood of you losing ranking, or even being deindexed, by Google: be natural. Article writing and using article marketing to promote your website or blog are neither dead nor inadvisable. What Google is looking for in a good article is:

Authority: If you know your subject then you should be able to write authoritatively, and provide the reader with useful information. That’s what Google is for – providing information to its users. Give them a bad experience with inaccurate advice or copy content from other sites, then you deserve to fail. Let your expertise show and Google will reward you.

Length: Don’t expect to give a lot of information in 300 words! I would suggest 500 at a minimum and many of the higher ranked articles are of 700 and over. Sure, you find a lot below that, but are these articles ranked by Google – if they are listed at all?

Originality: Write original content. If you find that difficult, then use a professional article ghostwriter. Article writing for website content and article marketing is a skill, and there are many good professionals who can do it better than you can. They know Google’s requirements and how to conform to them. If you copy what is already published, then Google will spot it and you may as well have never published it.

Content Spinners: Google is getting wise to content spinners. These software packages allow you to enter synonyms for selected words in your article and then generate numbers of articles saying exactly the same thing, only with some of the words changed. When Google spots these, Penguin will now delist them and even deindex your entire site.

Scraping Software: You will see lots of scraping software online, offering to write your articles and web content for you. All they do is copy sections of published material and put them together as an ‘original’ article. Google’s algorithms can now see through that, and large numbers of web pages containing scraped content have been delisted, and even entire domains deindexed for using it. You risk losing your entire site on Google if you use content spinners or scrapers. Only original articles will make it Google now.

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