The #1 Biggest SEO Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes | Avoid This At All Costs

Nearly everyone who's trying to compete in SEO makes this mistake. They fail miserably because what they're doing is nearly impossible to achieve. And yet, most people think that it's the right approach. Today, I'm going to teach you the number one biggest SEO mistake nearly everyone makes and you should avoid at all costs.

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We're in a time where SEO and digital marketing has become more saturated and more competitive than ever. With over a billion websites on the web, SEO is no longer an easy or open playing field.

A lot of times, I see many of these new websites making the same mistake that'll ultimately give them little to no SEO result and just waste their time. What is it? It's targeting keywords that are too competitive.

These days, effective keyword research is an increasingly important skill for digital marketers. Not only do they need to know how to develop a good keyword list, but using keyword research to find out what topics they should write about or what phrases they should be using while writing is super important, especially figuring out which ones aren't competitive.

Nowadays, doing keyword research effectively is a top priority for any website or SEO. If you look up a competitive term, such as car insurance, you'll likely see some big brands pop up. If you're a new website, it's going to be almost nearly impossible to compete with those brands. What's the answer? Target long-tail keywords.

You're missing out on a lot of search traffic if you're not creating blog posts around longer search terms.

For example, let's say you have a dog food business and you're trying to break into the dog food online space. Most likely, you want to go after keywords like dogs, dog food, pet food, because that would get a lot of search traffic.

The monthly search volume for dog food is roughly 135,000 searches per month. But the pay difficulty is 100 and the SEO difficulty is 77. That's incredibly high. Coming in as a new company, there's very little to no chance that you're going to rank well unless you have an established brand and high domain authority, which most new companies don't.

Instead, you want to focus on long-tail keywords, like dog food for allergies or dog food for senior dogs. These keywords have a lower monthly search volume, but higher quality search traffic because they're more specific and they're going to convert because they're more specific.

For example, dog food for allergies has a monthly search volume of 9,900 and a SEO difficulty of 38. That means it's going to be easier to rank for. If you're trying to figure out how you can rank for these terms or where to find them, check out Ubersuggest. Type in a head term that you're thinking about going after, you don't need to know the long-tail variations, just look at the head terms, type them in, and then go to the keyword ideas report.

It'll give you all the other longer tail variations and it even breaks down the SEO difficulty. Look for terms that have an SEO difficulty score of 40 or under. Those'll be easier for you to rank for.

You also want to look for ones that have volume at least in the few thousands per month because the volume doesn't always mean clicks. And, when you do all of this, it'll help give you more ideas and more ideas for you to produce content.

There's also a questions tab on Ubersuggest, prepositions, comparisons. These are also more places where you can find more keyword ideas, more content ideas. That will drive keywords that convert into revenue.

On Ubersuggest, there's a content ideas report. When you go very specific, it'll show you all the content that's already been created around the web-based on social shares, backlinks, and search traffic. It even tells you, when you look at the estimated visits, all the keywords that the article ranks for.

When you're trying to figure out what keywords you should go after, also look at all the content pieces that have some of those similar keywords because this will give you ideas of what you can create that can help you not only generate traffic from all three, right? You don't want to just generate traffic from Google.

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    22 Responses to The #1 Biggest SEO Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes | Avoid This At All Costs

    1. Sandeep March 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

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      • Neil Patel March 5, 2020 at 6:35 pm #


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    3. Mr FUNNY Reviews March 5, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

      You inspire alot. I wish my channell can groowww as bigg as yours one day. I loved when you taught about growing on YouTube.

      • Neil Patel March 5, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

        I’m so glad you liked it 🙂

      • Mr FUNNY Reviews March 5, 2020 at 6:41 pm #

        @Neil Patel always

    4. Ronna March 5, 2020 at 3:16 pm #

      Thank you Neil ❤️

      • Neil Patel March 5, 2020 at 6:41 pm #

        You’re welcome!

    5. Anonymous March 5, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

      When is your next video? 😀 Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

      • SEO Tools TV March 5, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

        Neil publishes three times a week: Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

      • Neil Patel March 5, 2020 at 6:41 pm #

        What SEO Tools TV said 🙂

    6. Trendy Commodities March 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

      Well, you have done it again, as usual, more valuable tips! Thank you, Neil!

      • Neil Patel March 5, 2020 at 6:42 pm #

        You’re welcome 🙂

    7. SEO Tools TV March 5, 2020 at 3:43 pm #

      Imagine the scenario that you start training MMA, and on the first day, you have a fight with Connor McGregor.

      Is possible to compete with him in the first day?

      Can you stand one round against Tyson Fury?

      It’s suicide.

      You should train 5-10 years and go step-by-step to win local tournaments, international, professional, and then you might have a chance.

      Over 99% of new webmasters pay attention to super competitive keywords.

      I see it every day when I speak with my potential clients.

      Some of them can’t get organic traffic for a few years.

      These clients show their lists with high-volume keywords that compete agains Amazon, eBay, Bestbuy, Wikipedia, Expedia, Kayak and other brands that cost over billion dollars.

      Many new websites also try to cover a lot of keywords and pages with a limited budget.

      Stop cheating yourself.

      You can’t outrank these popular websites because of their experience, trust and authority.

      Go step-by-step.

      Here is my list of the recommendations:

      – check traffic topics with a lack of quality or outdated content – analyze your competitors and cover it;

      – pay attention to long-tail keywords;

      – analyze all metrics: volume, CPC, keyword difficulty.

      • Neil Patel March 5, 2020 at 6:45 pm #

        I like that metaphor 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

        BTW, that Fury and Wilder fight was intense

    8. FARHAN HAIDER March 5, 2020 at 4:48 pm #

      Hey Neil Can I Be Able to Know Yours Email ID Please..??

      • Neil Patel March 5, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

        You can contact me through

    9. Promothash Boruah March 5, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

      Your tips helps us a lot ♥️. You’re the best and keep doing the good work.

      • Neil Patel March 5, 2020 at 6:48 pm #

        I will 🙂

    10. Sakshi Bhatia March 5, 2020 at 6:53 pm #

      Love the this SEO video and the Social media traffic video thank you for the insights and research. However, I do have a question. Does Pinterest actually work in the Indian subcontinent?

    11. wasif siddiqui March 5, 2020 at 8:36 pm #

      Hey Neil,
      You had said that “Ubersuggest is Free and i will never charge any cost from users” in one of your video but right now you had done the same thing that others do.
      Thanks Mate

    12. Ben Franks & Lilly Lee March 5, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

      Great content

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