4 Habits Where You Are Just Draining Resources on SEO (Part 2)

As discussed on the previous blog post, SEO asks you of your time, dedication, and even money. Since SEO does not immediately take effect, it will definitely require you to have some patience and obstinance to overcome the hurdles, challenges, and costs that you will encounter along the way.

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Sadly, for some companies, they have allotted their precious resources over strategies that turn out to be terrible. You could seriously consume funds unintentionally. The best-laid plans could turn out futile. Thus, I shall elaborate on 4 more scenarios where you can unintentionally waste time and money.

  1. When you do not know your website’s capabilities.

  • Know the capability of the website so that you will know what you are getting in the end. Ask yourself, can this website be updated? Is it more practical to scrap this out and start a new one?
  • You know what to expect and you are not making wrong assumptions on what your budget could produce. When you know the ins and outs of the website, you will also know what elements you can improve on.
  • Without having a thorough checklist, you will just make changes aimlessly, and then, waste money later on because you learned that these new website features just won’t do. No one would want to shed thousands of dollars on SEO to eventually render all efforts useless.
  1. When you have no relevant content.

  • Having the right content is the number 1 essential in the world of SEO. Without it, your website is pointless.
  • You don’t know where to get the content of your website. Perhaps, you cannot deliver the said content on time. It could be that your hands at tied, and you prefer outsource content from third-party sources. Whatever the scenario is, not being able to provide the necessary content could damage your website. Thus, web traffic and page rankings would naturally decrease.
  • While working on useful content, you could tweak some of the on-page SEO factors and increase your efforts on link building. At first, you might think paying writers to create content, but in the long run, it’s the cheaper option. Hiring an SEO expert could mean a hefty sum of money. Plus, it would entail months of waiting for the SEO strategies to take effect.

Related: SEO On-Site Factors That Really Counts

  1. When you are applying obsolete SEO strategies.

  • Some are forced to apply SEO just because everyone is doing it. When you implement SEO on your website, you could use strategies that are out-of-date. Applying archaic SEO tactics could not make a huge impact on your website.
  • Don’t waste your money on something that cannot be of use. Read on the latest SEO trends and know more about outdated SEO strategies.

Related: Outmoded SEO Practices Part 1 and Part 2

  1. When you paid for performance metrics & tools that you do not use.

  • You need to know the following:
    1. What tools are you paying?
    2. Are you even using these tools regularly?
    3. Are they aiding you in achieving your goals?
  • There are tools that you don’t even use. It’s time to cut them out and focus on the tools that you actually use. The paid tools usually bill you on a monthly basis, and this could save you hundreds of dollars every month. If you haven’t used something within a year, then, it’s time to discard it because these unused tools could be draining your budget.