After reading the title you may be wondering about how this is possible. I recently got a PageRank hike of 2 and 8 Google sitelinks, then how come this would be possible if I did some SEO mistakes. I have improved on some mistakes but I will let you know about them. We can do some grave mistakes if we are not in a proper state of mind and Even I did too..
Single Post in Multiple Categories
It must be noted that the Google crawler by default crawls through each category and then indexes the links inside it. If it finds similar content in one or more categories then Duplicate Content Issues may arise. Also it may cause further problem while indexing the website.
Status: Mistake Corrected! Now Each of my post is present in only One Unique Category.
Update: I have understood that this is not really a mistake!
Sticking to Blogger for so long
I was on Blogger for more than 1.5 years, Even though I knew that Self Hosted WordPress is the best software for SEO and professional Blogging. This made me achieve my goals after a long wait, like “I got a Pagerank very late” , “My traffic remained low for a long time”, “I got very less comments because most people hate commenting on Blogger Blogs”.
Status: Mistake Corrected! Now Tech-Freak Stuff is a Self Hosted WordPress blog.
Using a Free Web Host
I am using a free web-host which is causing a lot of problems for my blog. It sometimes deletes my entire database while sometimes it corrupts my database. So my website remains inaccessible for that time. Also, It redirects to some other promotional page when visitors click on some of my links. Also, It sometimes doesn’t even load my theme properly. Thus, Google crawler finds it difficult to crawl my content when such issues prevail with my webhost. Also, this reduces the frequency of Google crawling your website. It may also mark your website as spam. I have not yet faced such problem from Google till date, but I don’t want to risk my blog for such a small issue.
Status: I had purchased a Premium Web hosting account, but there came some problem with the Credit Card billing system so I will have to wait another 60 days for re-registering. I hope I get the account soon! And the reason for the delay of moving to a Premium Host was of course “lack of funds”.
Update: One more SEO mistake I was doing, is NOT using TITLE attribute for Anchor links. I just used the HREF attribute.
Status: I have started using the TITLE attribute in the A tag in the New posts.
Do let me know, if you find any other major SEO mistakes in this Blog. Your Constructive criticism will be appreciated!