SEO is no more a hidden art. It has developed well in past 10 years and many things have changed around in the working of search engines and SEO techniques. Best as well as Worst thing about SEO is that techniques in SEO changes quite frequently but the goal remains the same to get Quality traffic from search engines. In these advancements there are few old or say outdated stories related to seo that are there on Internet which are no more then a myth, So in this article we will be discussing over them.

Myth 1) “Using picture links instead of text link is bad seo”

Fact 1) Many people compromises on that and spoils their website design just to change picture links into text link as they believe on this myth but the fact is that it’s wrong. Search engines equally gives preference to image links just you have to make sure that you have used proper alt tag in the image links.

Myth 2) “I can secure my web page from search engines by adding that web page link in Robots.txt with disallow tag”

Fact 2) Again this is a myth that in this case you have used Robots.txt and have used disallow tag for the web page but still if search engine bots find external link to that web page then bots may crawl to your web page making it insecure. So, the best way to protect you web page from bots is to make your web page password protected as bots can not bypass password security.

Myth 3) “My website will only be indexed in search engines if I will submit my website in them”

Fact 3) No, this is a myth as your website can also get Indexed from the external incoming links to your website from other websites. In case of SEO, getting indexed from external incoming links is preferred way of getting indexed then submitting site in search engines.

Myth 4) “SEO is an easy job”

Fact 4) Well in today’s world of Internet, SEO is not that easy as it used to be in past years. Now search engines have gone clever and can even punish you for using shortcut tricks.

Myth 5) “SEO is all about getting higher PR (Page Rank) ”

Fact 5) If you are thinking that SEO is all about PR then you are wrong. SEO is to get Quality Traffic on your website. It can be in terms of Faithful readers or Potential Customers. If you are not getting Quality visitors on your high page rank website then page rank of your website is of no use.

Myth 6) “Web Sites that uses JavaScript gets penalized”

Fact 6) Search engines are not that dumb that they will ban you for using standard technology. However their bots won’t be able to follow the links via JavaScript, So it’s always a better idea to use a simple HTML hyper-links along with JavaScript so that bots can easily crawl your website.

Myth 7) “All visitors lands up in the front page of my website”

Fact 7) Search Engines gives merit to each page on the website individually and give them credit on the basis of content on that page. So visitors will directly land on the page that have corresponding information that the visitor is searching for in the search engine.