What are some myths about SEO?


  1. Google Webmasters

    Today’s video is about some SEO myths.

  2. Parmveer Singh Sandhu

    *The question of SEO myths arises since we are still using the term ‘SEO’
    while in my view it must be replaced with ‘UEO – User Experience

    Its really ‘Mental State’ of marketers.

    Google wants to show ‘Good Results’ to the users, Good Results >> Useful
    Results, this is where UEO model works.

    #mattcutts on #seomyths 

  3. Andy Beard

    *SEO Myths Stomped By **+Matt Cutts*

    Takes on Guest blogging, Link Wheels and other magic solutions, as well as
    things like buying ads from Google to rank.

  4. Ahmet Deveci

    Well said +Matt Cutts, yet another informative video. Thanks :)

  5. Malcolm Oakley

    Today’s video is about some SEO myths.

  6. Joshua Berg

    *Matt Cutts just released, “What are some myths about SEO?* Always very
    helpful to clear things up, SEO myth questions have been answered a number
    of times. So here’s the latest out just minutes ago.

    Some of these have been around for a while & have been answered before, but
    not everyone gets it. So here’s the main SEO myth points & my (+Joshua Berg)
    notes on this.

    *If you buy ads you’ll rank higher on Google.*

    *If you don’t buy ads you’ll rank better on Google.*

    *Google makes changes to drive people to buy ads.*

    *Here’s the mental model you need to understand why Google does what it
    does in the search results.** We want to return really good search results
    to users, so that they’re happy, so that they’ll keep coming back.*

    *That’s basically it, **”Happy users are loyal users.”** So if we give them
    a good experience on one search, they’ll think about using us the next time
    they have an information need.*

    *We are NOT going to make an algorithmic change to try to drive people to
    buy ads.*

    *Buying ads is not going to help, or hurt your rankings in any way.*

    *When people get into a kind of “group think.”*
    *”Aha, now we know submitting our articles to these article directories is
    gonna be the best way to rank number 1.”*

    *”Guest blogging, this is totally it. If you’re guest blogging you’re going
    to go up to number 1.”*

    *”Oh link wheels! You gotta have link wheels if you’re gonna rank number
    1.”* [LOL, that’s been a while back.]

    *If somebody had a foolproof way to make money online, they would probably
    use that way to make money,** rather than packaging it up in an e-book and
    selling it to people, or packaging it into a tool & selling it to people.*

    *An automated software package to white hat SEO*
    *I read an article recently where someone was talking about using some
    automated software package & trying to do white hat SEO with it.*

    *Which to me sounds like buying a gun & trying to use it as a hammer.*
    [Sounds like he doesn’t like this idea very much, or automated SEO
    software packages for that matter. No surprise there.]

    *Someone says they made a lot of money online”*

    *A lot of these tools have the potential to dig yourself into a hole.*

    *Just because someone says they made a lot of money online, doesn’t really
    mean they made a lot of money online.*

    *Approach some of the tools,** services & products you see on the various
    boards **with a little bit of caution.** Try to avoid “group think.”*

    *Keep the mental model of, “What is Google trying to do? We’re trying to
    return great search results for users.*

    *If you’re not aligned with those goals… then you’re always going to be
    working in opposition to the algorithms & to regular users.*

    [This right here is really the main key to remember.]

    #GoogleSEO #UserExperience 

  7. Yusuf Chowdhury


  8. Pedro Dias

    [video] What are some myths about SEO?

  9. Allen Deaver

    More good stuff about SEO and Google from Matt Cutts…

  10. William Hunt

    Excellent video from Mary Cutts on SEO myths.

    Everything boils down to your sites content being the best and most
    relevant search result, everything else is secondary! No beating around the
    bush on this one.

  11. Ryan Ricketts

    Love this. Really appreciate the insights, +Matt Cutts. Funny, too, because
    I’m also a Ryan in Michigan who had this same question. I must have a twin

  12. Rod Lewis

    Matt Cutts debunks some SEO myths and along the way he actually gives some
    great common sense advice.
    I particularly enjoyed his quip about automated software, the answer really
    also applies to Forex software, Bitcoin software and all the other get rich
    quick black boxes out there

  13. Dinesh Kumar Takyar

    Very useful. Thank you!

  14. Arun Dhiman

    *Big **#SEO** Myths Are Ads & Rankings & Group Think Issues*
    On the ads from, #MattCutts said there are two myths. (1) If you buy ads,
    your organic rankings will go higher. (2) If you don’t buy ads, your
    rankings will go higher. He also added that people think that Google makes
    changes to their organic results to drive more people to buy ads. All of
    this is untrue and a myth according to Matt Cutts.

  15. Randy Hilarski

    *What are Some SEO Myths about SEO?*

    I personally do very little SEO. +Matt Cutts just reaffirms why I do not
    like it. Focusing on social is just so much more fun.

    #SocialMedia #SEO #Google

    Thank you +Google Webmasters 

  16. Johnny Base

    *What are some myths about SEO?*
    interesting video from +Matt Cutts 

  17. Brent Csutoras

    One thing I really like about this is how Matt warns against simple group
    thinking and focus more on what is Google trying to go. This is something
    that happens so often, where people get hung up on a tactic and forget to
    really approach marketing from a fresh point of view.

    This applies a lot to authority signals as well, where people seem stuck on
    group think and are unable to really look forward and think about where
    authority is really coming from and how Google is able to digest those

  18. Perry Bernard


    My question: “why *wouldn’t* Google write an algorithm that drove *both*
    enough good results to make people happy *and* enough manipulation that you
    felt you had to buy paid ads?”

    My case in point: WHY are SERPs just 10 organic, 1-10 paid, 1-10 local etc?
    Why not make SERPs 20 organic, 5 paid, 5 local etc? Answer: revenue. Ergo:
    Google does make the algorithm and interface to earn revenue, exactly like
    I stated, with a balance of just enough to make us all fight for rank, or
    feel like we are being served ‘quality results’.

    “no” say’s Matt Cutts, Google doesn’t do that.

  19. Jonathan Schikowski

    I actually like this video.

  20. Tim Brownson

    Matt Cutts suggests guns make better hammers than hammers. Well not really,
    but I bet that was the takeaway for somebody.

  21. Carlo Rubino

    I miti della SEO: risponde Matt Cutts #seo #seomyths #google

  22. Michael Mason

    OK, so given that there is no link between AdWords and organic listings in
    Google I tried an experiment some time ago where a client ranked #1 organic
    for their term and IMHO didn’t deserve it.

    They had AdWords running so we ditched the AdWords for a while and their
    organic listing disappeared.

    Within a few days of us restarting the AdWords campaign their organic
    listing went back to the top of Google.

    Answers on the back of a stamp addressed envelope please…

  23. Pepper Oldziey

    *SEO Myths Debunked*

    Video with Matt Cutts sharing the purpose and intention of Google. This is
    pretty clear and I really enjoyed it. I love hearing the truth so that the
    crazy stuff you hear is known to be worthless and you know what to do with
    your own website.

    #seo #mythbusters #google 

  24. TeamsOne

    What are some myths about #SEO?

    #internet #marketing


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