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FEATURED ARTICLE — July 29th, 2014

14 2014 SEO Myths and the Truths Behind Them

Because of the relatively vague nature of SEO – relative to paid channels, that is – the field is more open than others to opinions…which can start off informed but, without checks and balances, can morph into myths over time.

But the field evolves like crazy, so yesterday’s myths aren’t the same as today’s myths. Some of these myths have been around before 2014, while others have recently surfaced. The listed myths are ones that are either buzzing around the industry or that brand managers have brought to my attention. Numbers 4, 8, 10, 11, 12 are some of the newer myths that have recently surfaced.

Whenever Google releases an algorithm update of any kind, speculation begins in the industry about how to update on-page/off-page factors to play into the new algorithm
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