SEO Disasters You’ll Want to Avoid (Kaspar Szymanski with Jason Barnard)
41 min
Kaspar Szymanski with Jason Barnard at Kalicube Tuesdays

Kaspar Szymanski talks with Jason Barnard about SEO disasters.

In this podcast Kasper and Jason talk about how to avoid SEO disasters such as incorrectly migrating your site, failing to correctly build links or even to simply rely on inaccurate tools such as Google Translate. Using his years of experience working with Google Kasper has a mountain of knowledge regarding the pitfalls businesses fall in and how to best they can climb out.

Using examples, he explains how companies made SEO mistakes and how often it is unintentional and also avoidable. He explains that by simply bringing in a third party consultant with an impartial view on your website you can often catch these errors before it destroys your business.

You can read more from Kaspar on these examples here https://searchengineland.com/seo-horror-stories-heres-what-not-to-do-339698

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMr3uuFfFLk

In partnership with Wordlift

What you’ll learn

00:03 Introducing Kaspar Szymanski02:29 What can you learn from looking into previous SEO disasters?03:40 Ranking on Kasper’s personal brand SERP04:57 What makes for a 'good' SEO disaster?06:11  SEO disaster #1: luxury retail brand09:16 Why did their rankings totally disappear?10:14 Was recovery feasible?10:50 How these mistakes could have been be avoided12:00 What timescale should you follow to migrate (content or domain) successfully13:39 The importance of having an outsider give an impartial review of your website14:44 SEO disaster #2: Travel price comparison site 16:27 Going international going wrong18:06 A takeaway for the audience regarding saving, preserving and retaining their servers’ logs19:21 Legality of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding server logs21:09 How can you help consultants fix your mistakes?21:54 What does Kasper recommend you do to successfully migrate a website when staying on the same domain?24:10 Migrating HUGE websites (500 million landing pages!)25:16 How site migration can be used as a way to improve your website26:42 Crawling tools such as Botify, DeepCrawl and Screaming Frog and how they can help with your site migration27:15 Why you should NOT overlook Google Search Console28:14 SEO disaster #3: international medical website29:40 Those who catch you out are often those who will bail you out31:00 The challenge of a backlink audit31:58 A blueprint on how to build links32:40 The need for a unique selling proposition when link building34:34 Was the medical website business able to recover?35:48 Why is Kasper a former Google guy a big Bing fan?37:46 Once you have submitted a disavow file what will happen?
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