Here are five SEO TIPS Studio4 recommends you avoid to prevent getting in trouble with the search engines:

1. Never Keyword Spam

Don't spam or hide your pages with the keywords you are attempting to target. Search engines are smarter nowadays and can smell your intentions from a far. If they think you are spamming, your site could be penalized badly in the rankings or even removed from their listings.

2. Don't Use Frames

Websites which have frames are also unfriendly to search engines and will prevent from getting a good ranking. Try to avoid using frames whenever possible. A good tip is to add and between the "Head" tags.

3. Don't Use Flash Or Javascript

If possible, refrain from using Flash or Javascript elements. These dynamic scripts don't contain much content in terms of words and the search engines generally do not like them. If in doubt, always put content ahead of fancy graphics or effects. Besides, your visitors will love you for it.

4. Don't Submit Your Site Too Often

A few people I know, who after finding that their site was not indexed after one week, re-submitted their site to the search engines. This is not recommended! If you do this too often, the search engines will think you are spamming.

5. Never Use Unrelated Keywords In Your Meta Tags

If you are selling toasters, don't place the name of a popular person or product in your "Keywords" meta tag. Some webmasters use popular keywords in their metatags in an attempt to attract more traffic, but this does not work, as the search engines only look at their relevance to your web page. If you sell toasters, place only words related to toasters in your meta tag.

Avoid these five pitfalls that a lot of new webmasters make, and you can prevent your site from suffering an early search engine death.

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