Don’t waste time on these 3 SEO tasks

It's not always easy keeping track of the latest SEO trends, but it is important to make the most out of the marketing budget. Sometimes companies become wrapped up in the little aspects of search engine optimization that really don't improve the overall success of website optimization. Channel the time and energy spent on unnecessary tasks into creative strategizing and enhancing other online campaigns. Here are three common SEO tasks that are wasting marketers' time:

1. Article submission forms
This is an old tactic that SEO specialists from more than a decade ago would recognize. The whole purpose was to attract website visitors and build backlinks, says Search Engine Journal. But there's no need for a promotional strategy anymore.

2. Daily traffic checks
Marketers should keep track of page metrics on a consistent basis, but checking this daily is too often. This takes away from other necessary tasks and also doesn't allow companies to see truly altered results.

3. Stuffing keywords
While content needs to be relevant for visitors, keyword density really isn't important anymore. Focus on the bigger picture and not sentences chock-full of keywords and similar variations.

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With more than 20 years of hands on marketing strategy and operations experience, Sheila Kloefkorn is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and plans that help clients succeed. Some of the world's largest brands have depended on Sheila for marketing programs that delivered tangible and substantial results. Specialties: B2B marketing, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales strategy, marketing strategy, competitive marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing,, email marketing, website design, marketing plans.