7 Outdated SEO Tactics and What You Should Do Instead

Last Updated Apr 13, 2011 8:31 PM EDT

Search engine optimization takes time; there's no way around it. But it can be highly profitable when done right. Exactly how long it takes to see SEO results depends as much on what you do as on what you don't do. It's important to focus on tactics that have a long-term value versus short-sighted moves that can wind up hurting you months from now.

Below you'll find seven outdated SEO tactics that aren't going to fly as search engine algorithms, notably Google's, become better at detecti