Top 7 Mistakes Developer Makes while Developing a Website

Website Developer SEO Mistakes :List of top 7 SEO mistakes developer makes while developing a website and how to avoid them.

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"There are always multiple solutions for any given problem"

This is a general quote. However, we see developers practicing this while developing any website. Web developers have to make the decision and choose from picking up the web hosting platform, fundamental data storage, and tools to write the languages in, design implementations, and possible frameworks and libraries to include.

In the midst of this process where the developer is sometimes sure of what he is going to use, there are some stages where he plays hit and trial method. Everybody learn from their mistakes, the developers too. There are mistakes that are task specific and not very common and there are mistakes that general among the fraternity and known by almost every developer. Here is our list of: 

Top 7 mistakes developer makes while developing a website.

Website Developer SEO Mistakes
Website Developer SEO Mistakes

1 Incomplete or Incorrect Input Validation on Client and Server Side

What? You didnt validate user input on client and server side? That increases the risk of SQL injection ?

You wouldnt want your client say this to you. Make it a habit of validating user input. It is a time consuming process, we agree to that, but it is a must-do and not to be skipped.

2 Old School Coding Techniques

We can understand your feelings about how much you practiced writing old HTML and old habits die hard, but you got to get over and learn the present ones unless you want complications in your website. The newer web browsers dont necessary need last decades HTML.

Are you still using <table> elements for layout? If yes, then stop using it and run by the latest markup options.

3 Writing Browser-Centric

It is working fine in my browser; I dont know whats wrong with your website. Have you heard yourself say that when your client tells you It is not working in my browser??

The most common reason this happens is because developer used codes that fits in some particular browsers, but doesnt comply with all of them. Test the website after each development phase to see whether it is working fine. It is also advisable to make use of free tools available online to test the website at every phase.

4 Making the website SEO-unfriendly

Developing a website is one task, letting Google crawl it or bring it in top position is another. There are two stages of SEO, On-page and Off-page. SEO professionals do know all these on-page and off-page tasks that need to be done to make website SEO-friendly. Your development friends may or may not know all these tasks or points as Google keeps changing its algorithms and only a good SEO professionals keeps him updated. If you dont put an effort to contact one SEO professional, then you might be able to develop a good website, but one that Google doesnt crawl.

5 Non-optimized Bandwidth Usage

So, you download 3 background images 5MB each on your 1MB/s connection, you might not face any issue, but what if your user does that on his 3G connection, that can raise speed issues and your client might ask questions from you. To avoid that situation, optimize bandwidth usage. Optimizing it would give it great speed advantage.

Heres what you should do:

(i) Minification of all CSS

(ii) Minification of all JavaScript

(iii) Optimize image size and resolution

(iv) Compress Server side HTTP

6 Care for Client

Shift your focus to clients need than to writing code. Know his problem and present him the solution. Once you know what he wants and how the problem is solved, you are likely to get the code right because you will know what your customer cares about.

7 Planning

Lets get back to the first line of the article about multiple solutions for one problem. In the planning phase, you funnel down those solutions and pick out the best one out. If you proceed without planning, then are going to face many avoidable problems in the development phase.

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I'm Simran an SEO consultant and marketing manager for SEO Professionals India. I've more than 5 years of experience as an SEO expert and have worked for many big brands. You can find more about us through our twitter handle @seoprofessionalz 

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