12 SEO Myths: Unraveling Google, Bing, SSL, Keywords, and More

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By Becky Livingston

Below is a list of SEO myths that people might still believe to be true.

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  1. I must submit my site to Google and Bing for it to be indexed. What makes this a myth is the “must” part. If you’re creating a site that’s never been indexed before you can submit it to Google and Bing to be indexed, however, that doesn’t guarantee the site will be indexed or that this step will increase your search ranking. If you have an existing site, say that’s been around for a while, you don’t have to do this step even if it’s never been done before.