S.E.O. aka Search Engine Optimization
What is SEO? It’s a lot of things…
According to Wikipedia
Search engine optimization (S.E.O. or SEO) is the process of increasing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine.
Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, adding content, and modifying HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines like Google ,Yahoo etc. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic. By May 2015, mobile search had surpassed desktop search.
As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, the computer-programmed algorithms that dictate search engine behavior, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines, and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. SEO is performed because a website will receive more visitors from a search engine the higher the website ranks in the search engine results page (SERP). These visitors can then be converted into customers.
SEO differs from local search engine optimization in that the latter is focused on optimizing a business’ online presence so that its web pages will be displayed by search engines when a user enters a local search for its products or services. The former instead is more focused on national or international searches.
Trust but Verify
It seems that most every day we meet another ‘SEO expert’.
Fortunately, you don’t have to take anyone’s word that they understand the intricacies of Search Engine Optimization.
When building websites we use a variety of tools to gauge if what we are doing if effective.
We encourage you to verify this website’s stats here:
- Alexa.com (Today’s Alexa ranks for global and US are displayed in the gold bar above)
- Pagespeed Insights
You can easily verify your website’s SEO and performance stats with these tools.
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