Thursday, 13 May 2010

SEO Related Terms & Terminology

  • Inbound Links Hyperlinks from other websites to yours. Also known as return links or backlinks.

  • Page Rank (PR )Page Rank. A number between 0 and 10 given by Google to every page on the internet as a rating of how popular the page is. More information on PageRank here :

  • Reciprocal Links Links between two websites - each webmaster agrees to provide a link to the other website so both will benefit.

  • Robot / Spider An automated piece of software which travels around the internet looking for web pages and storing them in the search index. Robots are good - you want them to visit as often as possible.

  • Search Algorithm The "equation" used by a search engine to decide which web pages are the best match for a search term.

  • Search Index The database of web pages used by a search engine. When you perform a search, the search engine looks in this database to find the best matches.

  • SEO
    (1) Search Engine Optimisation - The process of optimising.
    (2) Search Engine Optimiser - A person who offers optimisation as a commercial service.

  • SERP Search Engine Result Page, i.e. the list of web pages shown when you perform a search.

  • Search Engine Marketing(SEM) = Search Engine Optimization(SEO) + Paid Inclusions.
    SEM is the total package  -Advertising,SEO and every other element for the consequent success of the website. The sum total efforts to accomplish conversions and traffic.

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