SEO, or Search Engine Optimization is essentially a methodology used to increase the amount of visitors to a specific website. By achieving a higher “ranking” your placement in the list of similar websites is higher on the ”results” page of a search engine.
Search engines are programs like Google, Bing and Yahoo! that rank documents a website by matching keywords and then ranking them by the number of “hits” or “visits”, to that site by users searching for related documents and information on the World Wide Web.
Since the ranking is based on the number of hits or visits to a website, it’s essentially a “beauty contest” – the “most appealing” website is the websites with the most search hits and wins first place – that is, they appear on the first “page” of the search result. In television terms, those websites appear on prime time, all the others are relegated to the “less popular” and “less watched” time frame. Obviously, you want your website to show up on “prime time”; (more…)