Definition of SEO

@janet069 (663)
United States
December 26, 2006 3:21pm CST
Many of the on-line writing jobs call for SEO. Can anybody tell me what this means and what they are looking for when they request this?
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• United States
26 Dec 06
SEO is search engine optimization. The above described it very well. Have you checked out Associated Content? There site will walk you right through it, in very simple steps. I am a member of AC and have published several things there. They are a wonderful site and can really give you some name recognition as well as published web content. They pay well between $5-$20 per article they accept and they pay through paypal within four days. Here is my referral link, if you are interested. http://www.associatedcontent.com/join.html?refer=15512 If I can help you out, or you have any questions I can answer, please let me know.
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@janet069 (663)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Thank you for your response. I have been to Associate Content but have not yet had an article accepted. I have not tried very much either. You sound like someone I would like to stay in touch with. Maybe we can email each other at a later date.
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• United States
27 Dec 06
That would be great. I agree, I thought the same thing about you. Happy New Year!
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@kpisgod (994)
• India
26 Dec 06
Are you talking about search engine optimistation? seo or sem is mainly about search engine optimistation Search engine optimization (SEO) as a subset of search engine marketing seeks to improve the number and quality of visitors to a web site from "natural" ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results. The quality of visitor traffic can be measured by how often a visitor using a specific keyword leads to a desired conversion action, such as making a purchase or requesting further information. In effect, SEO is marketing by appealing first to machine algorithms to increase search engine relevance and secondly to human visitors. The term SEO can also refer to "search engine optimizers", an industry of consultants who carry out optimization projects on behalf of clients. Search engine optimization is available as a stand-alone service or as a part of a larger marketing campaign. Because SEO often requires making changes to the source code of a site, it is often most effective when incorporated into the initial development and design of a site, leading to the use of the term "Search Engine Friendly" to describe designs, menus, Content management systems and shopping carts that can be optimized easily and effectively. A range of strategies and techniques are employed in SEO, including changes to a site's code (referred to as "on page factors") and getting links from other sites (referred to as "off page factors"). These techniques include two broad categories: techniques that search engines recommend as part of good design, and those techniques that search engines do not approve of and attempt to minimize the effect of, referred to as spamdexing. Some industry commentators classify these methods, and the practitioners who utilize them, as either "white hat SEO", or "black hat SEO".[1] Other SEOs reject the black and white hat dichotomy as an over-simplification.
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@janet069 (663)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Thank you for your in-depth response. I think I now see what it means.
@baysmummy (1638)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
Definition: Search Engine Optimization, also known as SEO, is the art and science of making web pages attractive to the search engines. The better optimized the page is, the higher a ranking it will achieve in search engine result listings. This is especially critical because most people who use search engines only look at the first page or two of the search results, so for a page to get high traffic from a search engine, it has to be listed in those first two pages. So search engine optimization focuses on techniques such as making sure that each web page has appropriate title tags and meta tags, and that the keyword or key phrases for the page are distributed throughout the content in a way that the particular search engine will like. Search engines find and catalog web pages through spidering software. Unfortunately, not all search engine spidering software works the same way, so what gives a page a high ranking on one search engine may not give it a high ranking on another. One of the things that search engine optimization specialists do is keep track of all the changes in search engine operations so they can optimize pages accordingly. They also keep up with changes in the different search engine submission policies. When you choose a designer to create a business web site, you should ask him or her about search engine optimization, as search engine optimization should be built into your pages. While it's never too late to optimize or tweak pages that have already been published, it's a lot easier and more sensible to include search engine optimization when the page is first written.
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