Some Basics of SEO
What are Search Engines?
Search Engines are Websites that enables users to search for information on the internet based on the keywords that they provide. Some of these websites gather information from all across the World Wide Web and furnish them to the user in the order of importance and relevance that it assigns each page based on the entered keyword.
Search engines use specialized softwares that take the search term you ask for and deliver a list of web pages that are deemed most relevant to what you search for. Each search engine maintains a huge database of millions of web pages.
What Is SEO?
SEO: The Acronym for Search Engine Optimization.
Search Engine Optimization is an expression used to describe the process/technique of preparing a webpage/website to enhance its chances of being positioned on the top of the Search Engine Results Pages for a partiucular search query or keyword. The SEO process is undertaken based on the study of various factors and algorithms the different Search Engines employ in order to rank the pages for the query terms.
The Major Search Engines And Directories
“Googol” is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book,”Mathematics and the Imagination” by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.
- MSN Search
- AOL Search
- Netscape Search