[FAQ] 1.SEO Basics: What is SEO?

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1: Seo Basics

1.1 What is SEO?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is everything that can be done to make
a search engine send more traffic to a web site.

Usually this means defining keywords or key phrases and trying to have
your web site listed first (or at least near first) for those key terms.

Search engine optimization is usually divided into two categories of tasks:

     * On-page optimization
     * Off-page optimization

On-page optimization is designing your web pages to achieve the best
ratings from the search engines. On-page optimization activites include:

     * Writing keyword-rich text
     * Applying good ALT tags to images
     * Making sure that the web page can be properly "spidered" by all
of the search engines

Off-page optimization consists of creating inbound links to your web page.

The purpose of this post is to alert new readers to the FAQ at:
and encourage regulars to focus debate.

Original FAQ by Will Spencer.



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