SEO Glossary


‘Alt’ Attribute

This is an HTML feature that displays alternative text captions for images when a user hovers a mouse pointer over images.


Anchor Text
This is the visible hyperlink allowing users to navigate from one page to another through mouse clicks.

Blog Farm
A group of blogs used for the sole reason of link building. This is fueled and populated through the use of RSS feed scripts.

Back Link
Links in a web page are used to direct users to the main subject matter or keyword used.

Bad Neighborhood
On the Internet, bad neighborhood refers to websites that employ prohibited and controversial tactics to gain rank and position in search engines.

Bid Managements
This is a procedure of placing a tender that a user is willing to pay for in a pay-per-click campaign.

Bot
This is a special software program that runs on the Internet used by search engines to crawl through web pages and index them.

Cache
A record of the recently viewed web pages stored in a search engine’s databases.

Cloaking
A Black Hat SEO technique in which content served to search engines is different from what users see on a web page.

Black Hat SEO Tactics

The use of banned, unfair and unethical SEO techniques to gain results on search engine results pages as well as drive traffic back to the website. Mileage gained through black hat methods are however temporary.

Crawler

This is an application that spiders through websites in an orderly and systematic fashion. The application also carries out link analysis and HTML code validation.

Cross-linking

A term used in reference to the practice of linking sites together with a purpose of enhancing their popularity. Interlinking is another phrase used to refer to this practice.

CSS

It is also known as Cascading Style Sheets. It’s a common web based technology used to format and display pages structured in HTML and XHTML. It is a main feature during Wordpress customization.

Conversion Rate

A rate used to indicate the pace at which visitors are converted into customers.

Directory

This is a website that serves as a repository or a web listing for other websites. It is split into various categories. Such directories can either be free or paid for.

Doorway Pages

These are pages designed to draw visitors to a website. Bots and crawlers pass through these pages to get to the main website.


Description

The term is used in reference to the Meta tag description in the head section of a web page source code. It indicates the primary purpose of a website and features on search engine results pages.

Delisting

The term is used in reference to the Meta tag description in the head section of a web page source code. It indicates the primary purpose of a website and features on search engine results pages.

Graphical Search Inventory

These are advertisement units like animations, browser toolbars and banner that are synchronized withkeywords. It is a non-text based advertising means which depends on the manner in which content is displayed.


Google Bot

This is a crawler program that is used by Google to search, index and crawl web pages. It also determines the quality of a site depending on how many backlinks are available on the website.


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