The Core Aspects of Search Engine Optimisation Necessary to Move up the Ranking

S O''Neill, K Curran

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Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility, volume and quality of traffic to website or a web page in search engines via the natural search results. SEO can also target other areas of a search, including image search and local search. SEO is one of many different strategies used for marketing a website but SEO has been proven the most effective. An Internet marketing campaign may drive organic search results to websites or web pages but can be involved with paid advertising on search engines. All search engines have a unique way of ranking the importance of a website. Some search engines focus on thecontent while others review Meta tags to identify who and what a web site’s business is. Most engines use a combination of Meta tags, content, link popularity, click popularity and longevity to determine a sites ranking. To make it even more complicated, they change their ranking policies frequently. This paper provides an overview of search engine optimisation strategies and pitfalls.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-70
JournalInternational Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Oct 2012


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