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SEO Basics for Dummies

It is usually good to start with a definition. A lot becomes clear. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an allowable add-on for websites to better compete for Google’s attention. It’s very simplistic, but it’s enough for our reasoning. It’s all about traffic. And high traffic usually means higher revenue. So in the end, it’s mostly about money.

In reality, SEO looks at things from two sides - how Google works and vice versa, what people search for on the web and how they interact with it. The more important thing, however, is that the site looks good to Google, is liked and appears high in search results.

Search Engine Optimization is Google’s constant battle with the environment. Webmasters want their sites to get high traffic. Google wants to provide the best search results possible. And an SEO expert tries to tweak the site overall so that Google consistently ranks it among the top search results.