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SEO

1.
search-engine optimization: the methods used to boost the ranking or frequency of a website in results returned by a search engine, in an effort to maximize user traffic to the site:
The first step in SEO is to generate keywords that are relevant to your site's content.
See also SEM.
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British Dictionary definitions for search engine optimization

search engine optimization

noun
1.
(computing) the process of adjusting the content, structure, etc, of a website so that it will be displayed prominently by a search engine

SEO

abbreviation
1.
(computing) search engine optimization
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Contemporary definitions for search engine optimization
noun

the process of choosing targeted keywords and keyword phrases related to a Web site so the site will rank high when those terms are part of a Web search; abbr. SEO

Word Origin

1995

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