search engine optimization

search-engine optimization

[surch-en-juhn]
noun
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 search-engine optimization is to generate keywords that are relevant to your site's content. Abbreviation: SEO
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search engine optimization or search engine optimisation
 
n
computing the process of adjusting the content, structure, etc, of a website so that it will be displayed prominently by a search engine
 
search engine optimisation or search engine optimisation
 
n

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Main Entry:  search engine optimization
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  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
Etymology:  1995
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