Search Engine Optimization, otherwise referred to as S.E.O., is the practice and implementation of certain principles, tasks and tools done on a website to influence search engines to better understand the purpose of a website and web pages, thus offer better search result to search engine Users by ranking web pages for search results in order of most relevance to the search phrase.
S.E.O. can broadly be divided into two sections: Steps and tasks that can only be done once + Steps and tasks that can be repeated.
Before any work can be done, research into the competitiveness of the related industry has to be done in order to ascertain competing websites, and develop a strategy to outrank their webpages for better positions. Therefore, the correct process of S.E.O. is three phase:
I have developed an independent certificate as a guideline and includes the most up to date and generally accepted tricks and tools of the trade to increase website ranking. The tools used per website are normally decided based on the results of the research done, and the frequency of the repeated tasks are normally determined on the competitiveness of the industry the website is trading in.
Search engines rank each and every page. There were 4.62 billion pages in March 2016.
As each new web page is added to the internet, its purpose is assessed and ranked by search engines. If a web page or website is launched competing for similar search phrases to own site purpose, own website SEO strategy and frequency of work to be done needs to make provision for the new competitor.
S.E.O. is therefore not a once off product or step in building a website. It is recommended that competiveness research is done at least once a year, and strategy amended.