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					               What Exactly Is Search Engine Optimization?
Search engine optimization, the name must have popped many a times while scrolling pointers for a
good website on the internet, but one never got to know what exactly it is. SEO basically refers to
employing of various techniques and strategies that help to bring your website amongst the top rankers
of search engines. These natural or algorithm search engine ranking help in building more quality web
traffic and potential customers for the owner?s ranked website.

With this service, webpage becomes easily available for the customer. In fact, search engines specify apt
content, attractive design and user friendliness as key ingredients for successful optimization. But most
of the time in the wake of enhanced technology, people forget to stress upon the more essential points
of search engine optimization. Instead their content is relegated to the back with the graphic section
taking front seat such as flash and java.

This technique of improving your page rankings has been prevalent since mid 1990s and includes coding,
make up of website, keyword enriched content, style of presentation etc. Following steps lead to a
fruitful optimization on search engines ranking

1. Identifying the target audience

2. Understanding importance of keywords

3. Domain name in lieu of main keyword

4. Keyword enriched content

5. Monitoring competition

6. Regular updates

7. Hire professional SEO companies

8. Follow the guidelines

One should also be careful of link farming and keyword stuffing. That?s recognized as black hat
techniques by search engines and one could get penalized or banned for it. Always comply with the
guidelines and white hat techniques for natural search engine optimization.

The most favored method of achieving the desired result is through on page and off page optimization.
While the former complies with the maximum utilization of web page through promotion and strategies
like keyword density, META tags etc. The latter comprises of all the off the net activities like article
submission, link building i.e. directing in bound links towards your own website. But the end target of
both is the same, search engine optimization to your benefit.