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Confused with the Search Engine Optimisation
(SEO) jargons? Here are some common and most used jargons explained in simple English. Hello, I’m Uzair and thank you for watching this video.

Algorithm
A set of rules used by computers to solve problems. Search engines like Google use algorithms
to determine the rankings on a search results page. ALT Text
A phrase or word that describes the content of an image. The ALT Text displays if an image
is or cannot be loaded, and it also helps search engines to index a page. If you place
an image or a photo of a red apple on your website, then you should ALT text it as ‘Red
Apple’. Anchor Text
It is a clickable link that forms part of a hyperlink. For example, if I were to put
this phrase on my website ‘You can learn more about Google Adwords here.’ The word ‘Google
Adwords here’ is the anchor text. Black Hat Techniques
Techniques which are deceptive or manipulative to optimise websites for search engines, not
for people. Best to avoid them. Always use ‘white hat’ techniques for your SEO. Bot, Crawler or Spider
A program that browses and indexes content on the internet. This data is used to help
search engines deliver relevant search results. Destination Page
The page being linked to from another page. This is the page where the visitor is taken
to when they click a link on a website. Internal Links
Links from one page to another page within the same website. SEO Jargon Buster Meta Description
A snippet of text in a web page’s code that describes the content of the page, and is
used as the website’s description in a search engine results page. Meta Keywords
A short list of words that describe the content of a web page. These aren’t used by search
engines. Ranking
A listing’s position on a search engine results page. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
SEO helps improve the visibility of a website or a web page by making changes to web pages,
content, and the promotion of that content in organic (unpaid) search engine results. Search Engine Results Page (SERP)
A list of results appearing in a search engine page in response to someone’s search query.
SERPs contain organic results as well as paid ads. Title Element
The Title of a web page as described in the HTML. This is also often used as the title
of your page in a search engine results page. Web Spam or Spam
Techniques used by some websites to try and cheat their way to the top of the search results,
for example repeating keywords and paying other sites to link to yours. This is considered
‘black hat’ techniques and should not be followed. White Hat
Techniques or tactics that optimise web pages for people, not for search engines. This is
done by following best practices for creating high-quality content. XML Sitemap
A list of all the web pages that make up your website. This helps search engines to understand
your website.

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