SEO
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Definition:

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a set of methods aimed at improving the ranking of a website in search engine listings. The term also refers to an industry of consultants that carry out optimization projects on behalf of clients’ sites.

Using search engines, visitors can find sites in a variety of ways: via paid-for advertisements in the search engine results pages (SERPs), via third parties who are listed in the search engines, or via “organic” listings, i.e. the results the search engines present users. SEO is primarily concerned with improving the visibility of a site in the organic search results.

(from Wikipedia)

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    Chris Says:

    SEO is something that is painfully easy as long as you code semantically. Well for google anyways. The consultants are the modern equivalent of snake oil salesmen. This needs to go on the heap.

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    Brian Says:

    SEO…SEO…SEO!! I agree on Chris’s comment on consultants. And if people would just follow ‘standards’ then all would be good. Heat up the fire baby this one is going to burn!

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    daniel Says:

    SEO, SEP and paid placement should all burn in hell. These consultants are the same k ind of people who try and sell someone drowning a glass of water because it will improve their bouyancy.

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    Anonymous Says:

    Burn.

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    Bryan Says:

    Burn indeed. My blog comes up on the first page for a lot of the terms in which I have posts. Like if you search for “buzzword”, this site will be 4th or 5th, and I didn’t need no damn SEO to do it.

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    Daniel Scrivner Says:

    I’m so damn tired of receiving stupid e-mail newsletters targeting SEOs with stupid articles about why you should put your keywords and their common mispellings in your meta info. And I’m tired of people thinking they can charge for such a stupid service. Just use CSS and valid XHTML you jackass! :-)

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    DolFF Says:

    SEO…… nice dog name. It never shows up 1th, when searching for something.

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    Dryte Says:

    seo is not just a bad term, but describes ways that don’t work profisciently to “seo”

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    Matt Says:

    In other words, your search engine doesn’t work.

    Why don’t you just say it?

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