10+ SEO Terms That Every Blogger Should Know

Creating blogs and Sites are very simple and easy today. There are many of the guys do not know, what is SEO and how important it is. you’ll certainly need to know a bit about search engine optimization (SEO) and below you’ll find 10+ SEO Terms.

SEO Terms

1. SEM [Search Engine Marketing]

It involves marketing services or products via search engines. SEM is divided into two main pillars: SEO and PPC. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it is the practice of optimizing websites to make their pages appear in the organic search results. PPC stands for Pay-Per-Click, and it is the practice of purchasing clicks from search engines. The clicks come from sponsored listings in the search results.

2. Backlink

It is also called as  inlink or simply link, it is an hyperlink on another website pointing back to your own website. Backlinks are important for SEO because they affect directly the PageRank of any web page, influencing its search rankings.

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3. PageRank

PageRank is an algorithm that Google uses to estimate the relative important of pages around the web. The basic idea behind the algorithm is the fact that a link from page A to page B can be seen as a vote of trust from page A to page B. The higher the number of links (weighted to their value) to a page, therefore, the higher the probability that such page is important.


4. Anchor text

The anchor text of a backlink is the text that is clickable on the web page. Having keyword rich anchor texts help with SEO because Google will associate these keywords with the content of your website. If you have a weight loss blog, for instance, it would help your search rankings if some of your backlinks had “weight loss” as their anchor texts.

Read: Why interlink with Anchor text

5. Meta Title Tag

The title tag is literally the title of a web page, and it’s one of the most important factors inside Google’s search algorithm. Ideally your title tag should be unique and contain the main keywords of your page. You can see the title tag of any web page on top of the browser while navigating it.

6. Meta Tags

Meta tags are used to give search engines more information regarding the content of your pages. The meta tags are placed inside the HEAD section of your HTML code, and thus are not visible to human visitors.

7. Search Algorithm

Google’s search algorithm is used to find the most relevant web pages for any search query. The algorithm considers over 200 factors (according to Google itself), including the PageRank value, the title tag, the meta tags, the content of the website, the age of the domain and so on.


Stands for Search Engine Results Page. It’s basically the page you’ll get when you search for a specific keyword on Google or on other search engines. The amount of search traffic your website will receive depends on the rankings it will have inside the SERPs.

9. Sandbox

Google basically has a separate index, the sandbox, where it places all newly discovered websites. When websites are on the sandbox, they won’t appear in the search results for normal search queries. Once Google verifies that the website is legitimate, it will move it out of the sandbox and into the main index.

10. Keyword Density

To find the keyword density of any particular page you just need to divide the number of times that keyword is used by the total number of words in the page. Keyword density used to be an important SEO factor, as the early algorithms placed a heavy emphasis on it. This is not the case anymore.

Read: Keyword Density checker WordPress plugin

11. Keyword Stuffing

Since keyword density was an important factor on the early search algorithms, webmasters started to game the system by artificially inflating the keyword density inside their websites. This is called keyword stuffing. These days this practice won’t help you, and it can also get you penalized.

12. Cloaking

This technique involves making the same web page show different content to search engines and to human visitors. The purpose is to get the page ranked for specific keywords, and then use the incoming traffic to promote unrelated products or services. This practice is considering spamming and can get you penalized (if not banned) on most search engines.

13. Robots.txt

This is nothing more than a file, placed in the root of the domain, that is used to inform search bots about the structure of the website. For instance, via the robots.txt file it’s possible to block specific search robots and to restrict the access to specific folders of section inside the website.

Do let me know about other SEO terms which every newbie bloggers should know.

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COMMENTs ( 13 )

  1. Nirmal Kumar Pandit says

    Who is starting their web site, they have need to work on this point to make their website trafficfull. I think these are the point definetly will help to increase traffic for now website.

  2. Sadiq Shaikh says

    Hello Sasi,
    Great post as usual you had tried every possible to explain in short but SEO is such a wide subject which cannot be explain in simple
    The only way to achieve it one have to try all possible SEO stuffs some will be manual and some will be automate,some will work and while some not.

  3. romy singh says

    Hello Sasi, Good Post You almost Cover Lots of Terms and Phrase Of SEO, some terms are old and some terms are new… But you forget some points to mention in your post like Sitemap, RSS, etc…

  4. Rishi says

    Nice list there, mate. I’d like to add “crawlers” and “sitemaps” I they qualify. :)

  5. Vijayraj Reddy says

    Basic SEO, quality backlinks and good content will help any blog to rank good in search engines…

  6. Sajid Saleem Sajid says

    Geet…! you have pointed out best query, Many search engine marketers written about sandbox time duration for a website is 6-8 months.But sandbox in not for newly created websites, Some sort of aging filtered might be applied on new sites by Google, Sandbox is totally for those sites who trading back link bombing or link trading.

    • sasiprk says

      thanks for u comment sajid, actually i thought a term to explain query pointed out by geet, But u shared a good point for tat … tnk u..

  7. Jasmine says

    Luckily I know all of these terms, although I am not exactly good or am an expert in SEO. Thanks for the simple explanations though.

    Cheers & have a great day!

  8. Geet | HobbyIdeas says

    One query related to this post – How much time Google takes to move a newly discovered site from sandbox to main index? Is it 6 months?