Monday, January 18, 2010

Search Engine Marketing Glossary


TVisio Search Engine Glossary


advertising network: A service where ads are bought centrally through one company, and displayed on multiple Web sites that contract with that company for a share of revenue generated by ads served on their site.

algorithm: The technology that a search engine uses to deliver results to a query. Search engines utilize several algorithms in tandem to deliver a page of search results or keyword-targeted search ads.

anchor text: The clickable text part of a hyperlink. The text usually gives visitors or search engines important information on what the page being linked to is about.

click through rate (CTR): The rate (expressed in a percentage) at which users click on an ad. This is calculated by dividing the total number of clicks by the total number of ad impressions. CTR is an important metric for Internet marketers to measure the performance of an ad campaign.

content network: A group of Web sites that agree to show ads on their site, served by an ad network, in exchange for a share of the revenue generated by those ads. For example: Google AdSense or the Yahoo Publisher Network.

contextual advertising: Advertising that is targeted to a Web page based on the page's content, keywords, or category. Ads in most content networks are targeted contextually.

cost per action (CPA): A form of advertising where payment is dependent upon an action that a user performs as a result of the ad. The action could be making a purchase, signing up for a newsletter, or asking for a follow-up call. An advertiser pays a set fee to the publisher based on the number of visitors who take action. Many affiliate programs use the CPA model.

cost per click (CPC): Also called Pay per Click (PPC). A performance-based advertising model where the advertiser pays a set fee for every click on an ad. The majority of text ads sold by search engines are billed under the CPC model.

cost per thousand (CPM): An ad model that charges advertisers every time an ad is displayed to a user, whether the user clicks on the ad or not. The fee is based on every 1,000 ad impressions (M is the Roman numeral for 1,000). Most display ads, such as banner ads, are sold by CPM.

geo-targeting: Delivery of ads specific to the geographic location of the searcher. Geo-targeting allows the advertiser to specify where ads will or won't be shown based on the searcher's location, enabling more localized and personalized results.

Googlebot: Google uses several user-agents to crawl and index content in the Google.com search engine. Googlebot describes all Google spiders. All Google bots begin with "Googlebot"; for example, Googlebot-Mobile: crawls pages for Google’s mobile index; Googlebot-Image: crawls pages for Google’s image index.

inbound link: An inbound link is an hyperlink to a particular Web page from an outside site, bringing traffic to that Web page. Inbound links are an important element that most search engine algorithms use to measure the popularity of a Web page.

invisible web: A term that refers to the vast amount of information on the web that isn't indexed by search engines. Coined in 1994 by Dr. Jill Ellsworth.

keyword: A word or phrase entered into a search engine in an effort to get the search engine to return matching and relevant results. Many Web sites offer advertising targeted by keywords, so an ad will only show when a specific keyword is entered.

link bait: Editorial content, often sensational in nature, posted on a Web page and submitted to social media sites in hopes of building inbound links from other sites. Or, as Google says, "something interesting enough to catch people's attention."

link building: The process of getting quality Web sites to link to your Web site, in order to improve search engine rankings. Link building techniques can include buying links, reciprocal linking, or entering barter arrangements.

meta tags: Information placed in the HTML header of a Web page, providing information that is not visible to browsers, but can be used in varying degrees by search engines to index a page. Common meta tags used in search engine marketing are title, description, and keyword tags.

pay per click (PPC): See Cost per Click (CPC).

quality score: A score assigned by search engines that is calculated by measuring an ad's clickthrough rate, analyzing the relevance of the landing page, and considering other factors used to determine the quality of a site and reward those of higher quality with top placement and lower bid requirements. Some factors that make up a quality score are historical keyword performance, the quality of an ad's landing page, and other undisclosed attributes. All of the major search engines now use some form of quality score in their search ad algorithm.

return on investment (ROI): The amount of money an advertiser earns from their ads compared to the amount of money the advertiser spends on their ads.

search advertising: Also called Paid Search. An advertiser bids for the chance to have their ad display when a user searches for a given keyword. These are usually text ads, which are displayed above or to the right of the algorithmic (organic) search results. Most search ads are sold by the PPC model, where the advertiser pays only when the user clicks on the ad or text link.

search engine marketing (SEM): The process of building and marketing a site with the goal of improving its position in search engine results. SEM includes both search engine optimization (SEO) and search advertising, or paid search.

search engine optimization (SEO): The process of making a site and its content highly relevant for both search engines and searchers. SEO includes technical tasks to make it easier for search engines to find and index a site for the appropriate keywords, as well as marketing-focused tasks to make a site more appealing to users. Successful search marketing helps a site gain top positioning for relevant words and phrases.

search engine results pages (SERPs): The page searchers see after they've entered their query into the search box. This page lists several Web pages related to the searcher's query, sorted by relevance. Increasingly, search engines are returning blended search results, which include images, videos, and results from specialty databases on their SERPs.

social media: A category of sites that is based on user participation and user-generated content. They include social networking sites like LinkedIn or Facebook, social bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us, social news sites like Digg or Reddit, and other sites that are centered on user interaction.

spider: A search engine spider is a program that crawls the Web, visiting Web pages to collect information to add to or update a search engine's index. The major search engines on the Web all have such a program, which is also known as a "crawler" or a "bot."

title tag: An HTML meta tag with text describing a specific Web page. The title tag should contain strategic keywords for the page, since many search engines pay special attention to the title text when indexing pages. The title tag should also make sense to humans, since it is usually the text link to the page displayed in search engine results.

universal search: Also known as blended, or federated search results, universal search pulls data from multiple databases to display on the same page.  Results can include images, videos, and results from specialty databases like maps and local information, product information, or news stories.

Web 2.0: A term that refers to a supposed second generation of Internet-based services. These usually include tools that let people collaborate and share information online, such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies.

Web 3.0: A term that refers to a supposed third generation of Internet-based services.  Once a buzz word but now generally considered marketing hype spawned by research of the semantic web or marketing efforts to make the internet more accessible to third world countries and populations generally left behind in technological developments. 

1 comment:

Tim Ruffner - GPI Prototype said...

How did I get on first page of Google within 3 months? Easy….I hired someone lol. Not just anyone, I did my research on this project first. I ASK you to first search for DMLS on Google and you will see that not only am I first page of Google but also 2 pages from my site. Now that you have already taken the time at searching this term at least do me the favor of clicking on my site and it out :).

Who did I hire you ask? And how much did it cost? What did I have to do? How did they do it?

I am no genius to this, I am just going to tell you WHAT I DID…I do not work for this guy or get any commissions from him getting more sales if you do end up using him, however I know that this does work because it WORKED FOR ME!

I hired Reece George he is a normal person just like you and I who is trying to make a living but does great work, hence the reason you see this because I am happy with his service. His website is www.reecegeorge.com and www.askreece.com he also has an ebay store (which is where I found him and purchased his program) http://stores.ebay.com/reecegeorge .

It cost me like $300.00 and he did a series of hard text and back links (to over 300 sites).

I gave him the 3 best keywords that describes my business, of course my website and I paid the dude! My keywords were; DMLS, Direct Metal Laser Sintering and Prototype. Now prototype was a hard one and there are a lot of people offering that service and I was like at page 10, now I am like page 3 or 4. DMLS I am page 1. Direct Metal Laser Sintering I am page 1. TEST IT, Search those Keywords, Look at where I am ranked. I am going to be honest, I also have a paid Google ad, which I have max spending at $10.00 a day….I will always be number 1 for those keywords however organically I am still on the first page whereas I was past page 10 prior to Reece hooking me up!

What Reece George did was quite simple, he wrote articles pertaining to my industry using the keywords. I currently have 8 backlinks but now I have well over 500 (including some backlinks I did myself). I will point out they use anchor texts that link to your site on high quality page ranking sites! Basically he comes up with his own article in which point you double check and posts blogs, comments and info all over sites he has gathered over his time. What I did is commented on each of his posts that he had made with something about my business as well adding another link to my site (hopefully this helps!). So how he REALLY did it is beyond me all I know is that it WORKS J

I will also point out the fact that Reece is so generous he even lets you pay $100.00 a month over 3 months and his services are GUARANTEED, if you are not satisfied is he will refund your money back! Check him out and if you have any questions just ask me or better yet ask him lol Here is my info. Tim Ruffner – GPI Prototype offering DMLS – Direct Metal Laser Sintering email is timr@gpiprototype.com and website is http://gpiprototype.com and my blog is http://directmetallasersintering.blogspot.com . GOOD LUCK!

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