What is SEO? How Search Engines Like Google Work


What is SEO and why is it important? This tutorial goes beyond the definition of search engine optimization and digs deep into how search engines like Google work.
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Additional SEO Tutorials and Resources

SEO for Beginners: A Basic Search Engine Optimization Tutorial for Higher Google Rankings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvwS7cV9GmQ&list=PLvJ_dXFSpd2uHtGoHf8K06ebr-TIrgM0G

Google’s Search Quality Guidelines ►https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.%20com/de//insidesearch/howsearchworks/assets/searchqualityevaluatorguidelines.pdf

Ahrefs’ YouTube videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWquNQV8Y0_defMKnGKrFOQ/videos

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What is SEO?

SEO, or search engine optimization, is the process of optimizing content to be discovered through a search engine’s organic search results.

Understanding the intricacies of how search engines like Google work is crucial, as you get a clearer picture of how you can optimize your web pages to rank higher and get more organic traffic.

First, we look into the definition of SEO and how SEO on different search engines are all about driving traffic but to different destinations like videos, product pages or web pages.

Then we find out the 3 reasons why marketers all over the world are incorporating SEO into their marketing strategy.

After we’re clear about the what and the why of SEO, we dig deep into the mechanics of how Google works to rank pages.

Sam first explains the process by which Google crawls the web to build up its massive index of information before going into the search algorithms that they use to find the most relevant results in the shortest time possible.

By taking a look at Google’s own claims on how their search algorithm works, we examine the various considerations that they look at when interpreting queries and ranking pages.

Sam breaks down one of the most important things to master as an SEO - the reason behind a searcher's query or search intent. Through a couple of examples in the search engine results pages (SERPs), he then emphasizes the crucial things to look out for to match the searcher's intent.

Other key points covered in this tutorial:
- How Google identifies relevancy though content
- The 3 broad categories that Google uses to identify quality pages (EAT)
- How Google considers usability of web pages

Finally, we look at how Google uses personalized data and how such personalization affects your Google searches.

This video gives a strong foundation of how search engines like Google work and breaks down the basics of SEO.

Having such an understanding is crucial for anyone considering SEO, new to SEO or learning about SEO as it gives you a better idea on how you can optimize your web pages to rank higher and get more organic traffic.

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