Search Engine Optimization
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Content writers for websites are required to write content which is SEO oriented. This means that they are directed to write content which emphasizes the keywords in it so that search engines like, for example, Google can read the content optimally. What happens as a consequence is that when a certain user of the search engine enters a specific keyword related to the content, that specific webpage which is the most 'Search Engine Optimized' in the field of search input appears at the top of the search. Therefore, it is highly profitable for webpage managers to have their content SEO optimized.
SEO is not just limited to the content of the webpage but extends to its structure, adwords, backlinks, social media, etc. Considering the advantages of making a webpage more easily and conveniently visible to search engines webpage developers and managers have contributed to the growing demand of a whole new branch of work called SEO development. SEO development refers to bringing in changes to the webpage so as to make it more visible to search engines like Google. This might involve altering and modifying the content, structure, adwords, backlink, social media, etc. of the webpage in question. Anyone who undertakes such a job is called an SEO developer. Several SEO development agencies have propped up in the recent past as blogging and information providing website companies and start-ups have started to become a lucrative business.
Search engine optimization development can thus be defined as the adoption of prudent strategies, tactics and techniques in order to trigger a sizeable increase in the amount of visitors to a webpage. The way a search engine reads a webpage is very different from the way a user reads it. Therefore, SEO development requires technical knowledge and skill. The objective of a SEO developer is to increase the ranking of a webpage in the SERP which is the Search Engine Results page. Doing so increases the likelihood of an internet user to visit the particular page which translates to the webpage's income. Nowadays, the popularity of search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing as well as competition between websites providing information has made SEO development as a business prosper.