Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The growth of Internet marketing and the need of Search Engine Optimization

With the growth of latest technologies and Internet the scope of knowledge sharing and information exchange has increased to a great extent. Now these days if you want to gather some knowledge on any topic or search for any information, all you need to do is to go to the internet and type your keywords on any search engine and you will get a list of websites containing the information and some related information that you are looking for. And in this way the number of Internet users has also grown to a great extent. Thus keeping this thing in mind there started a large amount of business over the Internet. This is because of the fact that the Internet is the best way to communicate with people all over the world. And with the growth of the number of websites doing business over the Internet gradually the competition between these sites also increased a lot. Each and every website wants to get to the top most position on the search engine result pages so that they can get the maximum number of visitors to their site. Directing the maximum number of web traffic towards there site is the prime objective of all the websites.

There is a very important factor about this matter. Most of the Internet users have the tendency of viewing those pages that comes first or on the top ten ranking of the search engine result pages. Therefore it becomes very much essential for the webmasters to try their level best so that they can get their website to be on the top ten ranking on the search engine result pages. And only by doing this there is the chance that they can get the maximum number of visitors to their site. Thus here comes the need of Search Engine Optimization. Now the question what is Search Engine Optimization and what is the utility of it. To answer this it can be said that Search Engine Optimization is a process of studying the working procedure of the search engines and optimize a website in that respect so that it can get better ranking.

The concept of Search Engine Optimization perhaps started around the mid 1990s. Now there are various methods that are followed in the process of Search Engine Optimization. On of the most important method of Search Engine Optimization is the link building. The term ‘link building’ is in itself a quite broader concept. It includes several processes and methods applicable for ideal and fruitful link building. Other than that other important things relating to Search Engine Optimization are content writing, article submission, directory submission, keyword research, blog posting and others.

There are basically two categories of optimizing a website for search engines. And these are the White Hat and the Black Hat SEO. White Hat SEO as the name suggests is the technique which follows all the guidelines provided by the search engines and involves no deception. However, in this respect it must be mentioned that these guidelines of the search engines are not at all a kind of written documents as a series of commandments. Rather they are the honest methods of getting a website rise in its page ranking. While Black Hat SEO is considered to be those techniques which attempts to improve rankings in ways that are disapproved of by the search engines, or involve deception. Therefore it is important that to rise in page ranking the webmasters should always practice White Hat SEO as using unfair means would ultimately lead a website to its doom sooner or later.