According to Matt Cutts of Google, search engine optimization is “trying to make sure your pages are well represented within search engines” (Fach). Here’s how you can remember the difference between search engine optimization and pay per click advertising: search engine optimization is like running in a race but not sponsoring it, whereas with pay per click advertising, you’re running in the race and sponsoring it).
Matt also states search engine optimization is not spam, contrary to what people may think. In fact, Matt says search engine optimization can be “enormously helpful” to your business. Check out Matt’s video below.
If you’re brand new to search engine optimization, take a look at Google’s search engine optimization starter guide.
Is your company running a search engine optimization campaign? If so, how has it impacted your site’s rankings online?
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