If you want to become a freelancer, you must have to know about the term ‘SEO’. This is the most significant and highly paying skill for a freelancer because it is needed for almost all kinds of online freelancing works as well as promoting any business. In this post we will discuss about SEO and its different types.
The elaboration of SEO is “Search Engine Optimization” which is a method or technique that helps to increase the quality and quantity of traffic to a website or blog. By this process, you can bring your website into the top 10 results of SERP (Search Engine Result Page). Generally, Search Engines display the top 10 results by default on the first page. SEO is the process of submitting a website following the rules and regulations of a Search Engine which helps to rank the website into the Search Engine easily and quickly. In a word, SEO is the practice for getting traffic from organic search results on any Search Engine. It includes the process of social promotion for your websites. You can also perform SEO to rank your YouTube channel. SEO helps your business to grow and meet business purposes properly.
1. Firstly, you need to know about search engines.
2. Secondly, you need to know what is the importance of Search Engine Optimization.
3. At the next step, you need to know about the types of SEO and their effectiveness to rank your website.
A Search Engine is a program or script which collects and organizes contents for specified keywords and returns the results of related websites containing those keywords. Search engines use programs or software which are referred to as spiders, robots, or crawlers. We can find out any required information very fast and easily from a Search Engine with a single click. There are thousands of different search engines on the web. Around 75% of internet users find out websites via Google, Yahoo, and Bing Search Engines. So you need to submit your website to these three search engines for ranking purposes. ‘Google’ is the most popular, preferable, and powerful Search Engine among all.
You can get the list of all search engines from this link- https://bit.ly/3dLenCF
Search Engine sends a spider to crawl websites. Spiders scan websites and copy the contents of the websites to store the contents in Search Engine’s index. Finally, based on the search query, the most relevant websites will appear on the SERP.
Search Engine Optimization improves the website’s visibility in the search engine. Suppose, you have a great website with good content, but people don’t find your website on the first or second page of google search results. As a result, you won’t get any visitors or customers on your website. For this, your website will be of no use and your investment or hard work will completely lead to failure. From many types of research, it is almost clear to all that users even don’t look at the second page of SERPs.
SEO rises the number of visitors to a particular website which ensures the site’s appearance on the top 10 results of a Search Engine. Not only that, but SEO also improves the user-friendliness of a website and increases its credibility.
If your business website comes in the topmost place or even on the first page of google search results, you will get a great number of visitors into your website which can grow your business amazingly.
We use SEO to acquire the following conveniences for our websites :
1. To ensure the visibility of our websites on SERP.
2. To get more organic traffic (Here ‘Traffic’ means the number of users who visit our websites) on our websites.
3. To convert a local business into an International Business.
4. To show our business as a Brand in an easy way.
If once our website ranks on the first page of Search Engine results, we’ll get more visibility, which will also result in high traffic and more conversions.
There are mainly two types of SEO :
It’s a free SEO method through which you can rank your website in an organic way that’s going to be reliable and durable. It takes a long time to rank your website with this form of SEO. It is the more popular and effective SEO technique. Though there is no need to invest money, we can get the best result from it.
It’s an SEO method containing paid advertisements by which you can rank your website very easily and simply. You have to pay Google using Google Adwords tool. It gives a short-time result which is not reliable also. The site’s ranking depends entirely on paying to Google. When you pay, your site is shown on the top of the search results marked with Adword’s Sign, but when you don’t pay, Google doesn’t display your website on the top maybe even not anywhere in the search results.
White Hat SEO is considered as Ethical and Organic SEO which is a technique used to improve search ranking on SERP. It follows Search Engine rules and policies. White Hat SEO is a lengthy process but it provides long-lasting progress in rankings. So all should follow White Hat SEO techniques.
Some of the techniques of White Hat SEO practices are below :
a) Using relevant keywords,
b) Creating high-quality content,
c) Improving website navigation and
d) Speeding up website loading time.
Black Hat SEO is considered as Unethical SEO which is a technique used to improve page rank on SERP by violating Search Engine rules and policies. Black Hat SEO provides quick, unpredictable but short time growth in rankings. If you use Black Hat SEO, search engines will add your site into their Blacklist.
Black Hat SEO is performed by using the following techniques :
a) Link Spamming/Manipulation,
b) Keyword Stuffing, Cloaking,
c) Duplicating Contents,
d) Sneaky Redirects,
e) Using Hidden Links and
f) Using Hidden Texts.
Grey Hat SEO is a combination of White Hat SEO (95%) and Black Hat SEO (5%).
It is a procedure of improving page rank by following Search Engine policies, although they are regarded as ethically suspicious.
Here are some techniques of the Grey Hat SEO practices :
a) Link Purchasing,
b) Excessive Internal Linking,
c) SEO Squatting and
d) Using Spinning Content.