SEO is an acronym that stands for “Search Engine Optimization
SEO is the process of optimizing
a web page to be more prominent in the search engine results pages (SERPs) naturally, or organically.
(What is the meaning of “organic traffic” on the Internet?
) Search Engine Optimization is just telling the search engines specifically – and in a way that machines can understand – what your website is all about.
Search engines want what is best for the users and good
SEO works best when it focuses on the users as well. SEO is not a particularly difficult discipline, but it does
require specific knowledge, attention to detail, (more than) a modicum of creativity and a desire to learn …and to keep learning in a constantly changing landscape.Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the method of enhancing the rankings of a website in the unpaid search results.
In their Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide
“Search engine optimization is often about making small modifications to parts of your website. When viewed individually, these changes might seem like incremental improvements, but when combined with other optimizations, they could have a noticeable impact on your site’s user experience and performance in organic search results.” (Google’s SEO Starter Guide
“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results. Other forms of search engine marketing (SEM) target paid listings.” Wikipedia also says, “As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience.” (Wikipedia entry on SEO
(This information has been repurposed from: What is SEO?
)See question on Quora