What Is SEO? Your 101 Guide to Search Engine Optimization | Erin McKelle

When I list "SEO" as one of my offered services as a digital media consultant, most people get tripped up. SEO is a buzzword that often throw around amongst those in the marketing and new media crowd, but have you ever wondered what exactly it means? Never fear, today, I've decided to break it down for you so that you'll be able to confidently use this term correctly.

SEO stands for search engine optimization. On the most basic of levels, it refers to a process used to most ideally advance your rankings and search capabilities online. For example, if you've written a blog post, you probably want to get the highest chance of readership possible, right? Increasing the odds of someone s