What is Search Engine Optimisation?

Search Engine Optimisation (or SEO) ensures your website uses best practices, so that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing look favourably on your website in their search results pages.

huh!?! I hear you say….

Put simply, the job of search engines like Google is to return the most relevant results to us, the searchers. These websites that are relevant get the top positions in the results. Search Engine Optimisation simply puts together factors that make your site more relevant and easy to use for your visitors, including a few technical bits and bobs for the Search Engines

How do they figure out how one website is more relevant that others?

Search Engines use top secret homebrewed algorithms (tricky mathematical calculation thingies) to determine what they deem important. Although they are all different, they look at things like the information available on your site and technical things like meta tags, keywords, coding and how many people link back to your web site