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What is a “Web Directory”?

Web Directories are sometimes confused with 'search engines' - and vice versa, but they are not the same thing. The biggest difference is probably that a Web directory is maintained by humans (in most cases) instead of software and the Web sites are organized by subject. The searcher looks at sites organized in a series of categories and menus. 'Web directories' are usually much smaller than search engines'... 

What are “SERPs”?

SERPs is short for "Search Engine Result Pages". These are the pages that appear with listings when searching for something on the Internet. If someone goes to a 'search engine' (lets say google.com for example) and he/she searches for "domain names" - he/she will be shown a number of results based on that search term. That particular search would probably return millions of results - but the search engine... 

What is “Social Networking”?

Social networking is generally referred to the structuring of individuals into specific groups - like small communities. Individuals are able to communicate within a social network, make friends and meet like minded people. Basically, a social network allows individuals or organisations to connect with each other based on their interests and similarities. Although 'social networking' is possible in person, especially... 

What is “SEO”?

SEO is short for 'Search Engine Optimization'. It is the active practice of optimizing a web site by improving internal and external aspects in order to increase the traffic the site receives organically from 'search engines' such as google.com - yahoo.com - or others. The higher a Web site ranks in the results of a search, the greater the chance that the site will be visited by a user. It is very rare for someone... 

What is a “Search Engine”?

A search engine is an information retrieval system designed to help find information stored on a computer system. However, in most cases; when we speak of "search engines" we are actually referring to a "web search engine" - which is a public search engine designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. Search engines help to minimize the time required to find information and the amount of information... 

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