What SEO is all about? There are many peoples still asking on this question. Based on the definition from different aspects and angles on SEO, it will more easy for us to know more deeper into SEO. Below shown the definition on SEO from all the online Giant companies:
"Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via "natural" ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results." based on Wikipedia
"SEO is an acronym for "search engine optimization" or "search engine optimizer." Deciding to hire an SEO is a big decision that can potentially improve your site and save time, but you can also risk damage to your site and reputation." from Google
"SEO (Search Engine Optimization): The practice of influencing the code, structure, links, and content of a website to improve its ranking in organic search engine results." from Microsoft SEO Services
"SEO is the active practice of optimizing a web site by improving internal and external aspects in order to increase the traffic the site receives from search engines." from SEOMoz
"Search engine optimization (SEO) is the science of increasing traffic to your Web site by improving the internal and external factors influencing ranking in search results." from BruceClay Inc.
After read up all the definitions of SEO, based on the points been bold i can summed up that:
" Search Engine Optimization(SEO) = Practices of improve the internal and external of website to increase traffic "
But none of the sites have really mention on what is the requirements and skills that actually needed to be a Search Engine Optimizer. Based on my experience the most requirement to be SEOr are:
Search Habit + Patience
For whoever that would like to learn SEO, my first advise to them is to firstly Back to Basic, must study on what Search Engines is all about. Who is Google, Yahoo, Live.com, Ask.com and so many more. Must daily update on the latest news on search engines.
Besides the passionate on search engines. The basic skills and knowledge we must have is "web coding". The most basic web code we have to know should be "HTML". Due to the Web technologies had been growing rapidly, the web coding had change(innovate) to very creative way to present on web. It already transformed from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0(Semantic Web) is on the way for it. So SEOr must also have to learn most of latest and newer web coding due to the technology fast growing.
So basic requirements to be SEOr will be:
- passionate on search
- non-stop learning attitude (basic of latest web coding)
- creative (design and optimization)
After all the BASIC things, what to do next? So the next post i will teach on the whole SEO process and optimization skills.