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Meta Keywords

Refer to keywords in the source code that give information to the search engines about the page.
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What does Whois mean?

Refers to the service that provides access to a lot of information about domain names.
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WebP

Refers to an image format designed to create files that are smaller for the same quality.
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WebM

Refers to a file format capable of making audio and video files considerably smaller.
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VPN

Refers to an encrypted connection over the Internet from a device to a network.
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UTM

Refers to pieces of code that allow traffic-related information to be displayed and analyzed.
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User Agent

Refers to the robots.txt command for giving permissions to bots visiting a website.
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What is URL?

Refers to unique web addresses that provide access to a resource on the Internet.
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TTFB (Time to First Byte)

Refers to the time between the browser requesting a page and when it receives the first byte of information from the server.
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Sitelinks

Refer to hyperlinks beneath the main URL that appear under search results pages.
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Server Side Rendering (SSR)

Refers to the technique by which the request is processed by the server and the output is passed to the browser.
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SERP (Search Engine Result Page)

Refers to web pages served to users when they search for something online using a search engine.
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Rich Snippets

Refer to rich fields that contain page-related information other than title, description, and URL on result pages.
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Pop-up

Refers to pop-up windows that users encounter when they visit a page.
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Pogo Sticking

It occurs when a user performs a search, clicks on a result, and very quickly clicks back to the search result page.
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What is Path/Subfolder?

Subfolder refers to a folder on a computer that is located within another folder while a path refers to links formed by the ordering of folders.
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PageSpeed Insights

A Google tool that provides information about page opening speeds and user experience metrics.
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LSI (Latent semantic indexing)

Refers to a technique for examining the relationship between content and keywords used which user searches.
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Jump Link

Links that allow users to flow through seemingly long and complex website pages.
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JavaScript

A popular software language that adds functionality, interaction, and dynamism to the page.
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IP (Internet Protocol)

Refers to unique sequences of numbers assigned by service providers for devices connected to the Internet to communicate.
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Index

Index refers to the archive of web pages created for users by Google.
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HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)

A text markup language that enables the creation and editing of web pages and their components.
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Hosting & Server

Refers to the service for enabling users to access a website.
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Googlebot

Refers to the software developed by Google to create a searchable index and crawl the web.
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FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

An Internet protocol that allows the exchange of files between two online computers.
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FMP (First Meaningful Paint)

The metric representing the time it takes for a page's primary content to appear on the screen.
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FID (First Input Delay)

Refers to the metric that represents how quickly a response is given when an action is requested after the page is loaded.
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Featured Snippets

Short snippets of text that appear at the top of Google's search results in order to quickly answer a searcher's query.
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FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Refers to the point at which the first pixel renders on a screen after a user navigates to a web page.
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Dynamic Rendering

An intermediate solution developed to facilitate the crawling of bots on JavaScript-based sites.
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Allow Command

Refers to the code for web pages that are to be crawled and indexed.
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Proxy

Refers to connecting to the Internet via a proxy server.
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DCL (DOM Content Loaded)

Refers to the time frame from entering a web page to the loading of the content.
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What is CSS Sprite?

Refers to the process of combining multiple images and retrieving over a single image file.
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CSS

A markup language that helps visually shape the elements of a web page.
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Critical Rendering Path

Refers to a specific set of steps that must be completed before any page content can be shown to a visitor.
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Crawl Depth

The term crawl depth refers to how many pages a search engine's bot will access and index on a site.
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CMS (Content Management System)

CMS refers to systems where content can be managed, edited or various updates can be made.
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What is Cloaking?

Refers to the technique by which search engine bots are directed to a specially prepared page.
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Client Side Rendering (CSR)

Refers to the technique by which the HTML file is processed by the browser and the content is rendered by the browser.
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Breadcrumb

Breadcrumbs are a navigation aid that helps users easily understand the relation between their location on a page and higher-level pages.
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AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)

AMP helps mobile pages load faster by keeping them in Google's cache.
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Resizing Images

Refers to the process of converting an image file in such a way that it consumes less space.
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Gzip Compression

Refers to the process of combining and compressing similar indexes, repeated texts, and spaces in a source file.
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Compressing Images

Refers to the process of optimizing and resizing images in order to increase the loading speed of pages.
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Heading Tags

Refer to tags that provide information about the hierarchy of content on a web page.
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Hreflang Tag

Refers to tags for specifying the language and geographical targeting of a webpage.
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Htaccess File

Refers to configuration files that allow restrictions and arrangements on a server.
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HTML Sitemap

Sitemaps specially designed for users are called HTML sitemaps.
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Image Sitemap

Sitemaps that list URLs containing visual content.
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Indexing

Indexing refers to allowing bots crawling and indexing a webpage.
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Domain Age

Domain age represents how long it has been since the domain was first registered.
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Generic Domains (gTLD)

Refer to domains formed out of words with a dictionary meaning that have no suffix.
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Domain Authority

Refers to the rating that represents how powerful and authoritative a domain is.
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Lazy Loading

Refers to the practice of delaying the load of an object on a page until the point at which it is needed.
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Domain

Addresses that allow Internet users to access websites are called domains.
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Log File

Refers to files in which the transactions and movements of users are recorded on a daily basis.
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Disallow Command

A command used for web pages that are not to be crawled and indexed by bots.
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Meta Description Tag

Refers to a tag that provides information to users about the relevant web page on the results pages.
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News Sitemap

Refers to sitemaps where webpages with news content are listed.
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Noindex Tag

Refers to tags for pages that are not to be indexed by bots.
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Pagination Tags

Refer to tags that allow linking between sequential pages and provide navigation.
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Crawling

Crawling refers to the process whereby bots systematically browse through a website.
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Cookies

Small text files saved on users' devices by websites are called cookies.
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Protocol

Refers to rules and standards for how communication between the browser and the server takes place.
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CDN (Content Delivery Network)

Refers to the network technology that enables data to be transmitted over servers in certain locations.
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Canonical Tag

A self-referencing canonical tag ensures that multiple versions of the page don't get indexed separately.
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Robots.txt File

Refers to text files that contain access permissions to websites for bots.
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Cache

It is a type of memory that allows users to engage with the relevant web page faster on their next visit.
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Schema (Structural Data Markups)

Refers to markups used to help bots better understand the content on pages.
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Search Query

A phrase or a keyword combination users enter in search engines.
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Website Speed Optimization

Refers to practices to provide faster access to websites.
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Search Operators

Special characters and commands that extend the capabilities of regular text searches.
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Sitemap

Refers to xml extension files that allow bots to examine the website faster and in more detail.
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Sitemap Command

Refers to the Robots.txt command that shows bots the path to the sitemap.
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Soft 404

Refers to situations when the website server sends a 200 OK status for a page, but Google thinks the page should return a 404 code.
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Code 509

A status code indicating that the server has reached its monthly hosting traffic limit.
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SSL Certificate

Refers to a digital certificate that establishes a secure connection between websites and users.
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Code 504

A status code indicating a technical issue with the server.
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Server Status Codes

Refers to the three-digit responses that a server gives to a browser's request.
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Code 503

A status code indicating that the server is either too busy to respond or under maintenance.
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Crawl Budget

Refers to the number of time bots are willing to spend crawling a given site.
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Code 502

A status code that occurs when the server receives a negative response from a different server.
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Title Tag

Refers to a tag that specifies the title of a web page.
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Code 500

A status code indicating that there is a server-related problem.
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Code 410

A status code indicating that the web page is not on the relevant server, definitively and permanently.
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Code 404

A status code indicating that the web page is not on the relevant server.
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URL Shortening

Refers to shortening long and complicated links into more manageable URLs.
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Code 403

A status code indicating that access is not allowed or the relevant web page is banned.
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Third Party Resources

Refer to external resources not originally included in a website.
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Code 400

A status code indicating that the server could not process the request due to a problem with the browser.
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Country code top-level domains (CcTLD)

Refers to a two-letter Internet top-level domain specifically designated for a particular country.
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Code 302

A status code indicating that a web page has been temporarily redirected.
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Code 301

A status code indicating that a web page has been permanently redirected.
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Video Sitemap

Refers to a sitemap with additional information about video hosted on pages.
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Code 200

A status code indicating that the server has responded successfully.
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Redirect Loop

Refers to web pages offering endless redirects to other pages.
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Redirect Chain

Refers to cases where websites are redirected to other sites more than once.