Search engine optimization is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine’s unpaid result, referred to as natural, organic, or earned results. Let’s take a look at the timeline of search engines. 1994 – The first search engine Altavista was launched. Ask.com started ranking links by popularity. 1995 – Msn.com, Yandex.ru, and Google.com were launched. 2000 – Baidu, a Chinese search engine was launched.
You may have noticed in one of my recent links that Ask.com and Live have joined into the Sitemaps standard. The term sitemap is pretty self-explanatory – it’s a means for search engines to map out your website easily. Sitemaps are constructed in XML so that they can be easily consumed through programming. I have a stylesheet applied to my sitemap so that you can see what information is contained. Sitemaps and WordPress With WordPress,