SEO Glossary – SEO Terms: V

This SEO glossary page lists SEO terms related to article writing starting with letter V.

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  • Video sharing

Video sharing is a type of web service that allows anyone to upload videos and share them with the world. The most popular video sharing sites are YouTube, Vimeo and Yahoo! Video. Many video sharing services have options for private sharing and other publication options.

  • Vimeo

Vimeo is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. Most active members of the Vimeo community are called Vimeans. The White House posts high-definition versions of its broadcasts to Vimeo and many popular musicians such as Kanye West and Britney Spears (who premiered her music video Radar on Vimeo) use this video sharing website. The service is free, but upgrading to Vimeo Plus currently costs $59.95 a year.

  • Viral content

Viral content is the kind of content that receives widespread acceptance and attention, usually resulting in millions of views. Blogs, articles, news, or videos all may become viral content if it goes viral (if people find it so interesting that they share it with everybody via social networking).

  • Visitors

Visitors or users are people who browse your web site or web pages and read or look at the content you’ve created there.

  • Visibility

On the Internet, visibility may refer to the level of exposure of your web site on the Web and your position in the search engine result pages.

  • Visit

A visit is a series of hits (the retrieval of any item, like a page or a graphic, from a Web server) with time between retrievals (usually 30 minutes). So, you may have 80 visitors, each visiting your site twice throughout a day – hence 160 visits.

‘A visit is defined as a series of page requests from the same uniquely identified client with a time of no more than 30 minutes between each page request. A session is defined as a series of page requests from the same uniquely identified client with a time of no more than 30 minutes and no requests for pages from other domains intervening between page requests.’ (Source:

  • Viral marketing

Viral marketing involves marketing materials that are spread via social networking. It can be delivered by word of mouth or enhanced by the network effects of the Internet. It begins with good content – viral content – and it can take the form of video clips, interactive Flash games, e-books, images, text messages, blogs, articles, etc.

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