SEO Terms: R

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This SEO glossary page lists SEO terms related to article writing starting with letter R.
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  • Rankings

In SEO terminology, the term ranking refers to your natural position (the position of your web site or web page) within the search engines. Generally speaking, a ranking is a relationship between a set of items in which the first is either ranked higher or lower than the second item. Search engines rank web pages by their relevance to a user’s query using a combination of methods. The process of improving your rankings is known as organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

SEO means customizing elements of your web pages to achieve the best possible search engine ranking. This is normally achieved by making sure to use your target keywords within the content of your site, in your title tag, meta tags, HTML headings and Internet URLs and by increasing the number and quality of links you have pointing to your web site or web pages (also known as backlinks) using your targeted keywords in the anchor text.

  • Reciprocal link

Reciprocal links are links to your page from another web site, in return for your site linking to them. These links are most effective when they come from web sites that are relevant to the content on your web site or web pages, especially if the links are based on anchor text including the keywords you were targeting.

  • Referral program

In article writing and making money online from your content or affiliates, a referral program is a type of earning program based on which you are paid a certain percentage generated from the members you refer to a web site. This means that if a certain person signs up for a web site using your referral link, you’ll earn a certain percentage of earnings generated from your referral’s content (the cut is shared by the web site owner, and not directly by the referral).

  • Referral

Referrals are users you’ve referred to a web site using your referral link.

  • Referrer

A referrer is a person referring new members to a web site.

  • Registration

In Web 2.0 communities, registration is a short process by which a person becomes a member of a web site or an online community. Registration requires from the new member to provide a valid e-mail address and choose a username and password.

  • Return visitors

A return visitor (or returning visitor) is a type of visitor who has browsed your web site multiple times. Visitors who have returned are still only counted once. In Google Analytics, New vs. Returning report classifies all visits (sessions) in the date range by the visitor type. Returning visitors should not be confused with absolute unique visitors; this report counts visitors, whereas New vs. Returning counts visits.

  • Revenue conversions

Revenue conversions are completed conversion goals, for example actual sales. These conversions require the exchange of money for goods or services.

  • Revenue sharing

On the Internet, revenue sharing is also known as cost per sale – an online advertisement pricing system where the publisher or website owner is paid on the basis of the number of sales that are directly generated by an advertisement. Also, it may be a variant of the CPA (cost per action) model, where the advertiser pays the website owner and/or publisher in proportion to the number of actions committed by the readers or visitors to the website. Revenue sharing on the Internet accounts for about 80% of affiliate compensation programs.

  • Robots

Robots (also known as spiders, crawlers, and bots) are computer programs that visit web pages based on links and other criteria used in the search engine algorithms.

  • RSS feed

RSS feed is a syndication feed that grabs news, blogs, and other activities related to creation of fresh web content, and presents the readers with up-to-date content.

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* This glossary is under construction. The links to pages listing article writing and SEO terminology starting with other letters will be added soon.

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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.