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Do you ever feel like everyone in SEO speaks a foreign language?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

In fact, I’m pretty sure most of us have been there at one point or another.

With all of the SEO acronyms and abbreviations flying around, it’s no wonder!

But don’t let that intimidate you.

In this post, Simba Academy is going to break down some of the most common SEO acronyms so that you can sound like a pro too.

SEO Acronyms

Trust me, once you know what these mean, things will start to make a lot more sense and be able to understand SEO conversations amongst the pros.


Let’s dive in!

SEO Acronyms from A – Z

301Permanent Redirect
302Temporary Redirect
304File Not Modified
401Unauthorized Error
403Forbidden Error
404Web Page Not Found
410Web Page Permanently Not Available
503The Server Is Unavailable 
522Connection Timed Out
ABOAlways Be Optimizing
AJAXAsynchronous Javascript And Xml
ALTThe Alternative Text Attribute Tag
AMPAccelerated Mobile Page
AOVAverage Order Value
APIApplication Program Interface
ARAugmented Reality
ASArticle Submission
ASPApplication Service Provider
ATDAgency Trading Desk
B2BBusiness To Business
B2CBusiness To Consumer
BERTBidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers
BHBlack Hat SEO
BIBing Index
BRBounce Rate
CACCustomer Acquisition Cost
CAPTCHACompletely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers And Humans Apart
ccTLDCountry Code Top-level Domain
CFCitation Flow
CGICommon Gateway Interface
CLVCustomer Lifetime Value
CMSContent Management System
COACost Of Acquisition
CPACost Per Acquisition
CPCCost Per Click
CPICost Per Impression
CPLCost Per Lead
CPMCost Per Mile (Thousand Impressions)
CPOCost Per Order
CPVCost Per View
CRConversion Rate
CRCCustomer Retention Cost
CRMCustomer Relationship Management
CROConversion Rate Optimization
CSEComparison Shopping Engine/Custom Search Engine
CSSCascading Style Sheets
CSV(Export Option In Keysearch) – Comma-separated Values (Compatible With Excel And Mac Numbers).
CTACall To Action
CTRClick-through Rate
CXCustomer Experience
DADomain Authority
DDOSDistributed Denial Of Service
DFOData Feed Optimization
DKIDynamic Keyword Insertion
DLPDirectory Listings Page
DLRDeep Link Ratio
DMCADigital Millennium Copyright Act
DMOZDirectory – Mozilla
DMPData Management Platform
DNSDomain Name Server
DRDomain Rating
DRDirect Response
DRPsDirectory Submission
DSDirectory Results Pages
DSPDemand-Side Platform
DSRPDirectory Search Results Page
EATExpertise, Authoritativeness, Trustworthiness.
ECPCEnhanced Cost Per Click
EMDExact Match Domain
EPCEarnings Per Click
EPMEarnings Per Mille (Thousand)
ERDEducation Referring Domains
ESPEmail Service Provider
FBMLFacebook Markup Language
FCPFrequently Cached Page
FFAFree For All Pages
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
GAGoogle Analytics
GAPGoogle Advertising Professional
GASGuaranteed Article Submission
GDSGuaranteed Directory Submission
GIGoogle Index
GISGoogle Image Search
GIYGoogle It Yourself
GMBGoogle My Business
GRDGovernment Referring Domains
GSCGoogle Search Console
GTMGoogle Tag Manager
GUIGraphical User Interface
GWTGoogle Webmaster Tools
GYMGoogle Yahoo Msn
H1Level 1 Heading Markup
H2Level 2 Heading Markup
H3Level 3 Heading Markup
H4Level 4 Heading Markup
H5Level 5 Heading Markup
HrefHypertext Reference
HTMLHypertext Markup Language
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
IBLIn Bound Links
IDFInverse Document Frequency
IFTTTIf This Then That
IMInternet Marketing
IPInternet Protocol (Address)
ISPInternet Service Provider
KDKeyword Difficulty
KDKeyword Density
KDAKeyword Density Analyzer
KEIKeyword Effectiveness Index
KPIKey Performance Indicator
LBLink Building
LPOLanding Page Optimization
LSALatent Semantic Analysis
LSEOLocal Search Engine Optimization
LSILatent Semantic Indexing
LTKWLong Tail Keyword
LTVLifetime Value
MCMain Content
MCMixed Content
MCPModerately Cached Page
MFAMade For Advertising
MQLMarketing Qualified Lead
MTOMeta Tags Optimization
MVTMultivariate Testing
NAPName, Address, Phone Number
NSEONegative Seo
OBLOutbound Link
ODPOpen Directory Project
OGFacebook Open Graph
ORMOnline Reputation Management
OSOperating System
OSOpen Source
OSEOpen Site Explorer
OWBLOne Way Back Link
P4PPaid For Placement
PAPage Authority
PBNPrivate Blog Network
PDFPortable Document Format
PFIPay For Inclusion
PFLPaid For Listings
PFPPay For Performance
PHPHypertext Preprocessor
PPCPay Per Click
PPCSEPay Per Click Search Engine
PPLPay Per Lead
PPRPay Per Rank
PPSPay Per Sale
PRPress Release
PRPage Rank
PVPage Views
PWAProgressive Web App
QAQuality Assurance
QDDQuery Deserves Diversity
QDFQuery Deserves Freshness
QSQuality Score
RDReferring Domains
RFIRequest For Information
RFPRequest For Proposal
RIRegular Index
RMReputation Management
ROIReturn On Investment
RONRun Of Network
RORRuby On Rails
ROSRun Of Site
RPMRevenue Per Mile (Thousands).
RSSReally Simple Syndication Or Rich Site Summary
RTDReal-time Data
RTLRegional Long Tail
SaaSSoftware As A Service
SBSocial Bookmarking
SDSemantic Distance
SESearch Engine
SEMSearch Engine Marketing
SEOSearch Engine Optimization
SEPSearch Engine Positioning
SERSearch Engine Ranking
SERMSearch Engine Results Management
SERPSearch Engine Results Page
SESSearch Engine Strategies
SEWSearch Engine Watch
SISupplemental Index
SLAService Level Agreement
SMBSmall And Medium Businesses
SMEsSmall And Medium-sized Enterprises
SMMSocial Media Marketing
SMOSocial Media Optimization
SMPSocial Media Platform
SNSSocial Networking Service
SOVShare Of Voice
SOWStatement Of Works
SQLSales Qualified Lead
SRMSearch Reputation Management
SSIServer Side Includes
SSLSecure Sockets Layer
SSPSupply-side Platform
STWSearch The Web
SVDSingular Value Decomposition
SWLSitewide Link
SWOTStrength, Weaknesses, Opportunity, Threats
TFTrust Flow
TF-IDFTerm Frequency-inverse Document Frequency
TLDTop-level Domain
TLPTop Level Page
TOSTerms Of Service
TRTrust Rank
TTFTopical Trust Flow
UCDUser-centric Design
UEOUser Experience Optimization
UGCUser-generated Content
UIUser Interface
UIUser Intent
URUrl Ranking
URLUniform Resource Locator
USPUnique Selling Point
USPUnique Selling Proposition
UTMUrchin Tracking Module
UVUnique Visitor
UXUser Experience
VAVirtual Assistant
VIPSVisual-block Page Segmentation
VMViral Marketing
VODVideo on demand
W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium
WDFWithin Domain Frequency
WMTWebmaster Tools
WMWWebmaster World
WOMMWord of mouth marketing
WWWWorld Wide Web
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
XHTMLExtensible HyperText Markup Language
XMLExtensible Markup Language
YMYLYour Money Or Your Life
YOYYear on year
YTDYear To Date

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