SEO – Search Engine optimization

Web Ranking

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of increasing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine. SEO refers to the improvement of unpaid results (known as "natural" or "organic" results) and excludes direct traffic/visitors and the purchase of paid placement. SEO may target different kinds of searches, including image search, video search, academic search,[2] news search, and industry-specific vertical search engines.
Source: Search engine optimization on Wikipedia

Which is more important: content or links?

Matt Cutts, Google Software Engineer

Does Google use the "keywords" meta tag?

Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking.
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Are CSS-based layouts better than tables for SEO?

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