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Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

12 Glossary Terms Found.
In computer programming, a script is a program or sequence of instructions that is interpreted or carried out by another program rather than by the computer processor.
Search Engine
On the Internet, a search engine is a coordinated set of programs that includes:
  • A spider (also called a "crawler" or a "bot") that goes to every page or representative pages on every Web site that wants to be searchable and reads it, using hypertext links on each page to discover and read a site’s other pages.
  • A program that creates a huge index (sometimes called a "catalog") from the pages that have been read.
  • A program that receives your search request, compares it to the entries in the index, and returns results to you.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
These solutions are the cumulative effort of marketing a web site using search engines. It includes the process of improving organic and/or paid listings, rapid inclusion and more to increase a web site’s visibility, also known as SEO marketing.
Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of manipulating aspects of a Web site to improve its ranking in search engines. Various approaches are taken to achieve that goal, such as submitting the Web site to directory services, and addressing Web site architecture and content.
Search Query
Search Query is referred to as the way of interaction between search engine & the user. The user types in words or topics to search for, and the search engine returns results that are matches from its database. The action of searching is called Querying the database. A single search in any database is called a Query.
Search Rank
How well a page is doing on a search engine. The higher your rank, the more visible your page is to search engine users.
Search engine result page. Simply the pages that are returned from as a result of a search on a search engine.
Site Map
A page on a web site that lists and links to the main pages of the web site in a logical order. It is recommended for medium to large sites. It helps both human visitors as well as search engine spiders find your website content.
Site Submission
The SEO marketing process of registering a site with a search engine. It does not guarantee inclusion, but will usually lead to it being reviewed or crawled by the web site. It offers no guarantee of ranking. It can be done manually, or using some commercial software packages that are available.
Software Testing
White box software testing is the testing of the working of the software and its internal structures. It can detect errors of the implemented parts, but the unimplemented parts goes undetected. Black box testing is the testing of the functionality of the software as opposed to its internal structure. It can be done at all levels of software testing.
A term for a search engine robot that scans web sites for indexing them into their search results.
Sponsored Link
A link that someone paid to be listed.