After being invited two years in a row to guest lecture to Web Design students at Ravensbourne College in London this is the material presented. As their coursework was to design a website I was asked to help them gain a better understanding of how Search Engines (Google Yahoo, Bing and even Yandex & Biadu) work so they could apply search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to their work. Hope you can gain from this presentation on the basics of how a search engine works and the foundations of SEO. Although arguably a bit dated the basics still apply and can help in onsite optimisation
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