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SEO EXAM – 50 Questions with answers
1. Which of these activities is not recommended when it comes to acquiring backlinks for your website?
a.Publish guest articles on fashion blogs
b.Promote your website by taking part in fashion forums online
c.Purchase 1000 links from a website
2. What is meta description?
a.A short description of your web page that lets a search engine know what the page is about
b.A place to put the keyword for a page
c.A description of your company that is displayed above the title tag
3. Using the same keywords too many time on your web pages, which has a negative effect on user experience
and ranking, is a practice called:
a.keyword stuffing
b.keyword density
c.keyword research
4. What does SERP stand for?
a.Search Entry Rating Procedure
b.Search Engine Result Page
c.Standard Enlisting Rank Protocol
5. A friendly URL is:
a.The URL with cryptic text ad a lot of numbers
b.Short, with recognizable text
c.Short, with recognizable text and relevant keywords
6. If you want to create friendly URL, which character should you use to separate words in such URL?
a.Hyphen (-)
b.Underscore (_)
c.Space (%20%)
7. What is the number used to signify an URL redirect?
a.404
b.301
c.401
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8. What is the format for sitemaps recommended the most by the search engine and SEOS?
a.txt file
b.RSS
c.XML (Extensible Markup Language)
9. Indexing of websites on the internet for the use of search engines is done by ______
a.Algorithms
b.Spiders
c.Quality Raters
10. What does SEM stand for?
a.Self Employed Marketers
b.Standard Elimination
c.Search Engine Marketing
11. What term best denotes the content of a website that spiders can understand and index easily?
a.readable content
b.quality content
c.indexable content
12. What is the approximate length of a title tag will be considered by most search engines?
a.120 characters
b.40 characters
c.65 characters
13. Keyword research helps you:
a.Determine the keyword density on your website
b.Explore the competitiveness of the keywords and estimated amount of traffic for those keywords
c.Find out how to use keywords in the content
14. Which of these are not phases in the keyword in the keyword research?
a.identifying keywords and exploring their competitiveness
b.using the keyword research tool to get keyword ideas and removing the generic keywords
c.using the keyword research tool to discover broken links and error pages
15. Which of there is not a possible reason why spiders might not be able to crawl some pages in the link structure
of a website
a.the title tag is too short
b.pages built in Frames or I-frames
c.search forms
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16. If you were to use keywords in the same color as the background of your website, thus hiding them, what kind
of SEO technique would you be practicing?
a.Leverage branding
b.White hat SEO
c.Black hat SEO
17. The long-tail on search demand curve accounts for roughly _____ of search traffic.
a.70%
b.50%
c.10%
18. What does RSS stand for?
Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication
19. Google is more inclined towards keywords found:
a.in the middle of title tags
b.at the ending of title tags
c.in the beginning of title bags
20. Which type of link carries the most value or preference for a webmaster or SEO?
a.Manual outreach link
b.Natural editorial links
c.Self Promotional links
21. When planning a link building strategy, which of the following cannot be thought of as assets?
a.data
b.money
c.contents
22. If someone wants to get more deep-linking for the website, what type of links are they asking for?
a.Links that are gotten from influential websites
b.Links that point to particular pages well inside their site structure
c.Links that point to the brand information of your website
23. What is referred to as a “hook” in link building
a.the element of a content that makes a potential linker interested in your content
b.the code used to embed a link on someone’s website
c.the part of an URL that contains a keyword
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24. Followerwonk is a tool that allows you to_______:
a.search internet data for other websites like yours
b.follow competitor’s keyword searches
c.search the bios of Twitter users
25. What does search engine saturation mean?
a.the amount of websites competing for a particular keyword
b.the limit of a search engine’s indexing capacity
c.the amount of pages of a website indexed by a search engine
26. What does anchor text mean?
a.The largest body of text on a page
b.the visible text which is hyperlinked to another page
c.the prominent part of the title tag
27. What does broken link building tactic include?
a.Finding broken links on web sites and notifying the webmasters
b.Fixing internal links on one’s website
c.Hosting redirects from broken links on our own website.
28. The first Panda update (also known as “farmer”) targeted which type of websites in specific?
a.Social media pages
b.Blogs about SEO techniques
c.Content farms/Link farms
29. What is Ego-Bai link building?
a.building content that boosts the self-esteem of users
b.inserting popular celebrity keywords into title tags
c.using content that flatter or interests the webmaster you are looking to get links from
30. What is the highest Google page rank a web page can have?
a.10
b.1000
c.100
31. How do sitemaps help a website with search engines?
a.Google and Yahoo! Give higher rankings to websites with better sitemaps
b.they help users understand a website better
c.search engine spiders can reach more pages on a website because of sitemaps
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32. Domain authority is a metric maintained by?
a.Google
b.Moz
c.Bing
33. Which of these is not a metric used in link building?
a.domain authority
b.number of links
c.number of advertisements
34. The Meta Robots tag should be placed in which part of an HTML file?
a.the head area
b.the main body
c.the footer r bottom of the page
35. The Nofollow attribute:
a.doe not count as a vote of approval but passes on link juice
b.does not pass on link juice but counts as a vote of approval
c.does not pass on link juice and does not count as a vote of approval
36. The canonical tag is used to inform search engines:
a.which URL to count as authoritative when dealing with several URLs leading to the same page
b.which pages is the homepage of a website
c.which pages should not show up in SERPs
37. The reason why you should avoid hosting free articles or content that is common on the web?
a.because you will not gain new traffic
b.because you could be penalized by Google for duplicate content
c.because they might be controversial
38. Suppose you want a page to pass on value but not to be indexed, which tag would you use?
a.meta robots = “no index, no follow”
b.meta robots = “no index, follow”
c.meta robots = “index, no follow”
39. What is the difference between page authority and domain authority?
a.one is maintained by Google and the other by Yahoo!
b.one is maintained by Google and the other by Moz
c.Both are maintained by Moz, one ranks a page and the other ranks the whole domain
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40. Which of the following is not a necessarily a black hat tactic?
a.link exchanges
b.buying links
c.hidden text
41. Google webmaster tools can help you with:
a.determining missing or duplicate meta description or title tag
b.providing keyword ideas
c.monitoring competitors
42. What order represents the structure of leveraging branding?
a.Brand Name? Primary Keyword?Secondary Keyword
b. Primary Keyword?Brand Name? Secondary Keyword
c.Primary Keyword? Secondary Keyword?Brand Name
43. What does the “no archive” tag instruct a spider?
a.it tells not to index a certain page
b.it instructs a spider not a save a cache copy
c.it instructs a spider not to follow a certain page
44. What is the best practice for using java keeping search engines in mind?
a.Spiders cannot read java so it should not be used
b.Java can use but t is best to accompany it with relevant HTML text
c.Java content is preferred by Google
45. What does the “No Snippet” tag tell a search engine?
a.it tells a search engine not to display a description with the page’s title and URL
b.it tells the search engine to overlook any keywords on a page
c.it tells a search engine to ignore the images on a page
46. MOZ’s keyword analysis tool, Ravens research central and advanced web ranking are all example of tools
used in:
a.link building
b.URL structuring
c.Keyword research tools
47. Pagespeed insight is a tool that can help you fix parts of the website that might be having a negative effect on
the site speed. Those parts include:
a.Optimization of images, keyword density, and friendly URLs,
b.Optimization of images, reducing server response time, browser cashing and avoiding redirects
c.Optimization of images, optimization of videos and monitoring statistics
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48. Why are long-tail searches closer to resulting in purchasing items?
a.Because they already have a precise idea of what the user is looking for
b.Because long-tail searches are popular
c.Because they are easier to compete
49. Google prefers lengthy content over content that contains approximately______
a.1500 words
b.3000 words
c.500 words
50. Should responsive design be favored over websites with separate versions for mobiles and computers?
a.it does not make a difference
b.no. Separate versions are better
c.Google prefers websites with responsive design

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SEO exam - 50 Questions with answers

  • 1. 1 SEO EXAM – 50 Questions with answers 1. Which of these activities is not recommended when it comes to acquiring backlinks for your website? a.Publish guest articles on fashion blogs b.Promote your website by taking part in fashion forums online c.Purchase 1000 links from a website 2. What is meta description? a.A short description of your web page that lets a search engine know what the page is about b.A place to put the keyword for a page c.A description of your company that is displayed above the title tag 3. Using the same keywords too many time on your web pages, which has a negative effect on user experience and ranking, is a practice called: a.keyword stuffing b.keyword density c.keyword research 4. What does SERP stand for? a.Search Entry Rating Procedure b.Search Engine Result Page c.Standard Enlisting Rank Protocol 5. A friendly URL is: a.The URL with cryptic text ad a lot of numbers b.Short, with recognizable text c.Short, with recognizable text and relevant keywords 6. If you want to create friendly URL, which character should you use to separate words in such URL? a.Hyphen (-) b.Underscore (_) c.Space (%20%) 7. What is the number used to signify an URL redirect? a.404 b.301 c.401
  • 2. 2 8. What is the format for sitemaps recommended the most by the search engine and SEOS? a.txt file b.RSS c.XML (Extensible Markup Language) 9. Indexing of websites on the internet for the use of search engines is done by ______ a.Algorithms b.Spiders c.Quality Raters 10. What does SEM stand for? a.Self Employed Marketers b.Standard Elimination c.Search Engine Marketing 11. What term best denotes the content of a website that spiders can understand and index easily? a.readable content b.quality content c.indexable content 12. What is the approximate length of a title tag will be considered by most search engines? a.120 characters b.40 characters c.65 characters 13. Keyword research helps you: a.Determine the keyword density on your website b.Explore the competitiveness of the keywords and estimated amount of traffic for those keywords c.Find out how to use keywords in the content 14. Which of these are not phases in the keyword in the keyword research? a.identifying keywords and exploring their competitiveness b.using the keyword research tool to get keyword ideas and removing the generic keywords c.using the keyword research tool to discover broken links and error pages 15. Which of there is not a possible reason why spiders might not be able to crawl some pages in the link structure of a website a.the title tag is too short b.pages built in Frames or I-frames c.search forms
  • 3. 3 16. If you were to use keywords in the same color as the background of your website, thus hiding them, what kind of SEO technique would you be practicing? a.Leverage branding b.White hat SEO c.Black hat SEO 17. The long-tail on search demand curve accounts for roughly _____ of search traffic. a.70% b.50% c.10% 18. What does RSS stand for? Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication 19. Google is more inclined towards keywords found: a.in the middle of title tags b.at the ending of title tags c.in the beginning of title bags 20. Which type of link carries the most value or preference for a webmaster or SEO? a.Manual outreach link b.Natural editorial links c.Self Promotional links 21. When planning a link building strategy, which of the following cannot be thought of as assets? a.data b.money c.contents 22. If someone wants to get more deep-linking for the website, what type of links are they asking for? a.Links that are gotten from influential websites b.Links that point to particular pages well inside their site structure c.Links that point to the brand information of your website 23. What is referred to as a “hook” in link building a.the element of a content that makes a potential linker interested in your content b.the code used to embed a link on someone’s website c.the part of an URL that contains a keyword
  • 4. 4 24. Followerwonk is a tool that allows you to_______: a.search internet data for other websites like yours b.follow competitor’s keyword searches c.search the bios of Twitter users 25. What does search engine saturation mean? a.the amount of websites competing for a particular keyword b.the limit of a search engine’s indexing capacity c.the amount of pages of a website indexed by a search engine 26. What does anchor text mean? a.The largest body of text on a page b.the visible text which is hyperlinked to another page c.the prominent part of the title tag 27. What does broken link building tactic include? a.Finding broken links on web sites and notifying the webmasters b.Fixing internal links on one’s website c.Hosting redirects from broken links on our own website. 28. The first Panda update (also known as “farmer”) targeted which type of websites in specific? a.Social media pages b.Blogs about SEO techniques c.Content farms/Link farms 29. What is Ego-Bai link building? a.building content that boosts the self-esteem of users b.inserting popular celebrity keywords into title tags c.using content that flatter or interests the webmaster you are looking to get links from 30. What is the highest Google page rank a web page can have? a.10 b.1000 c.100 31. How do sitemaps help a website with search engines? a.Google and Yahoo! Give higher rankings to websites with better sitemaps b.they help users understand a website better c.search engine spiders can reach more pages on a website because of sitemaps
  • 5. 5 32. Domain authority is a metric maintained by? a.Google b.Moz c.Bing 33. Which of these is not a metric used in link building? a.domain authority b.number of links c.number of advertisements 34. The Meta Robots tag should be placed in which part of an HTML file? a.the head area b.the main body c.the footer r bottom of the page 35. The Nofollow attribute: a.doe not count as a vote of approval but passes on link juice b.does not pass on link juice but counts as a vote of approval c.does not pass on link juice and does not count as a vote of approval 36. The canonical tag is used to inform search engines: a.which URL to count as authoritative when dealing with several URLs leading to the same page b.which pages is the homepage of a website c.which pages should not show up in SERPs 37. The reason why you should avoid hosting free articles or content that is common on the web? a.because you will not gain new traffic b.because you could be penalized by Google for duplicate content c.because they might be controversial 38. Suppose you want a page to pass on value but not to be indexed, which tag would you use? a.meta robots = “no index, no follow” b.meta robots = “no index, follow” c.meta robots = “index, no follow” 39. What is the difference between page authority and domain authority? a.one is maintained by Google and the other by Yahoo! b.one is maintained by Google and the other by Moz c.Both are maintained by Moz, one ranks a page and the other ranks the whole domain
  • 6. 6 40. Which of the following is not a necessarily a black hat tactic? a.link exchanges b.buying links c.hidden text 41. Google webmaster tools can help you with: a.determining missing or duplicate meta description or title tag b.providing keyword ideas c.monitoring competitors 42. What order represents the structure of leveraging branding? a.Brand Name? Primary Keyword?Secondary Keyword b. Primary Keyword?Brand Name? Secondary Keyword c.Primary Keyword? Secondary Keyword?Brand Name 43. What does the “no archive” tag instruct a spider? a.it tells not to index a certain page b.it instructs a spider not a save a cache copy c.it instructs a spider not to follow a certain page 44. What is the best practice for using java keeping search engines in mind? a.Spiders cannot read java so it should not be used b.Java can use but t is best to accompany it with relevant HTML text c.Java content is preferred by Google 45. What does the “No Snippet” tag tell a search engine? a.it tells a search engine not to display a description with the page’s title and URL b.it tells the search engine to overlook any keywords on a page c.it tells a search engine to ignore the images on a page 46. MOZ’s keyword analysis tool, Ravens research central and advanced web ranking are all example of tools used in: a.link building b.URL structuring c.Keyword research tools 47. Pagespeed insight is a tool that can help you fix parts of the website that might be having a negative effect on the site speed. Those parts include: a.Optimization of images, keyword density, and friendly URLs, b.Optimization of images, reducing server response time, browser cashing and avoiding redirects c.Optimization of images, optimization of videos and monitoring statistics
  • 7. 7 48. Why are long-tail searches closer to resulting in purchasing items? a.Because they already have a precise idea of what the user is looking for b.Because long-tail searches are popular c.Because they are easier to compete 49. Google prefers lengthy content over content that contains approximately______ a.1500 words b.3000 words c.500 words 50. Should responsive design be favored over websites with separate versions for mobiles and computers? a.it does not make a difference b.no. Separate versions are better c.Google prefers websites with responsive design