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GLOSSARY

Frequently-used web, marketing, and SEO terms.

So you’re never in the dark.  Much easier than Googling, eh?

301 Redirect

A permanent redirection of a webpage to a different URL.

404 Error

An HTTP status code indicating that a requested webpage cannot be found.

Ad Copy

Text or content used in advertisements to communicate a message or promote a product or service.

Ad Placement

The strategic positioning of advertisements to maximize visibility and reach the target audience.

Analytics

The collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to gain insights and make informed decisions.

API (Application Programming Interface)

A set of rules and protocols that enables different software applications to communicate and interact with each other.

Backend

The server-side of a website or application where data processing, database management, and other functionalities occur.

Brand Equity

The intangible value and perception associated with a brand, including its reputation, customer loyalty, and market position.

Brand Identity

The visual and verbal elements, such as logo, colors, and messaging, that represent a brand and distinguish it from others.

Brand Voice

The consistent tone, style, and personality used in brand communication to create a distinctive brand persona.

Branding

The process of creating a unique and recognizable brand identity to establish a favorable impression and reputation.<br>Usually, to us, branding means your business’s name (wording), logo, color scheme, website, social media icons and headers, social media post style, collateral assets (pamphlets, flyers, business cards, bumper stickers, and so on), packaging style and design, etc..

Bounce Rate

The percentage of website visitors who leave a webpage without interacting or navigating further within the site.

Call Tracking

The practice of tracking and analyzing phone call leads generated by marketing campaigns to measure their effectiveness.

Canonical URL

A preferred version of a webpage URL that is specified to prevent duplicate content issues in search engine optimization.

CDN (Content Delivery Network)

A network of distributed servers that deliver website content to users based on their geographic location, improving page load times and user experience.

Churn Rate

The rate at which customers or subscribers discontinue their relationship with a service or product over a specific period.

Click-Through Rate (CTR)

The percentage of users who click on a specific link or advertisement compared to the total number of impressions or views.

CMS (Content Management System)

A software platform that allows users to create, manage, and modify digital content on websites without requiring technical expertise.

Competitive Analysis

The process of researching and evaluating competitors to understand their strategies, strengths, and weaknesses to gain a competitive advantage.

Content Calendar

A schedule or plan that outlines the creation and publication of content over a specific period, often used in content marketing.

Content Marketing

A marketing strategy that involves creating and sharing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and engage a target audience.

Conversion Funnel

The journey that a user takes from initial contact with a brand or product to completing a desired action, such as making a purchase or filling out a form.

Conversion Optimization

The practice of improving the effectiveness of a website or landing page to increase the rate at which visitors convert into customers or take a desired action.

Conversion Rate

The percentage of website visitors who complete a desired action, such as making a purchase or subscribing, out of the total number of visitors.

Cost per Acquisition (CPA)

The average cost incurred to acquire a new customer, calculated by dividing the total cost of a marketing campaign by the number of acquired customers or leads.

Cost per Click (CPC)

The amount of money paid for each click on an advertisement in a pay-per-click advertising model.  (CPC can also refer to Cost per Conversion; see CPA, Cost per Acquisition)

Cost per Lead (CPL)

Measures the average cost incurred to acquire a single lead, where a lead refers to a potential customer who has shown interest in a product or service by providing their contact information or taking a specific action.

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

A system or software that helps businesses manage and analyze customer interactions, relationships, and data throughout the customer lifecycle.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

A programming language used to define the visual appearance and layout of web pages.

CTA (Call-to-Action)

A prompt or directive designed to encourage users to take a specific action, such as signing up, making a purchase, or contacting the business.

Database

A structured collection of data that is organized, stored, and managed for efficient retrieval and manipulation.

Domain Authority

A metric that indicates the credibility and reputation of a domain name in search engine rankings.

Drip Campaign

A marketing campaign that involves sending a series of pre-planned, automated messages to prospects or customers over time to nurture relationships and drive conversions.

E-commerce

The buying and selling of goods and services over the internet.

Email Automation

The use of software and workflows to automate and streamline email marketing campaigns, including sending personalized messages at predefined times or in response to specific actions.

Email Marketing

The practice of using email to promote products, services, or engage with an audience to build relationships and drive conversions.

Frontend

The client-side of a website or application that users interact with directly.

Geotargeting

The practice of delivering tailored content or advertisements based on the geographic location of the user.

Heatmap

A graphical representation of data that shows the areas of a webpage or design that receive the most and least user engagement or interaction.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)

The standard programming language used to create web pages and define their structure and content.

Influencer Collaboration

The partnership between a brand and an influential individual or content creator to promote products, services, or messages to their audience.

Influencer Marketing

A marketing strategy that leverages the reach and influence of individuals with a dedicated following to promote brands, products, or services.

JavaScript

A programming language primarily used for adding interactivity and dynamic features to websites and web applications.

Keyword Research

The process of identifying and analyzing keywords and phrases that potential customers use in search engines to inform content creation and search engine optimization strategies.

KPI (Key Performance Indicator)

A measurable value used to evaluate the performance and success of a specific objective or goal.

Landing Page

A standalone web page designed for a specific marketing or advertising campaign, often optimized for driving conversions or capturing leads.

Lead Generation

The process of attracting and capturing potential customers or leads, often through various marketing strategies or tactics.

Logo Design

The creation and design of a visual symbol or mark that represents a brand or business.

Market Segmentation

The division of a target market into distinct groups or segments based on specific characteristics, behaviors, or preferences.

Meta Tags

HTML tags that provide metadata and additional information about a web page to search engines and browsers.

Mobile Optimization

The process of ensuring that a website or application is optimized for optimal performance and user experience on mobile devices.

Mobile-First Indexing

A method used by search engines to primarily index and rank the mobile version of a website’s content for search results.

Mockup

A visual representation or prototype that demonstrates the layout, design, and functionality of a website or application before development.

Niche Market

A specialized segment of a larger market with unique needs, preferences, or characteristics.

Open Rate

The percentage of recipients who open an email message out of the total number of emails delivered in an email marketing campaign.

Organic Traffic

Website visitors who land on a webpage through unpaid, natural search engine results, as opposed to paid advertisements.

PPC (Pay-Per-Click)

An advertising model in which advertisers pay each time a user clicks on their online advertisement.

Reputation Management

The practice of monitoring, influencing, and managing the online reputation and perception of a brand or individual.

Responsive Design

The approach of designing and developing websites or applications to provide an optimal viewing experience across different devices and screen sizes.

Responsive Images

Images on a website that automatically adjust and adapt their size and resolution based on the user’s device or screen size.

Retargeting

A marketing technique that involves targeting and displaying advertisements to users who have previously interacted with a website or shown interest in a product or service.

Robots.txt

A text file placed on a website’s server to provide instructions to web crawlers or search engine robots on how to crawl and index the site’s pages.

ROI (Return on Investment)

A measure of the profitability and effectiveness of an investment, typically calculated as the net profit or benefit divided by the investment cost.

ROI Tracking

The process of monitoring and analyzing the return on investment of marketing campaigns or initiatives.

Schema Markup

A structured data vocabulary or code that is added to webpages to provide additional context and information to search engines.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

The practice of optimizing website content, structure, and technical elements to improve visibility and ranking in search engine results.

Search Engine Reputation Management (SERM)

The process of monitoring, managing, and influencing the online reputation of a brand or individual in search engine results.

Search Engine Results Page (SERP)

The page displayed by a search engine in response to a user’s query, containing a list of relevant webpages and other content.

Segmentation

The process of dividing a target audience into distinct groups or segments based on common characteristics, behaviors, or preferences.

Server

A computer or system that provides resources, services, or functionalities to other computers or devices on a network. It responds to requests and delivers information or performs tasks, such as hosting websites, storing and managing data, or running applications, enabling communication and interaction between clients and the server itself.

Server-Side Scripting

The execution of scripts on a web server to generate dynamic webpages or perform server-side processing.

Sitemap

A file that provides a hierarchical list of all the pages on a website, allowing search engines to discover and crawl them more easily.

Social Media Marketing

The use of social media platforms to promote products, services, or engage with an audience to build brand awareness and drive conversions.

Social Proof

The influence and validation created by social interactions, user reviews, testimonials, or endorsements that build trust and credibility for a brand or product.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)

A cryptographic protocol that provides secure, encrypted communication between a website and a user’s browser, ensuring data privacy and integrity.

SSL Certificate

A digital certificate that verifies the authenticity and identity of a website and enables secure communication using SSL encryption.

SWOT Analysis

A strategic planning technique used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats associated with a business or project.

Tagline

A memorable phrase or slogan that communicates the essence or value proposition of a brand or product.

Target Audience

The specific group of individuals or customers that a brand or marketing campaign aims to reach and engage.

Targeting Options

The specific criteria or parameters used to define and reach a desired audience in marketing campaigns, such as demographic, geographic, or behavioral factors.

UI (User Interface)

The visual and interactive elements of a website, application, or software that users interact with to perform actions or access information.

User Flow

The path or sequence of steps that a user follows when interacting with a website or application to achieve a specific goal or task.

User-Generated Content (UGC)

Content created and shared by users, such as reviews, testimonials, comments, or social media posts, that provides authentic and genuine perspectives on a brand or product.

UX (User Experience)

The overall experience and satisfaction that users have when interacting with a website, application, or product, encompassing usability, accessibility, and enjoyment.

USP (Unique Selling Proposition)

The unique and distinctive feature, benefit, or advantage that sets a product, service, or brand apart from competitors in the market.

XML Sitemap

A file that lists the URLs and important metadata of a website, designed to help search engines crawl and index the site’s pages more effectively.

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