SEO Quiz - Beginner Level

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This Quiz is designed to see how much you have learned about SEO. It is a tool for us to determine whether you are ready to start selling SEO or not.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of SEO? (acronym + short definition)
  • 2. 
    What's the difference between SEO and SEM?
  • 3. 
    Name 3 things that will impact negatively your search engine rankings:
  • 4. 
    What's the use of an xml sitemap?
  • 5. 
    For high-volume search phrases, the Search Engines usually will not differentiate between singular and plural versions of a term (eg "cell phone" vs. "cell phones").
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Will a .ca extension help you rank higher in Google Canada?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Name 3 SEO benefits to have a Blog on your main site:
  • 8. 
    What is a "nofollow" attribute?
  • 9. 
    Is an iFrame good or bad for SEO?
    • A. 

      Good

    • B. 

      Bad

    • C. 

      Doesn't matter

  • 10. 
    How can you see the number of pages that Google has indexed for any given website?
  • 11. 
    What is Google Page Rank and how is it calculated?
  • 12. 
    Can search engines read content on pictures?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      It depends on the format of the picture

  • 13. 
    Does the look and feel of a website matter for SEO?
    • A. 

      No, an ugly website can rank higher than a beautiful one

    • B. 

      Yes, search engines prefer to show nice looking sites to make people come back

  • 14. 
    "I can use the exact same content as another website" (more than one answer possible)
    • A. 

      No, it's copyright infringement

    • B. 

      Yes, what is on the internet belong to the internet community

    • C. 

      No because it will be considered duplicate content by the search engines and impact negatively my rankings

    • D. 

      Yes, in moderation, if I use quotation marks and provide a link back to the original source

    • E. 

      Of course, why wouldn't I?

  • 15. 
    How can Meta Description tags help with the practice of search engine optimization?
    • A. 

      They help to tell the engines which keywords are most important on your page

    • B. 

      They're an important ranking factor in the search algorithms

    • C. 

      They serve as the copy that will entice searchers to click on your listing

    • D. 

      Trick question - meta description are NOT important

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT a "best practice" for creating high quality title tags?
    • A. 

      Include an exhaustive list of keywords

    • B. 

      Write compelling copy that encourages users to "click" your listing

    • C. 

      Limit the tag to ~65 characters, including spaces

    • D. 

      Make sure the title is unique for every page

  • 17. 
    Which of the following would be the best choice of URL structure (for both search engines and humans)?
    • A. 

      Www.wildlifeonline.com/563

    • B. 

      Www.wildlifeonline.com/animals/crocodile

    • C. 

      Text.wildlifeonline.com/category/crocodile

    • D. 

      Www.wildlifeonline.com/O0665?id=563&cat=277

    • E. 

      Www.wildlifeonline.com/category/277/article/563

  • 18. 
    Hiding text by putting it the same colour as the background
    • A. 

      Is considered a good practice

    • B. 

      Is dangerous because it could get you banned from search engines

    • C. 

      Doesn't matter because search engines don't look at the design of the page

  • 19. 
    The loading time of a website affects its ranking in Google
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Can you name 3 kinds of link building strategies?
  • 21. 
    What is an internal link?
  • 22. 
    What's an inbound link?
  • 23. 
    What is "anchor text"?
  • 24. 
    Keyword selection is:
    • A. 

      One of the most important steps in search engine optimization

    • B. 

      Kind of important, but can be pushed aside until later

    • C. 

      Not worth the time and effort

    • D. 

      Not as effective as keyword stuffing

  • 25. 
    What are 3 of the main important SEO factors to rank a website high in the search engines:
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