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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Search engines do differentiate between singular and plural versions of a term, especially for high-volume search phrases. This is because users may have different search intents when using the singular or plural form of a word. Therefore, search engines try to provide the most relevant results by considering both variations of the term.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Having a .ca extension can indeed help you rank higher in Google Canada. This is because the .ca extension is specifically meant for Canadian websites, indicating to Google that the website is targeting Canadian users. Google tends to prioritize local search results, so having a .ca extension can signal relevance and improve your chances of ranking higher in search results within Canada.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Bad
    Explanation
    iFrames can be bad for SEO because search engine crawlers may have difficulty indexing the content within the iFrame. This can result in the content within the iFrame not being properly recognized or ranked by search engines. Additionally, iFrames can also lead to slower page loading times, which can negatively impact SEO.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Search engines cannot read content on pictures because they primarily rely on text-based information to understand and index web pages. While search engines can analyze the metadata, alt text, and surrounding text of an image to gain some understanding, they cannot directly interpret the content within the picture itself. Therefore, the correct answer is "No."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. No, an ugly website can rank higher than a beautiful one
    Explanation
    The look and feel of a website does not directly impact its ranking on search engines. SEO is primarily focused on factors such as website structure, content relevance, keywords, backlinks, and user experience. While a visually appealing website may enhance user engagement and potentially increase the likelihood of repeat visits, it does not guarantee higher search engine rankings. On the other hand, an "ugly" website that meets the criteria for good SEO practices can still rank higher due to its optimized content and other relevant factors.

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  • 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?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. No, it's copyright infringement
    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
    Explanation
    Using the exact same content as another website without permission is considered copyright infringement. Additionally, search engines may penalize websites that have duplicate content, leading to negative impacts on rankings. However, it is possible to use content from another website in moderation if proper attribution is given by using quotation marks and providing a link back to the original source.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. They serve as the copy that will entice searchers to click on your listing
    Explanation
    Meta Description tags serve as the copy that will entice searchers to click on your listing. When search engines display search results, the meta description appears as a brief summary of the webpage. A well-written and compelling meta description can attract users' attention and persuade them to click on your link instead of others. While meta descriptions may not directly impact search engine rankings, they play a crucial role in improving click-through rates and driving organic traffic to your website.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Include an exhaustive list of keywords
    Explanation
    Including an exhaustive list of keywords is not a best practice for creating high-quality title tags. While it is important to include relevant keywords in the title tag to improve search engine optimization, stuffing the title tag with too many keywords can make it appear spammy and negatively impact user experience. It is recommended to focus on writing compelling copy that encourages users to click on the listing, limiting the tag to an appropriate length of around 65 characters, and ensuring that the title is unique for every page.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Www.wildlifeonline.com/animals/crocodile
    Explanation
    The best choice of URL structure would be www.wildlifeonline.com/animals/crocodile. This structure is clear and descriptive, indicating that the website is about wildlife and specifically about animals, with the specific animal being a crocodile. It is user-friendly and easy for both search engines and humans to understand and navigate.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Is dangerous because it could get you banned from search engines
    Explanation
    Hiding text by putting it the same color as the background is considered a black hat SEO technique known as "hidden text." This practice is dangerous because search engines consider it as an attempt to deceive or manipulate search rankings. Search engines have algorithms that detect hidden text, and if caught, the website can be penalized or even banned from search engine results. Therefore, using this technique is not recommended and can have severe consequences for a website's visibility and organic traffic.

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  • 19. 

    The loading time of a website affects its ranking in Google

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The loading time of a website does indeed affect its ranking in Google. Google considers website speed as a ranking factor because it wants to provide the best user experience to its users. A slow-loading website can lead to a poor user experience, causing visitors to leave the site and increasing bounce rates. Google's algorithm takes into account various factors, including website speed, to determine the ranking of a website in search results. Therefore, a faster-loading website is more likely to rank higher in Google.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. One of the most important steps in search engine optimization
    Explanation
    Keyword selection is one of the most important steps in search engine optimization because it helps in determining the relevant keywords that users are searching for. By choosing the right keywords, websites can optimize their content and improve their visibility in search engine results. This process ensures that the website attracts the right audience and increases the chances of ranking higher in search engine rankings. Neglecting keyword selection can lead to ineffective SEO strategies and poor organic traffic.

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  • 25. 

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

  • 26. 

    VWordpress is:

    • A.

      A platform used to create websites and blogs

    • B.

      A keyword density checker

    • C.

      A tool to shrink over-sized content to make it fit the page

    • D.

      The newest version of Microsoft word

    • E.

      A made up word

    Correct Answer
    A. A platform used to create websites and blogs
    Explanation
    WordPress is a platform used to create websites and blogs. It provides users with a user-friendly interface and a wide range of themes and plugins to customize their website or blog according to their needs. It is a popular content management system that allows users to easily publish and manage their online content without requiring any coding knowledge. WordPress offers various features and functionalities to create and design professional-looking websites and blogs.

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  • 27. 

    What is Google Analytics?

    • A.

      A tool from Google that provides competitive analysis of a keyword

    • B.

      A tool from Google that provides statistics about keyphrases

    • C.

      It's a paid services offered by Google that provides you with analytical data about your competitor's websites.

    • D.

      It's a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors on your website

    • E.

      It's a free service offered by Google that provides you with scientific data about their ranking algorithm

    Correct Answer
    D. It's a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors on your website
    Explanation
    Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors on your website. It provides valuable insights into the behavior of visitors, such as their demographics, interests, and the actions they take on your site. This data helps website owners understand their audience better, optimize their marketing strategies, and improve the user experience.

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  • 28. 

    What does CMS stand for?

    • A.

      Custom Management System

    • B.

      Creative Mastering Solutions

    • C.

      Content Management System

    • D.

      Common Marketing Solutions

    • E.

      Cow Milk Storage

    Correct Answer
    C. Content Management System
    Explanation
    A Content Management System (CMS) is a software that allows users to create, manage, and modify digital content on a website without the need for technical knowledge. It provides a user-friendly interface for creating and organizing content, managing workflows, and controlling access to different users. This term is widely used in the field of web development and is commonly associated with platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

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  • 29. 

    How can you view the source code of a website?

  • 30. 

    Which of the following factor does NOT help a site to rank high in Google

    • A.

      Add fresh unique content on a regular basis

    • B.

      Avoid duplicate title and description tag

    • C.

      Add links to your website on a regular basis

    • D.

      Submit your url to Google on a regular basis

    • E.

      Submit a new sitemap when you add new content

    Correct Answer
    D. Submit your url to Google on a regular basis
    Explanation
    Submitting your URL to Google on a regular basis does not directly help a site to rank high in Google. While it is important to submit your site to Google for indexing, it is not a factor that directly influences the ranking of your site. Factors such as adding fresh unique content, avoiding duplicate title and description tags, adding links to your website, and submitting a new sitemap when adding new content are more relevant for improving your site's ranking in Google.

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