June 6, 2011: Last week Search Engine Land released its “Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors“. It is a great resource to bookmark and reference. A primary reason for Search Engine Land (SEL) to create this was in the acknowledgment of the difficulty traditional marketers and site owners have in understanding search engine optimization (SEO).
Via SEL: it’s [SEO] too often considered some murky “dark art” or a sinful practice that should be avoided. It’s not.
It is true that many talented marketers still feel that SEO only consists of short-sighted tactics and algorithm chasing. That is just not the case and other organizations have used similar charts, visualizations, and graphics to help illustrate.
Here is a look back at some of the best ones we’ve seen over time. What do you think? Feel free to add your suggestions and references via the comments below.
The Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors
(Source: Search Engine Land)
The SEO Success Pyramid
(Source: The SEO Success Pyramid)
The SEO SME SMO Venn Diagram
(Source: SEO SME SMO Venn Diagram)
The SEO Hierarchy of Needs
(Source: The SEO Hierarchy of Needs)
The Value of SEO versus PPC
(Source: Value of SEO v. PPC)
The Visual FAQ of SEO
(Source: The Visual FAQ of SEO)
Additional SEO Infographics and Visualizations
Of course, not all SEO graphics are designed to solely explain how search engine optimization may integrate into the complete marketing mix. Here are some other creative SEO graphics and resources of interest.
- The History of Search
- 4 Essential SEO Infographics
- Linktoberfest! SEO Infographic for Link Data Visualization
- SEO ROI is King
The Search Engine Marketing Process
Finally, here is a set of slides we show clients and prospects when discussing the relationship between search engine optimization, search engine advertising, and social media marketing.
(Source: The Search Engine Marketing Process)