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What is SEO and why is it important for research?

Be careful when clicking the "I'm feeling lucky" button when searching on Google. (Credit: greyloch)

Be careful when clicking the “I’m feeling lucky” button when searching on Google. (Credit: greyloch)

Searching for good research paper topics online is a lot like searching the library. You first need to know what you’re looking for. SEO, which stands for “search engine optimization,” means getting the most out of using search engines, like Google, Bing and Yahoo, to use your keywords to find appropriate business, history or science articles and books in the bazillion-byte world of the vast Internet. When you search the Internet, you want to find what you’re looking for as quickly as possible. Read more