Quick Sprout offers us a very important infographic today, a guide if you will, to the land of SEO. As many know, SEO has changed over the years. Just how that change has occurred and what’s going on today are somewhat debatable and ambiguous. But today’s picture helps quite a bit in getting a firm grasp of the lay of the land.

If you’re new to this whole animal of Search Engine Optimization, one thing you should know is that at the end of the day, content is key and king. SEO is no longer simply about back linking to other sites, nor is it simply about filling a page over and over and over again with a key word or phrase. No, SEO is about dynamic content put up on the web for people to digest. It’s about writing. That writing cannot be on anything. It has to be focused on a particular subject, but when it is we have essentially what we term, SEO.

Why is it so important? For starters, this is how Google finds your page when people punch in certain words in a particular order to search. These people may not know they are searching for you, but when google comes across your well-maintained page, they will essentially say to the person doing the search, “You should be searching for this person.”

So today take a look at SEO via the infographic and see how it has evolved and changed over the years.

Read the full article here: What SEO Used to Be Versus What SEO is Now