While I love to talk tech talk with the best of them, I do understand that it is a whole other language.  This glossary is my interpretation of terms translated into what my clients say are easier to understand words in plain English.


Web Page – A webpage is one page of a website.  They are the building blocks of a website. This is what people see when they type in your domain name, your home page.

Website - The place connected to the internet that shows images, text, and media about you or your business on the world wide web (www). Is a collection of web pages as a collection under one domain name.

Domain Name- The address that people go to to view your website.

Hosting - The building/place that holds and stores your website software, content and data.

SEO – SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.  It is the process of moving up or down the visibility of a website and/or web page in a web search engine's unpaid results.  It is often referred to as "natural", "organic", or "earned" results.  Your websites SEO is very important to being found on the web.


Web Search Engine – A Search engine is a software system that is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are generally presented in a line of results.  The most common search engine’s are Google, Bing, Safari and Yahoo.  So when you say you “googled something.” you used a search engine to find a website about the topic you typed in.