SEO Glossary
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Indexing

Indexing is the part of the search engines process where web data is collected and stored for future retrieval. This process is also known as web indexing. Indexed data includes all the meta information, text, images, videos, and any other piece of content on a webpage. Without indexing, search engines would have to find their search data dynamically, dramatically slowing the search.

The Google index ignores certain words like "the, is, on, or, of, how, why" to improve the search performance.

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