In short, SEO is a race to the top result on page 1 of Google. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or web page in search engines. There are different routes that can be taken to get to the top of search results. Like any industry, there are a few “dirty tricks” that some marketers try to use to get websites to rank high. This is known as “Black Hat” SEO, which attempts to manipulate search engine results. In contrast, “White Hat” SEO follows the proper guidelines that search engines require.