Internet Terms And Definitions For Beginners

Internet Terms And Definitions For Beginners
Internet Terms And Definitions For Beginners

Yeah. I know. It doesn’t look like much right now.  Eventually I hope to develop this page into a valuable reference resource dedicated to explaining and defining internet terms and definitions for beginners.

I remember when I first started out on the internet, it was a completely different environment with customs and a vernacular unique unto itself. There were so many and I was constantly researching terms , definitions, slang and abbreviations just so that I could understand what I was trying to learn. To that end I am starting with the publication of this list.

It will be updated frequently as I will add more definitions or media on a daily basis(hopefully.) So if it ain’t here at first, check back soon. Or you could leave a comment with a  specific request. It will be my pleasure to help you out.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T  U V W X Y


Advertorial – this has to be seen. Any definition I could offer pales in comparison

Affiliate – an affiliate is a free lance associate. Somebody who works for and with a company or companies, without any actual ties to aforementioned. In other words, affiliation

Affiliate Link – as an online affiliate marketer, (like any other job) you need to be paid. So how does that happen? How are you identified so as to receive your affiliate commissions? Links containing a special, unique code used for identification purposes. An affiliate link identifies you and only you to the company that generated the link. No affiliate link, no $$$$$

Affiliate Marketing – click this link for the definition.

Analog Job – employment manifesting itself in the physical three dimensional world.(i.e. cook, office, construction etc. etc..)A work place environment which requires your regular physical presence.

Anchor Text – 


Blog – 

Bounce – A “bounce” on a website is often misunderstood. Some say when a visitor lands and leaves immediately effectively bouncing away. Not quite. The visitor might land, read and then click away off the site. This is a “bounce”. If the visitor lands and clicks to another page on the same site, this is not a “bounce”.

Bounce Rate – a measurement term used within Google Analytics. The percentage of visitors who bounce away from your site as opposed to the total number of visitors. A low bounce rate is the goal. %88 is not a good bounce rate.

Browser Search Box – the long/short rectangular box located at the top of your browser screen where you enter search terms or website URL’s.Internet Terms And Definitions For Beginners


Content Marketing – 

CSV File – Comma Separated Value file. (See image)

Cyberspace – 


Direct Link – 

Direct Traffic visitors arriving at your website through a direct link vs. an organic search.

Domain – Areas of website occupation. For example; .com, .net, .org, .biz, .gov, .info. Anyway, get the idea?

DNS – Domain Name Server

Domain Name – 


Google Analytics –


Home Page – 

Hyper-Link – 


Internet – on January 1st, 1983 the assembly of a virtual construct christened the “network of networks” began. Often called the “information superhighway” (with good reason) it facilitates user access to the WWW.Internet Terms And Definitions For Beginners

Due to advanced telecommunications technology, the internet has grown in leaps and bounds, especially during the past four years. 2014 saw the WWW host to over one billion websites. Yes, that’s right. A 1, with nine zeroes after. Like this; 1,000,000,000.

So it took about twenty four years for the web to reach the one billion mark.. Now, fours years later, that number has practically doubled making the web home to more than 1.8 billion websites.


Jump Link – a different sort of link. Have you ever clicked a link and been taken to a page where you must search for the topic? Me too. Gets on my nerves. So a jump link takes you to s specific point on a specific page. For instance; this link will take you to  the letter A on this page and this link will take you to the comment section on my About PollyB page.


Keyword –

Keyword Phrase or KeyPhrase – 


Link – 

Link Text –

Long Tail Keyword –

LSI Latent Semantic Indexing.


Malware –


Organic Search – as the word organic implies this is a natural search. (i.e.)SERP retrieval after entering keywords in the browser, as opposed to entering the web address and going directly to a specific website, or clicking a link within another page/post that goes directly to a specific page/post/website.


Referral Traffic –

Responsive Theme – website themes  adaptable to any type of device used for access. i.e. PC, Laptop, Phone, ipad or other handheld device not a phone


Search Engine –

Search Term – A word or group of words entered in the browser in order to locate specific information on the internet. 

SEO – stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO is creating pages/posts in a manner(hopefully)conducive to achieving good rankings on Google and other search engines. Such as, keyword selection, theme responsivity, page speeds(load and download time), proper Privacy Policy.

SEO also exists in a fluidic state meaning it is constantly changing and evolving along with new laws and rules.. Good SEO depends upon keeping current with changes in the way post/pages are ranked.  

SERP – Search Engine Results Page. When you enter a search term in your browser, the search engine immediately goes to work finding the most relevant information for your viewing pleasure. After a few brief moments(normally)it returns to you with results displayed like so usually 10 results per page. This is a search engine results page.

Server –

Squeeze Page –

SSL – 



Traffic – website visitors

TXT File – Text only File (See image)




Virtual –

Virus –


Website a virtual construct existing on the World Wide Web, such as the one you are on now. The internet is huge. According to the Netcraft January 2018 Web Server Survey there are more than 1.8 billion websites. Most of those have very little traffic.

WWW –   The 1,805,260,010(at last count)websites on the Web are all connected to one another via the internet. The construction of which began on January 1st, 1983. Internet Terms And Definitions For BeginnersA year later in 1984, Bill Gates arrives on the New York Stock Exchange with his invention of the PC(personal computer).

In 1990, all websites and the entire internet were woven together and fashioned into one very large computerized construct aptly designated the World Wide Web. Invented by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee  it is a tangible, yet intangible, virtual, digitally fabricated world co-existing alongside our 3D universe, enveloping our planet unperceived by human eyes.


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