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What are the effects of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Sebastian Schultheiß tried to find out:

Only 8% of users are familiar with the term SEO; The lower the knowledge of SEO, the higher the level of trust in Google.

@djoerd how does he determine that a page used SEO techniques? (Nice idea for a study.)

@arjen I think both with some meta tags that are clearly pointing at optimization, and a "probably" based on machine learning from pages that are known to be optimzed...

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