SEO MCQs

Test your SEO knowledge with these multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

1. What does SEO stand for?
A. Search Engine Optics
B. Search Engine Optimization
C. Search Engine Outreach
D. Search Engine Overdrive

The Answer is B

2. What is a meta description?
A. A summary of the webpage
B. A list of keywords
C. A hidden code
D. A title tag

The Answer is A

3. Which of the following is NOT a factor in SEO?
A. Website speed
B. Social media presence
C. Backlinks
D. Keyword density

The Answer is B

4. What is the purpose of keyword research in SEO?
A. To improve website design
B. To increase website traffic
C. To find popular search terms
D. To optimize images

The answer is C

5. What is a 301 redirect used for?
A. Speeding up website load
B. Optimizing images
C. Permanently redirecting URLs
D. Hiding content

The Answer is C

6. What does SERP stand for?
A. Search Engine Results Page
B. Site Engagement Response Page
C. Site Error Resolution Page
D. Site Experience Rating

The Answer is A

7. Which of the following is NOT a black hat SEO technique?
A. Keyword stuffing
B. Cloaking
C. Guest blogging
D. Link farming

The Answer is C

8. What does the acronym ROI stand for in SEO?
A. Return on Investment
B. Ranking of Importance
C. Rate of Interaction
D. Retention of Information

The Answer is A

9. What is the purpose of alt text in SEO?
A. To hide keywords
B. To describe images
C. To improve website speed
D. To create pop-up ads

The Answer is B

10. What is the ideal length for a meta title tag?
A. 100 characters
B. 75 characters
C. 50 characters
D. 200 characters

The Answer is C

11. What is the difference between white hat and black hat SEO?
A. White hat uses ethical methods
B. Black hat focuses on quality content
C. White hat follows search engine guidelines
D. Black hat emphasizes keyword stuffing

The Answer is C

12. What is the main purpose of XML sitemaps?
A. To improve website design
B. To speed up website loading
C. To increase website traffic
D. To help search engines crawl pages

The Answer is D

13. What is anchor text in SEO?
A. The main heading of a page
B. A hyperlink text
C. The title tag of a webpage
D. The website’s domain name

The Answer is B

14. Which HTTP status code signifies a page not found error?
A. 200
B. 404
C. 301
D. 503

The Answer is B

15. What is canonicalization in SEO?
A. Creating original content
B. Consolidating duplicate URLs
C. Improving website speed
D. Manipulating search results

The Answer is B

16. What is the purpose of a robots.txt file in SEO?
A. To block search engines from crawling
B. To improve website design
C. To speed up website loading
D. To enhance user experience

The Answer is A

17. What is the difference between dofollow and nofollow links?
A. Dofollow links pass SEO value
B. Nofollow links are irrelevant
C. Dofollow links hide keywords
D. Nofollow links are faster

The Answer is A

18. What is the optimal keyword density for SEO?
A. 10-20%
B. 1-2%
C. 50-60%
D. 80-90%

The Answer is B

19. What is a long-tail keyword in SEO?
A. A keyword with multiple meanings
B. A short, common keyword
C. A specific, niche keyword
D. A keyword with more than 3 words

The Answer is C

20. What is a bounce rate in SEO?
A. The rate at which keywords bounce
B. The rate at which visitors leave
C. The rate at which pages load
D. The rate at which ads are clicked

The Answer is B

21. What is the purpose of a 404 error page?
A. To improve website design
B. To increase website traffic
C. To alert users of broken links
D. To redirect to homepage

The Answer is C

22. What is keyword stemming in SEO?
A. Using keywords as hashtags
B. Expanding keywords into phrases
C. Truncating keywords into roots
D. Hiding keywords in website code

The Answer is C

23. What is the purpose of a backlink in SEO?
A. To increase website speed
B. To improve website security
C. To improve website authority
D. To optimize meta tags

The Answer is C

24. What is the difference between on-page and off-page SEO?
A. On-page focuses on website content
B. Off-page focuses on website design
C. On-page focuses on backlinks
D. Off-page focuses on meta tags

The Answer is A

25. What is a sitemap in SEO?
A. A map showing physical locations
B. A map of website content
C. A map of social media links
D. A map of keyword rankings

The Answer is B

26. What is the purpose of social bookmarking in SEO?
A. To improve website security
B. To increase website traffic
C. To promote content
D. To manipulate search results

The Answer is C

27. What is a doorway page in SEO?
A. A page designed for website entry
B. A hidden page on a website
C. A page for social media links
D. A page with irrelevant content

The Answer is A

28. What is the purpose of keyword density in SEO?
A. To improve website design
B. To increase website security
C. To optimize content
D. To hide keywords

The Answer is C

29. What is Google PageRank?
A. A measure of website speed
B. A measure of website authority
C. A measure of website security
D. A measure of keyword relevance

The Answer is B

30. What is the purpose of schema markup in SEO?
A. To improve website speed
B. To increase website traffic
C. To provide structured data
D. To hide website content

The Answer is C

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