In the web and blogging world there are some abbreviations you should get to know. Abbreviations is a shortened form of a word or phrase. It consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase.

If you are a blogger or thinking about starting a blog then you should get to know these abbreviations. The listed abbreviations in this post are often used among bloggers and web designers.

Knowing these terms will also sharpen and enhance your blogging vocabulary. So you should study and know there word/phrases.

CMS – Content Management System

A content management system (CMS) is a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based.

Software that is used to create and manage the content for a Web site. It provides for the storage, maintenance and retrieval of HTML and XML documents and all related image, audio and video files.

PPC – Pay Per Clicks

Pay Per Click (PPC) is an Internet advertising model used on websites, in which advertisers pay their host only when their ad is clicked. With search engines, advertisers typically bid on keyword phrases relevant to their target market. Content sites commonly charge a fixed price per click rather than use a bidding system.

CPC – Cost Per Click

Cost per click (CPC) is the amount of money an advertiser pays search engines and other Internet publishers for a single click on its advertisement that brings one visitor to its website.

SEO – Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to a web site or a web page (such as a blog) from search engines via “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results as opposed to other forms of search engine marketing (SEM) which may deal with paid inclusion.

Designing a Web site so that search engines easily find the pages and index them.

SEM – Search Engine Marketing

Search engine marketing, or SEM, is a form of Internet marketing that seeks to promote websites by increasing their visibility in search engine result pages (SERPs). According to the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization, SEM methods include: search engine optimization (or SEO), paid placement, and paid inclusion. Other sources, including the New York Times, define SEM as the practice of buying paid search listings.

MMO – Making Money Online

In simple terms this means “make money online” or “making money online”.

SMM – Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing (SMM) combines the goals of internet marketing with social media sites such as Digg, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and many others.[1] The SMM goals will be different for every business or organization, however most will involve some form of viral marketing to build idea or brand awareness, increase visibility, and possibly sell a product or service. SMM may also include online reputation management.

Most online communities don’t welcome traditional direct or hard sell techniques so an effective SMM campaign will require more finesse to execute properly. SMM campaigns must be targeted to the community you want to reach with a message that appeals to them. Some common ways of achieving this are with authoritative information, entertainment, humor or controversy.

PR – Page Rank

The name of Google’s page ranking system.

PageRank is a link analysis algorithm used by the Google Internet search engine that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of “measuring” its relative importance within the set.


If you didn’t know these terms and the meanings, I hope this article provided some help to you.

I know this might not be all the terms used in the blogging world so if you know some more please leave them in the comment section below.


  1. shane


    I thought about creating a wordpress plugin to control which widgets show on which page. What do you think, Kharim?

    • Reply

      Hey Shane, thanks for the comment. (my nickname is also Shane 🙂 )

      I think that would be a great idea. Have you started it as yet? I could do a review on it for you when you are finished with it.

      • shane


        Not yet unfortunately – I just think it is important to control the traffic flow depending on how they actually arrive at your site. This would also be good for tracking purposes. Thanks for the offer to review it! My first though was Scriptlance; is that the right place to go to have this done? I’ve never really done anything like this before.

  2. Kimberly Castleberry


    Please be careful to site all of your wikipedia sources. Borrowing content from wikipedia is not bad but you should site your sources.

  3. Link Building


    Hi Kharim. Which blog platform would you recommend for getting seo benefits – blogger or wordpress?

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