I had always heard about the importance of SEO. During my years as a web/software developer, clients, year by year, began asking me more and more about the significance of SEO. I honestly did not know, so I did some basic research on what the services entailed. I recognized the basic efforts that were performed, and the potential positive benefits. Not until coming across this forum, and out of sheer necessity, have I realized just howdeep it all goes. By delving into articles within this forum, I've become inspired to learn as much as I can. I must admit, all this information is quite a lot to sift though. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could provide some kind of direction; somewhere to start -- even a task to help with the practical application of the concepts I encounter. Anyways, it is nice to meet everyone.