# What is an algorithm?

This is a discussion on What is an algorithm? within the Search Engine Optimization forums, part of the Internet Marketing category; The term algorithm (pronounced &quot;AL-go-rith-um&quot;) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. The word derives from the name ...

1. ## What is an algorithm?

The term algorithm (pronounced "AL-go-rith-um") is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. The word derives from the name of the Persian mathematician, Al-Khowarizmi (825 AD). A computer program can be viewed as an elaborate algorithm. In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm usually means a small procedure that solves a recurrent problem.  Reply With Quote

2. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

Algorithm is a set of accurate instructions for solving a problem.  Reply With Quote

3. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

Algorithm: A methodical, logical rule or procedure that will guarantee solving a particular problem. You will always find your solution. Contrasts with the usually speedier but also more error prone - heuristics.
Example: Decipher the unscrambled word - SPLOYOCHYG
- We could try each letter in each position, but generating and examining 907,200 resulting permutations would be exasperating. This is the step by step algorithm to decipher the word PSYCHOLOGY.  Reply With Quote

4. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

Algorithm is a set of instructions used for solving a particular problem. Search engines use algorithms to sort the keyword rankings from the first page to the last.  Reply With Quote

5. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

Hi dear,
Algorithm is the set of instruction that should be followed to perform any function.

Thanks.....  Reply With Quote

6. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

Algorithm is a method which are used for generating condition of any working process.  Reply With Quote

7. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

An algorithm is any set of detailed instructions which results in a predictable end-state from a known beginning.
Here are different types of algorithms ---

• Dynamic Programming Algorithms
• Greedy Algorithms
• Brute Force Algorithms
• Randomized Algorithms
• Branch and Bound Algorithms
• Simple Recursive Algorithms
• Backtracking Algorithms
• Divide and Conquer Algorithms  Reply With Quote

8. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

It is an mathematical mechanism to optimize the websites in the search engines.  Reply With Quote

9. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

In my view Seoinheritx post is most define and easy to understand the term algorithm.  Reply With Quote

10. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

These are basically used by websites to perform complex mathematical process. You need to be a genius though to create an original one.  Reply With Quote

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12. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. The word derives from the name of the mathematician, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi, who was part of the royal court in Baghdad and who lived from about 780 to 850. Al-Khwarizmi's work is the likely source for the word algebra as well.  Reply With Quote

13. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a sequence of instructions, typically to solve a class of problems or perform a computation. Algorithms are unambiguous specifications for performing calculation, data processing, automated reasoning, and other tasks.  Reply With Quote

14. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

Google's algorithms are a complex system used to retrieve data from its search index and instantly deliver the best possible results for a query. The search engine uses a combination of algorithms and numerous ranking signals to deliver webpages ranked by relevance on its search engine results pages (SERPs).  Reply With Quote

15. ## Re: What is an algorithm?

Algorithm is a function of search engine that filters every queries of the users and site data to determine the relevancy then will be provided to the target people.  Reply With Quote 