A: No, SEO is short for Search Engine Optimization. It is the term used for getting your website and online content optimized to rank in the organic searches of the major search engines (Google, Google Mobile,Bing, Yahoo, etc.).
Google Adwords, also known as Pay Per Click (PPC), is paid advertising, usually found above the Maps area. It will be denoted by an “Ad” icon next to the listing. Rankings for PPC search results depends greatly on competition and the amount you are willing to bid or pay to be in the top spots.