SEO vs. SEM: Combining the Two to Maximize SERP Real Estate

Brightedge

Using SEM and SEO together will drive traffic using both organic and paid strategies. While keyword research and implementation are still a ranking factor, search engines are ranking content more predominantly based on the information provided to a user and the user experience.

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21 PPC Lead Generation Tools for More High-Quality Leads

KoMarketing Associates

You have to think beyond the first click – way beyond it. So while many of the tools we’ve listed here are expressly for ppc, a couple are for optimizing what happens after the click. We’ve also included a handful of tools that aren’t primarily known as pay per click tools – but if you know how to use them, they can really help B2B lead generation campaigns. We still see ppc ads for local businesses in national, (geographically unrelated) searches. Want more leads?

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Best of 2008 (So Far) - Search Engine Marketing, Part 2

WebMarketCentral

How can you use pay-per-click (PPC) advertising intelligence to improve organic SEO? How can "conquesting" be applied as an SEM tactic? Get the answers to these inquiries and more in the following blog posts and articles, some of the best written on the topic of search engine marketing so far in 2008. In the online world it usually means bidding on your competitor's 'brand' keywords on a Pay Per Click Advertising platform."

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Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on SEM

WebMarketCentral

Search engine marketing (SEM) is one of the fastest-growing categories in all of advertising, because it is both measurable and logical: present your ads when people are searching for what you're selling. A well-crafted search marketing program can provide not only broad brand exposure at a very reasonable cost (with CPMs of $10 or less), but also high-ROI lead generation. Pay Per Click: Boom or Bust?

How to Get Started with Performance Marketing

Outbrain

Performance marketing is the term given for online marketing campaigns where advertisers pay marketing companies or advertising platforms for results achieved, such as clicks or conversions. The affiliate receives payment only for actions taken, such as clicks, conversions or leads.

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MarketingSherpa Releases 2008 Search Marketing Benchmark Guide

WebMarketCentral

MarketingSherpa recently published its Search Marketing Benchmark Guide for 2008 , providing data on cost per click (CPC), conversion rates, SEO and other key online marketing metrics. The study is designed to help online marketers set PPC and SEO budgets, forecast results, test online marketing programs, and even (toughest of all)—explain search marketing plans to your client or CEO. Thinking of bringing SEM and SEO in-house?

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