Search Engine Marketing is Legion

Biznology

I just discovered that Search Engine Marketing (SEM) isn’t just a rebrand of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), a marketing discipline that is almost universally damned as being shifty, black-hat, and more than just a little shady.

26 Awesome Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Search engine marketing (SEM) accounts for roughly three out of every eight dollars spent on digital advertising , with Google alone commanding 31% of the market. So how can search engine marketers maximize their click-through rate (CTR) and conversions from paid search?

Optimize Your Keyword Research and Rankings with SEMRush

Act-On

Learn how to use the popular SEO tool SEMRush to perform valuable keyword research. AdWords SEO keyword strategy keywords Search engine marketing search engine optimization Search Engine traffic SEM

The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

Despite some misleading chatter to the contrary, SEO is not dead , and keywords still matter. What is true is that search engines have improved their semantic capabilities, meaning they look for the meaning in each block of text rather than just specific phrases.

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Best Practices

Webbiquity

Search engine marketing (SEM) can be a powerful lead generation source, or a complete waste of money. B2B marketers often get less from their SEM programs than possible by overlooking basic but critical steps. Optimize your keyword bids.

Search Engine Marketing and Optimization

QuanticMind

That got me thinking creatively about how we manage our keywords. If you are a performance marketer (like me) you would agree that we often pay too much attention to our set of top keywords. This eBook – SEM Optimization Techniques: Are You Overpaying Google?

The Death of SEO? The Evolution of Search Engine Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Via SEOmoz : Search Engine Optimization isn’t just about “engines.” Via Search Engine Watch : Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of making a site and its content highly relevant for both search engines and searchers.

Seven Expert Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Done properly, search engine marketing (a.k.a. SEM, paid search, PPC) is a powerful complement to SEO and an effective tactic on its own. Discover the answers to these questions and others here in seven noteworthy search engine marketing guides from the past year.

Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

In 2015, JW Player piloted a small-scale, in-house SEM program on Google AdWords to gauge the potential efficacy of using search advertising to drive qualified leads for its enterprise video platform.

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What to Know About Real Search Engine Optimization Experts

KEO Marketing

Search engine optimization “experts” seem to be a dime a dozen in today’s overcrowded digital marketing space. A good SEO expert also understands how search engines work. They should also be able to keep up with major search engine algorithm changes or updates.

Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 2

Webbiquity

While more than 80% of companies now use paid search in some form (primarily AdWords), many of these programs are under-optimized and not delivering the results they could be. How can search marketers use techniques like testing and keyword match types to improve results? How important are branded terms in paid search? Get the answers to these questions and many others here in more of the best articles and blog posts on search engine marketing (SEM) from the past year.

SEO 101: Best Practices from a Search Engine Optimization Agency

KEO Marketing

SEO 101: Best Practices from a Search Engine Optimization Agency. Things are always changing in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). Search engines drive as many as 70% of all business to business leads. Stay Relevant with Ongoing Keyword Research.

The SEM Guide to Researching and Selecting Keywords

Spiralytics

People are searching the internet by the second. billion searches every day. For searchers, their ability to identify the relevant keywords makes it possible to find the content that they need fast. Meanwhile, marketers and advertisers can leverage search to get their messages in front of consumers through search engine marketing (SEM). SEM KeywordsStatistics say that Google alone processes about 3.5

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Why don’t more marketers use keyword research?

Biznology

Over the course of the podcast, David wondered out loud why more marketers don’t consult keyword data when writing and editing content. Even the tech people are confounded by the sheer variety of data they need to integrate to take full advantage of keyword data in marketing activities.

How to Optimize your SEM Program for the Next Big Thing: Voice Search

QuanticMind

The SEM industry is no stranger to… Search Engine Marketing / SEM long tail keywords PPC optimization strategy SEM optimization techniques voice commerce Voice Search

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#SMX East 2016: Search Engine Marketing Strategies & Top 5 Takeaways

QuanticMind

Search engine marketing strategies, social, expanded text ads (ETAs), product listing ads (PLAs), cross-device attribution and many other topics headlined this year’s #SMX East. In the world of paid search, change is in the air.

You’ve Discovered SEO Keywords, But What’s Next?

Webbiquity

Most digital marketers have a general SEO strategy such as tracking keyword performance and incorporating search terms into their blog posts. Believe it or not, SEO keywords are way more valuable than SEO itself. Group Your Keywords. Act on Keywords.

Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 1

Webbiquity

What’s the real optimal cost per lead for your SEM program? Keep your search marketing program growing? Discover the answers to these questions and others here in some of the best posts on search engine marketing of last year. Finding The Optimal Cost-Per-Lead by Search Engine Land. 9 things you MUST know before you start any conversion rate optimization by Search Engine People.

The Difference Between SEO & SEM

Cody Ward

For those of you just starting to dabble in online marketing, we wanted to provide a quick explanation as to the difference between SEO and SEM. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it refers to the process of increasing your website’s search engine ranking for a specific keyword or set of keywords. So then what is SEM? Search engine…? Search engine marketing includes the tactic SEO and the tactic Paid Search.

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SEM Optimization Techniques: Are You Overpaying Google? [eBook]

QuanticMind

In paid search programs, the levers you can pull to improve results come in many forms: landing page optimization , ad copy testing , program structure efficiency, automated workflow, and reporting functionality. The most powerful tool, though, is unquestionably keyword bids.

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Are You Using the Right Keywords in Your Search Engine Marketing Program?

QuanticMind

One of the most important search engine marketing strategies is choosing the right keywords. Are you using these important SEM tools properly? As a search engine marketing pro, you’ve hopefully done your homework on keywords. Start with good keywords.

Balancing SEO and PPC to Maximize Search Results

Webbiquity

Great SEO can get sites to the top of organic search rankings, provide valuable traffic from long-tail or high-traffic keywords and play a crucial role in driving growth to your company. That pitfall is paid search. With pretty minimal effort and investment, competitors can start driving traffic from the same keywords you spent months attempting to rank for. If competitors are paying for keywords, it is likely that they have determined that those keywords have value.

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Build or Buy? SEM Agencies vs. In-House SEM Campaigns

QuanticMind

For the past decade or more, in-house SEM campaigns have taken a back seat to SEM agencies for most small, medium and large businesses. Admittedly, going with SEM agencies proved a good solution for many companies over the years who enjoyed handing off their marketing efforts to knowledgeable professionals in lieu of building their own teams. A Common Misconception: SEM Is Where the Customer Experience Lies.

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Search Engine Marketing: Maximize Your Program Profitability Now

QuanticMind

What if your paid search could go beyond ROI and focus on profit? Get every bit of revenue out of your next campaign with this advanced search engine marketing tactic. So let’s talk about calculating keyword profitability. What’s an SEM manager to do? .

The importance of knowing what competitors spend on SEM

Biznology

Somehow, it always seems to be analytics season in the world of search marketing. One of the most useful metrics our Search Monitor clients use when it’s time to dive into AdWords or AdCenter is competitive ad spend.

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Enterprise SEM: Inside Search Engine Marketing for Business Interview with Karin Becker of QuanticMind

QuanticMind

How are the most successful enterprise companies in the world handling their paid search optimization? Enterprise SEM continues to be challenging for companies of all kinds – from early-stage startups to massive Fortune 500 firms. Are they happy with their enterprise SEM tools?

How to Solve the Biggest New Problem in Search Engine Marketing

QuanticMind

The biggest new problem in search engine marketing is getting bigger by the day…and is expected to cost companies trillions by 2020. How can you solve SEM’s biggest new challenge? Search engine marketing is complicated. All important concerns for day-to-day search-engine marketing. You’re probably also noticing that search engine marketing is getting harder. Search Engine Marketing / SEM bid adjustments Bidding Search

How to Launch a Successful SEM Campaign for Higher Education

QuanticMind

Search Engine Marketing for Higher Education: Everything You Need to Know. For universities looking to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment, more and more the answer to that question is search engine marketing (SEM). Why Use SEM for Higher Education?

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Choosing your keywords for SEO

Cody Ward

Before you start making radical changes on your website, in an effort to rank higher in the search engines, you first need to decide what keywords you’re going to rank for. There are two types of keywords. Short-tail and long-tail keywords.

17 (of the) Best AdWords and SEM Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Paid search sometimes gets a bad rap, as various studies have shown that (depending on whose numbers you believe), anywhere from 75% to 85% of all clicks are on organic, rather than paid, links. Consider just one category of searches: students conducting research projects.

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How to Avoid Underspending and Overspending Your SEM Budget

QuanticMind

Balancing your SEM budget is one of the major challenges of marketing management today. It can also frustrate the leaders who put you in charge of SEM in the first place. Numerous factors can contribute to poor SEM budget spend.

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Five SEM Highlights of 2018

QuanticMind

Without a doubt, 2018 has been quite a year for PPC advertisers and the SEM industry as a whole. Perhaps not surprisingly, many developments in the SEM space are related to significant changes around personal data — including new, stringent global privacy regulations, the onslaught of consumer information, hyperpersonalization and a slew of resulting data privacy issues. Or that voice capabilities are well on their way to becoming a mainstay of paid search.

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Keyword Research: How To

The Lead Agency

What is a Keyword? Keywords are phrases or ideas that relate to your business’ products or services. They will be used organically throughout your content to give users, and search engines a short cut in terms of what your webpage is about. Why are Keywords Important?

4 Tips for Increasing SEM Spend Without Sacrificing Performance

QuanticMind

In this article, we list four tips for increasing SEM spend without taking a hit, ensuring your performance stays profitable. Keyword Expansion. The first step to increasing campaign spend is to expand your keyword focus.

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Black Friday 2013: which toy retailers topped the rank vs. frequency chart in SEM?

Biznology

The Black Friday shopping weekend was an amazing opportunity to study the different search marketing strategies in play. This might have been a strategic decision if toy-related keywords are not that important to their business. The Search Monitor would love to hear your thoughts!

Why At-Scale SEM Programs Need Bid Optimization Technology

QuanticMind

Search Engine Marketing is a complex strategy that will only grow more challenging in the future. This approach, though, comes with some major drawbacks that make it difficult for SEM programs to scale beyond their initial capacity. Keyword Analysis and Valuation.

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The Characteristics of Portfolio Versus Keyword-Level Bidding

QuanticMind

What you may not yet know are some of the intrinsics of Portfolio Bidding, and how this bidding strategy differs from the traditional Keyword-based approach. What is Portfolio Bidding, and how is it different to Keyword-Level Bidding?