What is SEM (Search Engine Marketing) and how it relates to SEO

RockContent

If you answered Google or any other internet search engine, be it Bing, Yahoo!, In this scenario, SEM (Search Engine Marketing), a set of techniques that aims to use these engines for promotion on the Internet, emerges. Why is SEM important?

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. If you’re going to implement a serious SEM campaign, you’re going to need to jack the funds from somewhere (and someone) else. The post Search Engine Marketing is Legion appeared first on Biznology.

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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. That is, search engine algorithms understand that words like “car,” “motor vehicle” and “automobile” are synonyms. That’s where keyword research comes in.

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. Here are some best practices to optimize your results from SEM campaigns: 1. Search-only or search plus content sites—running a campaign across both search engines and partner content sites requires a higher budget than a campaign focused on search alone.

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 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. Google’s growth post IPO helped fuel an industry (SEO) and an opportunity for prospective business owners to build successful online enterprises through search. The Death of SEO.

The Ultimate Guide to SEM (Search Engine Marketing)

Hubspot

Search Engine Marketing, or SEM, is one of the most effective ways to grow your business and reach new customers. While it's critical you employ organic strategies to attract traffic over the long-term, sometimes, you can't properly compete on the SERPs without putting money behind it -- and that's where SEM comes into play. However, their paid "Summer Shoes" ad, circled above, ranks as the first search result overall. What is SEM? Best SEM tools.

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. That share is even larger within the b2b marketing space, and for good reasons: 88% of b2b buyers conduct online research before making business purchasing decisions, and nearly half of b2b tech buyers say they’ve discovered brands they weren’t previously aware of through a search engine.

What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization): the complete guide to reach the top results on Google

RockContent

After all, who wouldn’t want to show up within the top organic search results on Google? Through optimizations on your own pages and connecting to other sites, you can improve your users’ search and navigation experience. SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a set of optimization strategies for sites, blogs, and pages on the web, which aim to improve your position in organic search engine results. What are search engines? Keyword tools.

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. SEM enables enterprises to rank for specific search terms immediately (including terms for which it would difficult to rank organically), target traffic to specific landing pages, test everything (keywords, bid levels, ad copy, landing page design), and precisely quantify ROI based on sales or leads generated.

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. Though that pilot campaign didn’t yield any conversions, the company felt reasonably confident that, with the proper guidance and management, SEM could be a viable demand generation engine for the enterprise business.

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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.

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. Search engine optimization experts should have the ability to: Stay up-to-date with Google’s, and other search engines, algorithm changes.

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. As such, it is important to ensure you optimize your content, and your website, for search engines. SEO is ultimately about building a search-friendly website that you optimize for the best possible user experience.

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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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. Any individual can do keyword research with readily available tools such as Google’s Keyword Planner or Trends. Organic search effectiveness (ranking, referrals minus bounces).

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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#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. Search engine marketing strategies were front and center at this year’s #SMX East 2016, one of the largest search marketing events on the East Coast. In the world of paid search, change is in the air. 5) Consider expanding your SEM strategies with social strategies.

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. A sophisticated keyword strategy can help every step of your marketing funnel. Group Your Keywords. Brand : For most companies, the majority of their organic search traffic will come in on their own brand name as the search term.

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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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 SearchThe rapid advancement and proliferation of voice assistant technology are introducing exciting opportunities for companies in consumer-facing industries.

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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

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. Come to think of it, can you ever do enough when it comes to keywords, because keywords can be oh so fickle? Start with good keywords. Check your search triggers. A final word on keywords.

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. We decided to dig into The Search Monitor’s ad spend database to compare ad spend across 4 large verticals for PPC: Finance, Retail, Telecom, and Education. We looked at Google searches in the US from July 2013 through February 2014.

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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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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. To be successful, SEM managers need to understand profitability – and how to optimize profitability for each keyword. So let’s talk about calculating keyword profitability. What’s an SEM manager to do? . Keyword B might reach its highest profit at 30% ROI.

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. Short-tail keywords are the most popular, most searched, and therefore most competitive. These are short one or two keywords that define an industry or product.

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. SEM bidding optimization is the most significant way to achieve peak performance in paid search. Limitations in Today’s Paid Search Optimization Landscape.

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SEM for B2B – Best Practices and Ad Types to Use in SEM for B2B

QuanticMind

?SEM for B2B is a different space than consumer marketing. Here, we’ll discuss some of the tactics and ad types you can use today in SEM for B2B. SEM for B2B (business-to-business companies) is a bit different than what marketers normally think about when they discuss search engine marketing. Specifically, many marketers consider SEM to primarily be a B2C (business-to-consumer) space. The difference between SEM for B2B vs. B2C.

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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. What are their biggest challenges, in terms of both high-level paid search and day-to-day marketing campaign management? Are they happy with their enterprise SEM tools? Question: What are enterprise companies doing right in their paid search?

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. The Search Monitor decided to look closely at one interesting vertical – toy retailers – and two important search marketing metrics in that vertical: ad rank and ad frequency. 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!

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. Probably the most common reason for SEM budget underspending is setting your budget too low. When you have a small war chest, it becomes more difficult to bid on more relevant (and competitive) keywords.

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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). In fact, according to a recent survey, 97% of students will initiate contact with a university and it is absolutely critical not only to build and maintain a relevant digital presence , but also a “robust search functionality.”

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National vs. Local Geo-Targeting: Which SEM Strategy is Best for Your Business?

QuanticMind

Effectively geo-targeting SEM campaigns is one of those arcane questions with an answer that never satisfies. The ever-unsatisfying answer to the question of how best to geo-target your SEM campaigns? The goal of this article is to demystify all of those dependencies, to show you that others have indeed tried this before, and ultimately, help you toward a reliably satisfying answer to the question of how best to geo-target your SEM campaigns.

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Business Marketing Awards Association Honors KEO Marketing for Search Engine Optimization in its 2015 B2 Awards

KEO Marketing

Strategy of analyzing pain points of prospective clients led to highly ranked search results in front of qualified leads searching for solutions. a leading full-service business-to-business (B2B) marketing agency, today announced that it won an Excellence Award in the category of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in the 2015 Business Marketing Association (BMA) B2 Awards.