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. And of course, keyword stuffing, as an SEO tactic, is long dead. But keywords (more precisely, keyword phrases) still matter in the sense they reveal searcher intent.

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 SEM Guide to Researching and Selecting Keywords

Spiralytics

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 KeywordsPeople are searching the internet by the second. Statistics say that Google alone processes about 3.5 billion searches every day.

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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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Expand your Offer Strategy to Increase SEM Performance

The Point

It’s puzzling, therefore, why so many SEM campaigns in the high tech space focus exclusively on late-stage offers, namely trials and demos. One reason is a general (short-sighted, in my view) opinion of SEM as merely a tool to find prospects who are ready to buy. However, by limiting paid search (SEM) campaigns (and social ads like LinkedIn also) to prospects who are ready to look at a product, marketers do themselves and their companies a disservice.

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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.

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.

Keyword Research: How To

The Lead Agency

What is a Keyword? Keywords are phrases or ideas that relate to your business’ products or services. Keywords are essential for Search Engine Optimisation. In terms of SEO , keywords are the words that searchers enter into search engines in order to find answers to their queries.

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

QuanticMind

The most powerful tool, though, is unquestionably keyword bids. SEM bidding optimization is the most significant way to achieve peak performance in paid search. This, unfortunately, resulted in some keywords becoming lost after being bid down so regularly – not the ideal outcome.

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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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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. Searching keywords help you find influencers.

Healthcare Marketers: Stop Wasting Money & Use Negative Keywords

Fathom

Negative keywords are a fundamental requirement when running paid advertising for any accounts. Negative keywords are extremely important for blocking user search queries that are most likely irrelevant to the services your healthcare organization is providing.

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? The post The Difference Between SEO & SEM appeared first on Puzzle Marketer. Originally posted here on USSCO Speaks blog.

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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. When this is the case, it's critical you invest in a SEM strategy. What is SEM? Best SEM tools. Google Ads Keyword Planner. Google Ads Keyword Planner.

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. The post Five SEM Highlights of 2018 appeared first on QuanticMind.

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Google Keyword Tool vs.Traffic Estimator: How Do They Differ?

Fathom

When creating a PPC campaign from scratch and estimating performance for projections, Google Keyword Tool and Google Traffic Estimator are two great tools for research. … Read the rest The post Google Keyword Tool vs.Traffic Estimator: How Do They Differ?

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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10 Proven Keyword Bidding Strategies to Optimize Your AdWords Campaign

Spiralytics

Apart from being the most popular SEM platform worldwide, AdWords also offers flexible targeting options and advanced optimization capabilities. Keywords Online Advertising

How to Launch a Successful SEM Campaign for Higher Education

QuanticMind

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? SEM is a multifaceted marketing strategy that can’t be learned overnight.

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

Webbiquity

Discover the answers to these questions and many more here in 17 of the best AdWords and SEM guides of the past year. Keyword Match Types: The What and Why.

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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 importance of brand keywords for B2B search marketing campaigns.

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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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Adwords Automation in 2019 – The Best Solutions for Automating SEM

QuanticMind

In this article, we offer a complete overview of the best solutions for automating SEM in 2019. Day-to-day practitioners don’t have time to manually adjust the max CPC for individual keywords to optimize their campaigns.

Why At-Scale SEM Programs Need Bid Optimization Technology

QuanticMind

Businesses today use a variety of approaches to SEM that each come with their own benefits and pains, but they all have one priority in common: to create the most effective SEM strategy while minimizing the effort and resources needed to achieve it. Keyword Analysis and Valuation.

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SEM for Financial Services: Everything You Need to Know

QuanticMind

Financial services businesses have many opportunities to build brand awareness and attract new clients through search engine marketing (SEM). What Is SEM? With SEO, you create and keyword-optimize your website content to rank well in organic search results.

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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?

SMX East 2016 Day 2 – SEM for Brands, SEM Testing Best Practices, SEM + TV, Beyond Search, Multi-Channel

QuanticMind

For your perusal, here are the quick hits: Brand SEM insight from “Brands Talk Search Marketing”: Featuring: Daniela de Simone, @erinever , @jknob8 , @simonheseltine , @CJSherman. Panelists discuss the ups and downs of various SEM tools, particularly on a finite budget.

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[Infographic] Data Science Meets SEM

QuanticMind

For more information on how data science simplifies the complexity of paid search – please watch our webinar on the use of data science in specific paid search business cases, and read our eBook for an in-depth analysis on the power of data science in SEM.

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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.

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

Biznology

This might have been a strategic decision if toy-related keywords are not that important to their business. Paid Search Search Marketing Slider Black Friday Kohl''s Search Engine Marketing sem Target (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

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 same is true of your SEM campaigns.

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How to Solve PPC Keyword Cannibalization

QuanticMind

Optimizing your ROI is a challenging, seemingly endless, process in the highly competitive world of search engine marketing (SEM). That of course includes implementing best practices around keywords, as well as staying on top of any unanticipated PPC roadblocks — like keyword cannibalization. . A costly, oftentimes unrecognized, consequence of this can be keyword cannibalization across entire PPC programs. Keyword Cannibalization – The Basics.

SEO vs. SEM: This is a Silly Fight. They Are Both Amazing

Conductor

SEM is also… amazing. SEO includes anything done to a website for the sake of search rankings, which might include researching keywords and placing them strategically within a page, optimizing a page’s structure,, or using certain redirects in a site’s url hierarchy. What is SEM?

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Utilizing Revenue-per-Click to Calculate PPC Keyword Value

QuanticMind

How do you determine a search keyword’s value? Are you making data-driven bid optimization decisions based on keyword data? Should you be focused on keyword revenue-per-click in your PPC campaigns? Search keywords. PPC Keyword Value.

3 Tips for Hospitals To Fuel Content Marketing with SEM Data

Fathom

As many of us know, SEM/PPC is an established source of patient acquisition for health systems and hospitals. Share PPC Keyword Data to Guide SEO. It’s not news to any of us that Google Analytics no longer shows organic search keyword data.

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The importance of knowing what competitors spend on SEM

Biznology

Search marketers in the insurance sub-vertical help keep these budgets high, as keywords like ‘Life Insurance’, Vehicle Insurance, and ‘Liability Insurance’ have some of the most expensive CPCs around. (

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The Right SEM Strategy for Schools

Hubspot

Search engine marketing (SEM) is comprised of both search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns. Your PPC campaign will be designed around a keyword strategy, just like your SEO. That's far too broad a keyword.

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New Tool Helps SEO, SEM Consultants Pinpoint Local Clients

Webbiquity

The SeoQuake team, the group behind the SEMRush tools for SEO and keyword research, recently released a new tool to help SEM consultants and agencies find local clients. For SEM agencies and consultants, the SEMRush Geo tool is a prospecting goldmine.

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SEM Mystery: The Case of the Missing Leads

Webbiquity

No problem, I thought; knock out a keyword list, crank out a few ads, test a couple of different landing pages, keep an eye on things to weed out the bum search phrases and keep bids in line, piece of cake. So I downloaded a keyword report and went through it with a fine tooth comb.

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Why Automation is Key to Your SEM Success

QuanticMind

The online advertising industry, like many other industries today, is awash with the terms “Artificial Intelligence” and “Machine Learning” — two buzzwords that by now are common parlance in SEM. Every single keyword in an online marketing program has a unique bid level at which it drives the highest return at the lowest price possible. The post Why Automation is Key to Your SEM Success appeared first on QuanticMind.

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