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.

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. 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. So how can search engine marketers maximize their click-through rate (CTR) and conversions from paid search?

A Brief History of Search Engine Marketing

QuanticMind

A short time after the advent of the Internet, early search engines set the stage for search engine marketing, commonly known today as simply SEM. These cultural developments allowed SEM to explode in popularity. SEM versus SEO. Early SEM Evolution.

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.

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.

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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Setting Up Search Engine Marketing Campaigns On a Large Scale

SEMrush

Developing and managing SEM campaigns at scale can be difficult, but it doesn‘t have to be. Discover a labor-saving process for building large PPC accounts with multiple products that is fast, flexible, and easily managed. PPC E-commerce

The Website Redesign Guide for Search Engine Marketers

QuanticMind

Website redesigns often require reconstructing at least part of a site from scratch, which can send search engine marketers back to square one. Given this, if you’re a search engine marketer in charge of a site that’s going to be redesigned, you need a plan for surviving the website redesign. Even if your sole responsibility is SEM, you’ll quickly be overwhelmed with all that there is to do and coordinate. Search engine optimization specialist.

Small Business Guide to SEM

Spiralytics

Nowadays, digital marketing is something you really should explore to achieve your bottom line, and a channel that you may consider utilizing is Search Engine Marketing (SEM) or search advertising. SEM Small BusinessBusiness success doesn’t happen overnight.

14 Fortuitous SEO and SEM Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Search remains the cornerstone of digital and content marketing efforts. The average B2B website gets 40% or more of all visits from organic search, and 81% of B2B purchase cycles start with a web search. Another 36% use mobile search. 59% also use paid search / SEM.

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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.

Optimize Your Keyword Research and Rankings with SEMRush

Act-On

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

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.

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.

Introducing Our New Blog: The Search Engine Marketing Blog for SEM Professionals

QuanticMind

We’re super excited to announce the launch of QuanticMind’s new blog—Performance: The Search Engine Marketing Blog for SEM Processionals. Content optimized for search. Search Engine-Optimized Content. Beyond design and layout, our new blog content is now optimized even further for search engines. ­­By New Search, Categories and Tags for Improved Navigation.

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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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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5 Advanced SEM Strategies for Businesses

Spiralytics

Your digital marketing campaign can never be complete without search engine marketing (SEM) in your playbook. SEM can help achieve goals that other strategies such as content marketing and email marketing can't meet on their own. SEM Online Advertising

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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. This report can further be utilized as a way to find new negatives that can help you avoid acquiring ad impressions for searches that won’t lead to sales.

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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. New Opportunities for At-Scale SEM Programs.

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Having Trouble Optimizing Your Seasonal and Promotional SEM Performance?

QuanticMind

In the world of SEM, your campaign strategy doesn’t stay the same from quarter to quarter, month to month or even week to week. Like the weather and tide schedules, your paid search campaigns change with the seasons. Search Engine Marketing / SEM paid search promotional SEM seasonalit

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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. The growing list of Google Adwords automation features advertisers can take advantage of in 2019 include: Responsive Search Ads.

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See into the Future of Search Engine Marketing at SMX West 2017

QuanticMind

Now that we’ve learned from the Best and Worst of Paid Search in 2016 , let’s look ahead to the year’s biggest SEM trends. To share more insights on search engine marketing and tackle any questions you may have, visit our booth at #204.

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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SEM Platforms and How They Differ

Spiralytics

While search engine optimization (SEO) can help gain high traffic through ‘free,’ ‘editorial’ or ‘natural’ search results, search engine marketing (SEM) increases traffic through purchasing ads on search engines. According to studies , SEM has proven to be a highly-effective marketing channel, especially since consumers rely heavily on search engines when seeking or gathering information online. SEM Online Advertising

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The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

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. Enter any keyword phrase and get dozens of suggestions for related search terms.

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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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 Data Issues Preventing You From Achieving Peak SEM Performance?

QuanticMind

In the first of our new Enterprise Paid Search Pains series, we examine the biggest data challenges behind sub-standard SEM performance. Let’s face it, these days, the success of your PPC program — and your SEM performance and strategy as a whole — is contingent upon data. As you probably know by now, data is the fuel to your SEM engine, enabling you to devise comprehensive PPC strategies, create progressive business goals and drive future marketing decisions.

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Search Engine Marketing Strategies for 2017 – The Top 3 Takeaways from SMX East

QuanticMind

To find out the top search engine marketing strategies for 2017, we made the trek to the annual SMX East conference in New York City to learn about the most important trends and developments in the industry. So how would this affect your search engine marketing strategies for 2017? For more search engine marketing strategies for 2017 on driving o2o conversions and sales, see QuanticMind’s webinar: “6 Best Practices for Local Search to Use Today.”.

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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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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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? Example campaign: “The_Tacks_Company|Search|BrassTacks|Mobile”.

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Six SEM Trends You Need to Know in 2019

QuanticMind

It’s a New Year, and with it comes a host of innovative new SEM trends that will be integral in the direction of your digital marketing and advertising strategy. That means reaching new audiences, achieving new goals and adopting new tools to accomplish all your SEM objectives. The year promises to be unprecedented in terms of the number and sheer sophistication of tools and technologies for all your SEM endeavors. Voice Search.

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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. The Search Monitor would love to hear your thoughts! Paid Search Search Marketing Slider Black Friday Kohl''s Search Engine Marketing sem Target

The SEM Guide to Researching and Selecting Keywords

Spiralytics

People are searching the internet by the second. billion searches every day. 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 For searchers, their ability to identify the relevant keywords makes it possible to find the content that they need fast.

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SEM: What is it and Why Should it be part of your Digital Media Plan?

Digilant

Search engine marketing is not something to miss out on when it comes to advertising to today’s digitally-oriented consumers. These are people who find answers to their most pressing, personal questions through a search bar — and they aren’t interested in searching for very long.

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What is NLP? (And How It Can Benefit Your SEM Program)

QuanticMind

NLP has several applications but can be grouped into two main categories: understanding meaning/feeling and pattern identification — both of which are of incredible use for the largely text-based SEM industry. For SEM, NLP can be used for tasks such as search term reports and keyword expansion tools, both of which leverage the technology to analyze search queries, detect associated keywords and then suggest related keywords.

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