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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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

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.”.

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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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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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. The post Why Automation is Key to Your SEM Success appeared first on QuanticMind. Machine Learning Search Engine Marketing / SEM Automation SEM

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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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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

6 Free Tools That Make SEM a Breeze

Spiralytics

Search engine marketing (SEM) can be a pretty daunting task. The level and amount of competition in online advertising can be overwhelming, not to mention frustrating, especially if you think you’re doing everything right but you’re still not getting the traffic or conversion results you want.

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Dental Matchmakers Lift Profits by 246% with AI-Powered Predictive SEM Solution

QuanticMind

A great many search marketers can attest that in the modern, highly competitive world of PPC advertising, it is difficult to drive consistent and unwavering growth. The SEM team at 1-800-Dentist knew it was time for the latter. Especially when I first started, there were a lot of super-urgent questions,” recalls Kalle Tompros, senior SEM manager at 1-800-Dentist. It’s great to be working with a partner who knows Search well.”.

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Simplify Your PPC Campaigns: How to Focus on Efficiency in SEM Account Maintenance

QuanticMind

If you’ve advertised on platforms like Google Ads or Bing Ads, you know by now that they try their hardest to make the SEM account maintenance process as easy as possible. The more time, money and resources your marketing teams invest into SEM account maintenance, the more difficult it is to create enough efficiency and momentum to steadily increase ROI. SEM Account Maintenance = Managing Your Bid Strategy. Conversions (for Search and Display ads).

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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. It’s always important to remember that no matter how good your rankings, the top 2 or 3 or even 4 results are likely to be search or shopping ads. Guest post by Max DesMarais.

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21 Spectacular SEO and Search Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social may be sexy, but search still pays the bills. As reported below, organic search drives 51% of all visitors to both B2B and and B2C Web sites, while paid-search drives 10% (and social 5%, on average). 89% of customers begin their buying process with a search engine.

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Use social media, improve your B2B’s search engine marketing

EMagine B2B Blog

We’ve blogged on several occasions about the synergy for B2Bs between social media and search engine marketing (SEM) …but mainly (as in this post) we were pretty much equating social media to blogging. But what about the larger scope of social media …and in particular the major social networks? Well, that’s the burden of a [.].

9 Ways to Use Inventory and Lead Capacity for More Efficient SEM

QuanticMind

Such is the case when you use both your own inventory and lead capacity to optimize your SEM activities and increase ROI. The combination of the products you have available, along the number of leads you can successfully generate and handle are critical data points that can be leveraged to your advantage — as important indicators regarding the success of your campaign, as well as a foundation from which to make your SEM strategies and campaigns even better.

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The Secret Value of Site Search

Biznology

Increasingly, site search is on the list because of the hidden value in this capability. Effective site search retains visitors increasing SEO & SEM Yields. Now you can only get to these levels of performance if your search is really good. Invest in better search.

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How to Discover Your Competitors’ SEM Strategies and Tactics

QuanticMind

As a search engine marketer, you don’t have to be the best marketer on the internet in order to be successful. You simply need your SEM strategies to be more effective than your competitors. But what if I told you that there is a relatively easy way to get into the minds of your competitors in SEM? What if, in other words, someone handed you the SEM playbook for crushing your competition? Are any images and/or videos properly marked up for visual searches?

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