Monday, February 22, 2010

Internet Search Marketing - SEO and PPC Campaigns

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By Martin Sejas

Internet Marketing and Search Engine OptimizationIf you are needing to achieve greater visibility for your site, Internet Search Marketing has to be done. The 2 campaign methods for accomplishing this would be through PPC and SEO. That would be pay-per-click and search engine optimization, respectively.

Having merits over the other, SEO and PPC are actually best made use of in complement to each other when doing Internet Search Marketing. Pay-per-click search advertising campaign enables you to quickly get your site in top search engine placements through bidding over keywords related to your website that you would be targeting for. With "natural" SEO, you focus on making good content for your website and garner as many links as possible to point to your site. The links are considered as votes for your site by the search engines and the more links you have pointed to your site, the higher you will rank for your preferred keywords.

The Internet Search Marketing campaign methods mentioned above have distinct advantages and disadvantages which will be detailed below.

"Organic" Search Engine Optimization

1. Greatly more affordable than a PPC advertising campaign. The return of investment is much higher when compared to PPC.
2. As mentioned above, links have a great effect on boosting your rankings in search engine results pages. These will provide you with great visibility in the search engines and a steady flow of traffic for your target keywords. This will be a lasting thing and you could rely on this to serve your website well for a long time to come.
3. According to studies made, users of search engines are much more likely to click on organic search results than on the advertised sites.
4. It takes a lot of time to garner the links and optimize your pages in your website for your target search terms. The effects of your SEO campaign would take as much as 4 months or more just for to feel its results. A greater investment in time.

Pay-per-click Advertising

1. The greatest benefit of a PPC campaign is that it gives you instant results. You will immediately have visitors to your site that are part of your target market which would mean better conversions and instant sales. By instant I mean results within just hours or days. Far shorter waiting than that of an SEO campaign which would take months before you start getting results for your work.

2. You are also able to easily track your conversion rates (may they be sales, subscriptions or leads) allowing you to make adjustments on your website and test different ways to make your site convert better. Plus, you have easy control test which keywords work for you by being able to turn on and off the keywords your site is being advertised.

You could rely on a PPC campaign to give you quick results which would be ideal if you are still working on your SEO campaign and still have not much progressed too far with it for you to have gained a decent amount of traffic that would bring in revenue. This would make you able to make profit off your site while your SEO campaign still has not given you much in terms of results. In the long term, you will be depending on SEO for traffic. Both work great together and it is through this complementary efforts in both campaigns that you would benefit the most in your Internet Search Marketing.

Martin Sejas provides Internet marketing advice for those seeking to establish an online presence and/or dramatically improve their online presence today. Register for a free 20 minute consultation.

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1 comment:

Magik New Media said...

Having a good web design is not enough, in order to be searched by engine spiders, a website should be updated by writing latest blog posts. This is one way to attract more visitors (potential customers.)

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