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SEO vs SEM: Which is better for your business?

SEO vs SEM: Which is better for your business? | Mosaic Digital Media

Online marketing is presented to us in a number of different and unusual ways. SEO and SEM are simply some of the more common and widely used methods of improving traffic via search engines like Google and Bing. Technically, SEO is a form of SEM but we are going to discuss the differences and how they can be used to improve website traffic and drive more online conversions.

SEO vs SEM which is better for your business

 

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

If you’ve read any of our other blogs then you will have an idea of what SEO is, if not, then SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is the process of optimising a website to be better ranked by Google and other search engines in their Search results, you can learn more about it in detail right here.

Website SEO can be improved in a variety of ways on your website as well as outside of your website. Utilising as many SEO methods as possible is the best way get to make sure that Google knows your covering all of the opportunities that it’s offering, this will help you to move up the Search Results ladder.

On-site work will usually consist of optimising Content, Image Tags, Titles, and Meta Data to include your particular focus keyword and help readability for the users finding you. Other on-site SEO methods are a little more technical but if you did mind writing a bit of code then you can optimise your Structured Data and Sitemap which will help you in Google search as well.

Off-site work can take a bit longer, this requires you to obtain links from other trusted websites for the purpose of increasing your backlinking score and site authority, these two factors are big indicators that search engines will use to rank your site up or down.

 

SEM (Search Engine Marketing)

Search Engine Marketing is more of an umbrella term for online marketing including marketing methods such as SEO, Social Media and PPC (pay per click). SEM is a marketing process in which you strive to improve website traffic via free and paid methods.

PPC or Pay per Click ads is the paid version of SEO in a sense, this is a method Google provides where you select certain keywords and bid for their positions in Google Search, you might recognise these as the like with the green ad sign next to the links (displayed below in yellow).

pay per click ads above organic SEO

 

These PPC ads can be used in Google Search, there is a tonne of statistics that can be found online. Because you will pay for every time someone clicks the link it can be very expensive over time but is very effective to get high and consistent conversion rates. It can be used to get above your opponents in search as well as help you improve your brand recognition as a company as you can display as the first thing that your potential customers will see.

SEM ppc can help promote brand awareness by 80%

Fact source: Google Adwords

 

Social media is also a part of SEM, but for the contents of this article, we are not going to go into great detail about it, if you wish to learn more about how Social Media can help you and your business click here. Social Media Optimisation and marketing are a part of SEM because they can be very influential in terms of driving traffic to your website. You can relate your marketing campaigns together to get optimal results if performed correctly.

 

How can we help?

SEO and SEM are not the easiest marketing strategies to master but anyone can do them, we like to offer the chance for you to create your own campaign but reading our guides and articles to allow you to help your own business. However, if you aren’t finding the results that you wanted, get in touch with us! Our Marketing experts are more than happy to help, Click here.

 

How to Boost Online Business with Online Marketing

Online marketing is the general term given to a range of different services used to boost business online. Some of these services include SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Etc.) & PPC (Pay per Click) also known as Paid Ads. These different types of methods can be used in a range of different ways, for example, you can help to improve brand awareness or even improve traffic to your website, and the possibilities are endless if you know how to use them.

We are going to be taking a small look at some of these methods and explaining how each can be used to improve your online marketing campaign. If you want any more information on any of these subjects you can read more in our news sections (/News), message us on Facebook or Twitter, or you can call us on 01925 563 960.

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

Search Engine Optimisation is one of more difficult to understand, it is the practice of improving a website’s quality to help it move up in Google Ranking. This can be used to improve traffic, target a specific location or to increase conversions or enquiries from Google, Bing, & more.

Because Google’s Algorithm is always changing we can’t pinpoint what Google uses to rank a website and this is why we can’t determine how well a website will rank. We have some processes that we like to use but everyone has their own way of doing things, you can find some of the ways we do these things in some of our other blogs.

Paid Ads (PPC)

Paid Ads can be performed in a couple of different ways. The first way PPC is very similar to how SEO works which is allowing your advert to appear in Google search. This process requires you to pick certain keywords that you would want to appear for and allows you to bid for space.

Other Paid ads can be on social media. For example, Facebook and LinkedIn let you create a campaign that can be marketed to the correct audience. The parameters that can be used to target audiences can be as specific as Age, Location and even Job title. This works well when trying to improve brand awareness or gain specific conversions to the website.

Social Media

Social Media Marketing is a smart, free and simple way of reaching your audience online. It gives you the opportunity to reach out to the people that best suit your business and even allows you to communicate and interact with people. This can help some businesses develop an online presence and give the company a human feeling.

There are many different Social Media platforms that you could use to promote your business. Different Social media’s present different opportunities, for example, LinkedIn is used for Business-to-Business interactions because this is where people look for industry news, jobs & business-related articles. Other examples of social media are Twitter and Facebook, where people are more social. These can be used to build brand awareness and interact with your audience and customers and can allow you to give quick replays to people enquiring about your business as well.

We provide services in all of these subjects which you can find here (/what-we-do). You can also learn more about the above services in our news/articles section because we write weekly blogs on different parts of the online marketing world.