SEO vs SEM vs SMM

SEO vs SEM vs SMM

So you are having your head filled with all these acronyms. SEO – Search Engine Optimisation SEM – Search Engine Marketing (Adwords) SMM – Social Media Marketing How about Content Marketing Also Inbound Marketing So many things to weigh up, especially if you are a small business with little time and little budget for things like this that you don’t know. Unfortunately you need all of these things to succeed. You need to hit all of them hard to begin with then wind things back and you see what is working and what isn’t. Yes we start with a strategy based on best practice for business in your field but you can’t know how it will pan out because your personality needs to resonate with your audience. You don’t have an audience yet? Well there is part of the strategy. So basically you need to build a good base around robust research in your industry. What do people search for when they need you? This becomes the basis of an SEO strategy. Built on top of that is the Adwords campaign that utilises these search terms and enhances the foundation built for SEO. The Ads drive a targeted audience to your website or landing page or phone. You then start the work on building an audience on Social Media. You can create an audience in various management consoles on the media platforms and from there you build a campaign to get the likes, shares, phone calls or buys. Then you take the final step that spans across all of these channels and that is Inbound Marketing using content. You...
SEO is dead or is it online advertising that is dead

SEO is dead or is it online advertising that is dead

According to the “experts” SEO is going the way of the dinosaurs and these charlatans who offer SEO services are not getting any results for their clients. Now I have just seen that online advertising is about to be declared and DOA. So according to all these experts the Internet is about to go back to its birth and become bulletin boards for people to chat about the latest incarnation of the World of Warcraft and not business. So once we take a step back and look at things we can see that all these things plus a lot more need to be considered in any business and its marketing. SEO is alive and kicking, possibly more than ever, as google keeps changing things. If you haven’t got a decent optimisation plan in place then each and every change will require a lot of work to be done with seemingly no clear results. Online advertising needs to be built around a decent premise and campaign that is going to engage. Engagement is great but unless you have an optimised site or landing page then the campaign becomes a wonderful way to spend cash on getting your name out there. We can then move into all the other acronyms. SEO, SEM, SMM, AND TLA (Three Letter Acronym). All of them necessary, except one, no prizes for guessing which one. In isolation any and all disciplines are dead and buried, however when putting a complete campaign or strategy together all channels need to be considered and...
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