PPC Advertising: Blog Series Part 6

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The primary goal for businesses is to make it easy for their customers to find them. While SEO, keywords and organic traffic contribute greatly, Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising is an incredibly valuable tactic. It’s a model of internet marketing involving bidding on keywords where advertisers pay a small fee every time one of their ads is clicked.

Where organic search is all about “earning” visits, paid search is a way to essentially buy visits to your website. Pay-per-click advertising involves bidding against other companies or sites for relevant keywords and keyword phrases. If your bid for a relevant search term is higher than a competitor’s, your page will appear above theirs in the sponsored links at the top of the search results page. An added benefit is Continue reading

Search Engine Marketing: Blog Series Part 3

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Search engine marketing attempts to increase visibility and relevant traffic to a brand’s website primarily through paid advertising (PPC). It goes hand-in-hand with organic SEO and can be extremely effective for increasing website traffic. With more consumers researching and shopping for products online, search engine marketing has become even more crucial.

You may recall that we looked at SEO in Part 1 and Part 2 of the blog series. Today, we hope to shed some light on search engine marketing and how to best implement these strategies. Continue reading

Keyword Research and Digital Marketing

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In our last blog on Top Social Media Tips we spoke about the importance of content marketing. Along the same digital marketing vein is keyword research. Without keywords, SEO does not exist. Keywords are like a roadmap for your SEO campaigns as they tell you where to go and whether or not you’re making progress. They also help you identify thoughts, fears and needs of your target audience.

Putting it plainly, keyword research is market research for the 21st century. Before we dive in, let’s see how the internet and search engines came to be the powerful tools they are today. Continue reading

What In The World Is Organic SEO?

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We hear this question more often than one might think and today, we’ll reveal some of the basics. Organic SEO is the process of increasing traffic to your website by making it more prominent in search engine results (SERPs) using specific targeted keywords. It means getting good rankings for your targeted search terms across all search engines without having to pay for placements.

When you carry out a Google search, for example, you’ll see the regular results along with highlighted boxes at the top and on the right-hand side. These are “Ad related to ‘search term’” which means Continue reading