What Exactly Is Search Engine Marketing?

Search engine marketing, also known as SEM, remains an incredibly powerful way to grow your business in a competitive environment. There is no denying that, in today’s digitally savvy world, there are millions of businesses vying for the same attention. This means that online advertising has never been more important to nearly any type of organisation. Put simply, search engine marketing is ideal to better promote your products or services while growing your business.

For many, SEM ranks above SEO but they are both essential components to your overall online marketing strategy. There is no magic formula to continuously achieve top spot in search rankings and if you think you can artificially boost rankings, think again. Google, Bing and other search engines constantly combat old methods to ensure search results are relevant and fair.


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Content Marketing: Blog Series Part 4

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When you think of content marketing, what comes to mind first? Content marketing is not just about writing blogs, social media posts or creating viral video content, it’ about storytelling. In fact, the concept of content marketing has been around longer than the internet. Particularly good examples include comic books such as Marvel and the effective storytelling in movies, especially the Star Wars saga.

In modern day content marketing, the internet has created a plethora of opportunities. Social media and websites are top of mind but it can also include ebooks, infographics and whitepapers, jokes or motivational quotes. Whatever form of content marketing you implement, you need a content marketing strategy. 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

Digital Marketing And SEO: Blog Series Part One

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If you really think about it, the term digital marketing may seem misleading. For those who don’t know, digital marketing is not just about the internet, SEO or social media. Fact is, there are essentially two types of digital marketing; online and offline marketing. And within each of those, there are even more elements and categories to consider.

Among others, digital marketing include websites, search engine optimisation (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), paid advertising (PPC) and social media. While it certainly is about promoting products or services through digital technologies, it also involves display advertising and other forms of media, online or offline.

Bear with us as we explain what you need to know about digital marketing. It’s such an interesting topic that we decided to do a blog series looking at the pillars of digital marketing. Continue reading