How SEO Differs from SEM (And How Each Can Save Your Business)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Search engine optimization and search engine marketing (SEO and SEM) are both incredible resources, but which one can save your business? SEO and SEM both have to do with the ways in which your business appears in Internet users’ search results.

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The Small Business Guide To SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in 2017

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If you’re moving slowly or have yet to implement search engine optimization (SEO) strategies as part of your overall marketing efforts, you’re falling behind your competitors. Image Source: SEO Linkbuilding.

Vanity Keywords: A Useless SEM Strategy

Inc Startups

1 on any keyword for every search engine user just isn't possible anymore. Historically, search engines only used a combination of links and on-page factors that resulted in a very specific search engine ranking.

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Lessons Learned: SEM on five dollars a day

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, September 13, 2008 SEM on five dollars a day How do you build a new product with constant customer feedback while simultaneously staying under the radar? Trying to answer that question at IMVU led me to discover Google AdWords and the world of search engine marketing. SEM is a simple idea. Labels: search engine marketing 4comments: Tauya said.

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Smart Start for your Startup

VC Cafe

Andreas Klinger Customer Development Earlyvangelists Lean Analytics Mom Test Product-market-fit Wantapreneurs 4 steps to the epiphany contagious customer development earlyvangelists landing pages Mom test Product market fit Rob Fitzpatrick SEM seo spent the power of habbit The Referral Engine

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I’ve Been Decloaked By The Folks At Big Red Scarves

Feld Thoughts

The real secret is out – Big Red Scarves has been using Trada for their search engine marketing campaigns. Tags: My Investments humor SEM trada I went on vacation for a few days to celebrate Amy’s birthday and those sneaky scarf makers at Big Red Scarves expose me on the Internets. I’ve been trying for months to discover their secrets to no avail. I’ve even had Amy take up knitting to try to figure it out. But now I know. It’s Trada.

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Paid Search: Are You Wasting Your Money?

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Paid search marketing is the paid use of search engines (such as Google or Bing) to promote your product or service. Paid search marketing is also sometimes called CPC (cost-per-click), or PPC (pay-per-click) marketing, because most search engine advertising is sold on a CPC or PPC basis.

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Many Websites Look Like Zombies to Google Search

Startup Professionals Musings

I should have added that a website not optimized for search engines is lost in the heap of a billion dead websites. Search engines are programmed to rank websites based on their popularity and relevancy. seo startup SEM dead website business

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New SEO Starter Guide From Google

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There are excellent alternatives, including search engine optimization (SEO). A few years ago , Google released a very useful search engine optimization starter guide (and later made that guide available in over 40 languages).

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Lessons Learned: Customer Development Engineering

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, September 7, 2008 Customer Development Engineering Yesterday, I had the opportunity to guest lecture again in Steve Blank s entrepreneurship class at the Berkeley-Columbia executive MBA program. In addition to presenting the IMVU case, we tried for the first time to do an overview of a software engineering methodology that integrates practices from agile software development with Steves method of Customer Development.

Cracking The Code: Getting the most of your online marketing: the In.

Cracking the Code

Getting the most of your online marketing: the In & Out of SEM/SEO. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Monday, February 12, 2007.

Small Business Marketing Guide: Types of Traditional and Online Marketing

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Search Engine Marketing. Search engine marketing focuses on promotion through search engines (Google, Bing). There are two distinct forms of search engine marketing: organic (search engine optimization or SEO) and paid (pay-per-click or PPC).

Search Engine Marketing – The Basics on Getting Started Today

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Somewhere in the middle is Search Engine Marketing (SEM). There are many ways to drive traffic to your website, ranging from free methods, like social media, to very expensive approaches, like buying banner advertising. While this method is never free, you can decide how much you’ll spend, and that number can literally go as high [.] Check it out : Payday advance services for fast cash needs

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Small Business Tip: Get $100 AdWords Credit From Google

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And Google has made available a free and useful search engine optimization starter guide that every small business owner should read. business marketing advertising adwords google ppc sem

How to Go From Hacker to Founder | Vinicius Vacanti

Vinicius Vacanti

Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti How to Go From Hacker to Founder October 14, 2010 | View Comments Now that Yipit raised a round of funding , we have the amazing opportunity to grow our team of engineers here in New York City. But, in all honesty, we’re not looking for just great engineers in the way Wall Street, Google or Microsoft does.

Winning the Game of Search with Tools

Duct Tape Marketing

Figuring out how to build authority for your content in the eyes of search engines – Link and networking research. See how your business is listed on Google, Bing, and other local search engines. SEMrush is created by SEO/SEM professionals for SEO/SEM professionals. SpyFu: Search Marketing Research & Tracking | SpyFu SEM Tools. Marketing Strategy Web Marketing Keyword research Link builiding Search engine optimization

Miniature City - Master of 500 Hats

500 Hats

Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III.

7 Ways To Attract Customers Without Viral Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Here is my summary of the seven most successful lead-generation vehicles he and I still recommend today, despite the popularity of viral marketing: Search-engine marketing. It’s also one of the most accountable, with in-depth data provided by search engines about performance.

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Interview with Motoko Hunt about Search around the World & SES Chicago 2008

Eric Friedman

I recently interviewed Motoko Hunt of AJPR for Search Engine Strategies Chicago where she will be speaking in the Search Around the World: Europe, Asia/Pacific & Latin America panel. With both SEO and SEM, you need to research the market before you enter.

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Google Analytics Custom Reports: Paid Search Campaigns Analysis

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My emphasis was on getting Analysts to move outside the paid search silo, look more broadly at search engine marketing, and to not stop at keywords but rather dive into astonishingly important data elements like Ad Groups, Matched Query Types and more.

5 Tips For Startups To Win With Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Your plan should include a well-designed web site, events, press releases, and search engine marketing (SEM). SEM is the most common form of online marketing, which increases your website visibility on search engine results pages through optimization and advertising.

The Marriage of Content & Images for Local SEO

Duct Tape Marketing

When we think of search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), we usually focus on online traffic. Keep in mind, though, that in order to be picked up by search engines your content must be HTML text.

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Responsive emails that really work

Code as Craft

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Facebook's Yishan Wong to Kottke, TechCrunch, et al: "You Wouldn't.

500 Hats

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Lead Generation Is Still The Lifeblood For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Here is my summary of the seven most successful lead-generation vehicles he recommends today: Search-engine marketing. For new product startups, search engine marketing (SEM) is still one of the most cost-effective and scalable lead-generation approaches.

Your Business “Driving Force”

Market by Numbers

Having multiple driving forces causes a lack of focus and confuses product choices and marketing plans. __ With respect to Chen’s descriptions then, a “Business-focused product perspective&# might be a Product driven company; an “Engineering-focused product perspective&# might be a Technology-driven company; and a “Design-focused product perspective&# might be a User Class-driven company. Essa é uma discussão polêmica e sem um claro consenso.

Standard Metrics Revisited: #3: Bounce Rate

Occam's Razor

Search engines are king and hence probably sending you a large chunk of your traffic. Find out the quality of traffic coming from the search engines. Action : When you create SEO and SEM campaigns ensure that your team has this data.

Top 25 White Hat SEO Bloggers Worth Reading

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Search Engine Optimisation: What’s It All About? Sergio Aicardi Sergio runs a marketing agency in Miami providing SEO, SEM and ecommerce services. He helped lots of bloggers and entrepreneurs with his SEO and SEM expertise.

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Freelancers Are The New Entrepreneurs For Services

Startup Professionals Musings

As your business starts up, you need marketing programs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), a modern “pull” strategy based on social networks, and lead generation. You don’t need to invent an innovative product to be a real entrepreneur.

The Google Superbowl ad

Eric Friedman

Search Engine Land has an excellent write up of all the details, including the fact that it had over 1MM views before the event – will be interesting to see how much that grows. This is the type of SEM drafting you hope to see whenever any messaging is put into a search ad.

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Google's Search Based Keyword Tool: Monetize The Long Tail of Search

Occam's Razor

Excellent Analytics Tip#3: Turbocharge Your SEM/PPC Analysis. Web Analytics effective search strategies google search based keyword tool improving roi of search maximizing search value paid search analysis search engine optimization the long tail

How To Size Your Marketing Budget For Funding


Use social media and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to start. Image via It’s not uncommon for me to see a startup business plan “mission” to be the “premier brand” for their product, yet their marketing budget in the financials is trivial.

Get Your Website Out of the Internet Dead Zone

Startup Professionals Musings

I should have added that a website not clearly visible to search engines is lost in the dead zone. The solution is basic search engine optimization (SEO). Search engine spiders (also known as bots) take into consideration the page’s size in kilobytes.

How To Size Your Marketing Budget For Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Use social media and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to start. It’s not uncommon for me to see a startup business plan “mission” to be the “premier brand” for their product, yet their marketing budget in the financials is trivial.

Multichannel Analytics: Tracking Offline Conversions. 7 Best Practices, Bonus Tips

Occam's Razor

If you are spending "a lot" on AdWords and AdCenter, this can be a excellent add on to track conversions offline due to your Search Engine Marketing (SEM) campaigns.

Web Analytics: An Hour A Day

Occam's Razor

If you have fifteen years of experience you'll still learn loads from chapters that cover holistic search analytics (internal, SEO, SEM/PPC) and Statistical Significance and Multi Channel Marketing Analytics and Advanced Conversion Rate measurement and more.

Test Your Aptitude for Business Internet Jargon

Startup Professionals Musings

Search engine marketing (SEM). This popular form of Internet marketing seeks to increase website ranking in search engine results. Techniques include search engine optimization (SEO) and paid result placement. No SEM plan means you are missing a huge marketing opportunity.

5 Startup Marketing Actions to Impress Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Use social media and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to start. It’s not uncommon for me to see a startup business plan “mission” to be the “premier brand” for their product, yet their marketing budget in the financials is trivial.

Web Analytics Technical Implementation Best Practices. (JavaScript Tags)

Occam's Razor

Source attributes : where do people come from (websites, campaigns, search engines etc etc). Remember this is not just a problem for web analytics but also for search engine Robots / Spiders.