Value and Meetups - SEO / SEM

SoCal CTO

I went to a meetup yesterday that was on the topic of Internet Marketing / SEO / SEM. I'm hoping to figure out a way to spark a meet-up around SEO / SEM in Santa Monica / West Los Angeles / South Bay The meeting had a decent case study and some pretty good discussion around the room of different tools that you might consider using. Then the organizer went into a 20 minute sales pitch around his new training/coaching offering. It felt like a bad time share presentation.

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[Infographic] Is SEO Or SEM Better For Online Marketing?

YoungUpstarts

Search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) are fundamental to online marketing, and though both are shown to benefit business immensely, they’re not the same. SEM is geared more toward paid search, and SEO is used to drive website traffic through keywords and linking. Graphic: For every $1 spent on AdWords (a form of SEM), companies tend to increase their revenue by $2. ( SEM for Beginners. Does CRO Impact SEM and SEO? SEM Pros.

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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? SEM is a simple idea. Theres a lot of complexity that Im leaving out, naturally, because I want to stay focused on the simple idea at the center of SEM: that you can pay peanuts to have people come to your website.

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Small Business SEO Tips – How To Improve Your Bing Ranking

YFS Magazine

Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing search engine marketing search engine optimization sem seoThe value of an SEO strategy for Google or Baidu is well-known. However, these Bing SEO tips can also improve your rank and increase website traffic.

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Many Websites Look Like Zombies to Google Search

Startup Professionals Musings

Another alternative is to buy your way out of the zone with Search Engine Marketing (SEM). seo startup SEM dead website businessA while back I emphasized how important is to have a company website these days ( Publish Your Website Or Customers Won’t Find You ).

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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 On one hand, it''s never been easier to launch a startup. On the other hand, the chances of success seem to be ever decreasing.

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Startups Stick with Organic vs Paid Search Results

Startup Professionals Musings

seo startup ppc SEM organic search businessProbably every one of you who has a business and a website have been approached through email or personal contact, and asked to spend money on paid search results (appear on the first page of search results, right hand column, despite low SEO rank). What most people don’t realize is that, according to new research , 90% of search engine users rarely look at the paid results.

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

Feld Thoughts

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New SEO Starter Guide From Google

crowdSPRING Blog

Tags: Awesomeness How To Strategy Technology business marketing social media start-up tips adwords google guide search engine optimization sem seo seo marketing seo starter guide strater guide

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Paid Search: Are You Wasting Your Money?

crowdSPRING Blog

Some people also refer to paid search marketing as SEM (search engine marketing). For practical tips, you can also read Ten Practical Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Tips and 10 Practical Small Business SEO and SEM Marketing Tips. Related posts: Ten Practical Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Tips. business Marketing and branding adwords bing google marketing ppc search engine marketing semAre you wasting your money on paid search?

Small Business Tip: Get $100 AdWords Credit From Google

crowdSPRING Blog

business marketing advertising adwords google ppc semGoogle is giving away $100 million dollars in AdWords credits to small businesses that sign up for an AdWords account BEFORE December 31, 2010. Up to one million small businesses can sign up for this program.

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

crowdSPRING Blog

Marketing and branding Small business Start ups guide marketing search engine marketing search engine optimization sem seo small business smallbiz startups StrategyImage Source: SEO Linkbuilding. 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.

Small Business Marketing Guide: Types of Traditional and Online Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

To learn more about SEO and PPC marketing, read 10 Practical Small Business SEO and SEM Marketing Tips. business Marketing and branding Small business Social media affiliate marketing content marketing email marketing inbound marketing marketing mobile marketing online marketing ppc print sem small business smallbiz traditional marketing Many small business owners and young entrepreneurs are intimidated by marketing.

7 Startup Marketing Strategies To Bring In Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

For new product startups, search engine marketing (SEM) is still one of the most cost-effective and scalable lead-generation approaches. You can start an SEM campaign with as little as $50 today and get results very quickly. Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup.

Meetup - Avoiding Negative Comments

SoCal CTO

As a follow-up to my last post on Meetups SEO / SEM , I was just booted from the group and any of my comments about issues I had with the way the group was handled along with my negative vote about the event were deleted from the group. It makes me wonder if Meetup is actually encouraging this kind of thing

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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.

7 Lead-Generation Tactics Thrive On Limited Budgets

Startup Professionals Musings

For new product startups, search engine marketing (SEM) is still one of the most cost-effective and scalable lead-generation approaches. You can start an SEM campaign with as little as $50 today and get results very quickly.

The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

Both Sides of the Table

Almost every online business I know (eCommerce, online software, mobile games) invests heavily in “customer acquisition” This includes investments often not properly measured (SEO, PR, Social) as well as costs that people measure more precisely (advertising, SEM, FB CPA/CPI ads). But you don’t need to spend money on SEM. Any reader of this blog for a period of time will know that I’ve been long YouTube for years.

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Viral Marketing And Word-of-Mouth Require Investment

Startup Professionals Musings

This means spending more money on search marketing (SEM) to make it look like the buzz is working. Every time I challenge a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. The founder explains that the product is so “buzz-worthy” that usage will spread rapidly through word-of-mouth only, meaning people loving it and recommending it to their friends.

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Why Young Entrepreneurs Are Into Digital Marketing

YoungUpstarts

SEO/SEM. If Gen X entrepreneurs are making tremendous efforts to climb up the corporate ladder, Gen Z entrepreneurs are doing pretty good, earning a living in innovative ways.

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Trending iPad Smartphones Social Media SEO / SEM Paid Content Content Aggregation / Curation Hyperlocal Tags Advertising Audience Development Design Editorial Technology Products & Resources Publisher's Playbooks Industry events Site index.

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Search Engine Marketing - No Panacea for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Probably every one of you who has a business and a website have been approached through email or personal contact, and asked to spend money on Search Engine Marketing (SEM). SEM is sometimes called “buying your way into search results.”

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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. Social media is so pervasive in today’s world that every entrepreneur believes instinctively that they know how to use it for their startup.

7 Ways To Attract Customers Without Viral Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

For new product startups, search engine marketing (SEM) is still one of the most cost-effective and scalable lead-generation approaches. You can start an SEM campaign with as little as $50 today and get results very quickly. Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup.

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How Trada Works – Niel Robertson’s Knitting Video

VC Adventure

You may not have realized this, but Niel Robertson is not only building a unique SEM marketplace, but he’s also a passionate knitter. The video below shows off both of these passions and is well worth watching. On a more serious note, I’m a big fan of companies producing these sorts of fun but informative videos. People respond so much better to highly visual, straightforward media such as this.

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The Google Superbowl ad

Eric Friedman

It is also interesting that they took out SEM ads for most of the auto complete searches that came out of the video. This is the type of SEM drafting you hope to see whenever any messaging is put into a search ad. Google aired its first ever Superbowl ad using a video that resonated with many folks called Parisian Love. The video is embedded below.

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Why Good Marketing Campaign Costs Continue To Rise

Startup Professionals Musings

This means spending more money on search marketing (SEM) to make it look like the buzz is working. Every time I challenge a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. The founder explains that the product is so “buzz-worthy” that usage will spread rapidly through word-of-mouth only, meaning people loving it and recommending it to their friends.

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Lead Generation Is Still The Lifeblood For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

For new product startups, search engine marketing (SEM) is still one of the most cost-effective and scalable lead-generation approaches. You can start an SEM campaign with as little as $50 today and get results very quickly. Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup.

Crowdsource all the way

A Crowded Space

Run your SEM campaigns: [link]. Optimize your SEM ad copy: [link]. Crowdsourcing is awesome, I'm a big fan. With the rapid launch of so many amazing crowdsourcing platforms and services, I think it's now almost possible to launch a business solely on the power of the crowd. This is of course mostly hypothetical, but for many of these steps, I believe the crowdsourcing options are the best path. Also, not all of these services are strictly crowdsourcing, but close enough.

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11 Ways Virtual Offices Can Increase Your Productivity

YoungUpstarts

by Deanna Ayres, SEM Strategist and Community Outreach Supervisor at The Marketing Zen Group. Deanna Ayres is the SEM Strategist and Community Outreach Supervisor at The Marketing Zen Group. Virtual offices like Sococo are more common than ever and many are enjoying the benefits that they bring. Operating a virtual office and having a remote workforce can increase your organizations productivity exponentially.

3 Digital Marketing Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make In 2018

YoungUpstarts

The SEM tools available are also more accessible these days. Digital marketing is being used by companies of different sizes for its effectiveness and measurability. Small businesses now have the opportunity to compete with large corporations for the same market segment thanks to digital marketing and the available instruments. In fact, digital marketing is shifting the balance towards companies that can be very agile with their online marketing strategies.

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Are You Thinking About Starting An Online Business? 5 Tips For You!

YoungUpstarts

So, first carry out enough research regarding different tools of digital marketing such as SEO & SEM, E-mail marketing, PPC, Organic and paid social media marketing , content creation, etc. The market today is gradually moving online and this is the high time to land your online business plan from dream to the realm of reality.

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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. Self-employed services specialists are just as important, and most often operate remotely (from anywhere in the world) in this age of the Internet.

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. This combination will almost certainly get your plan tossed by potential investors, who understand all too well the need and cost for marketing in today’s environment.

Marketing Your App This Holiday

YoungUpstarts

Test your app store creative, your keywords, your ad spend and your email campaigns, and try holiday-specific offers with your SEM. by Vitaly Petritchkovitch, Director of Marketing at Audiobooks.com. December is a critical time for app marketers. With the Christmas holidays looming, it’s time to take a good, hard look at your strategy. Perhaps you didn’t see the numbers you were hoping for after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, or maybe you want to keep some great momentum going.

[ADV] The Stand-Out SME e-Book: Trends, Technologies And Tips For Successful Sales And Marketing

YoungUpstarts

You’ll learn about, for example, online commerce, as well as search engine marketing and optimization (SEM and SEO, respectively). Far too many small businesses spend so much of their time on the daily grind and trying to stay afloat that some of them often don’t even have the time to catch up on the latest advances in digital technology, especially when applied to sales and marketing.

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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. This combination will almost certainly get your plan tossed by potential investors, who understand all too well the need and cost for marketing in today’s environment.

Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

Both Sides of the Table

SEO / SEM are promotional techniques for marketing through the Google distribution channel, which have yielded huge benefits to many companies – Yelp being a prime example. But relying upon SEO / SEM too much and not building a product and brand that is valued in its own right leaves you reliant upon that channel partner to not change the rules of marketing through their channel.

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Many Entrepreneurs Believe Viral Marketing is Free

Startup Professionals Musings

This means spending more money on search marketing (SEM) to make it look like the buzz is working. Every time I challenge a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. The founder explains that the product is so “buzz-worthy” that usage will spread rapidly through word-of-mouth only, meaning people loving it and recommending it to their friends.

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Why The Haters are Wrong About Growth Hacking

Both Sides of the Table

In essence Muhammad thinks the “growth hacking” is a charlatan term for online marketing that consists of a bunch of everyday tasks that all online businesses should be doing: SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Social Media, Referral Marketing, etc. There’s an article making the rounds in tech circles titled “ Growth Hacking is Bull ” written by Muhammad Saleem. I’d like to make the case that the article is wrong. I’d strongly encourage you to read it.

Test Your Aptitude for Business Internet Jargon

Startup Professionals Musings

Search engine marketing (SEM). No SEM plan means you are missing a huge marketing opportunity. Many of the businesses and entrepreneurs I know still don’t realize that they need to use and understand the Internet, even if their interest is not e-commerce. Maybe you have also heard a lot of Internet terms, but are not sure you can explain how, when, and why they are relevant to your business success. Here is a quick test of your real Internet savvy.

The Cost Equation for a Startup is Better Than Ever

Startup Professionals Musings

Do basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing (SEM) yourself. I come from a high-tech software background, and only a few years ago, it would cost at least a million dollars ($1M) for a team of professionals to produce any commercial software product. Now, with open source software components, and low-cost development tools, the same job can be done by one good hacker for a few thousand dollars.

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Maximizing Your Digital Marketing Channel Mix

YoungUpstarts

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) can be split into two search strategies: Pay-Per-Click (PPC) refers to how your company bids on keywords that represent the intent of what the customer is looking for, leveraging marketing spend to gain visibility by securing placement at the highest ranks within the search engines. by Adriana Lynch , CMO at Chief Outsiders. Going digital” with your marketing mix has never been more essential.