Search Engine Marketing

Why Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

The Right Strategy

When you’re first making a decision on your internet marketing/SEO campaign to promote your business, the primary and most functional 2 tools for your Search Engine Marketing campaign are going to be organic search engine optimization and PPC (pay per click) via Google Ad words.

Organic search engine optimization and Pay-per-click advertising are the two main methods of any internet marketing campaign. These 2 forms of internet marketing are utilized by SproutBuzz, for most of our SEO campaigns with the intention and goal to drive targeted traffic to your website, on the front page of Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Keywords relevant to your business, that you’re seeking and converting them into business to maximize your ROI.

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Some businesses may need to utilize both, organic Search engine optimization as well as Pay per click/ SEM advertising in order to get the maximum exposure for their business online. However cost and budget considerations often result in a business having to make a choice between using organic search engine optimization or SEM Search Engine Marketing for their business.

Below is a report released from SEO Moz, an immense and trusted authority on internet marketing, seo and sem. The seo vs ppc graph shows results from 2008. Over $11.8 billion dollars were spent on ppc during that year. Only $1.4 billion was spent on SEO. PPC (pay per clicks) accounted for 88.81% of all internet advertising dollars and SEO accounted for only 10.75% of all internet advertising dollars. The results graph shows us that it’s not even close and pay per click is light years behind. So next time you want to advertise online, make sure it’s through organic seo as opposed to a very expensive ppc campaign. As a matter of fact, if you have been convinced now and want to take your company website to that next level with a competitive edge, click here for your free website analysis, traffic and rankings report and a free seo quote.


Before discussing which form of search engine marketing, SEO is better for your business, it is important to understand the difference between organic search engine optimization and pay per click advertising. Organic search engine optimization refers to the search results that appear in the main middle section of the search results. Ranking within organic search engine results is a result of organic non-biased steps taken over a period of time. It is dependent on the overall popularity of your website on the internet, basically among other on site factors, such as our high PR link building campaign, meta data, our social seo(social media) and various other cutting edge seo practices. Organic front page Google listings are the results that appear in the main section of a search engine such as Google, Yahoo or Bing when we search for something. Pay per click advertising on the other hand refers to the paid listing or sponsored results that appear on the right of the search results page and not in main middle section of the page. Obviously, the more you can afford to budget per day, will help you attain front page Google results on your ppc campaign.

Pay per click result is paid for and results are almost immediate to achieve. However there are many important drawbacks to pay per click advertising as compared with Organic search engine optimization. As of late, over the last 8 years we have witnessed an immense rise in competition and a sharp increase in all PPC costs. There is also the problem of click fraud, where competitors are clicking on others ppc links, to knock them off of the front pages, so their link is on top. We always quote Norm from the tv show Cheers, in reference to the ppc fraud. He said, “it’s a dog eat dog world and Im wearing milk bone underwear.” That pretty much sums up the ppc fraudulent behaviors with the ad words campaign.

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We have compiled a few bullet points to help with your seo campaign and choosing seo vs. search engine marketing.

  • Organic listings are for the most part, non biased.
  • Search engine users trust the organic seo results more than the PPC (pay per click).
  • The conversion rate for organic listings is much higher than for paid listings.
  • Rising costs of pay per click.
  • Pay per click campaigns are becoming more and expensive day by day as competition is increasing.
  • It is common now a days to be pay as much between per click for a top position in pay per click campaigns like Google ad words.
  • Especially for a highly competitive keyword. The average price per click for seo $15.79
  • Fraudulent PPC click thru.
  • Competitors are clicking on your PPC link, just to get you off the front page. (Sad but true)
  • Organic seo is permanent, PPC is temporary.
  • To fast track this campaign, go to the right sidebar and fill out the free SEM Proposal.
  • Many surveys and search engine marketing studies have pointed than users are more likely (22x more) to click on organic search results that appear on the main section of the page rather than the paid listings that appear as ads on the right.

Which SEO Strategy to Use?

Although the main advantages of organic seo over search engine marketing advertising are discussed above, Pay per click advertising has its advantages. Pay per click advertising is a much quicker way to get results. This is useful to advertise events and other marketing campaigns that cannot be planned months in advance. Organic search engine optimization is a time consuming task and organic listings often take months to achieve.

In the long run investing in an organic search engine optimization is beneficial. Organic search engine optimization has lower costs and offers a high roi (return on investment). PPC is temporary and SEO is permanent.

At SproutBuzz, we will always steer you towards our cutting-edge, organic SEO campaign, because of the maximum search engine traffic you’ll receive with all of our SEM Search Engine Marketing packages.

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