The heart and soul of every business is well, Marketing – that is to say that obviously no matter how good or groundbreaking the products or services of a company may be, it is of no use if the people for who those products and services are intended (target market segment) know nothing about their existence. Marketing is about delivering the message of a business to their chosen market segment and we as business owners know that this is a never ending and ongoing task.
The emergence of the internet has thrown up many challenges for many companies and the whole field of what we call Digital Marketing is something that must be done – why ? because of the widespread use of technology and the internet and now of course the daily useage of Mobile
Devices and Smart Phones being used every minute of every day to access the internet to search for news and information concerning companies and the products and services that they have to offer. This means that companies must be present on the internet in order to meet the needs of the end user consumers.
The problem is of course that digital marketing which includes …
- Search Engine Optimization
- Website Competitive Analysis
- Social Media Marketing
- Reputation Management Strategy Development
- Paid Advertising
… and more is not in the core competency set of many a company and they are faced with a choice of having to learn all about this field of marketing and then, having to keep up to date with all of the technological and internet marketing changes, all whilst updating their products and services as well as keeping up to date with their own business and industry. If is for this precise reasoning why so many businesses have chosen to work with specialist digital internet marketing companies so that they can implement the Digital Internet Marketing Strategy for them allowing the company to focus on its core business fundamentals.
After training and consulting in online marketing strategy development and providing limited digital marketing services in the past we at Capid Houser now offer the full Digital Marketing set that clients are able to use to get their business promoted so that the end user clients will be able to find them on the internet.
Digital marketing is here to stay, for the foreseeable future anyway 🙂 and companies of a certain size – who may not have the time and budget to develop internal internet digital marketing skills may well be advised to go the outsource route, look for a suitable business partner such as Capid Houser with the assurance that that their online marketing strategy development will get done. There will be no need to worry about training staff and keeping up to date – the strategy of partner organizations will be implemented via the internet for maximum effect and return on business investment.
There really is no argument from the professionals and from the non experts alike that if a business has a website then it must be promoting that website on an ongoing basis, that is to say there can never be a time when the business is not engaging in efforts to market its website to the world at large and specifically to its chosen end user target market segment. To promote a website so that it comes up in the search engine rankings there are two main options that a company can use – that is …
- PPC – Pay Per Click Advertising
- SEO – Search Engine Optimization
Therefore the question that is posed by many customers is what is the main difference between the two. In summary Search Engine Optimization for business marketing is for the long term and PPC pay per click marketing short term – those two statements do of course need some explaining.
Let’s take the situation where a company has just had a new website designed and developed by us here at Capid Houser and then the website is launched on the internet. By definition the search engines do not know that the website exists, there is little or no content relating to and linking back to the website on the internet which in turn in most cases will mean that that business website will not rank in the major search engines. If the client is prepared to wait for the time (depending on the market sector and competition this could be months) for their website to rank then we could go ahead and execute our experts SEO processes and in time your business website will be seen to rank in the search engines for specific keywords used by the end user clients.
Now consider the scenario where a company has a new website and it needs to have site visitors immediately coming to the website for whatever reasons, in this case we will setup and run a Pay Per Click campaign using the Google Adwords system. The campaign will allow us to display advertisements for your business website instantly after setup and you the business owner will pay whenever an internet user clicks on your advertisement. At times it could be a good strategy to run PPC campaigns for a newly launched website whilst running search engine optimization campaigns in parallel, after the website starts to get ranked then the business will receive visitors from the internet and it may make sense [depending on the marketing strategy of the business] to pull back on the PCC marketing spend, in time many companies [like us here at Capid Houser] depend solely on search engine optimization to bring visitors to its website.
There can be another ‘what if’ where a company has a well ranked website in its target market sector with plenty of website visitors and new clients coming into its market funnel consistently however, as a part of the marketing strategy of the organisation they could be running a special event that will be for a few days only and very time specific. Due to the long term nature of search engine optimisation to take effect – in this case it may make to sense to run a limited PPC campaign in the weeks leading up to the event. All of the traffic from this marketing activity will be funneled into the specific event leads and when the event is over we can simply ‘turn off’ the PPC marketing.
Which is for your business – SEO or PPC ? we say that SEO is for the long run so if you plan to be in business this time next year and the year after then sign up for our advanced SEO business marketing strategy development to ensure that relevant content and links for your business based on industry specific keywords are produced which will result in enhanced search engine rankings in the major search engines of the world i.e. Google, Yahoo & Bing.
We here at Capid Houser would be delighted to act as an extension of your online marketing department to provide expert SEO or PPC services so do get in touch to learn how we can help to take your business forward on the internet.
Stephen C Campbell