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
Having a website is now taken as a standard part of a company’s marketing strategy and the task of making sure that the business website is found in the major search engines of the world, i.e. Google, Yahoo & Bing also is something that should always be on the list of things that must be carried out by the company or; by someone else.
If the competitors of a particular business is always ranking higher in the search engines than another business then this by definition means that the business ranking higher will get more enquiries for its products and services, more engaged customers which in turn leads to rising revenues. It is for this reason that search engine optimization services for business services have become so important as when it comes to this service the point is to get the job done.
The ever changing algorithms that are used by the search engines when combined with keyword research [looking at the activities of users who type in various search terms into the search engine search box] means that keeping up to date with all that needs to be done may well cause any company to divert its focus from its main products, service and end user clients if it were to engage in conducting this activity for itself.
So to make sure that the Search Engine Marketing tasks are executed, company’s hire search engine optimization outsourcing companies [such as Capid Houser] to ensure that the behaviour of the customers are understood [through ongoing keyword research] and that website optimization, content creation and keyword research is carried out on a daily basis which will lead to improved search engine rankings.
When it comes to providing search engine optimization services for business you can be sure that if certain rules and processes are followed – a particular website will rank for specific keywords that users type into the search engines. At Capid Houser we adopt a consultative approach when signing and working with new clients, we look to understand the core business of our clients in order to make sure that the activities that we carry out on the internet is in line with the company’s core branding, segmentation and overall marketing strategy.
As you are looking to make sure that you get significant returns from your website then learn more about our business search engine optimization services so that you can focus on your business and let us take care of making sure that your clients find your company and its content on the internet.
There is now no argument for most business owners whether or not they need to have a website to showcase their products or services to the world in general and specifically to their desired end user target market. Having a website that looks good and that represents the company is of course necessary and website design and development for business is one of our service offerings. But for now please consider that as the website is the face of your business it will do your business no good whatsoever if it cannot be found by those who you wish to engage with and to sell to.
Search Engine Optimization for a business can be seen as one of the most critical aspects of that company’s go to market strategy and making sure that use is made of the right professional SEO company should be taken seriously. Many business owners do not appreciate some of the complexities of what goes into getting a website ranking on the higher pages of the search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing) and also many people only focus on the main website homepage URL as a demonstration of the strength of how well they are ranking.
Consider the fact that your company may offer multiple products and services, the way that keyword research and SEO works means that it will be very difficult to rank a homepage URL for too many terms, we normally would limit this to 2 or 3 main keywords and related terms. Our approach is to also focus our attention on the inner pages of the website so that when users are searching the internet they not only will come across your website’s homepage but also will enter into your website [marketing funnel] on various other pages that relate to the specific product or service that you have to offer.
This can become a very complex and sometimes overwhelming discussion and this is why we take a consultative SEO business management approach with all of the clients we work with. If you want to know more please do take a look at our search engine optimization report for business which will give you more information regarding our approach in working with making sure our clients’ business websites are ranking in the search engines.
Consider the amount of monies as a percentage of revenues that larger companies are spending on their marketing in funding full scales staff and campaigns on an ongoing basis – with that in mind you can gain an insight into why we have no standard pricing as the amount of work that we carry out depends on how difficult it will be to market any business on the internet. Please contact us to learn more about our SEO for business services so that we can be of service to you to ultimately help you to grow your revenues and customer base.
-Stephen C Campbell
When dealing with how appropriate the internet is for developing strategies for either Business to Business or Business to Consumer we at Capid Houser like to go back to the basics of the basic strategy of the company.
Let’s assume that a company is selling it products and services mainly in a Business To Business manner, we would in this case recommend that relevant content is created and used to educate the B2B buyers in order to give them confidence in the products, services and operations of the business. This could be used in the form of …
- Membership Sites
The various forms on content would be appropriated to include …
- Testing Results
- White Papers
This is targeted to the B2B marketing professionals so that they will have all of the information they need before they have to ask – putting one company in a stronger position that its competitors. This would be used for the ‘Push Marketing strategies.
We can also use the internet to create the ‘Pull Marketing strategies as we want the end users to know about the products that they will be purchasing from the B2B channel marketing partner too. But the difference is that the type of information that we service this market segment with would not be detailed specification type information given to the B2B audience. In this case the internet channels such as Forums and Vertical Blogging as well as other video content portals can be used to educate the end user.
So we use the internet for B2B and B2C, the Business customer would be pushing this into the marketing and end users would be asking for & pulling the product from the marketplace. This is strategic Digital Internet Marketing, not just a case of Social Media or any one aspect of Digital Marketing !!
The conclusion is that marketing on the internet for business can be a complicated and multi faceted operation – this is why we at Capid Houser consult with your business on your digital business internet marketing strategies before we implement.
We discuss the topic of Digital Channel Marketing focusing on the promotional aspect bearing in mind that Digital and Social Media Marketing fits into the Channel Marketing aspect of business development.
Going back to the fundamentals of marketing we get to the topic of channel marketing and to the fact that there are multiple marketing channels that companies can use for the purpose of connecting with clients and delivering the message of the business related to the products and services that are sold into the marketplace.
The use of a Digital Marketing Agency is something that many companies recognise as being the fastest way for them to win when it comes to making the most effective use of channels developed by a quality social media marketing agency to reach clients.
Now we understand that all companies can use a digital marketing agency to get their message out there and as long as the company has a solid core value proposition their partner digital social media marketing agency will be able to create effective campaigns in order to reach specific target market segments.