About Search engine marketing by Ivan-Cavric Search engine marketing (SEM) is a form of Internet marketing that involves the advancement of websites by increasing their clearity in search engine results pages (SERPs) primarily through paid advertising. SEM may incorporate search engine optimization (SEO), which adjusts or reworks website content and site architecture to achieve a higher ranking in search engine results pages to intensify pay per click (PPC) listings. Search marketing is the process of obtain traffic and visibility from search engines through both paid and unpaid efforts. Search Marketing encompasses: SEO: Earning traffic through unpaid or free listings SEM: Buying traffic through paid search listings Originally called “search engine marketing,” the shorter phrase “search marketing” is now often used as the umbrella term over SEO and SEM. The longer phrase “search engine marketing” — or SEM — is now typically used to describe paid search activities. Market In 2007, U.S. advertisers spent US$24.6 billion on search engine marketing.In Q2 2015, Google (73.7%) and the Yahoo/Bing (26.3%) partnership accounted for almost 100% of U.S. search engine spend.As of 2006, SEM was growing much faster than traditional advertising and even other channels of online marketing.Managing search campaigns is either done directly with the SEM vendor or through an SEM tool provider. It may also be self-serve or through an advertising agency. As of October 2016, Google leads the global search engine market with a global market share of 89.3%. Bing comes second with a market share of 4.36%, Yahoo comes third with a market share of 3.3% and Chinese search engine Baidu is fourth globally with a share of about 0.68%. Methods and metrics
5.Google Mobile-Friendly Website Checker: This test will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design. More Search Marketing Resources For educational search, social and digital marketing workshops and sessions, attend one of our SMX: Search Marketing Expo conferences. Our research arm and webinar site Digital Marketing Depot, also has SEM presentations available on demand, to anyone, for free. Get Search Marketing News & Advice Delivered To Your Inbox Subscribe to our daily SearchCap and newsletters to get the latest search marketing news from our reporting team and from Search Engine Land, Marketing Land and other trusted sources all over the web.