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how is SEO different from SEM

by Matt Graham  |  13 years, 6 month(s) ago

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i am confused about these two terms. please explain.

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  1. TedSmiths

    Search Engine Marketing is a form of Internet marketing that involves the promotion of websites by increasing their visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs) through optimization (both on-page and off-page) as well as through advertising (paid placements, contextual advertising, and paid inclusions).

    Search Engine Optimization is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines' "natural," or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic"), search results.

    as per http://sourcefit.com/seo-sem services, it really depends on what you need.

  2. Edward
    SEM = Search Engine Marketing. It includes SEO and paid techniques like paid inclusion and paid placement. SEO = Search Engine Optimization. optimizing your site for natural listings and directories. In simple words we can say SEO is an important part of SEM. For detailed answer you can visit: http://www.raisemyrank.com/articles/seo-sem.htm
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