Search Engine Marketing
SEM and SEO both rely on keywords that’s where the similarity ends. SEM strategies involve paying a search engine to place your website in front of customers. It’s closely related to pay-per-click advertising.
With SEM, you choose keywords associated with your products and services and them craft advertisements around them. These are the familiar type of advertisements you’ll see when you conduct a search query online.
To get your ads placed in these prime spots you need to bid on your chosen keywords. Every time someone enters a search query the search engine decides which ads to show them. They do this by means of a complex formula related to how much you bid for a keyword and the quality score of your ad.
With Google Ads, you pay for your bid each time Google displays your ad. In pay per click advertising, you only pay when someone clicks on your ad.
You can set a maximum amount per campaign or per keyword.
It’s easy to see that you’ll need expert help figuring out how to choose keywords, how to create quality ads, and how much to bid. Getting on board with a digital marketing agency is the best way to ensure success with SEM.