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Is seo different from sem?

webboy

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SEO - search engine optimization
SEM - search engine marketing

You can do SEO before you SEM your website or you can just do SEO alone. SEO is getting organic traffic through search engines and SEM is doing marketing strategies like banner ads, social media/network or anything related to marketing.

So,Yes SEO is different from SEM....

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Epic

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Search Engine Optimization vs. Search Engine Marketing: SEO is actually a piece of SEM, part of the process. SEO is everything you do to optimize a website for organic search ranking. It's certainly the cheapest way to drive traffic when done right but SEM doesn't stop there. SEM is everything you do to market your site on the internet. This includes organic SEO, paid traffic, submitting your site to search engines & directories, PPC campaigns, link building, web analytics, & monetization of the site.
 

usainternetmarketing

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Hmmm you can't be able to differentiate SEO from SEM in that way because SEO is the part of SEM (Search Engine Marketing) which includes both paid searching advertisements PPC in search results and organic search marketing efforts also known as search engine optimization SEO to get good rankings in Google listings.
 
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SEO is the organic way of getting ranked and takes some patience. SEM is paid search or AKA PPC ( pay-per-click). You can have your site visible in minutes everywhere according to your budget that is set prior to. The ROI isn't the best compared to SEO.IMO. 90% of search traffic clicks on the organic search vs the 10% of clickers for PPC. The conversion rate is much better with SEO.
 

usainternetmarketing

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search engine marketing and search engine optimization is not differ anymore, SEO is the sub part of SEM. Search engine marketing is everything you do on the internet to advertise your offering, it can be paid or organic activities, while SEO used various techniques to optimize website or blog/ advertise offering in organic way.
 

nick4u1

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SEO comes under the umbrella term of SEM. Search engine optimisation can be included in an overall search engine marketing campaign. Pay per click advertising is also included under search engine marketing.

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okayo0

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Firstly Seo is not the part of Sem but Sem is the part of Seo. Secondly seo provides free facilities whereas Sem is paid. Thirdly in Seo it takes time to increase ranking but in Sem you increase your PR by paying lot of money


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nick4u1

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Firstly Seo is not the part of Sem but Sem is the part of Seo. Secondly seo provides free facilities whereas Sem is paid. Thirdly in Seo it takes time to increase ranking but in Sem you increase your PR by paying lot of money


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How can you say SEO is not part of SEM. Just look at the definitions. Search Engine MARKETING and Search Engine OPTIMIZATION. By optimizing a brand for certain keywords in Google you are MARKETING that brand to a target audience. If you pay for clicks, you are also MARKETING a brand to a target audience using a search engine. Therefore SEO and PPC come under SEM.
 

Ien Bell

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SEO comes under the umbrella term of SEM. Search engine optimisation can be included in an overall search engine marketing campaign. Pay per click advertising is also included under search engine marketing.
 

AndersonP

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SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is actually one element of SEM, or Search Engine Marketing. Search Engine Optimization is the process of configuring, or optimizing your website with the appropriate keywords you wish to be associated with, in a manner that will make it easily "seen" by search engines While Search Engine Marketing is the process and the methods used to promote your site to search engines.
 

lillianabe

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Search engine marketing means you promote your site through its different strategies like PPC and SEO. You can use any technique or use both techniques for getting quick results. Using SEM, you can obtain possible outcomes from your activities. SEO is giving natural and reliable results of your efforts. SEO is a long time plan for receiving results. So both techniques are useful to promote your website in the online market.
 
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Zidane

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SEO and SEM are two different things. Search engine marketing is what you call the techniques used to make the most out of the search engines. It has a final goal of more traffic and more exposure in the search engines. SEM offers immediate results from techniques like Pay-per-click marketing and ads.
SEO on the other hand is the process of making your site better not just for the search engine but for the end-users as well.

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