Search Engine Marketing – What to focus more on?

Most of the times when Search Engine Marketing is misunderstood as Search Engine Optimization, the whole marketing plan shrinks and the desired results remain unattained. The way out of this is to better understand Search Engine Marketing and to figure out the focusing point of it. What exactly to focus on while designing an SEM plan for a website entirely depends on the nature of website along with basic components of SEM. These components though same in all cases but vary in concentration level depending on the niche and the desired results.

Let’s first identify the crucial elements or basic components of SEM. They are: keywords research, SEO, search engine submission, link building, link popularity analysis, traffic analysis etc. All these are, of course, crucial parts of SEM plan, but the first three are must, i.e. keyword research; finding the more search keywords related to a particular site and making a list of all alternative words or synonyms, optimizing the site for search engines so that they can better crawl at it, and letting the SEs know about the site by submitting URL to them. In other words these three are the major focus of SEM.

After the major focus, comes main focus, and that’s link building. A site when marketed needs more and more links. And then it comes to keep a check on SEM plan by analyzing the whole campaign and the individual components as well, i.e. link popularity analysis, traffic analysis etc.

  • Getting indexed

  • Preventing crawling

  • Increasing prominence

  • White hat versus black hat techniques

SEM experts may have a different view with the changing trends of search engines standards, and the varying requirements of e business, but the concept of SEM is constant and a fair conclusion will be, “there’s not a single component in SEM to focus more on, instead all are interrelated to each other and need variable attention and consideration depending on desired output.

Search Engine Algorithms.

Search engines use complex mathematical algorithms to interpret which websites a user seeks. In this diagram, if each bubble represents a website, programs sometimes called spiders examine which sites link to which other sites, with arrows representing these links. Websites getting more inbound links, or stronger links, are presumed to be more important and what the user is searching for.