Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
Web Marketing is a multi-step process
Each step needs to be managed well.
Search engine marketing, or SEM, is a form of Internet marketing that seeks to promote websites by
increasing their visibility in search engine result pages (SERPs) through the use of search engine optimization,
paid placement, contextual advertising, and paid inclusion. Usage of the term "search engine marketing" has been
inconsistent. The trade association Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) includes search engine optimization (SEO),
and SEO is also included in the industry definitions of SEM by Forrester Research, eMarketer, Search Engine Watch, and industry expert Danny Sullivan.
Internet marketing is associated with several business models:
• Publishing — this is the sale of advertising.
• lead-based websites — this is an organization that generates value by acquiring sales leads from its website.
• affiliate marketing — this is the process in which a product or service developed by one person is sold by other active sellers for a share of profits. The owner of the product normally provide some marketing material (sales letter, affiliate link, tracking facility).
• local internet marketing - this is the process of a locally based company traditionally selling belly to belly and utilizing the Internet to find and nurture relationships, later to take those relationships offline.
• blackhat marketing - this is a form of internet marketing which employs deceptive, abusive, or less than truthful methods to drive web traffic to a website or affiliate marketing offer. This method sometimes includes spam, cloaking within search engine result pages, or routing users to pages they didn't initially request.
There are many other business models based on the specific needs of each person or the business that launches an Internet marketing campaign.
The targeted user is typically browsing the Internet alone therefore the marketing messages can reach them personally. This approach is used in search marketing, where the advertisements are based on search engine keywords entered by the users.
And now with the advent of Web 2.0 tools, many users can interconnect as "peers.
Appeal to specific interests:
Internet marketing and geo marketing places an emphasis on marketing that appeals to a specific behaviour or interest, rather than reaching out to a broadly-defined demographic. "On- and Off-line" marketers typically segment their markets according to age group, gender, geography, and other general factors. Marketers have the luxury of targeting by activity and geolocation.
For example, a kayak company can post advertisements on kayaking and canoeing websites with the full knowledge that the audience has a related interest.
Internet marketing differs from magazine advertisements, where the goal is to appeal to the projected demographic of the periodical,
but rather the advertiser has knowledge of the target audience—people who engage in certain activities (e.g., uploading pictures, contributing to blogs)
— so the company does not rely on the expectation that a certain group of people will be interested in its new product or service.
Geo targeting (in internet marketing) and geo marketing are the methods of determining the geolocation (the physical location) of a website visitor with geolocation software, and delivering different content to
that visitor based on his or her location, such as country, region/state, city, metro code/zip code, organization, Internet Protocol (IP) address, ISP or other criteria.
Different content by choice:
A typical example for different content by choice in geo targeting is the FedEx website at FedEx.com where users have the choice to select their country location first and are then presented with a different site or article content depending on their selection.
Automated different content:
With automated different content in Internet marketing and geomarketing, the delivery of different content based on the geographical geolocation and other personal information is automated.
Internet marketing is relatively inexpensive when compared to the ratio of cost against the reach of the target
audience. Companies can reach a wide audience for a small fraction of traditional advertising budgets.
The nature of the medium allows consumers to research and purchase products and services at their own
Internet marketing requires customers to use newer technologies rather than traditional media.
Low-speed Internet connections are another barrier. If companies build large or overly-complicated websites,
individuals connected to the Internet via dial-up connections or mobile devices experience significant delays
in content delivery.Information security is important both to companies and consumers that participate in online business.
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