SEM Search Engine Marketing Trends in India
posted on 07/17/2009 05:41 AM
posted on 03/31/2009 04:03 AM
WHY YOU NEED SEM/PPC ?
If you have a web site, you need SEM (search engine marketing). Essentially, any marketing that uses the search engines can be viewed as SEM. It is worth pursuing for a variety of reasons. Your potential customers are using search engines to find products:
According to research by Accenture:
FACTS OF SEM –
1. Your potential customers are seeking products on search engines.
2. Search engine advertising is one of the cheapest ad vehicles available.
3. Advertising results can be measured.
4. Ads can be revised in the middle of a campaign.
5. Why not SEM?
Search engine marketing includes SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC (pay per click) search engine advertising. Both are an integral part of a successful internet marketing strategy. According to a recent study, search engine advertising is one of the most cost effective marketing vehicles available. Cost per lead Varies From Product and the related services.
Cost per lead campaigns on digital medium have been falling in price points from INR 400 per acquisition to INR 50 per acquisition and trust me their is no science to such except for market economics of marketplace dynamics with players coming in to pick up purchase orders under cutting each other.
Why SEM? First, you want to meet your customers when they are actively looking for your products on a search engine. Second, advertising via the search engines is cost effective. Third, statistics can be gathered from web logs to determine the efficacy of an ad campaign. How do you know if a TV ad is working? Fourth, a poorly performing ad campaign can be corrected without having to build a new campaign from scratch. Try that with a print ad. Perhaps the better question is this: Why start anywhere but SEM?
How to Search Engine Advertisement – Paid Advertisement Campaigns
Search engine advertisements are purchased on the basis of keywords. Ad buyers engage in running actions for keywords, with popular keywords costing several dollars per click through.
Search engines use algorithms to determine the position of ads according to click through rates. Ads with poor click through rates can be pushed down to the bottom of the first page of search results or onto subsequent pages. Even though advertisers are only paying for click through, the algorithms assigning ad positions based on ad popularity provide incentives for optimizing keyword selection and other cost control measures. Without cost control measures, it is possible for ad buyers to spend twenty five to fifty percent of their ad budget ineffectively.
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