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Day: June 11, 2019

Comparison of PPC and SEO Optimization

Lots of journalists, pundits and 'experts' online say that search engine optimization (SEO) is free. However this is not true. Whilst it will not necessarily cost you much money, implementing SEO in the right way will consume time and effort on your part. That said, SEO done right will deliver far more benefits, consistently and over a much longer term than you will get through alternative search engine marketing (SEM) and other online advertising techniques.

When your site is receiving 'free' hits and traffic from organic search engine results, and links on other websites, there is not much need (in many cases * no need *) to spend additional dollars on pay advertising. SEO done right therefore, will save you money. PPC and other marketing campaigns will usually work only while you are paying the provider. SEO on the other hand carries on working long after you stop investing in it, provided that it is content centered SEO.

For many sites on tight budgets (despite all of them?), Correct and effective SEO can be the difference between survival and death of an internet business. Because of this, it really is worth spending some time and effort in the planning and development stages of your website, to build SEO into the DNA of the site's design and architecture. This will only pay dividends in the long term.

Adopting SEO from the beginning and as a central component of your online strategy will make many other things easier in the long run. When your web designers, your technical team, and your marketing department are mindful of SEO in all their decision making, the rewards you will get from SEO will be many times more than if you only try to implement SEO as an afterthought.

Below is a summary of the pros and cons of PPC and other search engine marketing strategies.

PPC Advantages:
* Can provide immediate traffic from the second you start the campaign
* Is easier to start up, with most search engines providing you tools
* Is easier to manage because you can just turn it off and on

PPC Disadvantages:
* Can become very expensive very quickly, particularly for expensive or popular keywords with low conversion rates
* In placements, the top positions will go to those advertisers paying the most
* There is not much trust in PPC as there is in organic results
* Once you stop your ads, the visitors stop coming

SEO Advantages:
* Can be significantly less expensive to start
* The benefits are more longer term and sustainable
* Helps to increase trust for your website and brand
* The click through rate is often higher than with PPC
* The increase in your website traffic will be more natural, and depends on your site's content

SEO Disadvantages:
* Achieving the initial results can take a bit of time
* It takes brain power, and effort to get it right
* There are no guarantees of success.

Whilst it is true …

Influencer Marketing Platforms

A lot of marketers around the world are searching for ways to connect with their audiences in an effective and greater way. It’s becoming very clear that most of the consumers trust their co-consumers than brands. Meaning, the great and genuine power lies with the customers, which is why Brands need to adapt their marketing strategies in order for them to create better experiences for their audience.

We all know that the Influencer Marketing idea is a slow but steady one. Unlike the traditional marketing, most of the businesses and brands are willing or need to be willing to invest the time to develop authentic and genuine relationships with their influencers. Results are measured in the acquisition of new brand loyalists and not often measured by dollars and cents, but it is difficult to gain success without an extra fund to back it up. That’s what business is, you need to invest time and money, in return, if your marketing strategy is excellent, it’s either you gain more trusts and more funds or you fail if your marketing does not work.

The actual marketing requires time and attention, you don’t need to be more focused on tasks like managing campaigns and influencer relationship but just watch it out. The most important tasks are finding the right people to work with, monitoring campaigns and measuring the success or failure, but remember, failure motivates you to work and drive better to gain your success. You don’t need to give most of your time on doing those multiple tasks, that is why software is invented. If accounting tools save you time in counting your money and just leaving you free to focus on how to higher your earnings. These influencer marketing platforms reduce the time-sucking administrative tasks that distract you from reaching your goals and objectives.

If you are new to the Influencer Marketing world, these apps can serve as your preliminary steps to slowly gain your success as an influencer, and also to ease your tasks while starting, they help you build solid campaigns without your head hurting.

  • TapInfluence has launched TapFusion in September of 2015, it is an automation software, they bill it as an Enterprise solution, they have Target, Volvo, Lego, and The Gap as their customer list features. An impressive list that serves as the proof of their website’s boasts about the platform’s effectiveness. The software itself is more like an influencer marketplace, Brands and Agencies can search through the software’s massive database of influencers. And ones they found their influencers, they will work with them to define what does the campaign looks like when it’s launched. As soon as the campaigns are launched and go live in the feeds of social media users anywhere in the world, the software collects all relevant data to feed into its analytics and reporting engine. TapFusion is an incredibly efficient platform to work on but this is not a platform for small agencies or businesses. Sign up for a demo and an