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Old 19th April 2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Hello Guys,
I am not more familiar to these services, so please tell me there is any difference between SEM and SEO? please share your reviews.
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Old 19th April 2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Generally speaking, SEM (Search Engine Marketing) has come over time to refer to paid advertising, such as pay-per-click ads.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) refers to helping sites perform better in the organic (free) search listings.

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Old 20th April 2013, 01:28 AM   #3
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Generally speaking, SEM (Search Engine Marketing) has come over time to refer to paid advertising, such as pay-per-click ads.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) refers to helping sites perform better in the organic (free) search listings.

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Fully agreed with this answer... if you want to do search engine marketing then search engine optimization is best option.

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Old 20th April 2013, 05:59 AM   #4
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Search engine marketing or SEM, refers paid advertisements which appear at the top or on the right hand side of search engine results pages. These are purchased from Google adwords, Bing, etc. The ads are Pay Per Click (PPC), meaning you pay for every time someone clicks on your ad.

SEO is the process of optimizing your web site for the purpose of getting free traffic from search engines. An optimized web site is more easily understood by Search engine crawlers, so there are more chances of ranking higher.

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Old 22nd April 2013, 04:02 AM   #5
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when you start with your SEO campaign, it is known to take time until seeing some results.
I recommended to invest some in SEM (paid advertisement) while you waiting to see your SEO results increasing.

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Old 8th October 2013, 03:45 AM   #6
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SEM is the form of Internet marketing which includes SEO, Paid ads and other services to increase the exposure and traffic to your website. For more you can refer this http://searchengineland.com/guide/what-is-paid-search


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Old 23rd October 2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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But today SEO can't be separated from marketing, so SEO and SEM can be united by the term of online marketing which also inclusdes SMM.

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Old 23rd October 2013, 10:28 PM   #8
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SEO is a tool used by SEM practitioners. In other words, SEO is a genre of SEM. Just think SEM as the process of putting more SERP visibility of your webpages and SEO as one of the tools to make it happen.

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Old 24th October 2013, 01:53 AM   #9
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Generally speaking, SEM (Search Engine Marketing) has come over time to refer to paid advertising, such as pay-per-click ads.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) refers to helping sites perform better in the organic (free) search listings.

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Thanks torka.

Earlier many clients prefer only SEO as it cost less when compared to SEM. But due to the recent Google algorithm updates, most of the sites which is ranking in top gets affected and because of this, clients now trying for PPC by having better results.

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Hii,

SEM :- search engine Marketing is very use full for advertising means PPC.
SEO :- Search engine optimization seen search engine lisiting.

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