What is the difference between SEO and SEM?

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Re: What is the difference between SEO and SEM?
« Reply #30 on: 06-05-2022, 22:37:22 »
SEO (search engine optimization) is the process of optimizing a website for Google so that it appears higher in search results. This can be done through on-page optimizations like title tags, metatags, and anchor text, as well as off-page optimizations like link building and social media engagement.

SEM (search engine marketing) is a broader term that includes both SEO and paid search advertising. Paid search advertising involves bidding on keywords to have your ad appear at the top of search results. SEM also includes other forms of online advertising, such as display ads and social media ads.


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Re: What is the difference between SEO and SEM?
« Reply #31 on: 06-19-2022, 05:16:24 »
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing) are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they actually have quite different meanings.

SEO is the process of optimizing a website for Google search with the goal of earning higher web traffic levels and improving the visibility of the site. SEM, on the other hand, goes beyond just SEO. It encompasses all paid marketing efforts used to improve website visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs), whether that’s through paid ads or not.

So, SEO is a subset of SEM – it’s one part of your overall strategy for generating traffic from search engines. But it’s an important part!


 

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