Is Search to Social Media a Natural Progression?

"Search marketing is becoming more about marketing, and less about search," said Rob Murray, president and CEO of iProspect. That's a pretty common theme these days, as search takes its spot at the big kids' marketing table.

The definition of what is and isn't search marketing is expanding to include other related disciplines. It began with Web developers moving into SEO. A few years ago, SEOs expanded into paid search. Today, one area that more and more search marketers are moving into is social media marketing. We explore that move in today's SearchDay, "Why Are Search Marketers Getting Social?."

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.