Another Look at the SEMPO Data

SEMPO research committee co-chair Kevin Lee digs deeper into the findings from the groups State of Search Engine Marketing report in his ClickZ column today.

He shares observations on findings that SEM is gaining visibility in the corporate suite, SEM is poaching budget from other marketing channels, and the industry is in disagreement than last year over pricing trends. He also says the report should be a wake-up call to SEM agencies, since more respondents are saying they'll bring SEM efforts in-house this year.

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.