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  1. What is SEM? Depends on Who You Ask

    In the early 2000s, search engine marketing (SEM) was originally defined as the umbrella under which both paid and organic search would fall. The second post, however, defines the acronym SEM, short for "search engine marketing" as being paid search.

  2. Click to Call, Cross-Device Conversions Deliver AdWords Revenue Lift for 1-800-Flowers

    Optimization and scaling of any CTC campaigns requires a clear documentation of conversions happening via the phone once the customer acts on the SEM ad. SEM CTC's are unlike traditional print or even online display campaigns that have a click to...

  3. SEO Really is Dead, Long Live...Uh...What Should We Call This?

    Many SEO/SEM agencies have evolved toward this truth. Perhaps "the truth" is that "search" engine optimization has gotten to the point where we need to refer to it as "digital marketing optimization" or "web presence optimization", or some...

  4. Marketers Talk Hummingbird, '(Not Provided)' & More Ahead of SES Chicago 2013

    The Chicago Search Engine Optimization Meetup Group, local people who are interested in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques and more general issues related to Search Engine Marketing (SEM); Chicago Women Tech, a group of local women in...

  5. Inside the SES New York 2013 Expo Hall: Networking, Pinball & Swag

    She stated that audience measurement is a tool for advertising and that people using search can only do so much with SEO and SEM. Over lunch and at sponsored networking events, it seemed as if no moment was spared as industry leaders compared notes...

  6. On International Women's Day, Marketers Share Challenges & Reasons to Celebrate

    I personally strive every day to make a positive impact on the search industry by practicing SEM ethically, knowledge sharing, and examining the bigger picture trends. Many women are helping to shape the marketing world by sharing their insights...

  7. Search Marketing Integration Starts With Your Sales Team

    This is clear, practical and actionable information which should fuel your organization's content marketing, social, SEO, and SEM efforts. But those that are, will have knowledge, experience and unique perspectives that can enrich your internal...

  8. Insights From 7th Graders About Google, Smartphones, Panda, Privacy & Paid Search

    My presentation covered a number of important topics, including how writing is used across various digital marketing channels, including search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), social media marketing, video marketing, etc.

  9. 3 Hot Bing Ads Features for 2013 from a Certified Search Nerd

    In my role at Microsoft, I get to spend a lot of time helping create and optimize paid search strategies for the largest SEM advertisers to the smallest businesses. Or should I take a moment to introduce myself, a Bing Ads Evangelist, sprinkling in...

  10. Innovate or Die: Where Will SEM (and You) be in 5 Years?

    With the current innovation in search engine marketing (SEM) and the seismic shift of offline dollars to online, our industry is the Wild West with a lot of opportunity. This will negate some of the credit mistakenly given to SEM.

  11. Can the SEO-PR Love Affair Survive After Panda & Penguin?

    Press releases are a key vehicle for link building strategies for many companies, noted Sharon Virtue, SEM Strategy Director of Marketwire. You want the most influential media to cover your news within that search engine or social channel.