Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) or Pay Per Click (PPC)
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) vs Pay Per Click (PPC)
SEO is the process of getting a site to rank naturally through a combination of on-page and off-page work. Your client’s site will be optimised to address issues in accessibility and content, to name a few. Links will be built via articles and other media to direct users to the pages you choose to target, which will help bolster the site’s authority. SEO requires more time to produce results, especially if the keywords chosen are very competitive. Success also requires the possible implementation of many changes to the site in order to fix problems that hamper your search engine optimisation efforts.
PPC puts your client’s site or page on the search results at a cost and is useful for additional promotions. SEO involves optimizing your client’s site and naturally earning the rankings; it requires more time and effort but provides lasting results. Find out which is best for your client’s site below.
Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising
Also known as Google Ads, PPC is exactly what its name implies. It is paid advertising in which the site owner is charged for each instance of a “click” on the ad. Search engine optimisation is where your website is displayed based on merit and optimisation. Ads will appear in the advertisement section of the search results, which is usually at the top of the list. The amount paid per click depends on several factors – competition, keywords, etc. You can set budget limits for ads so you can keep track of spending.
PPC is useful for getting a page or site to appear in search results as soon as possible. This makes it a suitable complement to an aggressive marketing strategy. However, as these are paid ads, once you run out of budget or otherwise stop paying the fee, the position in the search results also disappear. Compaired to search engine optimisation (SEO) where your websites position is based on organic searches. Paid ads also target specific landing pages, so a site owner will have to pay more if they want to target additional pages.
SEO is a process that takes a lot of time and effort. It may take months or even years to rank for specific terms or not rank at all!
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