Which is Better For a Business - SEO Or SMO?

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If a business has limited resources then what it should choose between SEO and social media marketing?


According to me, both SEO and social media marketing are equally important...What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    It depends on the business.

    When a water pipe breaks and their basement is flooding, nobody is looking for a plumber on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author adrivanrex
    Hi it depends if you want a static content example you want to target keyword based or GEO based keywords..

    I know this because I am a Top Search Engine Optimizer.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Of course it depends on the business. I know guys who were running a very good Facebook campaign, but it didn't seem to get much traction. I guess people just weren't interested in investment advice between the pics of their cat, the pics of their friend's sandwich, and the occasional click-bait article.

      Originally Posted by adrivanrex View Post

      I know this because I am a Top Search Engine Optimizer.
      Thanks for the lols.
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  • Profile picture of the author wefixseo
    i think you should choose seo first,because organic search is more important than smo.
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  • Profile picture of the author shwetasharmaseo
    In Today's time as Google updates are coming , and we are seeing different changes both are interrelated to each other. A combination of both practices and make your website on top for a long time.
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    • Profile picture of the author drsatyakarna
      Both Method are the good for the Business. SEO or SMO.
      SEO main motive is increase the Backlinks of website.
      SMO main motive is increase the Traffic rank of website.
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  • Profile picture of the author firsttender
    For the business both seo and smo is the good. For the making the strength of the website seo is necessary and getting for more and more visitors smo is best so always use both option.
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  • Hi,

    Both SEO and SMO are equally important and need to be done at the same time, you cannot choose between them. You need to make sure that for your business you rank up on the search engines as well as market your products via the social media in order to attain success in your business. SEO helps you to build quality backlinks and SMO helps you in marketing your products. Hence please concentrate on both for your business.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author watsonsolutions
    Both SEO and SMO are good for business. You just got to make sure that you're giving quality and value towards your audience. In SEO, your website needs to have a good on-page and off-page optimization. In social media, just make sure that you have an attractive Facebook page with your main keyword on the page's title.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajibkp
    My thoughts would be to take a look over your analytics to see where you're at, what is bringing you good traffic, what you would like to improve or capitalize on more, then get some goals in mind. From there you can do some research for what will work best for achieving your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author NilimaSarasvati
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    I think both SEO and Social media having equal importance because both work on different perspective but have same ideology behind it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meenawls
    Both are important...
    SEO is used to get your business noticed, while SMO is used for marketing your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmacklyn
    As per the current SEO trend and search engine's algorithm, I believe that SEO and SMO both have equal importance so as to get the stuffs inline. Today the online marketing trend has gone in such a way that without SMO, SEO has kind of no importance. Social signals which is termed as one of the major criteria in terms of the SEO trend makes a perfect stance so as to match up with the business standard.
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  • Profile picture of the author productsmarine
    Why you want to drop SMO or SEO in your marketing strategy both should be go in same flow. Even social media is big sign in ranking which you can not ignore. If you are not active SMO then you will lose business same if you will drop SEO you will remain lose business
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    Well it depends on your business.

    Few search Facebook for 'accounting services' or 'electricians'. Nearly everyone goes to Google to search for that.

    On the other hand, when it comes to 'lifestyle' products like Rolex, Louis Vuitton e.t.c., most potential customers take to social media like Facebook and Instagram instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author guttulus
    Better For a Business – SEO Or SMO

    Both are better.Difference is SMO give a instant result for web site but SEO give after a time.
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is a set of strategies with the broad goal of bringing more people to your website the first way, by improving your search engine rankings. Social media optimization (SMO) can be one part of SEO—but it also contributes to all three ways people find you online.
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  • Profile picture of the author alysehubbard
    Yes, as of all the above said, for present world, SEO is the most needed one comparing to SMO. So, I request you to do SEO for your business because organic search will automatically increase the traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpawan
    SEO helps to increase website visibility in Search Engine Result Page (SERP) and get organic traffic.
    Social Media Optimization (SMO) helps to build brand identity and engage with audience. Be social, Be real!

    Be a smart marketer and don't look these channels as competing forces. Recognize the value of both and use together to get good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
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  • Profile picture of the author alias2002
    If you want to flourish your business then SMO is the best way to introduce your business in the welcoming world.
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  • Profile picture of the author janvi
    Both are important but depends on type of business or your customer requirement
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    Originally Posted by michalbrns View Post

    If a business has limited resources then what it should choose between SEO and social media marketing?


    According to me, both SEO and social media marketing are equally important...What do you think?
    It depends on the type of business. Both have an equal importance.
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  • Profile picture of the author perezberto
    I think however SEO is the best way, even it's more hard than social marketing
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