PPC vs SEO!!! Which one do I recommend.

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Greetings my fellow warriors,

I have been online for a while and had tried both of them. I will have to say that I had never had any success promoting offers with PPC. Also, these days, PPC is getting harder and harder for advertisers to get to. I had recently had my google adwords account suspended because of the fact that I was just an internet marketer just trying to make some money.

Anyhow, I recommend SEO. It takes a little bit longer before you start seeing results, however, if you do it smartly, you will be able to receive free targeted traffic. All of your sales will be a profit.

Doing SEO smartly basically requires for you to use google keyword tool and finding keywords with high search volume and little competition. Google keyword tool will show you both of these factors. You can also get a better idea on competition by simply typing in the keyword in quotation marks. If you see a result of less than 30k, you have a pretty good keyword as far as competition goes. Oh, you I recommend keywords that have a search volume of at least 5k a month.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author nicktyler
    Don't put all your eggs in one basket though. You should seek to diversify your traffic sources to gain the best stability and ROI. I can't beleive Google suspended you for that. After all aren't the likes of Amazon et al just IM's trying to make some (make that lots and lots) money.
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  • Profile picture of the author indoiklanbaris
    of course i will recommend SEO...because besides it's free..it's also very efective..But I also agree with nicktyler..Diversify your traffic source will be better..
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    • Profile picture of the author MI Used Cars Guy
      It's best to use multiple methods for getting traffic and better search results. Posting backlinks and articles are great, but you need to do other things as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author High Horsepower
        People who say SEO is free are ignorant.
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        • Profile picture of the author IprovideSEO
          It depends on what your website is trying to accomplish. If your website is for informational purposes or hobbies, and you just want visitors to your site I would go with long term SEO.

          If you read free articles and use this forum you can do most SEO on your own. On the other hand if you have a few $$hundreds, then you can hire an SEO consultant to do it for you.

          If your website is for commercial purposes such as retail, or selling a service then I would definitely use PPC for low competition high traffic key words that relate to your product/service. I would also search for a quality SEO company and pay the big bucks for a chance at being on Googles 1st page organically.
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          • Profile picture of the author dburk
            Originally Posted by IprovideSEO View Post

            It depends on what your website is trying to accomplish. If your website is for informational purposes or hobbies, and you just want visitors to your site I would go with long term SEO.

            If you read free articles and use this forum you can do most SEO on your own. On the other hand if you have a few $, then you can hire an SEO consultant to do it for you.

            If your website is for commercial purposes such as retail, or selling a service then I would definitely use PPC for low competition high traffic key words that relate to your product/service. I would also search for a quality SEO company and pay the big bucks for a chance at being on Googles 1st page organically.
            Hi IprovideSEO,

            Good advise!

            @ChrisWilliams,

            If you were not able to generate a profit with your PPC campaign it was because your offer was either not commercially viable or you did not properly manage your PPC campaign. If it was the former then you will not likely have any better success with SEO.

            If you can manage a profitable SEO campaign then you can almost always add a profitable PPC campaign into the mix. The primary exception is if your offer is not permitted by PPC adverting programs.

            Using PPC campaigns to test the viability of a commercial offer will save you bucu money on your SEO campaigns. Of course, you need to know how to properly run a PPC campaign or hire a professional. The same goes for SEO campaigns, learn how to properly manage your SEO campaigns, or hire a professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author scot184
    Agreed...do both...assuming you have the money and have done the research for PPC.

    SEO allows you to grow slowly without spending any money, so it's a great method if you want to keeps costs to a minimum.

    Over time, if PPC isn't working out, at least you'll have SEO working in your favor.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderprime
    Originally Posted by ChrisWilliams View Post

    Greetings my fellow warriors,

    I have been online for a while and had tried both of them. I will have to say that I had never had any success promoting offers with PPC. Also, these days, PPC is getting harder and harder for advertisers to get to. I had recently had my google adwords account suspended because of the fact that I was just an internet marketer just trying to make some money.

    Anyhow, I recommend SEO. It takes a little bit longer before you start seeing results, however, if you do it smartly, you will be able to receive free targeted traffic. All of your sales will be a profit.

    Doing SEO smartly basically requires for you to use google keyword tool and finding keywords with high search volume and little competition. Google keyword tool will show you both of these factors. You can also get a better idea on competition by simply typing in the keyword in quotation marks. If you see a result of less than 30k, you have a pretty good keyword as far as competition goes. Oh, you I recommend keywords that have a search volume of at least 5k a month.

    Thanks

    Of course SEO. PPC can be your temporary solution. Also the visitors, come form the PPC, are maximum just wait 10~15 second and then leave your site. Most of them even don't watch your content!

    Some guys talk about the pricing thing. Well, although ppc seems to be cheap, it costs more than SEO in the long run. For avoiding huge cost you may try seobd (dot) net. They are cheap and reliable too.

    I am not agai!nst the PPC, but I am worried about time and money!
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
    I think if you mean "to start" that is one thing.

    But over time, I think that as your business grows, you should be able to execute both.

    They are different kinds of traffic, as others have intimated.

    I think that if you are focusing on one business, you should have all of the faucets turned on.

    CT
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