Difference between SEO Vs SEM

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I think SEM include SEO. Please Tell me major Difference.
#difference #sem #seo
  • Profile picture of the author igl0w
    SEM is PPC
    SEO is websites ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author erikhudson
    SEO is the act of optimizing a website for organic or natural search engine listings.SEM is the process of marketing a website via Internet search engines; whether by improving rank in organic or natural listings, paid or sponsored listings or a combination thereof.
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  • Profile picture of the author dannybriggs
    Originally Posted by igl0w View Post

    SEM is PPC
    SEO is websites ranking
    I totally agree with you & best as well sweet

    Originally Posted by ashok thakur View Post

    I think SEM include SEO. Please Tell me major Difference.

    SEM :- stands for Search Engine Marketing means the way of marketing which helps to generate not only visitors but also sales or revenue.

    SEO :- stands for Search Engine Optimization means our site should be optimized according to not only search engine but also user friendly.

    If you have any Query Feel free to ask me.


    Thanks and Regards,
    Danny
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    • Profile picture of the author santosantinie
      Originally Posted by dannybriggs View Post

      I totally agree with you & best as well sweet




      SEM :- stands for Search Engine Marketing means the way of marketing which helps to generate not only visitors but also sales or revenue.

      SEO :- stands for Search Engine Optimization means our site should be optimized according to not only search engine but also user friendly.

      If you have any Query Feel free to ask me.


      Thanks and Regards,
      Danny
      You guys have so much answers yet the question was simple. Check that answer ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      and resolve this thread. You're missing the point, and losing the momentum here at WF.
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  • Profile picture of the author techndu2012
    good answer Erikhudson!

    To me, search engine marketing, (SEM), is a real thing and these days ANY marketing that does not include search engines is leaving a LOT of money on the table,

    But SEO, (even though Ive allowed myself to be called that for a long time) has never really existed. BECAUSE WE DO NOT OPTIMIZE SEARCH ENGINES.
    As Eric pointed out, it has come to be known as optimizing web sites/pages for the purpose of securing top organic placement in search engines for specific keyword searches, but as was alluded to by someone else, placement without conversion is the epitome of futility.

    thats why to me you cant do SEM without paying attention to SEO, (as it's called). It is all Search Engine Marketing and now you have to throw social media management, (SMM??), into the mix. Now social is also SEM or at least should be,. If you're not thinking of it in those terms , then again, you're leaving a LOT of money on the table.

    I'm actually kind of grateful that SEO is finally dying out, and we are all starting to refer to it as something less confusing and something that we actually do.

    Bye bye SEO. RIP
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  • Profile picture of the author alina855
    Search Engine Marketing is the process of researching and positioning a web site within search engines to achieve maximum exposure. A SEM campaign includes SEO, paid inclusion, pay-per-click, and other related services that will increase qualified traffic to your web site.

    Search Engine Optimization is the process of increasing a web site’s rank and the amount of quality traffic sent to it via the organic search results of a search engine for specific keywords by optimizing various elements of each web page within a site. Phew! That was a mouthful. For those of you less technical and unfamiliar with some of the previously mentioned terms I’ll try and explain this concept with an analogy.
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  • Profile picture of the author fiverrfreak
    I am not ina any way affiliated to this site, i just want you to understand the differences better. Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation. The differences explained.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    SEO (search engine optimization) is part of SEM (search engine marketing). SEM is include both SEO and PPC (pay per click). SEO is about content optimization and backlining.
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  • Profile picture of the author sahilsxy29
    seo- search engine optimization
    includes the website rankings..


    sem- search engine marketing
    covers everything.. seo.. ppc.. brand management.. rep building etc etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author Roberto F Carrera
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    Danny hit the nail on the head with his answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockong
    lol so many different answers. just go market! that's all you need to know
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  • Profile picture of the author FunkyKing
    Often people get confused with this one as the term has changed from PPC over to SEM over recent months/years.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    Good SEO is needed for SEM. But SEM is not so important for SEO.
    It is my personal comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    SEM is PPC, no need SEO for that
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  • Profile picture of the author adelaclark
    In contrast, search engine marketing is a collective term that describes any
    marketing efforts to promote a page in the search engines and their advertising
    networks. seo could be considered a part of search engine marketing but so
    too could pay per click advertising. Many marketers use the term sem
    to specifically refer to ppc advertising as a way to differentiate between
    organic seo and paid sem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Swapnil7
    SEM is search engine marketing, it includes SEO.'
    SEO is search engine optimization in which site is optimized to the SERP top pages and top ranking also for visibility and reputation.
    SEM means not only marketing a site to attract visitors, but also to increase sales
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  • Profile picture of the author jclindayag
    HI ashok thakur!

    SEM is a broader term than SEO. Take note that SEO is part of SEM. SEM includes all forms of internet marketing such as paid inclusions, traditional ads, and ppc. More importantly, SEM cannot be materialized without the existence of SEO since it promotes user experience. Moreover, it is a great option for internet marketers who are short in budget for the more expensive PPC ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author RashmiP
    As per my suggestion, SEO( Search Engine Optimization) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's natural or u-paid search results. On the other hand SEM ( Search Engine Market ) is the form of internet marketing that involves the promotion of websites by increasing their visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs) through optimization (both on-page and off-page) as well as through advertising (paid placements, contextual advertising, and paid inclusions)
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  • Profile picture of the author Doyle Roberts
    The input by all has been very helpful. The question I would like to add is which method gets the best results.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    The elaboration of SEO is Search Engine Optimism and SEM means Search Engine Marketing. The two names are suggesting the the function of them I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author anis001
    There is a deep relationship between SEO and SEM.
    SEO-Search Engine Optimization
    SEM-Search Engine Marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author monte1212
    SEO means Search Engine Optimization and SEM means Search Engine Marketing.
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