Discover a shift in the way marketers are using SEO
Optimizing content for search engines helps publishers market their content in a natural way. Often times, SEO receives more credibility than paid advertisements, and may remain ranked for a longer period of time, leading to more visibility.
What SEO efforts are you engaged in, and why? A recent article from eMarketer discusses data that shows the primary way marketers are using SEO.
In 2010, 34% of companies surveyed by Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) said that lead generation was the primary reason for doing SEO. In 2011, 42% are now citing “driving website traffic” as he primary reason for doing SEO. Lead generation is now considered as the second most important objective in using SEO, at 29%.
Additionally, data from MarketingSherpa shows that 57% of US search marketers consider SEO to be “very effective” in driving website traffic.
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For more information on the above SEO statistics, take a look at eMarketer’s article.