It Often Starts with Search Engine Marketing via SEO


Targeting the right audiences in the search engines is often the first step in building a digital marketing campaign

There are two main reasons why this is the case. First, professional services firms can target the exact search terms that their target audiences are looking for in Google. As a result, a successful SEO campaign can result in a channel that continuously generates high quality leads for the firm.

Second, most people often start with the search engines to find information relevant to their interests or problems. As a result, they tend to trust the top results in the search engines without giving it much though. Getting the company website to the top rankings means that firms will be able to leverage the trust and credibility the users place on the search results. Getting multiple top positions also translates into increased visibility and branding.

Adding Pay Per Click to the Bigger Search Engine Marketing Strategy


It’s important to mention that SEO does come with its own list of challenges

It can take several months for a campaign to start generating results and changing algorithms can affect rankings. This means that firms need to treat SEO as an ongoing strategy they need to manage and grow. So in order to supplement their search engine marketing strategy, many professional services firms also opt to use pay per click (PPC) advertising as well.

Both Google and Bing have their own PPC ad platforms. As the name suggests, pay per click advertising is an ad format that charges advertisers on a click basis when users click on their ads. These ads are placed on the top results of the search engines as well as on the pages of many partner sites. It may seem redundant to run both a SEO and PPC campaign but many firms choose to do both because it increases the chances of their prospects clicking onto their site.