Putting content in front of people who overtly and explicitly express a desire, via keywords for a particular product, service or a piece of information.
What is a long tail keyword?
A long tail keyword (or key phrase) is the set of words that is typed into the search box of a search engine to find a particular business or topic. An example of a long tail keyword is "affordable ecommerce website developers".
How Long Does It Take?
We're asked this over and over, the best way to answer this is by saying it really depends on your industry and the keywords you select. No two companies are exactly the same.
Paid Search vs. Organic Search
Paid search is when an organization pays to have their website and service appear at the top of search results. When a user searches a specific term, ads that fit this keyword appear as the first group of results. Advertisers use the Google Keyword Tool to see which keywords and phrases are being used, and match these keywords to their business to service a specific niche, product and/or service.
Organic search is search results that match Google’s search algorithm, matching websites that closely suit the keyword being searched by the user. A website with credibility, good content, and authority in a specific area is more likely to appear near the top of a search query.
Both strategies offer highly advantageous end-goals for any website: appearing on the first page of Google translates to more visitors for the site.
What Does It Cost?
As you can see, both organic and PPC search have their advantages and drawbacks. The important thing is that both have short-term and long-term advantages that greatly outweigh any negatives. Interestingly, a combination of both is found to be the best way to get results from search engines. Most of the time, the two strategies bounce off of one another, providing benefits in one area and then feeding another, which leads to unparalleled growth for an organization’s digital presence.