Search engines are the lifeblood to a website. Even with the rise of social media, search is usually still the primary source of traffic (as well as the most productive one).
But what is best method for generating search traffic? The leading contenders are Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Google Adwords.
SEO involves optimising your website based on 100s of implied factors which Google use to determine its rankings. Only the big ‘G’ knows these for certain but key ones are believed to include on-site optimisation, links to your website and social media presence.
Google Adwords are the ads that show to the top and right hand side of search results. This is largely run as an auction, although relevance is a factor in how much you pay.
So which one is better / cheaper? There’s only way to find out – fight!
In summary there is no definitive answer, with certain websites more suited to SEO, others Adwords. You may even find both methods being applicable, such as Student Grove whom are targeting ‘student accommodation newcastle’ and similar keywords.
Whilst their search engine rankings are slowly rising (#13 to date), Google Adwords gives them an immediate presence right at the top of the page. Also often different people click on the ads to the natural listings, so it’s win-win.
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