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Google Study: Does SEO Plus Pay Per Click Equal More Clicks?

in Internet Basics - What You Need To Know

Last updated 6 years ago

Did you know that even if you have the number one organic listing on Google and other search engine results pages, paid search (pay per click/sponsored ads) increase clicks to your website.
According to new research from Google, 50% of clicks on a business' search ad are "incremental" meaning they would not be replicated in the organic search results if your paid ad did not appear on the page. Having top organic placement doesn't mean you shouldn't invest in pay per click advertising. Drive a significant lift in site visits by incorporating search engine advertising into your Internet marketing strategy.
In addition, Google reported that 81% of the time, paid search ads appear without an organic listing, and 66% of ad clicks occur when there is no associated organic listing for the business on the page. Because there is no guarantee that your site will appear on page one of the organic search results, it’s imperative to employ a holistic Web presence strategy that includes both pay-per-click search engine advertising and search engine optimization (SEO) to drive traffic to your site.
This infographic from Google illustrates the lift in clicks from the search engine results page when paid search ads appear in addition to organic listings.

This Google study depicts the importance of not only having prominent organic ranking but also establishing a prominent presence within the sponsored listings of search engine results. Implementing both into your Internet marketing strategy drives more traffic to your website and ultimately boosts your revenue growth. 

How is your business balancing search engine advertising and search engine optimization to create a dominant web presence?

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Author: Leslie Whittaker


partial content from: ReachLocal article by Tamara Weintraub
image courtesy of: Google Research Blog


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