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Have you invested in SEO strategically?

Today the choices in digital marketing for a CEO / Marketing VP are many. You can use Google Adwords or Bing Ads for search ads. You can use paid promotion in  Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest.  No longer are you totally dependent on Google rankings. Thank God.
Can you neglect organic search? Should you stop investing in SEO?

There are several reasons why SEO is still the king.

1. Organic Search Delivers Relevant Traffic
Organic is much better for delivering relevant traffic. paid search ads deliver better conversions, but deliver only 10 percent of overall total traffic. Results show that a using both channels optimizes  delivery of high performing content. Combining organic and paid search increases website traffic, but more crucially, it will yield a bigger return on the investment.
Why organic search better than others

2. Social Drives only 5% of the Traffic
A large-scale study found organic search drives 51 percent of all visitors to B2B and B2C websites, dominating all other non-organic search channels, including paid search (10%) and social (5%).

3. Click-Through Rates (CTRs) are better
Search engine users overwhelmingly click on organic results on Google and Bing : 94 percent click on organic results as compared to 6 percent for paid ads (PPC ads). On an average, users clicked on one of the top three results 68 percent of the time.

4. Loyalty
Social media and paid ads might be traffic generators, but they are not long-term customer creators. The bounce rates are high, and the number of pages visited is very low. Social media is meant to drive article visits, not overall site traffic and customer loyalty.
5. You keep paying for interruption marketing, i.e., paid ads or promoted content
Paid search traffic only lasts as long as you keep paying for it. Stop spending, and you will see an instant dip in traffic.
In paid ads, the users did not seek you out. You interrupted their attention while they were browsing, and they thought, ‘this looks cool. Let me check it out. I may need this!’ There is no long-term loyalty or repeat visits from most of the visitors you get this way.
With organic search, the user mindset is different. The user is looking for you, or what you sell/provide. When they find you, if you provided an excellent experience, they usually come back.
Do not neglect organic traffic. Invest in SEO for long term benefits. These results will sustain you during those times when you cannot put more money into your paid budgets.
About Us :
Ananya SEO Services is a leading Internet Marketing company with offices in Bangalore and Chennai. We provide Search Engine Marketing services : Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing, and Adwords Advertising services. We also get small businesses online with our integrated website development and SEO at a very affordable price. Our Search Engine Optimization Services includes keyword research, site architecture review, content writing, on-page optimization, link building, press release writing & submissions, social media optimization. Adwords services are provided by Google Adwords Certified Professionals. We also help clients recover from Google Penguin Penalty  and Google Manual Penalty.
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Anand Rao

Anand Rao is the founder of Ananya SEO Services (http://www.ananya-seo-services.com ), a Search engine Optimization Agency offering both website development, SEO and PPC management.He is an MBA from Indian Institute of management, Ahmedabad, and has 20 years of marketing experience in IT services companies. His area of expertise is internet marketing, software projects outsourcing.Anand is deeply interested in writing. His book, "The Healer of Minds", a biography of a psychiatrist was published as part of Wonderful Mind Volume II. He sporadically writes short stories, one of which was published in Mirror magazine (India).He trained in Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance) and has given performances. He loves cooking, photography, yoga and travel