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Ever wonder what is the difference between Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM)? I guess most people who got involved in either one side or both did think about this question before. Both of them are equally important to search engine users and marketers as well as having a number of differences and similarities.

Basically, they require a strong understanding or knowledge of their purposes and functionality. To practice search engine optimization effectively, you simply have to know how the search engines work and all its fundamentals. Search engine marketing, on the other hand is more to paid online advertising and marketing strategies.

They only look complex on the outside, but on the truth side, they are easy to learn. Just use the best of your knowledge into more practice and gain success. They are different by the method used but with one similar purpose, which is to get more traffic to your website or blog. So what actually do SEO and SEM give us?
SEO: seo stands for more and more visitors and high ranking of targeted keywords for your website, and you can do for on page technique - off page activities for particular website and also how to generate business or inquires.

SEM: Search Engine Marketing is all that can be done to use the technology of search engines with the objective of promotion website and increasing its traffic and business.
Well SEO (search engine optimization) refers to on page optimization, configuration of HTML meta tags, alt tags, h1, h2, h3 etc, bolding, keyword density, anchor text interlinking your webpages and whole lot more.

Fore SEM (search engine marketing) is marketing your website with paid method such as PPC (pay per click) it's about all methods that can be done to utilize the technology of search engines with one goal in mind and that is to promoting a web site and increasing its traffic, its "ranking,"

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Difference between SEM and SEO.
Sem refers to Search Engine Marketing. This is the general overall broad term used to describe any form of web traffic coming to your site from the search engines. Or web marketing via the search engines.
Seo refers to Search Engine Optimization. Seo is a technique which helps search engines find and rank your site higher than the millions of other sites in response to a search query. SEO thus helps you get traffic from search engines.see more
SEO Is Keyword Related Activities and SMO is the traffic Related Activities.