Most of the times when Search Engine Marketing is misunderstood as Search Engine Optimization, the whole marketing plan shrinks and the desired results remain unattained. The way out of this is to better understand Search Engine Marketing and to figure out the focusing point of it. What exactly to focus on while designing an SEM plan for a website entirely depends on the nature of website along with basic components of SEM. These components though same in all cases but vary in concentration level depending on the niche and the desired results.
Let's first identify the crucial elements or basic components of SEM. They are: keywords research, SEO, search engine submission, link building, link popularity analysis, traffic analysis etc. All these are, of course, crucial parts of SEM plan, but the first three are must, i.e. keyword research; finding the more search keywords related to a particular site and making a list of all alternative words or synonyms, optimizing the site for search engines so that they can better crawl at it, and letting the SEs know about the site by submitting URL to them. In other words these three are the major focus of SEM.
After the major focus, comes main focus, and that's link building. A site when marketed needs more and more links. And then it comes to keep a check on SEM plan by analyzing the whole campaign and the individual components as well, i.e. link popularity analysis, traffic analysis etc.
SEM experts may have a different view with the changing trends of search engines standards, and the varying requirements of e business, but the concept of SEM is constant and a fair conclusion will be, "there's not a single component in SEM to focus more on, instead all are interrelated to each other and need variable attention and consideration depending on desired output'.
Qurratulain Akhtar is an experienced freelance writer, specialized in SEO content writing, Internet marketing, and blogging, worked mostly in website and blog promotion in easy and cost effective ways.