Are your employees on board with SEO?

As a decision maker at your company, you're in charge of developing an online marketing campaign that reaches a significant audience on the internet. In the past, you might have relied on email marketing and other direct response initiatives, even though search engine optimization seemed to generate higher response rates. This was because SEO was still relatively new compared to other lead generation efforts, but the practice is much more mature now.

A joint study conducted by Search Engine Watch and Conductor surveyed 616 blog readers about the state of the SEO industry. The resulting data found that 71 percent of marketers report they are "more enabled" or "much more enabled" to influence their peers to improve natural search visibility than they were a year ago. The high percentage indicates that the evolution of search has permeated throughout most organizations, and fewer professionals resisted the practice in 2012.

The survey also showed that 63 percent of respondents' executive teams have increased their SEO awareness over the last 12 months. While American businesses respect SEO more today than they did yesterday, the practice only produces favorable results when it is implemented across departments, from content creators to tech teams to public relations professionals.

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Sheila Kloefkorn (1031 Posts)

With more than 20 years of hands on marketing strategy and operations experience, Sheila Kloefkorn is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and plans that help clients succeed. Some of the world's largest brands have depended on Sheila for marketing programs that delivered tangible and substantial results. Specialties: B2B marketing, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales strategy, marketing strategy, competitive marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing,, email marketing, website design, marketing plans.