How SEM can help prevent hiccups in business growth

In your efforts to attract new clients through B2B marketing, you might find that at some point, you're running in place, unable to break into new markets or grow in the one you're already in. To prevent your company from falling into a rut, you need to find ways to extend your reach, and search engine marketing (SEM) can help.

For example, if you have a tough national competitor, you can use geo-targeting tactics to surpass your competition and reach out to your top markets through regional campaigns.

Additionally, when your original keyword strategy hits a bump in the road, don't be afraid to spread your wings and incorporate longtail phrases. This will allow you to write more powerful ads that feature your brand's voice, which can go a long way in attracting qualified leads.

Of course, your evaluation on where to place your web ads can play a significant role in the growth of your business. You don't need to advertise only on sites about your particular product or niche audience. In fact, don't be afraid to broaden your scope and see who else is looking for solutions that your company can provide.

No matter the steps you take to prevent your campaigns from leveling off, make sure your professional tone is communicated through your postings effectively. Otherwise, you might find it much harder to resonate with the people you've selected to target online.

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.