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The Most Destructive Lie in Search Marketing

April 19, 2012
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The biggest lie in search marketing is that paid and organic search are separate channels. From the customer’s perspective, paid and natural search are nearly identical. In fact, according to a study done by Performics last year, around a third of all searchers don’t even know the difference between a paid and a natural search listing. This lie wouldn’t be a big deal, except that it causes advertisers to under-optimize their search marketing programs. There have been several studies done to show that having a paid and organic listing on the same SERP can either cannibalize or have a …
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