Many other industries have focused their efforts to help with awareness and relief efforts to aid disaster victims, and I felt the search engine marketing industry could do the same
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2006
SEMCares.com, a not-for-profit organization created by search engine marketing (SEM) and optimization (SEO) professionals, today announced it has added Indonesia Earthquake relief site links to aid volunteer SEM providers in finding appropriate and credible relief organizations to assist through the power of search engine marketing.
SEMcares.com asks it’s fellow SEM providers to consider volunteering or discounting SEM PPC costs and SEO services either on their own, or, directly to deserving relief organizations. These efforts will exponentially help generate greater relief funds through increased search engine visibility and visitor donations to these relief organizations to help them, help those in need.
SEMCares.com’s mission is twofold;
One, to act as a focal point in rallying the search engine marketing community to help non-profit organizations and those in need generate greater web site donations through volunteer or discount SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM services.
Two, to act as a contact point for non-profit and relief organizations wishing to connect with volunteer SEM providers, and visa versa.
Most recently, as an example, SEMcares.com is issuing a search engine marketing community clarion call to find volunteer or discount SEM providers to provide services to joinred.com. (RED) was created by Bono (U2), and Bobby Shriver, Chairman of DATA to raise awareness and money for The Global Fund by teaming up with the world's most iconic brands to produce (PRODUCT) RED branded products. A percentage of each (PRODUCT) RED product sold is given to The Global Fund. The money helps women and children with HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Note: If you would like to volunteer or discount your SEM services to joinred.com, please contact SEMcares.com here: http://www.semcares.com/contact.php.
SEMCares.com believes that SEM can dramatically and exponentially increase relief site donations and hence help, food, and supplies to those in need.
One success example illustrates just how volunteered SEM services can EXPONENTIALLY increase relief organizations’ visitors with only a small investment of time or money.
This real world example of this was provided by a contributor to SEMCares.com: - The donor spent 2 hours setting up Google Adwords for "Tsunami" related keywords for a designated relief site - The donor then spent $86.14 in Adwords - The Adwords campaign delivered 1,496 visitors + 114,446 ad impressions to the designated relief site that they would not have normally received.
Now, if just 1% or 15 of those 1,496 visitors donated just $10 dollars, then that relief organization received $150.00 they would have normally not received plus in excess of 100,000 ad or "brand" impressions.
”Many other industries have focused their efforts to help with awareness and relief efforts to aid disaster victims, and I felt the search engine marketing industry could do the same,” said Gregory Markel, founder of SEMCares.com.
“I'm very happy to report that SEMcares.com seems to have had measurable impact on multiple disasters using SEM to increase relief donations.”
Added Markel: “Speaking personally, this experience coupled with knowing how powerful SEM can be, has inspired my company and I to offer 100% of our services directly to multiple non-profits at no charge. I ask my fellow SEM providers to consider volunteering even the smallest amount of your time either in a consulting or full blow services capacity, to helping a deserving relief organization increase it's donations through your SEM expertise.”
See How We’re Doing
Through its “Contributors Hall,” SEMCares.com keeps track of both the volunteered man hours and dollar value of paid search donated by SEM provider contributors., so that the world can see how the search engine marketing industry cares….search for good.
To date, SEMCares.com has generated:
325 Man Hours and $4,777 dollars in PPC/paid search benefiting deserving relief organization listed on the site including:
Indonesia Earthquake Relief Organizations
• International Red Cross & Red Crescent
• American Red Cross
• Islamic Aid
• World Vision
• Direct Relief
• Save The Children
• Islamic Relief
• GeoHazards International
Katrina/Rita/Wilma Relief Organizations
• American Red Cross
• Baton Rouge Area Foundation
• Operation Blessing
• Second Harvest
• Network For Good
• Catholic Charities USA
• Episcopal Relief and Development
• United Way New Orleans
• Feed The Children
• Habitat For Humanity
• Hearts With Hands
• The Humane Society
• Mennonite Disaster Service
• Mercy Corps
• Operation Blessing
• Salvation Army
• World Vision
Pakistan Earthquake Relief Organizations
SEMCares.com Continues to Grow
To further aid worthy causes, SEMCares.com is currently creating a high tech and database driven functionality that will make it easier for SEM volunteers and deserving non-profits and relief organizations to find each other. Functionality launch is slated for June 20th, 2006, and will be accompanied by a press release.
Note: SEMCares.com is looking for a volunteer webmaster to assist in this effort as well as site maintenance.
To learn more about the mission of SEMCares.com, please visit http://www.SEMCares.com.
SEMcares.com exists as a focal point to rally the SEM (Search Engine Marketing) community to help those in need by volunteering SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM/PPC skills to exponentially generate awareness and financial aid to disasters and worthy causes by delivering search engine visitors to deserving relief organization pages and sites.
SEMcares.com was founded in 2005 by Gregory Markel, President of Infuse Creative, as a response to the Tsunami disaster.
Gregory Markel, Founder, SEMcares.com: http://www.semcares.com/contact.php