Search Engine Marketing is More Resilient to Recession

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Following recession rumors, California-based Internet marketing agency WebMetro sees upsurge of client activity in Search Marketing, particularly Pay Per Click and Search Engine Optimization, two of the best advertising investments during a recession.

Since a recession will have an impact on overall sales due to lower levels of consumer spending, smart marketers must allocate their budget where they will get the best return on advertising investment

Following a series of pronouncements by a number of economists that the U.S. economy is in a recession, Carlos Ugalde, President and CEO of California-based Internet marketing agency WebMetro, has seen an upsurge of activity with several clients in Search Marketing, particularly Pay Per Click (PPC) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which he believes are likely to provide some of the best returns on advertising investment during a recession.

"Since a recession will have an impact on overall sales due to lower levels of consumer spending, smart marketers must allocate their budget where they will get the best return on advertising investment," said Ugalde.

Reported by eMarketer in January 2008, a survey of 3,000 marketers conducted by The Fournaise Marketing Group, and cited by the World Advertising Research Center, indicates that 65% of marketing spent had no discernible effect on consumers in 2007. During a downturn, most companies don't have 65% of their budget allotted for "chewing the fat." Survival mode kicks in and the strongest survive. Internet marketing, particularly Search Marketing, has shown to be the most trackable and accountable of all mediums.

Ugalde adds, "It's not just about Internet marketing, it's about taking control and knowing how to diversify efforts heading into a recession and have you well-positioned to emerge stronger."

Several factors come into play for Internet marketers as this economic downturn continues to evolve. With increasing costs and fears of recession driving down sales, Internet marketers have to take action before plans spiral out of control.

He states the following key initiatives must be considered by Internet marketers facing a recession:
1. Realigning online advertising tactics
2. Reducing fixed expenses
3. Leveraging social networks
4. Improving on-page conversions
5. Beefing up competitive intelligence gathering efforts
6. Capitalizing on market position

Nevertheless, the fact remains that a recession is likely to have some impact on all aspects of a business. Making these critical initiatives part of an Internet marketing plan gives companies more resiliency to stand the test of a recession. Get more Internet marketing insight from WebMetro CEO Carlos Ugalde at http://www.WebMetro.com.

WebMetro delivers high-performance Internet marketing services using a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve maximum results. Since 1995, WebMetro has helped online marketers continually maximize ROI and profitably gain market share using integrated Internet marketing strategies. Clients range from aggressive entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 companies. For more information, call (866) 922-4632 or visit http://www.WebMetro.com.

Contact:
Lydia Chen
WebMetro, Inc.
909.599.8885
info @ WebMetro.com
http://www.WebMetro.com

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