Most importantly, a search engine marketing consultant helps her or his clients maintain a high ranking among the top directories and search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, Ask.com and MSN.
Search engine marketing consultant services specifically include management of pay per click and search engine optimization (SEO) strategies. Pay per click is an important step in a marketing consultant’s strategy to use search as a viable marketing process for its clients. Pay per click increases a site’s visibility on a search engine and allows the owners of the Web sites to almost immediately rank towards the top of the search engines and their own networks, according to relevant keywords and phrases. Put most simply, there are only two ideas behind pay per click. The first idea is the choice of relevant keywords for a business Web site. The second is ranking them through participation in a keyword positioning auction. Those who outbid the others in what they’re willing to pay for each click on their Web site are ranked highest on the search engine. Search Engine Optimization can have many steps, and guidance in those steps is an important part of a marketing consultant’s service. As opposed to pay per click, SEO ranks Web sites at the top of search engines organically and for relevant words and phrases.