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Google made around $21 billion in 2008. 99 percent of that was from search.
Search Engine Marketing is an integral part of online advertising today.
How does it score as a career choice ?
Where else would you get 'live, as-it-happens' insight on market response to a brand.
Where else is there a bewildering gap in demand and supply
Isn't ALL advertising headed towards a contextual, dynamic pricing based environment Why not 'live' this right now by becoming a SEM specialist
Fifteen years back, the world started outsourcing software service to India. Seven year back, it was BPO. Today, the world outsources SEM to India. Look at the client list of some specialist agencies in India.
Basic Skills required
Strong in numerical and verbal
These are the 'Math' and the 'English' section in the typical aptitude tests. Verbal because one needs to constantly think of the words which represent the intent of the consumer.Numeric because one would needs to constantly evaluate the ROI of potential alternatives.Bidding is the name of the game.
Marketing bent of mind
You would be given a target audience and then its your job to find out the kind of sites he would visit, the search terms he would use, etc….Basically what a person does online.
Advanced Usage of Office tools , most importantly Excel
You would need to pull meaningful trends out of various sets of data that can be used to construct reports for internal teams or external clients.
Any MBA degree (better if it has a marketing slant to it) can be a good leverage here. Not just marketing, anything to do with human psychology also for example would be a good fit.
Basic skills required
At the end of the day, you are accountable for the profits of your campaign. So that 'owning up' and the 'buck stops with me' spirit has to be there.
1.5 to 2 lacs per annum to start off with
Can rise to 5 to 8 lacs per annum after 3-4 years of experience.
For the MBA aspirants
If you are looking to get experience before pursuing a MBA (Marketing) kind of degree, a SEM profile job is ideal. Where else would you get real-time feedback on how brands respond to marketing tactics. And you can make changes and see the results for yourself !
In fact, you may decide not doing a MBA degree at all
Our programs for SEM
Basic programs for Students and Working Professionals – Some of things we will cover
- Allocating costs between Search, contextual and Placement targeting.
Effective selection and qualification of keywords (Popularity, Specificity, BroadWords)
Ad Copy writing basics (Key elements of message, Call to action, Persuasion inside messaging and Innovations in messaging)
Advanced Targeting techniques.
Elements of Quality Score and how they are interconnected.
A walk-through of the main non-Google search engine alternatives : Yahoo, Bing, Baidu
Advanced programs for working professionals – Some of the things we will cover
Advanced campaign optimization techniques to increase the CTRs & maximize the ROI.
Non-traditional methods : Audio, Mobile, Video and Print, Radio, TV
How to Sync Adwords and Analytics
Creating E-com Goals and Funnels to analyze the campaigns
A detailed walk-through of the major non-Google search engines.
Do you belong to one of the below ? You need to get into SEM then !
Traditional marketing folks - If you want to be feared among your brethen and be more 'useful' to your employer
Graduates who want to do a post-graduate in a marketing stream : Get into SEM and get valuable pre-MBA experience.
Graduates across streams who want to get into the rapidly growing digital space.
Some of the topics that would be covered
Learning Catalyst : ‘For those who like to learn but don’t like to be taught’ We offer learning programs in Web Marketing and Web Technology. (Instructor-led and Online) www.learningcatalyst.in Mumbai office - 91 22 26135780 [email_address]