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organic search results

The ranking of a website on a search engine results list that is due entirely to the search engine's algorithms evaluating the site rather than from a paid ad. The websites of companies that pay for ads are ranked either on the first page or very high in the results list. However, without paid ads, websites are ranked based on their popularity and the content of their pages, the latter often manipulated by optimization specialists who try to trick the search engine (see page ranking and search engine optimization). Also called a "natural search." See vertical search engine and search engine.
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Alternatively, if I received a bunch of paid ads selling cameras and didn't even see any organic listings, it would be a better user experience.
I feel that so far we have bought our traffic [through search engine ads], but in September, Equity plans to unveil a new look and feel to its Web site that is designed to bolster its ranking in the organic listing, as well.
According to a 2004 survey conducted by search engine marketing firm iProspect(R), just over 60% of those surveyed found the results in the organic listings to be more relevant than paid listings on commercial searches across all search engines -- leaving roughly 40% of participants who found advertised listings to be more relevant than organic results.
But rather than shelling out to protect their own trademarks, perhaps brands will turn to natural search, as the free organic listings on Google are called.
Sullivan said he sees organic listings as analogous to public relations, while buying paid listings is similar to advertising in the search environment.
0 enables search marketers to view and export website search term information which details the percentage of traffic a competitor receives from paid and organic listings across the key websites featured within Hitwise.
com) today announced new enhancements to its award-winning Geneva Technology Platform, designed to help small businesses expand their online presence and attract consumers through both paid and organic listings.
Pay-per-click campaigns are valuable tools for boosting traffic to a website initially while SEO takes care of organic listings over time.
In the English-language version of Google, the organic listings appear on the left, and the sponsored links appear either in a shaded box above the organic listings or on the right side of the page and separated by a vertical bar.
This book focuses on organic listings the unpaid results that receive 86% of searcher clicks.
utilizes upLOCAL[TM] for maps using organic listings, paid listings, and local Google Places map listings.

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