The (Not So) Shocking Truth About Getting A High Search Engine Ranking

Written by Elizabeth Piotrowski

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The Benefits and Risks of Pay-Per-Click

Written by Barry Harrison

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Use a Common Sense Approach

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Is PPC More Effective than Search Engine Optimization?

It isn't an either/or proposition. PPC listings should not be considered a replacement for high ranking in regular search results. Ideally you should do both..

Next Steps

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