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Conductor: Search Marketing Increases Brand Lift

July 24, 2012

Enterprises should consider using search marketing for branding purposes, says Nathan Safran, director of research at Conductor, a provider of SEO platforms. Safran bases his assertion off a Conductor study released July 24 entitled The Branding Value of Search’s Page 1.

The study states that brand lift increases up to 30% when a company’s name appears “above the fold in universal search results.” Compared to when a company isn’t present in search results at all, the study also found that intent-to-purchase increases 20% when, appearing above the fold, a company shows up on the first page of search results, and 10% when it appears below the fold.

“People think about search as a mechanism for driving traffic and online sales,” Safran says. “If you think about using it for branding purposes, it will have different impacts for different companies in different verticals.”

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