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Professionals who use search engine optimization (SEO) and Google Ads say both approaches are effective; but, if forced to pick only one, most would choose Google Ads, according to recent research from BestSEOCompanies.com.

The report was based on data from a survey of 496 marketing professionals and business owners who use both organic SEO and paid-search tactics.

Some 90% of respondents say Google Ads is effective, and 87% say SEO is effective. More than three-quarters of respondents also say both approaches are worthwhile, beneficial, and important.

If they had to choose only one tactic, 64% of respondents say they would pick Google Ads and 36% say they would pick SEO.

Most respondents say Google Ads delivers results more quickly than SEO and the tactic is also easier to implement.

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey of 496 marketing professionals and business owners who use both organic SEO and paid-search tactics.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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