The Difference between SEO and SEM?

Sandhurst Digital

Sandhurst Digital

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

So today I see some random SEM people online talking a bit of junk about SEO, one of the quotes they were throwing around –

“The difference between SEM and SEO is like the difference between a Ferrari and an Apple”

Don’t let me go into the stats about SEM vs SEO, CTR on serp’s because we all know SEO gets more volume;)

In finishing here is a example of the type of SEO traffic you can get, all non paid organic traffic –



image from:

So can all SEM people stop talking junk and actually start working close together with SEO’s to utilize combined strategies!

I personally know a bit about SEM but after having a lot of success both on a business level and on a personal level with SEO/Social I prefer that kind.


I currently own a high performance SEO & Content Marketing Agency called: Prosperity Media.

Sign up today for Fantastic Inbound Marketing and SEO news to be sent direct to you on a weekly basis!