What is holistic search
At Storm, we define holistic search as the unified approach to paid and organic search that combines intelligence learned by both channels to own more real estate in search results and drive respective channel performance.
Benefits of holistic search
The combination of paid and organic search leads to improved qualified traffic. Paid and organic data is utilised to improve visibility of extremely competitive or high-cost keywords. This data informs the organic strategic approach to targeting and improves cost efficiency in paid search budgets.
SEO activities such as page optimisation can lead to improved paid search Google Quality Scores. Paid search can be used to test different messaging for SEO content. Holistic search drives first-party data, which improves the effectiveness of display advertising and paid social.
A Google study* revealed the presence of both organic and paid search results:
- Enhances brand trust by 50%
- Increases likelihood to convert by 73%
- and may result in reduction in cost-per-click by 5%–15%
- * Google non-public proprietary study