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44% of online shoppers begin by using a search engine, according to Hubspot research.

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Research from Salesforce says search is the most common starting point for mobile research at 48%.

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At 54%, SEO was the third most effective channel that marketers invested into in 2014, according to research from Regalix.

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Forrester predicts that companies will spend $33 billion on search marketing by 2016.

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