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Powered by Search gives over $25,000 of SEM Services to Nonprofits

TORONTO, ONTARIO (Dec. 11, 2012) – Powered by Search is making the holiday season brighter for nonprofits. The Profit HOT 50-ranked inbound marketing agency will provide 5 Canadian nonprofits with pro bono Search Engine Marketing consulting worth $5,000 and pro bono Google Grants application services to help them secure up to $10,000 per month in Google Ads.

Dev Basu, President of Powered by SearchDev Basu, founder and CEO of Powered by Search, was inspired to give back the community after his agency was ranked as one of Canada’s fastest growing young companies as part of Profit HOT 50 and after fundraising for prostate cancer research as part of Movember. “I realized that our agency could give even more back to the community by using our inbound marketing expertise. Nonprofits that rank highly in Google`s paid search see significant increases in membership and donations, and we`re looking forward to helping them.”

The inbound marketing agency’s expertise will come in handy not only in helping them securing Google Grants, but also setting up their Google AdWords campaigns. The set up will include comprehensive campaign ideation, keyword research, campaign setup, optimized ad copy, and bid management as per Google Grants guidelines, all of which will ensure the best possible returns on the ad spend sponsored by Google. “Small and medium sized organizations need our Google Grants application and Search Engine Marketing services most,” explains Dev Basu.

Successful grant applicants receive free of charge AdWords advertising valued at up to $10,000 per month. In order to be eligible, the nonprofits must be registered under the Canada Income Tax Act, able to issue charitable receipts to donors, and be exempt from income tax in order to be considered for this program. Grantees build and manage their own AdWords accounts just like paying advertisers, but participate with the following restrictions: a maximum cost-per-click (CPC) limit of USD 1.00, only run keyword-targeted campaigns, only appear on, and only run text ads.

Nonprofits are encouraged to submit their applications at by December 24th, 2012.

Powered by Search will select their 5 pro bono clients on January 7, 2013. The decision will be based on which nonprofits would benefit most from their Google Grants application and Search Engine Marketing services. They will be added to the inbound marketing agency’s impressive roster of clients that includes Rogers, RE/MAX, and Intercontinental Hotels.

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About Powered by Search:

Powered by Search is a full service, award-winning Canadian internet marketing agency based in Toronto, Canada. The company excels in providing search engine optimization, pay per click, and conversion rate optimization services to a wide range of clients ranging from national brands such as Rogers, RE/MAX, Intercontinental Hotels, Public Storage, Delta Hotels to technology start-ups such as IntelliResponse, Firmex, Sprouter, and more.

Powered by Search ranked #23 in the Profit HOT 50 ranking. It is accredited as a Google Adwords Certified Partner, Better Business Bureau member, and Google Engage for Agencies member. The agency’s employees regularly speak at SEO and Internet Marketing conferences throughout North America and are recognized in industry publications for their specialized expertise in organic search engine optimization, local search optimization, in addition to having in-depth knowledge of the internet marketing industry.


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