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Avoid Mistakes Setting Up Your Small Business Google Search Ads Campaign

Google Ads can be a powerful tool for businesses to get found when potential customers or clients are searching for what they have to offer, but there is a lot of danger in setting up your ad campaigns if you don't know how to avoid the traps Google has set up for you. The problem [...]

How to Stop or Start Your Google Ads Campaign

This is a basic but important post to show you how to start (enable) or stop (pause) y0ur Google Ads campaigns. I have helped many small business owners set up campaigns and often I am asked how to turn them on or off.  If you have had a consultant build a campaign for you, which [...]

Get Your Google Responsive Search Ads Going

It seems like we are always chasing the newest gadget or whistle that Google offers for its paid advertising program.  It seems not too long ago we all had to convert the old text ads into new, expanded text ads.  Truthfully, I still run into a couple of accounts each month from someone who is [...]

Copy and Paste Large Cities and States List for Google Ads Negative Keyword Lists

If you manage Google Ads for your company or for many companies, you will sometimes notice pesky city or state names coming up in your search terms that are irrelevant to you. This happens a lot if you are targeting a large geographic area, but are only trying to get people focused on your location.  [...]

Watch out! Google Trying to Control Google Ad Spend

In a scary turn, Google is now notifying some Google Ads advertisers that it will have its own experts begin managing their campaigns.  You have 7 days to opt out of this. Let's put this in perspective a little bit. Google Will Control How You Spend Money With Them This is like handing your car dealer [...]

12 Years of NJ Digital Marketing Success is Easy If You Avoid Gimmicks

It seems that every day I see some sort of social media ad with a digital marketing gimmick that is a sure sign of failure. These get rich quick SEO promises or "Beat the system" type promises must work to some extent or they would go away.  As business owners, we are always drawn to [...]

Take Advantage of the Growth of “Near Me” Searches

Martech Advisor recently published an article on trends in search that touched on what many of us have been talking about in recent years. "Near me" searches have doubled in recent years with even higher jumps in certain shopping areas, per Google's data.  There is an opportunity here for small businesses in both SEO and [...]

SMX Advanced Wednesday – PPC, Conversions, and Analytics

This year it worked out that Tuesday of my SMX Advanced experienced was very SEO focused, while Wednesday saw a deep dive in to pay per click, conversion rate optimization, and better use of analytics.  Though less has changed on the PPC horizon than had last year, there was a lot to confirm that I [...]

Shining the Light on Search Engine Marketing in Seattle-SEO & SEM

It is important to me to stay up to date with the latest information in search engine marketing. Knowing what the latest algorithm adjustment accentuates or punishes, or knowing the latest tweaks to Google Adwords to improve performance are extremely important to me. I invest a lot of hard-earned dollars to make sure I know [...]

SMX Advanced 2019 is Here: Offering Cutting Edge Info to My Clients

I learned very early in my business that staying on top of the latest and greatest changes and advancements was critical in offering a superior service to my clients. In the early years, I would bounce around from one conference to the next, trying to find the best source of ongoing and up to date [...]