Adwords

Not Exactly! Google Changed the Meaning of Exact Match Keywords

This is to serve as a warning to you.  A few months back I posted about how you should be very wary of keyword matches when running your Adwords campaigns, and that the default “broad match” that everyone tends to use can cause a lot of wasted budget.  Well, now Google has made things […]

Helping Through Free SEM Talks, Workshops & Social Media Shows

One of my New Years Resolutions was to get out there more and help business owners understand how search works. I will be offering more free search engine marketing workshops, talks, and of course my social media show.  I recently posted to social media an article discussing how 45% of business owners didn’t know […]

You May be Wasting Over Half of Your Adwords Budget

I’m sad to say that I have run in to a lot of Adwords campaigns recently that were set up by people that claim to be professionals, but were set up horribly and were basically just handing money to Google with little or no chance of actually gaining the company. I strongly urge any […]

SEO, PPC, SEM for Dentists

Dentists have a very competitive market in the search world.  Typically being a local business with a great deal of competition it can be challenging to find your way to the top of search.  Often dentists will combine a full SEM plan with Google Adwords, local search and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to make […]

No more Adwords ads on the right? What does this mean?

Google recently removed their pay per click ads from the right side of the results page in desktop searches.  They are now opening up the three ads at the top of the page to be potentially four.  So there will be more ads at the top but fewer overall. Here are just some quick […]

Google Adwords Primer: Negative Keywords

One of the more common things I find on a monthly basis when analyzing client Adwords accounts, is more negatives to add to our keyword lists.  A negative keyword is a keyword you add to your “Negative Keywords” list on either a campaign or adgroup level.  If you add a negative, your ad will […]

Keyword Matching Help: PPC, Adwords Tips

I’ve seen articles recently touting the benefits of using the broad match keyword to make sure you capture all of the “long tail” keywords that tend to drive conversions.  Google has always pushed users to use broad match keywords and of course they always suggest it is the best way to get all of […]

Best of the Search 2015 Years In Review: SEO, SEM, LOCAL

Those of you who follow my blog know that I try to narrow down the news in the industry to the important pieces for my clients on a day to day basis. I try to cull through the many, many articles and opinions out there and bring you just what helps you.  With that […]

Google Adwords Updates: New Tools and Formats

Along with Google announcing that mobile search has now passed desktop search in search volume in 1o countries including the US, they came out with some other important updates that will help you use your Google Adwords campaigns to target searchers better. Ginny Marvin wrote a great column over at Search Engine Land going […]

Google Adwords Requiring Phone Number Verification

Hello everyone.  It has been a rough week for me as I have been sick as a dog, but wanted to get a post out that was helpful and informative.  Would have loved to have some fun with April Fools, but unfortunately was struggling to even move and had lots of other work to […]