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10 Years of BBB Accreditation and You Can Be Found Trademark

A few business notes for You Can Be Found.  In the past few months, we have reached a couple of milestones. Though we have been around since 2006, first as our original name, The SEO Helpdesk, and then with our DBA You Can Be Found, which seemed to relate better to people that were confused [...]

Latest Google Ads Scams May Be Google Themselves

Be careful out there.  For years I have saved several people per year who had "help" from Google with setting up their Google Adwords or now Google Ads campaigns.  There was a time when I was warning people about fake Google people calling and tricking business owners into letting them "help" them with Google Ads. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Google Adwords Targeting – Rarely Used Gems

My parents always told me that actions speak louder than words.  Our activities say a lot about us and with the Facebook data scandal of late, our personal information that is owned online has been all over the news.  Google has had their own run-ins with bad press due to all of the data they [...]