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Small Business Digital Marketing Made Easy – SEO, PPC, Local Search

You work hard at what you do.  You are successful because you have a passion and love for what you offer. The hard part is all of the other stuff that comes with running your business. The accounting, the HR, and the other stuff. And of course the marketing. How do you decide what works [...]

Make It Easy For Your Visitor: CRO and UX Small Business Basics

One of the most common problems I find when working with smaller businesses diving into Google Ads or SEO for the first time is basic conversion rate optimization (CRO) concepts. Why aren't people calling or buying my product when I first turn on a Google Ads campaign or get started? In recent years, it has [...]

Be Wary of Automatic AI Updates to Your Google Ads Accounts

Google Ads can be a very helpful and efficient way to get new business when handled properly. It is an immediate way to get out in front of people that are actively searching for what you offer. In many ways Google presents a very simplified version of their Google Ads tool that can get you [...]

Funny Farm Animal Rescue – Digital Marketing & SEO Rescue with You Can Be Found

I have been doing a lot of digital marketing rescues for the last few years. It seems only fitting that the latest You Can Be Found Anywhere finds me at another animal rescue. We have explored Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in the past, and now we chose one a little bit closer to home. Most [...]

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 (now referred to as Google Ads) campaigns.  There was a time when I was warning people about fake people calling and tricking business owners into letting them "help" them with Google [...]

You Should Definitely Be Using Audiences in Your Small Biz Google Ads Campaign

Are you using audiences in your Google Ads campaigns?  It isn't hard to do and can make a big difference in campaign performance.  For the most part, I always say measure everything you can to help make better decisions.  Google Ads allows you to set up Audience observations with a pretty simple search and a [...]

Common Small Biz Google Ads Mistakes to Avoid

Google Ads can be very confusing for small business owners.  They know that. That's why they call you all the time to try to tell you what to do and why they try to take over your decision-making with Smart Campaigns, etc.  They are trying to make it a bit easier, but also trying to [...]

Dangers in Performance Max Campaigns

If you follow my blog and newsletters, you definitely have heard me warn against the dangers of letting Google run your Google Ads campaigns. Performance Max campaigns are another example of a "black box" type ad spend where Google takes your ad dollars and spends them in a way that you have less and less [...]

Are Google Ads Worth it for Shopify?

There is no easy answer when it comes to whether or not Google Ads are worth it for Shopify businesses. It ultimately depends on a number of factors, including your goals, your target audience, your budget, and more. For the most part, if you know what you are doing, you can scale up an ad [...]

Handling Digital Marketing Emergencies: SEO, GBP, Google & Digital Ads

I often get calls to help both clients and prospects deal with digital marketing emergencies that pop up.  Businesses often run into digital marketing roadblocks, and they aren't sure how to navigate through them.  Many small businesses will suddenly see calls or leads drop off dramatically and aren't sure where to turn.  In some cases, [...]

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