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, [...]

How Much is Google Ads Monthly?

I get this question all of the time. What is the monthly cost to run Google Ads?  As with many questions in the world of digital marketing, the answer is, "it depends". The absolutely simplest answer is as much as you want to spend. So How Does Google Ads Work? Google Ads itself is a [...]

Zippo Museum – You Can Be Found Anywhere – Ignite Your SEO

Finally back on track with our You Can Be Found Anywhere episodes. Adding another winter adventure to the Zippo Museum in Bradford, Pennsylvania. If you ever find yourself in northwestern PA, it may be worth a stop to Bradford.  I went on a winter adventure and took in the Zippo Museum and the Kinzua bridge [...]

Small Business eCommerce Google Ads Success Requires Balancing AI with Sanity Checks

We've been helping businesses with Google Ads for over 15 years.  The product has definitely evolved considerably over the years. I have written extensively about the ways Google removes control from the advertiser and some of the things that can happen if you don't stay on top of that. However, there is value in harnessing [...]

Warning: Small Business Owners and Google Don’t have the Same Goals for Google Ads

As a Google Ads advertiser in 2022, we are constantly being bombarded with new messages from Google. Your optimization score dropped. Your account has Google recommendations. You get emails and calls from your Google rep with suggested changes to your account.  All of these suggestions and scores are based on what is best for Google [...]

Digital Marketing and SEO Referral Program from You Can Be Found

We have seen tremendous success and growth over the last fifteen-plus years due to our amazing friends and clients.  Clients and partners have been a key source to our growth and we love to give back. Though we have always had a referral program to reward clients and friends for bringing us new business, we [...]

Learning from 2021 for a Successful 2022 in SEO and Google Ads for Your Small Business

It has been a pretty wild couple of years for everyone, including the world of search. As the pandemic started to take over the way business operated in 2020, we saw more and more reliance on search and digital marketing to connect with our audiences. More and more people were forced to stay at home [...]

Google Keeps Taking Away Control of Our Ad Spend

This is yet another update to an original post from fall of 2020. The other facts are true, but this now comes with a warning that Google is trying to force advertisers to grant them the right to make changes to your account. Google has gotten us attached, and then changed the rules on us [...]

Google Ads Success Stories: Turning Around a Tanking eCommerce Account

I'm often brought in to look at a Google Ads account and see if I can fix it or make tweaks to improve performance. Over the years I have helped accounts ranging from hyperlocal electricians or cleaning companies to national and even global high volume eCommerce and news organizations. One of the most common issues [...]

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