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Negative Keywords Extremely Important Part in Small Biz Google Ads Success

This is a significant update to an article I wrote back in 2017 when Google changed what "Exact Match" keywords meant by definition. More changes have made negative keywords grow in importance. Negative keywords have become more important than ever, and many small business owners don't even know that they exist.  Just to clarify, when [...]

Should You Trust Google AI in Your Google Ads?

Google AI Ads. You might have gotten to this post because you’re searching for guidance on the latest AI offerings from Google Ads. The world of digital marketing is increasingly embracing artificial intelligence (AI) , and Google Ads is no exception. However, with this shift comes a crucial question for marketers and businesses alike: should [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Dangers of Broad Match Reliance in Google Ads

I know I have preached for years about small businesses being very careful with the Google Ads default keyword targeting setup which is known as "broad match". I just wanted to point out a few reasons why, as I had a client come across examples of this recently. Here are a couple of things that [...]

Small Business Advertisers, Google, and Third-Party Cookies

There has been a lot of buzz around Google blocking third-party cookies and FLOC and a number of things that the typical small business owner isn't totally tuned into.  This post isn't intended to get into the weeds, but to give you the headlines, and the options to read up on the details. So I [...]

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 [...]

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