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Google Ads Keeps Changing the Rules to Keep More of Your Small Biz Money

I have reported many times on how Google regularly makes apparently subtle changes to the rules in Google Ads that essentially move the goalposts and give them more control of the money you spend.  At a time when Google Ads revenue is up, but their share of search is down, it makes sense that they [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Small Business SEO Tools Can Mislead – It is All Relative

This post is updated, but holding true to much in SEO, the main idea holds true over the years, while the details change a little over time. This post was originally posted in August 2018, but updated in 2021. I have had a number of people recently tell me about frustrations with SEO tools like  [...]

You Can Be Found Archive: Athabasca Glacier and Google Ads Gone Cold

In the middle of a hot month here in New Jersey, the You Can Be Found Anywhere is a never before released one, from the archive.  We are found at the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park in Canada, discussing not letting your Google Ads go cold.  The idea is that you need to stay [...]

Google Partners Program Now Serves Google, Not Small Business

This is a quick post that will announce my decision to no longer be a part of the Google Partners program in its current form because I believe it to not be in the best interest of my clients.  I have been a part of the Partners' program for a very long time because at [...]

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Pubcon Austin 2020 Overview: Content is Still King, More So

I have begun my fifteenth year in the search engine marketing industry.  Since day one we have been told that "Content is King", but there are so many other factors involved to succeed at SEO and PPC that we often chase down the latest ways to exploit the weaknesses in the Google algorithm, which is [...]

SEO and SEM Talks for your Chamber or Business Networking Group

SEO and Google Ads can be very rewarding to your business, but they can also be very confusing. It can be very easy to be led down the path by old news or even by Google themselves. With over a decade in the industry, I take great joy in educating small business owners about the [...]

Trust and SEO are Important Partners: A+ BBB

I recently reached 10 years of being an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.  As with any industry, having a good reputation and being trustworthy is an important piece of success. I have earned my A+ rating by working together with my customers to push them toward their goals so that they can focus [...]

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