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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 [...]

SEO Scam Awareness: Be a Good Consumer

Updated May 2023: Much of this is still going on and now more. A majority of this post was written in 2014. I keep updating and adding on as I see things in the market when I run into new clients and see how they have been serviced with SEO prior to coming on board. [...]

By |2023-05-03T16:12:55+00:00May 3rd, 2023|Categories: Local Search, PPC Management, SEO, SEO Scams|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Measuring Small Business SEO and PPC Success

I have had a few talks recently with clients and prospects about how to know what is even working with SEO and Google Ads or PPC.  I have even sat with prospects recently that spent thousands of dollars a month with a company and didn't even know what they were doing for them. They provided [...]

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 [...]

By |2020-05-05T16:25:32+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Google Ads, PPC Consulting, PPC Management, SEM Consulting|Tags: , , |

Small Business Owners Beware the Robots with Google Ads and SEO

On the heels of the recent Search Engine Land article about the effectiveness of allowing for automated recommendations from Google for your ads, I wanted to remind everyone of the dangers of turning to the tempting world of automated tools for SEO or Pay Per Click management. As their article and one of my recent [...]

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