Freelance Google Ads Managers – Where To Find Google Ads Management Services

If you don’t have the time or knowledge to manage your own AdWords campaigns, it’s time to ring for help.  You have two options; first, you can hire an SEM agency, which has the advantage of bringing multiple people with different specialties to bear on the account – an account manager, someone who handles tracking […]

Google Ads Management Contracts – What Should They Cover?

Having negotiated, and signed, numerous Google Ads management contracts with clients over the years, I do have substantial business experience in this area; that said, I am not a lawyer, and you should run any contract language by one to make sure that whatever you are doing is appropriate for your business. That all said, […]

Google Ads Management Pricing Models and Fees – What’s Typical?

Online marketing agencies are similar in many ways to more traditional advertising agencies, but there are four AdWords management pricing models they use: – Percent of Spend – Flat Fee – Hourly Rate – Performance Deals Percent of Spend AdWords Management Pricing Model For monthly media spends of $20,000 or more (let’s say for instance […]

Google Ads Placement Exclusions for Mobile Traffic

Recently, Google Ads had some changes that make it more difficult to exclude mobile traffic. Many advertisers, particularly B-to-B ones, prefer to completely exclude mobile traffic for performance purposes. Teenagers playing video games for instance may not be the best target for enterprise software; and if your call to action involves viewing a white paper […]

How to Bulk Upload Structured Snippets into Google Ads

How to Bulk Upload Structured Snippets into Google Ads / Google Adwords Google Ads has various “extensions” you can associate with ads, at the Ad Group or Campaign level.  These are essentially additional elements that show below your ad.  Callout extensions can be thought of as bullet items; sitelinks  are like callouts except clickable links.  […]

SMX Display Network Panel Discussion

Ted Ives spoke recently at the SMX East conference in New York City.   The various SMX Conferences are a great way to get up to speed on what’s happening in the SEM industry, ranging from hearing about Google’s recent (and constant) changes, to sophisticated strategies for optimizing accounts.  We highly recommend these conferences; they’re great […]

An Un-hole-y Search Marketing Lesson from World War II

Today we have a cautionary tale for you about the Statistical Research Group, a group of scientists based out of  Columbia University during World War II.   This group did research for the Military, including work on the fuse for the atomic bomb, optimal amounts of explosives in shells, and aircraft survivability.  Members included top […]

The Perfect Landing Page – Found on the Back of a U-Haul Truck

I was driving back from New Hampshire yesterday after hiking to the top of Mt. Jackson with a Scout Troop, when I saw a U-haul truck with a very interesting advertisement on the back.  You can click on the picture to enlarge it – it’s an ad for a partner of U-Haul called “eMove”…the URL […]

Website Redesign Considerations for SEO and PPC

Many of my clients tend to start out an engagement by making various website changes, and often they are even already in the middle of, or about to embark on, a complete website redesign. There are numerous articles and books about how to optimize website designs, but for SEO and Paid Search, there seem to […]