ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF PPC

The Science of PPC is a 50-part series by Andrew Goodman of Page Zero Media, with new content published every Thursday. The goal of the series is to expose readers to enough insights, tips, tricks, and examinations of real-world methodologies to walk away with some feeling of mastery and confidence in their own powers of PPC analysis. Learn more

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What Counts as (PPC) Science?

What counts as science? It’s certainly not for me to say. I’m neither a historian of science, nor a metaphysician, nor any type of arbiter of what counts as “scientific”. I did pretty well in high school, but. I abandoned the computer club (despite getting good, easy grades in Computer Science) because I didn’t have the requisite level of interest level in programming. At...

Search Engine Advertising: A Brief History

Keyword advertising is now in its 20’s. Some brief history. A lab is born The first company of significance to ever offer keyword-targeted ads appearing near Web search results was a search engine called Open Text, in 1996. In 1999, a leading search engine – AltaVista – did the same amid predictions that their greed would drive them out of business. (It wasn’t advertising, but rather...

Why “The Science of PPC”? Why 50 Parts?

In the many friendly sales conversations I’ve had with prospects over the years, I’ve occasionally been asked to cite three things that make our agency stand out from others. In my mind, I’m thinking: “Three? How about fifty? How long do you have?” And now, I’ve just said that out loud. It’s put-up-or-shut-up time. So, how do real pros stand out from the...

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Andrew Goodman is Founder & President of Page Zero Media. His accomplishments include writing the first-ever full-length book about Google AdWords, heading up this Google Ads Premier Partner agency, maintaining a string of 48 consecutive speaking engagements at Search Engine Strategies in North America, co-founding a startup called HomeStars, and wearing the dickens out of a lab coat at the SMX Advanced session called Mad Scientists. His active lifestyle requires increasingly elaborate bowls of yogurt. He works from the Toronto office as well as a home office in Fredericton, NB.

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