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Selecting a Bid Strategy: Top Two PPC Bid Strategies to Avoid

Selecting a bid strategy is pretty much the make-or-break Google Ads campaign setting. For novice advertisers, this decision passes by in a whisper of time. Many have no idea as to the nuances of the reign of terror they’ve just unleashed – an environment conducive to massive waste, masquerading as an ad campaign. When pay-per-click search advertising was invented, there was no such thing...

Statistics & PPC: There’s More You Can Do

This may be one of the shorter columns I bang out on the ol’ Lenovo X1 Carbon. My fingers have been cramping up of late. (So, no proofs, screen shots, product recommendations, or detailed how-to’s. Sometimes, this week included, I’ll mention ideas and leave it to you to learn more.) Last week, I promised a detailed plan for exploiting the Google Display Network. If all goes...

Fail to Succeed: Steer Clear of Overconfidence to Win at PPC

In what some readers interpreted as a piece of gentle advice to startup founders, Seth Godin recently took issue with the cocky approach to strategy embodied in the remark: “I don’t see how it could fail.” If you haven’t studied various ways that your product could fail to connect with its target market, then you might not have deep enough insight into how difficult the journey is going to be. If...

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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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