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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

The Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords

By Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes, Bryan Todd
ISBN: 9781599185422
Publisher: Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Publication Date: 10/01/2014
Format: Other
My Rating: 3 Stars
Covering the latest breaking news in Google AdWords, the fourth edition of this best-selling guide introduces revised, expanded, and new chapters covering Enhanced Campaigns, Google AdWords Express, and Google’s Product Listing Ads, as well as an introduction to Google’s Universal Analytics.
Nuances in Big Data advertising are also revealed and expanded sections cover everything advertisers need to know, including flexible bid strategies, enhanced site links, and bid modifiers specific to location device and time; AdRank formula changes and the increased importance of ad extensions; enhanced AdWords Express for small business advertisers to get launch and rates faster, new display ad builder options that save small advertisers time and money, updates to Google’s Keyword and Display planners and the retirement of Contextual Tool, and improved Paid vs. Organic reports that include obscure data from AdWords.
Coached by AdWords experts Perry Marshall, Bryan Todd, and Mike Rhodes, advertisers learn how to build an aggressive, streamlined AdWords campaign proven to increase their search engine visibility, consistently capture clicks, double their website traffic, and increase their sales.

My Review

A special thank you to Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords: How to Access 1 Billion People in 10 Minutes by Perry Marshall Mike Rhodes, and Bryan Todd is a valuable tool, whether you are looking for answers about online marketing, from beginner to more advanced users.
Perry Marshall is the world’s bestselling author on Google’s advertising system with individuals and companies utilizing his methods to for successful results and maximizing advertising solutions.
The book is laid out from rank beginner, a veteran PPC marketer, and somewhat advanced material for go-getter google advertisers, and how to force prospects to choose your site and make them buy from you, not your competitor.
We all would love to put our online marketing on auto pilot, with all the hours of monitoring, editing, beta testing, content, google updates, changes, etc. Google gets searched six billion times every day with over 70,000 searches every second. Everyone wants this traffic directed to their site, 24/7, 365 hours a day. Google AdWords has proved to be the biggest revolution in advertising in the last 50 years.
Having been involved in regional advertising, and sales and marketing for a number of Fortune 500 companies and investment firms since 1980, and later embraced technology early on, as involved in the transition of moving many media companies to the web, and start- up businesses in 1999 when, as a publisher, taking real estate to the web.
Of course, if you were involved in this exciting time, we made the big bucks and everyone was so excited about IPO and potential shares were part of compensation package. However, unfortunately by 2001, most of all these companies were closing, so had to put my skills to use in other areas of the web.
Since 2007 have been working with many companies with their online marketing strategies in the real estate and hospitality industry. From SEO/SEM, content strategy, web design, content management, revenue management, online media marketing, Google Ad Words, analytics, campaigns, Omniture, Travel Sponsored ads, and managing hundreds of websites—we all have one common goal --to get the best ROI for our clients and highest conversions.
Years ago when handling a one client’s $25MM marketing budget and a third party sponsored ads at the tune of $150 CPC, you have to know what you are doing, as you see the results on a daily basis, as the travel industry is immediate with bookings. Constant education is imperative to keep up with best practices, changes, and trends.
A lot of the content in the book was repetitive for me; as am more advanced, and some of it is already outdated, as changes daily; however, always looking for new ideas and proven successes.
Would recommend the book for smaller businesses and those who are beginners looking to learn more and educate themselves about Google AdWords, and online tools, terms, and techniques for their marketing plan. Would have preferred more of a technical style versus, selling style.

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