Google AdWords For Dummies

Google AdWords For Dummies

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A completely updated reference to help you get the most value out of your AdWords campaigns

Google AdWords is a unique tool that allows you to set your own budget and create ads and choose keywords that are specifically related to your business. When your ad appears next to the search results, people can simply click your ad to learn more about you or

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A completely updated reference to help you get the most value out of your AdWords campaigns

Google AdWords is a unique tool that allows you to set your own budget and create ads and choose keywords that are specifically related to your business. When your ad appears next to the search results, people can simply click your ad to learn more about you or make a purchase. This handy guide walks you through the newest tips, tricks, and techniques for maximizing your AdWords campaign.

Offering valuable advice, this new edition includes case studies from readers who have shared what they learned from using the techniques revealed in the first edition.

  • A revised and updated guide that shares invaluable advice for maximizing your AdWords campaign
  • Discusses changes to the AdWords interface as well as best practices in split testing, opt-in landing page structure, and ad group structure
  • Reviews new, free tools included in AdWords as well as new and improved third-party tools
  • Includes an in-depth explanation of Google's free Web site testing and optimization tool: Website Optimizer
  • Includes a Google AdWords gift card worth $25 (details inside book)

With this handy reference by your side, you will discover the best way to put a Google AdWords campaign to work for you!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470455777
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Howie Jacobson is an Internet marketing strategist who specializes in growing businesses using Google AdWords. He offers coaching, telecourses, workshops, and presentations on his Breakthrough Online Profits methodology. Readers can find free tools, tips, and techniques on his Web site, AskHowie.com.

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Google AdWords For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jasoneg3 More than 1 year ago
Howie Jacobson and his co-authors Joel and Kristie McDonald of Vitruvian Way have updated Google AdWords for Dummies and made it truly the best book out there on a difficult subject: Google AdWords advertising. If you are interested in AdWords, this is a "must have" book, and it certainly earns its place on my shelf as one of the top ten books of 2011 on Internet Marketing, especially AdWords. (By the way, I teach and consult on not just AdWords but SEO and Social Media Marketing - just Google 'Jason McDonald' to find me, and reach out!) It's a five star book, but it's a five star book on a three star subject: AdWords. Let me explain. I feel very strongly that one's Internet marketing is made up of three pillars - SEO - Search Engine Optimization, getting to the top of Google - for free. AdWords - paid, pay-per-click advertising on Google and/or the Display Network of blogs, portals, gmail, etc. Social Media Marketing - free efforts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and the like A good - no, a great- marketing plan doesn't look at any one subject in isolation, but rather looks at the whole picture and simultaneously attempts to get your company buzz and visibility across each pillar. In my experience, the most powerful bang-for-buck is on SEO. SEO is free (in terms of out of pocket costs), and SEO gets you more clicks and even better conversions than either AdWords or Social Media Marketing. I have had many, many clients and worked with thousands of students and universally their experience is the SEO outperforms AdWords by a long, long way. The implication here is to do SEO first, or at least make it a priority. Howie Jacobson's AdWords for Dummies, like most books focuses mainly just on AdWords. To his credit, he does mention SEO and he is clearly cynical about Google's interest in promoting paid advertising over free SEO. Even more so, he fills the book with numerous gems of wisdom, hidden insights, illumination of gottchas, and other ideas that make this book infinitely more valuable than a one-on-one with some of the knuckleheads at Google AdWords who answer the phone and emails at the help desk. Just remember to position your AdWords inside of a broader Internet Marketing, and you will do fine. But if you do AdWords by itself, even if you read AdWords for Dummies, - you will have done yourself a terrible and expensive disservice. AdWords should always be done in conjunction with SEO as part of a comprehensive Internet marketing strategy! Never do AdWords alone! Howie Jacobson's Nuggets of AdWords Wisdom OK, so leaving aside the bigger picture of AdWords vs. SEO vs. Social Media, here are some of the nuggets discussed by Howie in his newest version of AdWords for Dummies - Conversions - explanations, tips, and advocacy about how important conversions (i.e., getting a sale, getting a registration, getting an email sign up) are to successful AdWords advertising. Google vs. the Display Network - a clear discussion of why new advertisers should NOT advertise on the Display Network, and how the Display Network can be a terrible waste of money despite how Google leads you astray in the AdWords interface (!). Remarketing - novel insights on how you can 'remarket' to your existing web visitors, a tracking technique along with Google AdWords that gets your message repeated to potential customers over and over and over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FIVE STAR RATING!