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SMX AdWords Workshop

SMX Advanced AdWords Workshop

The SMX workshops are one day intensive training session about Google AdWords and how to extract the most value from your AdWords Account. We have partnered with SMX to bring you this interactive learning experience. You can attend a full day workshop, attend the conference, or do both if you desire.



Workshop Topics


Comprehensive Keyword Research: The absolute center of every PPC campaign is keywords. Learn the effective methods to discover and research keywords. While keywords are the lifeblood of PPC, perfecting your match types usage while controlling your negative keywords can drastically increase your overall revenue.

Writing Compelling Ad Copy: You will learn how to sync your ad copy with both your keywords and buying cycle stages.

Ad Copy Testing: Testing ad copy is essential to any AdWords account’s success. You will takeaway several ideas for ads to test by the time you leave the session.

Demystifying Quality Score: Quality Score has a larger effect on your account’s visibility than any other setting inside of AdWords. Quality Score can be a challenge to increase. Receive step-by-step instructions in how to prioritize Quality Score improvement, and what actions to take to increase your Quality Scores.

Increase your Reach Through the Google Display Network: Consumers spend about 5% of their time with the search network. The rest of their time is spent on content sites. Learn how to effectively reach users beyond search with contextual ads, placements, and enhanced campaigns.

Control Your Ad Display with Location Targeting: Do you think that geographic targeting isn’t relevant to a national business? Think again! Whether you are a brick and mortar local business, or a global e-commerce site, learn how geographically targeted campaigns can create additional connections with searchers.

Increase Your Landing Page Conversions: The first impression to a potential customer is the landing page. With only a few seconds to engage the buyer this may be more important in your conversion funnel than anything else. This section of the course will not only go into best practices and usability, but how to test landing pages in a simple and effective method.

Networking Opportunities: Conferences are fantastic places to network and meet fellow practitioners of online marketing. Lunch will be provided so you can spend time getting to know your fellow attendees.


Workshop Instructor


Brad Geddes is the founder of Certified Knowledge a online paid search training and toolset provider.

He is the author of Advanced Google AdWords, the most advanced book ever written about Google's advertising program. Brad is one of the first Google Advertising Professionals and Microsoft adExcellence members. He is the first advanced AdWords Seminar Leader and works directly with Google to train companies on Google AdWords. He has written extensively about internet marketing for more than a decade.

Brad has worked with companies who manage tens of thousands of small PPC accounts and other companies who spend millions on marketing every month. His experience ranges from owning his own agency, to working for a boutique agency, to managing programs that were official resellers of Google and Yahoo. Some brands he has worked with include: Amazon, Yahoo, RH Donnelley, Business.com, World Directories, Encyclopedia Britannica, and Red Lobster.

One of his trademarks has been demystifying the complicated aspects of SEO, PPC, and Internet advertising. Not one to hold secrets, Brad prefers to educate his readers on the various aspects of crafting successful marketing campaigns to ensure the success for all parties involved.

Learn more about Brad.

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Training and Workshop Testimonials




I flew from Japan just for this seminar, and it was worth every penny. I know there are many people who teach AdWords, but no one is as specific as he is, and he doesn’t mind sharing the information with you. When it comes to AdWords, he is the one to listen.

Taka, President, lpo-consulting.com

Great seminar. A lot of interesting information. You can tell that Brad knows exactly what he is talking about. Thank you so much.

Valeri Volkov, United City Group Clearwater, FL

Brad I wanted to write and thank you again. My staff and I came away with a lot of very useful information. Having been a long time user, I thought I understood AdWords, Analytics and landing pages well. I wasn’t even close to the level of what I know now. I should have done this long ago. If the ideas running through my head were gears in a machine there would be smoke coming from them. Truly eye opening.

Jay Papineau, IT Manager, Northwest Clinical Research Center

The seminar you lead was awesome. My only regret is that I did not fire the consultant I had about 3 months earlier! He was a good guy, but just did not get it. Your course saved me weeks of self study, and I am already seeing much better results than I have ever seen using a consultant.

St. Clair Newbern IV

The seminar was probably worth far more than 10 times the cost. I was astounded to see how much useful information Brad was able to deliver in one day. My only quasi-negative comment: It might have been too much good information. I’m a little overwhelmed just thinking about where to start with all the positive changes I can now make with our internet marketing.

Rick D, Minneapolis

Very informative for me – I was concerned most of it would go over my head but it was about right. Great presentation and question handling; the Adwords ‘tour’ explained the tools available and led to a number of changes to my ads, keywords and website. Excellent value.

Anonymous

Thank you, Brad, for a terrific presentation. Right on target, insightful, and full of strategy.

Debbie Formica, Martindale’s Natural Market

I think you are going to save me thousands and hopefully one day 100′s of thousands once my campaigns get bigger.

James Bird, marshalfirth.com

I’m an affiliate and this type of training is essential and you guys delivered the best quality in content I’ve even seen about the subject of adwords. I left the seminar feeling more confident about this interface, but I sure would have been glad to pay extra for access to recorded video sessions. Maybe that’s something you guys could offer soon? Thanks very much.

Charlie Perez.

Brad is a genius–and I don’t say that about a lot of people. He knows Google adwords inside and out. I was thoroughly impressed by his presentation.

Anonymous

Brad, great job with the seminar. It was taught well and at a good learning pace. You handled the array of questions from simple to hard with great explanations and analogies. I will probably be calling you for some personal phone consultations for my larger ppc clients. All the best!

Tony Mandarich, Mandarich.com

Brad did an excellent job. The material was very concise and clear and he answered all questions with certainty. All in all I would definitely recommend this seminar. Thanks for doing a really nice job.

Jesse Gray

Brad, the seminar you lead was awesome. My only regret is that I did not fire the consultant I had about 3 months earlier! He was a good guy, but just did not get it. Your course saved me weeks of self study, and I am already seeing much better results than I have ever seen using a consultant.

St. Clair Newbern IV

Brad – GREAT JOB! you managed multiple experience levels beautifully. I learned a lot. Already seeing better results from my Adwords campaigns. I’m sure I’ll attend another session.

Steve Hodgdon

Very informative for me. I was concerned most of it would go over my head but it was about right. Great presentation and question handling; the Adwords tour explained the tools available and led to a number of changes to my ads, keywords and website. Excellent value.

Matt Nelson

I attended this conference in order to learn the latest Adwords developments, and in this respect, I found it to be most useful. We are using Adwords tools daily, so know more about them than the average user. Still, it is useful from time to time to take a step back and listen to an expert who is obviously plugged into the latest, as well as upcoming, developments. Brad is an exceptional speaker, offers insightful views about marketing theory, and is a technical master. Aside from that he demonstrates during his presentations a willingness to roll up his sleeves and delve into the nuts and bolts of how to manage Adwords to improve ROAS for clients.

Chris Lude, Denver-PPC.com

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