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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 Agenda

Brad Geddes explains what to expect when you attend the Advanced AdWords Workshop at SMX.
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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.


You did a great job in the seminars this week. You totally are an expert on the subject and that was great to see. Well worth the money for the seminar and the education I got. I have been working on adwords for about 4 years now mostly part time, took the basic classes two years ago in Dallas and so it was great to move to the next level of knowledge. I feel empowered! Please email me when your new book comes out.

Kenneth H. Butler, Butler Information Technologies, Inc.


Within a few hours my goals for this Seminar in Toronto had already been achieved, I thought it was a very interesting and helpful Seminar. Brad, I admire your enthusiasm and wide range of knowledge. Keep up the good work! I would recommend this Seminar to anyone who has a basic knowledge about Adwords and Analytics. For Analytics you need to know a bit more about the technical implementation though.

Dennis, Wicked Media NV

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/p>


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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