Archive for August, 2008
This is the keyword tool from Howie Jacobson that I have joined. Check out the sales page and come back to ask me questions if you want.
Last week on Amazon I found Adwords For Dummies by Howie Jacobson. I haven’t ever really gotten a “dummies” book before, basically because they don’t have crap for pictures and its all black and white. I like color, lol. Plus, isn’t the title a little insulting?
Anyways, on Amazon you get the book for like $16, and with the book you get a $25 credit for adwords (new accounts only). So, yes you basically get paid $9 to get the book. Pretty good so far, right?
I have the book (with free shipping) and it took less than a week to get it. I dove right in. I think I am falling in love with “dummies” books, because there is so much in this one. First off I never heard of Howie before, but I like him now and I have registered on his site for the free extra stuff for the book. I have also signed up to use his keyword tool that he talks about in the book.
From what I see it gets keyword info from Keyword Discovery and Wordtracker and the free Google Tool. There are lots of great features of it, and I will post an in depth review soon, but I love it so far, and its only $19.95 a month, so how could I go wrong?
Anyways back to the book. My favorite parts so far are the index (where he puts all the links he references in the book, and obviously I can find anything I need to), and the tens parts in the back of the book where he talks about mistakes people make with PPC.
I can tell this guy knows what he is talking about, he references Perry Marshall a lot in the book and we know he is a top notch guy with PPC. Oh, and I got this book so when I take the Adwords test I have a book in hand to help me.. Can I do that? I don’t know, but its a great book, and Adwords is paying you to try it.
Just a recap of what I have gone through since I started doing PPC in June. Through PPC coach, I launched over 40 campaigns in month 1 before a friend helped me with my topics and I got a winner. From that I have made about 3k total. I already got slapped by Google too. I have learned a lot with them already. But luckily I havent lost much money there. I just want to say the 3k is my net, I dont see much point in posting a gross when it could mean several different numbers to me in the end. I also realize that the 3k is a very small number to most ppc marketers and thats fine with me, this site is about my journey to success in ppc. I have to start somewhere.
The main thing I did there was learned that any time you change anything I seemed to get reviewed. Thats if I changed my billing information, on top of that if I changed domains without getting slapped, or moved a campaign from one account to another. I did park a domain at a slapped domain to see if I could get past the slap like that, they caught on in less than a day. So, my advice there is, dont do it. But I had to try, I figured it wouldnt work but on the off chance it did it would have saved time.
Just buy another domain and do what you have to do to switch it all over. Though I have read it is better to just fix your domain it will take longer. The new book Im reading about adwords says to get a new domain and fix the campaign so that it wont get slapped. There are a lot of different ways you can do this, but mostly you want the site to look legit. To do that make sure you have your about page, contact information, privacy and terms pages as well.
I will be making more posts soon about the different memberships I am on, that add to my ppc journey.
I recently have joined wordze and have gotten a my client center account for my adwords and ppc adventures. So far its been fun, and there is so much to learn. Since I started all of this in May I just cant believe how much I have learned and how much fun it is.
I really like wordze and have used wordtracker before and still like wordze better. I really liked the top searches for the past month and past 3 months on wordtracker, but on wordze you get them for last week and last month, which is a lot nicer if you ask me.
As for my client center, I have a couple of accounts and I wanted to manage them easier. Its really nice because there is a drop down menu at the top of the page that you can choose your client accounts from to switch between them. I also like that once I take the test and pass I might be able to access some promotional codes to use on new accounts, and I will be taking on some new clients as well, just as soon as my results are good.
So far I have made less than 2k, but tomorrow I have to get on with google again and have them fix one more thing and my new campaign will be set to go. I would say more, but then you could copy it, lol. Just an update for my fans