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Google AdWords Automated Ad Creation

Google Will Soon Write Ads for You

I just got an email informing me of a new AdWords feature coming out in beta. Beginning at the end of September, Google will begin automatically creating and enabling ads in my AdWords account. I’ll get a notification and an email about the new ads and if I don’t do […]

Chrome to Warn About Non-https

Google has been sending emails warning webmasters of an upcoming change to their Chrome browser. Starting in October, Chrome 62 will display a warning to users informing them that a site is not secure if the site collects information from users without using a secure certificate. This change would probably […]

Want to use a phone number? You better pay!

  Sometimes Google is really frustrating. They slowly twist and turn things into their favor and if something could make them money, they force you to use it. Today I was reminded of one of their “features” – phone number extensions in AdWords. You select an option on your ad to […]

Google Moving to a Mobile-First Index

They’ve been saying it for a while now; “Mobile will surpass desktop as the most frequently used device” and it’s coming true. Well, for some it is. Google has this notorious habit of pushing things on everyone even when it doesn’t really apply. As you can see from my post […]

The Importance of AMP

Does the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) standard really do anything, or is it just another carrot dangled in front of our noses by Google?

Google Does Not Want You to Leave

Google does a fantastic job of blurring the lines between what’s good for them and what’s good for the users. They’re now offering their own little app to test internet speed. It’s not as good as speedtest.net, but who cares about that anyway??

Dealing with RankBrain and Zombie Traffic

RANKBRAAIIIIIINNNNSSS!!!! Google’s RankBrain can send the zombie horde to your website. What is RankBrian? What is zombie traffic? What can you do about it? My post helps you defend against the zombie apocalypse.

Does Google Allow Paid EXCLUSION??

Does a small city in the Kansas City metro area have enough clout with Google to have themselves excluded from geo-targeted ads? It sure looks like it.

It’s quiet… too quiet.

It looks like Google has made a major change had moved to rolling updates. They’ve talked about it before, but I’ve never seen SERP flux so stable and predictable before. SEO just got harder.


Google Making Ads Less Obvious

Google seems to be playing with the idea of making Adwords ads a bit less obvious to users.  In a 2013 push for “transparency” Google added a little yellow icon next to their ads to try to distinguish them from the non-paid organic results.  Now Google is trying to make the […]