Google AdWords for Beginners 2018
***The walk-through lessons of the course have been updated as of July 2018***
“This course was exactly what I needed. I will watch it several times and would suggest it for anyone looking to start with AdWords.” -Brad Fach, Founder, PatentFile
In just over 3 hours you will learn how to create Google AdWords campaigns that boost traffic, increase sales and build your business online – or your money back!
Throughout this comprehensive course you will learn all of the elements that go into creating campaigns that deliver a high return on every dollar you spend – from targeting, to research, to writing compelling ads, to campaign optimization.
You will also get a firm grasp on the basics of AdWords and how it works, which is necessary to create successful campaigns. And, on top of lifetime access to the course, you’ll also get a FREE copy of my Google AdWords for Beginners eBook
After completing Google AdWords for Beginners, you will be armed with the knowledge needed to launch your first campaign or drastically improve an existing one. I include detailed examples and proven strategies that I’ve personally used to run thousands of successful AdWords campaigns.
Each lesson includes:
- An in-depth video lesson
- A screencast walk-through using a live AdWords account
- Links to tools and relevant articles for further reading
The walk-through is to give you a first-person perspective on each aspect of setting up and running your campaigns so that you can follow along in your AdWords Account or know exactly what’s needed when launching your first campaign. You will learn faster by doing, rather than just listening.
This course is regularly updated to include new features and changes from Google, so that you can stay up-to-date with all of the tools available in your AdWords tool belt.
If all of that sounds good to you, enroll now, and we’ll get started with Google AdWords for Beginners.
***Course is currently up-to-date as of July 2018***
Google AdWords Fundamentals
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This lesson with go over the one of the most important concepts of AdWords – Ad Rank. Ad Rank is the metric that Google uses to sort, rank and display all available advertisements. This lesson is vital because understanding Ad Rank will help you to create better performing ads and optimize those ads over time.
Lesson 3 will go over landing pages which are also called destination pages within Google AdWords. They are what a user sees directly following a click of an advertisement. This lesson will discuss key points to include in your landing pages as well as examples of ideal landing pages.
Links to pages referenced in lesson:
Lecture 4 will walk through three different types companies (software, ecommerce and local) and landing pages that they use in their AdWords campaigns. We will discuss the elements on the pages that work towards the goal of converting website visitors to paying customers.
In this lesson we will discuss campaign structure and setting up your first campaign. We will also dive into the difference between Campaigns and Ad Groups – a common area of misunderstanding with those new to AdWords.
Further Reading: How to structure a AdWords Account
Targeting and Bidding
In this lecture we will jump into creating your first campaign. This lesson will specifically talk about how to target by location each element from targeting by country, city, state, zip code and radius from a given location.
Reminder: If you do not already have a Google AdWords Account create one here. Also, if this is your first time creating a Google AdWords account enter your email address here and I will send you a free $100 voucher to create your first campaign.
In this walk through we will go through each option of location targeting in Google AdWords using a live account. We will go through targeting by country, state, city, zip code and radius and also how to add multiple locations.
This lecture will discuss the options for setting up your keyword bids, default bids and max bids. Also, we will discuss how to set up your daily budget and how to calculate your daily budget based on a specified monthly budget.
In this lecture we will discuss the value of Ad Extension within Google AdWords. We will discuss location extensions, call extensions, social extensions, site linksand how each one of these items work.
Additional Walk Through: Adding Google+ to AdWords
This walk through will go over how to set up conversion tracking on your website. Setting up conversion tracking is key to being able to effective managing and optimizing your campaigns. It is necessary if you want to use the 'Optimize for Conversions' bidding option.
Additional Reading: Setting Up Conversion Tracking
Creating Ads & Adding Keywords
In this lecture we will talk about each element that goes into writing a successful advertisement. We will break down the headline, description lines, display URL and destination URL. We will alsotalk about different styles of ads so that you can test what will work best for your business.
In this walk through we will write our first advertisement in a live Google AdWords campaign. We will talk about different styles and how punctuations can effect how the ads are displayed to users.
In this walk through we will go over how to add negative keywords to your Ad Groups and Campaigns. This is an extremely important lesson because you will learn how to look for keywords that may be costing you money on unwanted phrases. Adding negative keywords is a key step to optimizing your camapigns.
In this walk through we will go through our live account and create an advertisement using Dynamic Keyword Insertion in the Headline and Display URL.
AdWords Strategies & Research Tools
In this walk through we will go over how to look for opportunities in a live Google Analytics account. We will use organic traffic and engaged traffic to see how customers are currently finding your site and show how you can use that information in AdWords.
If you don't already have Google Analytics on your website your can sign up here: Google Analytics
Display and Remarketing
In this walk through we will use our live AdWords account to create our first display campaign using an image ad. We will walk through the different targeting and creation steps to get your first display campaign live.
In this walk through we will use our live account to show how to step up a remarketing audience and how to create your first remarketing campaign. We will go through the different options that you can in your remarketing list and how to add an image ad that uses your remarketing list.
Additional Reading:How to add your remarketing code