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Best AdWords e-Book?
Please recommend one for me

 11:43 am on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

GoogleCash (is it too old now?)

Peter Marshall definitive guide to Adwords

Google AdWords Handbook: 21 Ways to Maximize Results
(2004 Edition) By Andrew Goodman

Any feedback on these products? Your own suggestions?

thanks a lot



 12:32 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Googlecash - not recommended.

Perry Marshall - haven't read this one.

Google Adword's Handbook - OK, but too much theory & not enough "how to" info for most users (& I never understood why it has "21 ways" in the title).

There's also "mastering adwords" which is good (written by WW member vibgyor), but I don't know if it's been updated since google changed it's broadmatching system & added new interface features.

And there's the "adword's advertising handbook" from adcando publishing which is very good if you want a step by step guide that's up-to-date.

Of course, you could always spend a few hours reading this forum & you'd get all the info you need, but the guides are particularly useful if you're new to Adwords.


 1:29 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the recommendations.
It's important that the e-book is up to date so thanks for your comments on that.

This place is great yeah but it's hard to gain a full & broad understanding from reading conversations.

When I learnt css it was great to read the PVII ebook from start to finish. I'm looking for something like that really.


 3:10 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Some of the information is outdated.
The best info you can get here on this forum. I sometimes have the impression that lots of "authors" lurk around here and later on sell the information in a nicely packed ebook.


 3:20 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

OK, I guess I'll stick around and keep reading :)


 3:42 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)


I also came accross a couple of ebooks dealing with google adwords:

- googlecash
not bad for someone new to the field
- the definitive guide by perry marshall
haven't read this, a review anyone?
- Google adwords insider success by RL Rumford
haven't read this one either, anyone?

as a novice in the field of googleads I find solid information hard to come by therefore I would like to invite anyone to write down what they read and how they liked it.



 3:50 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

ditto ;)


 4:10 pm on Feb 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

I read the Andrew Goodman "21 secrets" about 18 months ago and wasn't very impressed. Nothing revelatory there. And it a con: there's no mention of these "21 secrets" actually in the book! Just a routine guide to using Adwords and lots of sensible but not astonishing advice.

Sitepoint has a good 4 part series of articles on "Google adwords secrets" or some similar (equally exagerated) title very recently.

If I were you
a) I'd read the Adwords help thoroughly. They give you all the most fundamental tips there
b) look at those sitepoint articles
c) lurk and post here

Unless you are short on time and long on money, in which case you might think that an nice easy to print ebook for $50 is worth maybe 2 extra hours of your time reading stuff online. But don't expect anything amazing there you wouldn;t get fairly easily elsewhere.

[edited by: skibum at 6:17 pm (utc) on Mar. 1, 2004]
[edit reason] no URL drops please [/edit]


 9:56 am on Mar 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think a few months back there was a similar thread in supporters forum. Many there including me suggested the ebook written by Vibgyor79. The original poster bought the ebook and posted back a message that he was satisfied with what he got. Hope that helps :)


 10:08 am on Mar 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

yeah thanks. I'll try and dig it out


 6:05 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have read GoogleCash and Definitive Guide to Google Adwords. Both are good for someone who is serious about getting started quickly and beating the learning curve in using Adwords effectively. Of the two, I learned more from the latter.

Search around for blogs on Adwords. Some have detailed information on what made certain campaigns really successful or others a total failure.


 9:41 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>Search around for blogs on Adwords. Some have detailed information on what made certain campaigns really successful or others a total failure<<

check out awebbiz dot com . This guy has a blog about his adwords campaigns he started in November/December 2003. Its a good read and its free.


 7:46 am on Mar 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

You can also get some good information right from the source:

The "maximum effect" is the most current pdf in there and certainly well worth the read.


 8:15 pm on Mar 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks very much for posting that bingymon!

I think the AdWords FAQ, and the Advertising Tutorials and Guides are very much under-utilized by advertisers.

There is some pretty good information to be had there.

OK, I'll admit it. I hate reading FAQs too. But in this case it's worth it, I promise you. :)


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