You may have noticed I’ve been running a little competition lately, to win one of two £30 Google AdWords vouchers. Well, the closing date was supposed to be yesterday 20 September 2008, but I just noticed that I wrote 20 October 2008 by mistake!
Also, no-one has entered the competition! Now, this may be partly because of me putting the wrong date on it, but also the post has not received all that much traffic, so perhaps not enough people have heard about it, and those that have have not been from the UK (unfortunately the vouchers can only be used in the UK or Ireland).
Anyway, for those reasons, I’ve decided to extend the closing date by another week until Saturday 27 September 2008 at 09:00 Central European Time. So please alert anyone you know who might benefit from a free AdWords voucher to get them started with pay per click advertising, and get them to enter!
I already explained all the rules and Terms and Conditions in the initial competition announcement, so rather than repeat them here, please head over to there and check them out.
What’s AdWords all about?
I’m assuming you already know that Google AdWords is a way to direct targetted traffic to your website via sponsored results on Google search results, and via AdSense ads on 3rd party sites. Because you only pay when someone actually clicks on your ad, it is a very efficient method of advertising. Still, if you’ve never used AdWords before, it can be a bit daunting to figure out how to go about it. Well, I’m no expert either, but there is plenty of information available on the web.
Where to find out more
One name that comes up over and over in connection with AdWords is Perry Marshall – one of the leading authorities on AdWords use. He has a book which you may like to check out: Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, and also a range of information products he sells from his website. There is also a free 5-day course to give you a taste of what it’s all about.