Late last week I posted a note on Perry Marshall's Facebook page letting him know what I got from a previous version of this book. He asked me to share here. I don't normally post Amazon reviews, but based on what this book has been worth to me over the past few years, I thought it would only be right to make an exception.
I had the first edition of the Ultimate Guide To Google AdWords at a previous job. When I took over their AdWords, we were spending about $30k a month to get $30k a month in sales. Using many of the techniques outlined in this book, I was able to drop the spending to around $10k - $15k per month. Sales went up, ranging between $30k and $45k per month. The spread there, from a little investment in this book, was as much as $30-$35k per month in profits. And I really just scratched the surface in what I implemented out of the book. Sure, it wasn't all this book (the FTC wants you to know this). I did a lot of work to make it happen. And I was studying a lot of marketing stuff at the time (still do, all the time). But the specific techniques in this book played a huge part in the increased profits. Granted, that wasn't all my money, but it did help me more than double my personal compensation over about 5 years in that job.
I've also used the techniques from Perry's book in my own projects. The numbers are smaller, but I consistently get a 2- or 3-to-1 return on advertising investment in AdWords. Without the info I got from Perry and Bryan in this book, it'd probably be a lot smaller, even negative. I've set up campaigns years ago that still generate as much as a couple hundred in sales a month without any work on my part.
This is the best book on AdWords, period.
Not only that, it's a dang good book on Internet Marketing. If I had to tell someone to get one single book they could use as a manual for how to build an Internet Marketing strategy that would have a high probability of being profitable, I'd say buy this book. Because it covers it all -- it's not just AdWords. It's how to get traffic to your site, and how to convert them into buyers once they get there. Sure, it can't cover everything. But it does a great job in pointing you to where you need to go and what you need to go to generate profits from the internet.
That's why it's one of my most recommended books for internet related marketing education. Not just AdWords. And why I think just about anybody involved with selling things online needs a copy of this book.
It's why I've recommended it personally at least a dozen times, and why -- when I bought this latest edition for my bookshelf -- I bought the first of what could be many "giveaway" copies as well.
If you're reading this review, I bet it's because you're interested in the book but haven't bought yet.
Get off your duff. Buy the book. Amazon probably already has your billing and shipping addresses, plus your credit card number. Just hit "add to cart" and breeze right through the checkout process. Get it, and read it with a highlighter. Start putting what you learn to use immediately. You will not be disappointed.
I have no financial interest in making this recommendation -- I don't even know Perry personally (not yet, at least). But I firmly believe it is the right decision -- and that's why I'm putting my name to it in such a public forum. So what are you waiting for? :)