September 28, 2020
EP 369: Google Ads Hiding Data with Kirk Williams and Sam Tomlinson
This week we called upon two of our friends, Kirk Williams and Sam Tomlinson, to join episode 369 of EDGE of the Web. Kirk is the owner of ZATO, his Paid Search PPC micro-agency of experts, and has been working in Digital Marketing since 2009. Sam is Vice President, Digital Strategist, and Data Analyst at Warschawski. Sam oversees client accounts and is responsible for both the strategic direction and execution of all integrated digital marketing and data analytics initiatives. With the news of Google ads hiding data, we called them in for an emergency episode to discuss what is going on.
Key topics discussed during the show:
- Changes to Google ads search terms report
- Cited data privacy
- PPC experts reactions
- Percentage of data hidden
- Impact on SEOs
Show Reference Links
Sam Twitter: @DigitalSamIAm
Kirk Twitter: @PPCKirk
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