Get Found First is a Google Adwords Certified Partner

June 21, 2010

Yes! This logo was officially provided to us after we officially passed the tests, met the other criteria regarding amount of spend managed and amount of time managing accounts, and now

Get Found First is a Google Adwords Certified Partner!

Google used to have a Google Adwords Qualified Individual Status, and a Google Adwords Qualified Company, and for a few more months companies can rest on those laurels.

Rather than wait around, and to be a leader in the industry, we went ahead and became one of the first Google Adwords Certified Partners.  Here are the criteria to become a Google Certified Partner:

“Google AdWords Certified Partners are not Google employees, but rather are online marketing professionals, agencies, and other individuals such as search engine marketers (SEMs), search engine optimizers (SEOs), and marketing consultants. They have been certified by Google to manage AdWords accounts. To become qualified, professionals must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of AdWords by passing exams, and they must meet all our qualification guidelines, Different professionals have different areas of expertise, so you should talk to them or look at their profile page to get a better understanding of their service levels and specializations.”

To elaborate, the Google exams are timed for 120 minutes and there are 120 multiple choice questions.   The first is a Fundamentals exam, and the second is an Advanced exam.  Each company must have 2 individuals connected to the account that pass with an 85% or higher score on each test.  Having taken the tests, I can assure you that they make the test hard enough that not just any Joe Schmoe can sign up, pay the $50 to take the test, and pass.  Questions relate to language targeting, trademark laws, bidding, adrank, quality score, and much more.

So what does all this mean to you? Get Found First has all of the tools to be your PPC management outsource solution.

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