Andrew Goodman

Andrew Goodman is founder and President of Toronto-based Page Zero Media, a full-service agency obsessed with PPC performance since 2002. Current clients include, Princess Auto, and Andrew wrote 2 editions of Winning Results With Google AdWords (McGraw-Hill), a pioneering book on PPC strategy and tactics. He continues to speak regularly at SMX and other events. He was also an adviser to (and later, co-founder of) a consumer review startup, Toronto-based HomeStars, acquired by HomeAdvisor in 2017.


Load Me Up: Should You Expand Your Retail Niche?

Hi. It’s mid-July, so as typically happens to me every year at this time, my left brain has gone on vacation. It’ll be back before too long as I work on a column about finding more click volume for your campaign when it just doesn’t seem possible. In the meantime, the right brain (“you can […]

Analytics & Conversion

How To Test A Home Page For Conversion Effectiveness

Conversion rate improvement, for many of us, is as much a part of the overall process of optimizing a paid search campaign as, say, “off-page factors” are to SEO. Recall the holistic view taken in last month’s column, Your Paid Search Performance Is Relative. I spoke about the potential for widening the gap between your […]


Your Paid Search Performance Is Relative

Behold the noble savage. This mythical creature, an invention of 18th-century romantic philosophers, coexisted peacefully with his environment, uncorrupted by civilization. My advice to you as a paid search advertiser this week is: be as “corrupted” as possible, if corrupted means recognizing that peaceful coexistence is nearly impossible. You’ll be measured and graded on your […]