Author Archives: Jason McDonald

About Jason McDonald

Jason McDonald is a top-rated San Francisco SEO Consultant. His consulting services include search engine optimization consulting, social media marketing consulting, and Google AdWords consulting. Jason's motto as a consultant is that he doesn't do SEO 'for you' but rather he does SEO 'with you.' That goes as well for his social media marketing consultant activities and Google AdWords consultant services. Besides serving clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason consults with clients in Silicon Valley (San Jose), Oakland and other cities throughout the Bay Area. Beyond the Bay Area, Jason is available as an SEO consultant, Social Media Consultant, and as an expert witness in litigation involving social media marketing, search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising.

JM Internet Group Announces Fall Update to Google Ads Book 2021

San Jose, California – July 5, 2021. The JM Internet Group, a leader in books and online learning on Google Ads (AdWords), Social Media Marketing, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization), is proud to announce its fall 2021 update to its Google Ads Workbook. The book, authored by Jason McDonald, brings together best-in-class information on Google Ads (formerly called Google AdWords), helping small business owners and marketers maximize their ROI on the Google advertising platform. Continue reading

Website Speed: Free Tools to Test How Fast Your Website Is

How fast is your website? Such a simple question, yet such a complicated answer. We all know that “speed” matters – both in SEO (Google rewards fast sites and penalizes slow sites), but also in Google Ads and social media marketing. If your website does not load fast… then users (and Google) will abandon it. Fortunately, there are some free tools to measure how fast your website is. Unfortunately, they are not easy-to-use nor coherent. Let’s investigate!
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Responsive Search Ads on Google Ads: Trust but Verify Your RSAs

Google, in its infinite wisdom, is forcing us all into ‘responsive search ads.’ In this new format for Google Ads, you create multiple headlines and multiple descriptions. Then, Google mixes and matches these “on the fly” as users search, creating more and more powerful performance. What could go possibly wrong? Let’s investigate. Continue reading

Is My Website Indexed on Google? How do I get Indexed on Google?

Ranking at the top of Google results from a series of factors, often called the “Algorithm.” One of the factors is the simplest: getting your site “in” the Google indexed. But how do you know if Google even knows your website exists? How do you know if your website is being indexed? And, if not, how can you get it into the index? Let’s investigate.
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SEO Tutorial 2021: Tips, Tools, and To-dos for Search Engine Optimization

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the art and science of getting a company, product, or service to the top of Google. Yes, there are other search engines such as Bing, DuckDuckGo, and even Yahoo (RIP), as well as other search engines like VRBO, AirBnB, Amazon, or Yelp. But in practice SEO is 99% about Google. It’s about when your customer searches for “such and such,” then your “such and such” ranks at or ner the top. Continue reading