Google Adwords: $100 Up For Grabs

We just received a coupon for $100 to be used to buy Google Adwords ($100 Google AdWords Gift  card). It can only be used by new users of this advertising service, so we don't qualify. We earned this coupon by making rather large purchases on Vistaprint, and instead of tossing the coupon, we wanted to share and are making the $100 coupon available to one lucky blog reader. 

A quick overview of Google Adwords: after signing up for a free Google account or using an existing one, you can register for the adwords service. Detailed online tutorials show you how to buy keywords that you can use to help promote your website via the sponsored links on the margins of the Google search results pages. You will select a few terms related to your business, then determine what you want your daily budget to be (you can easily cap it $100 and not spend a cent beyond that) and the amount you would like to pay every time someone clicks. Once customers search for one of the terms you have purchased, such as "Farsi translator Brisbane," your ads may appear next to the search results. Read more about Google AdWords here. Getting started is quite simple and straightforward. 

In order to win the $100, please leave a comment and tell us why we should pick you. You'll also have to tell us what Judy's dog's name is and correctly identify who is who in the picture on the left (taken during our 30th birthday trip to the Riviera Maya, Mexico). Good luck!

The coupon has to be used before December 15, 2010, so the cut-off date to leave a comment and win the prize is November 25. Here's some legalese: we will be giving the $100 to a freelance translator or interpreter (no language service providers, please) who already have a website.  Once we choose a winner, we will e-mail him or her the access code to get started.


thx84 on November 16, 2010 at 12:02 AM said...

When I saw your latest post in Google Reader, I got to the blog as soon as I could!!!

I really enjoyed reading your book "The Entrepreneur Linguist" and I want to use the different techniques, especially on the web. That's why I should get the coupon!

I just hope that this is not for US bloggers only.

Anke Betz on November 17, 2010 at 3:07 AM said...

Ok, the doggy's called Luna, and I'm pretty sure that Dagmar is on the left and Judy on the right. :)

I could really use the coupon, because I want to expand into a new area of specialization and can use all the support available.
I am currently doing mainly technical translations, although I am a business translator; however, at heart I am a musician - I hold a BA in Music (Voice Performance) and an MM in Conducting - and now want to use my expertise in that area in translation, and hopefully make that my niche.
I think AdWords could really help me get the word out about this highly-qualified and passionate translating musician! :)

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on November 19, 2010 at 9:44 AM said...

Great comments thus far, thanks!

@thx84: You can "cheat" by looking at Anke's response about the doggie's name, but you haven't identified who is who on the picture (we are not saying until the deadline). Let us know so you can get in the running!

@Anke: you are now very much in the running; actually, you are on the leader board for now. Will make announcement on November 25. Your reasons are very convincing!

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on November 23, 2010 at 10:05 PM said...

Two more days to go! We will e-mail the code the day after Thanksgiving, so our dear readers have two more days to participate. Final countdown...

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on November 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM said...

The $100 certificate is no longer up for grabs: congratulations to Anke Wiesinger for coming up with Luna's name, correctly identifying us in the picture, and giving us a compelling reason to send the code for the $100 to her. :) Thanks for participating!

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adwords brisbane on June 30, 2011 at 3:20 AM said...

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