Question: With the Mercury/Geico example, do advertising dollars spent at Google factor into organic rankings in any way
Answer: No, advertising on Google has no impact on Google natural (organic rank). In fact, that’s why I often advise people get the free stuff, first, and then (and only then) add on AdWords as they are too unrelated tracks at Google.
Why shovel a bunch of money at Google when you don’t have to?
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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