At least untill 3th of April 2019. I may oficially call myself a Google Adwords Search Certified professional. I was awarded with the certificate after passing the AdWords Fundamentals and Search Advertising assessments. Since January 2018 these Google certificates are issued by Googles Acedemy for Ads.
Why did I want to become certified?
It requires certain investment of time to study the course materials – and skill set – to be able to pass first the Fundamentals and later the Search exam. There are no exam fees whatsover, but still. Basically I had to because you required me to have an Adwords Search Certification. About half of the job postings related with Google Adwords on Upwork ask specificaly for certified professionals. Also, to keep myself sharp it is good to keep learning!
So, what is next?
When creating my google partner profile I noticed that the only publicity about my Certification I can make is sharing my certificates. That is about it. If I want to use a google partner badge, I need to meet several additonal requirements. One of these is registering my company as a candidate to become an official Google Partner. To become a Google Partner, you need to show expertise in various advertising fields and a 3 month ad spent of at least 10.000 usd.
If things go well this may be something to opt for.
My Google Adwords Search Certification
For now passing the first assessments to obtain my Google Adwords Search Certification is fine enough. This will help me manage more Google Adwords accounts and build my portfolio as advertising professional.
You can hire me directly to manage your Google Awords Campaign or use the Upwork escrow platform to handle the administration.
I noticed there were some words left to reach 300 in this posts wordcount. I am not always going to be compliant, but it would be nice if this message gets indexed well. Because even though Advertising is great, there is nothing like good old Organic Traffic.