Two New Ways Google Teaches You to Market on Google

Google has come out with two new tools for advertisers and search marketers. The first is a Google Webmaster Tools Quick Start Guide. This 10-page guide walks webmasters through the features available in Google's Webmaster Tools. Hat tip to beu in the SEW Forums for spotting this one.

The second is a 156-page AdWords textbook, "Marketing and Advertising Using Google." As David Szetela notes, the book is part of Google's Online Marketing Challenge program launched last week to train/indoctrinate college students to market using Google's AdWords product.

UPDATE: I just came across a third new educational tool from Google (must be a common New Year's Resolution at the Googleplex). This one's an update to Conversion University, a resource center for learning about Google Analytics.

It seems like Google's on top of their game when it comes to educating new advertisers. What are Yahoo, Microsoft, and others doing to catch up? Share your thoughts in the SEW Forums.

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.