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Meet our Top Contributors

Top Contributors are Google users who volunteer their time to help others with questions and troubleshooting—you may have met a few of them in the Google Advertiser Community. We'd like to introduce you to the AdWords Top Contributors and let them tell you a bit about themselves. Say hello the next time you see them around!

Learn more about Top Contributors

Kim Clinkunbroomer

Kim Clinkunbroomer
Community Username: Kim_Clink
TC since 2006, Advertiser since 2004
Company Profile
Google Partners Profile

"I have been working with online advertisers since 1999, with AdWords as the primary focus since 2004. My team and I work with paid search strategy and implementation for medium to large sized businesses. My experience has given me the opportunity to help clients achieve their goals and routinely celebrate successes. The AdWords Community has helped me to come across so many Paid Search scenarios that I would not have come across organically. This allowed me to think outside of the box and develop strategies for all types of Paid Search scenarios. I highly recommend the AdWords Community for any Paid Search manager looking to grow their skillset and make friends with wonderful people who share common interests."

Specialties: AdWords B2B, B2C, Strategy, Analysis, Optimization, Account Audits, Consulting

Jon Gritton

Jon Gritton
Community Username: Jon_Gritton
TC since 2006, Advertiser since 2002
Company Website
Google Partners Profile

"I specialise in AdWords management and consultancy, primarily medium to larger accounts, particularly those requiring automated solutions."

Specialties: Automation for Large Accounts, Campaign Optimization

Pete Bardo

Pete Bardo
Community Username: petebardo
TC Since 2008, Advertiser since 2002
Company Website

"I found that in researching the answers to questions on the forum, my learning curve on AdWords was accelerated. It was a surprise, and an honor, to be invited to the Top Contributor group. I don't do AdWords for any clients, only for my boss. But I don't mind taking a couple minutes here and there to help make sense (or cents)."

Specialties: Google Analytics

Jack Porter-Smith

Jack Porter-Smith
Community Username: jackportersmith
TC since 2009, Advertiser since 2006
Company Website

"I'm lucky enough to run a busy PPC business while also taking as much time as possible to be a Top Contributor here with Google since 2009. I really enjoy mutual learning and shared experiences, so I look forward to seeing you on the forum."

Specialties: PPC strategy and Problem Solving

Moshe Avichai

Moshe Avichai
Community Username: MosheTLV
TC since 2010, Advertiser since 2008

"I am an engineer who has been fascinated by the similarities between AdWords and engineering logic. The core principles of a successful AdWords campaign which I follow: setting clear business goals, carefully analyzing the data, do not lose the entire perspective."

Specialties: Search, Display, Global Campaigns, Policy Issues, Account Auditing and Consulting

Calin Sandici

Calin Sandici
Community Username: AdWiser
TC since 2011, Advertiser since 2010
Company Website

"Before working as an agency owner dealing with online marketing, particularly in E-Commerce, I've been a software developer, project manager, and the head of software development for a software company. Today I integrate Google AdWords, Analytics, AdWords scripts, and the Analytics API, as well as external data sources, while trying to get a better understanding of my clients' customer journeys. I found the AdWords Community as I was searching for a solution. Then I found myself learning as I was trying to troubleshoot other people's problems. I'm still learning. Still troubleshooting. Still visiting this community and honored to be one of its Top Contributors. I hope my contributions here are at least half as useful as the community and its combined knowledge have been to me."

Specialties: Conversion Tracking, Campaign Optimization

Scott Dunroe

Scott Dunroe
Community Username: ScottyD
TC since 2012, Advertiser since 2008

"After taking an interest in AdSense from an early age, I soon got involved in the world of AdWords shortly after graduating from college. After working with various international agencies and on numerous projects as a freelancer, I am now sharing this acquired knowledge as a Top Contributor within the AdWords community."

Specialties: Campaign Creation and Optimization

Pankaj Sabharwal

Pankaj Sabharwal
Community Username: pankaj1782
TC since 2012, Advertiser since 2008

"I found the AdWords forum a few years back and posted some questions to see whether it works or not. Very soon I realized the potential learning possibilities from reading basic to advanced AdWords questions, and at the same time providing assistance to other advertisers on the Community. I enjoy reading what others have posted to enhance my knowledge. In my spare time, I like to explore hilly areas with my family."

Specialties: Conversion Tracking, Campaign Optimization

Tommy Sands

Tommy Sands
Community Username: PPCBossman
Company Website
Google Partners Profile

"It was the intersection of creativity and analytical thought that made me realize my passion for AdWords in 2008. I was immediately drawn to the unique challenges that AdWords provided me, and still to this day, I enjoy it just the same. Having gained a significant portion of my knowledge from reading and posting in forums, I hope that my contributions here, in the AdWords Community, will help others as well."

Dave Davis

Dave Davis
Community Username: Dave_Davis
TC since 2013, Advertiser since 2006
Company Website
Google Partners Profile

"I've been managing AdWords accounts from small to the mind bogglingly large since 2006. I was fascinated with the almost real time ability to see results from changes to all sorts of variables and how they impacted revenue and conversions. I now enjoy using GTM and the combined power of Google Analytics and Google AdWords to help clients seriously increase the speed at which they grow their businesses. At Redfly, the digital marketing agency that I run, the entire team uses the community to learn and contribute. The AdWords community has played a massive role in keeping me up-to-date with the constantly changing and exciting world of paid search."

Specialties: AdWords Management, Google Analytics

Steve Cameron

Steve Cameron
Community Username: stickleback
TC since 2013
Company Website
Google Partners Profile

"As an ad agency owner, I made the transition into the digital space as the markets developed over the past decade or so. My experience in advertising and marketing drives me to focus on business goals, and AdWords has become a substantial part of my work over the past few years, along with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager (which we now implement on most client sites for the extended tracking possibilities it offers). I have relied heavily on the incredible knowledge depository that is the AdWords Community and am more than happy to give back a fraction of what I have received."

Specialties: AdWords Data Analysis, Account Optimization

Robert Coats

Robert Coats
Community Username: RobertCoats
TC since 2014, Advertiser since 2001
Company Website
Google Partners Profile

"I'm an industry veteran who began running pay per click campaigns back in 1998 prior to Google’s launch of AdWords. I'm the owner of Kinsey Street Online Marketing, a certified Google Partner in the Seattle, WA area. I specialize in Google Ad Grants and my agency is a Google For Nonprofits Featured Provider."

Specialties: Google Ad Grants, AdWords

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Celebird
Community Username: Celebird
TC since 2014
Company Website

"You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something." -- Richard Phillips Feynman

Specialties: Google Shopping, Merchant Center

Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta
Community Username: Neha Gupta
TC since 2014, Advertiser since 2008

"I have been working in advertising since 2008, AdWords being my key focus since 2010. Though Google AdWords has been my favorite haunt for years, the Community was a great surprise that I came across in 2012 while looking for some solutions online. It brought me some of the most interesting insights, adding to my knowledge while prodding me to share my expertise as well."

Specialties: Google AdWords Campaign Strategy, Structure, Optimization, and Management

Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh Kumar
Community Username: Rakesh Kumar
TC since 2014, Advertiser since 2010

"I have been working on PPC and Google AdWords since 2010. Being Google AdWords and Video Certified, I have gotten the chance to work on various verticals and industries, helping with PPC Campaigns (including Search, Display, Apps, and Video). I believe Google AdWords is an art, not a science, and there is no rule of thumb in AdWords. Lastly, I would like to say thanks to Google for creating the AdWords Community, which promotes peer learning and keeps one updated on the latest developments in AdWords."

Specialties: Campaign Management (Search, Display, Remarketing, Apps), Optimization, Data Analysis

Deepak Vasudevan Nair

Deepak Vasudevan Nair
Community Username: Deepak_V
TC since 2014, Advertiser since 2004
Company Website
Google Partners Profile

"I have been a paid search marketing professional since 2007. I have extensive experience in managing global and regional paid search marketing campaigns for clients from various business verticals."

Specialties: Search, Display, and Remarketing Campaign Creation and Optimization

Ratan Jha

Ratan Jha
Community Username: Ratan-Jha
TC since 2015, Advertiser since 2008
Company Website
Google Partners Profile

"I help businesses--startups or established--make their advertising strategies rewarding. My expertise lies not just in campaign setup or optimizations, but also in designing and fine-tuning entire conversion funnels, no matter what industry the business in question operates in."

Specialties: Advertising Strategy and Implementation (Search, Display, and Shopping), Campaign Structure, Performance and Conversion Optimization

Lakatos Bela
Community Username: Lakatos
TC since 2009, Advertiser since 2006

"I joined the forum back in 2007 and became one of the earliest Top Contributors. I am proud of my participation, and hope that it has been as beneficial to the ever-growing number of forum members as it has been to my own personal and professional development. I have helped multiple online companies succeed by managing their AdWords advertising accounts, including a major project in NYC that received the ‘Startup of the Year’ award in Dubai in November 2014. I am currently working on an ‘AdWords Fundamentals Exam Prep Course’ that will hopefully be published early 2017."

Specialties: Analysis, Strategy, and Optimization, with some mild theoretical bias

Shweta Shroff
Community Username: ShroffS
TC since 2016, Advertiser since 2008
Company Website
Google Partners Profile

"AdWords was my calling in 2008, and it continues to surprise me to this day. I have extensive experience managing clients globally and across multiple industry sectors like E-Commerce, Food & Beverages, Banking & Financial Services, Travel, and Real Estate. I love solving puzzles and learning new things, and that’s what I get to do every day with the Adwords Community."

Specialties: Search, Mobile, Shopping, Automation, Remarketing, and Display

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