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 Google Ads Top Contributors and let them tell you a bit about themselves. Say hello the next time you see them around!
"I have been working with online advertisers since 1999, with Google Ads 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 Google Ads 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 Google Ads Community for any Paid Search manager looking to grow their skillset and make friends with wonderful people who share common interests."
Specialties: Google Ads B2B, B2C, Strategy, Analysis, Optimization, Account Audits, Consulting
"I specialise in Google Ads management and consultancy, primarily medium to larger accounts, particularly those requiring automated solutions."
Specialties: Automation for Large Accounts, Campaign Optimization
"I found that in researching the answers to questions on the forum, my learning curve on Google Ads was accelerated. It was a surprise, and an honor, to be invited to the Top Contributor group. I don't do Google Ads 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
"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
Community Username: MosheTLV
TC since 2010, Advertiser since 2008
"I am an engineer who has been fascinated by the similarities between Google Ads and engineering logic. The core principles of a successful Google Ads 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
"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 Ads, Analytics, Google Ads 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 Google Ads 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
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 Google Ads 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 Google Ads community."
Specialties: Campaign Creation and Optimization
Community Username: pankaj1782
TC since 2012, Advertiser since 2008
"I found the Google Ads 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 Google Ads 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
"It was the intersection of creativity and analytical thought that made me realize my passion for Google Ads in 2008. I was immediately drawn to the unique challenges that Google Ads 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 Google Ads Community, will help others as well."
"I've been managing Google Ads 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 Ads 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 Google Ads community has played a massive role in keeping me up-to-date with the constantly changing and exciting world of paid search."
Specialties: Google Ads Management, Google Analytics
"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 Google Ads 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 Google Ads Community and am more than happy to give back a fraction of what I have received."
Specialties: Google Ads Data Analysis, Account Optimization
"I'm an industry veteran who began running pay per click campaigns back in 1998 prior to Google’s launch of Google Ads. 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, Google Ads
"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
Community Username: Neha Gupta
TC since 2014, Advertiser since 2008
"I have been working in advertising since 2008, Google Ads being my key focus since 2010. Though Google Ads 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 Ads Campaign Strategy, Structure, Optimization, and Management
Community Username: Rakesh Kumar
TC since 2014, Advertiser since 2010
"I have been working on PPC and Google Ads since 2010. Being Google Ads 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 Ads is an art, not a science, and there is no rule of thumb in Google Ads. Lastly, I would like to say thanks to Google for creating the Google Ads Community, which promotes peer learning and keeps one updated on the latest developments in Google Ads."
Specialties: Campaign Management (Search, Display, Remarketing, Apps), Optimization, Data Analysis
"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
"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
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 Google Ads 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 ‘Google Ads Fundamentals Exam Prep Course’ that will hopefully be published early 2017."
Specialties: Analysis, Strategy, and Optimization, with some mild theoretical bias
"Google Ads 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 Google Ads Community."
Specialties: Search, Mobile, Shopping, Automation, Remarketing, and Display