(Gawkwire.com) Marin Software, provider of the leading paid search management application for large advertisers and agencies, and SMX West, today announced that Tim Ossmo, director of media for Leapfrog Online, has been named “Biggest Search Geek” in America, beating out more than 1200 contestants to take home the top prize. Ossmo was recognized on stage today at SMX West by conference chair and Search Engine Land editor-in-chief, Danny Sullivan.

With a top score of 80.83%, Ossmo handily beat out the competition, completing the contest in 12 minutes and 5 seconds. The SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest was open to anyone with the mettle to answer 20 tough questions about the ins-and-outs of search marketing.

Ossmo has been in the SEM industry since 2003 and has been with Leapfrog Online since 2005. As director of media, he leads a team of 13 media planning and buying professionals who primarily work to integrate programs across a variety of online and offline media formats, including SEM.

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“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as the 2010 Biggest Search Geek,” said Tim Ossmo, director of media of Leapfrog Online. “As a search marketing veteran, it’s great to see how the industry has grown to a massive, multi-billion dollar market over the last few years. I look forward to attending the show and participating in discussions about the future of the industry.”

"It was fantastic to see more than 1200 search marketers competing in this year’s contest,” said Chris Lien, CEO of Marin Software. “The Biggest Search Geek contest was designed to recognize those industry professionals who work hard to create successful paid search programs for their companies and organizations. Congratulations to the new top search geek, Tim Ossmo, who proved his search prowess by tackling some of the most difficult search questions we could design.”

AdWords Advantage Online Summit Agenda Announced – Training For Pay Per Click Advertising Success

The AdWords Advantage Online Summit has announced the agenda for their Search Engine Marketing and Google AdWords Pay Per Click advertising online training classes held on March 9-30, 2010. The online summit kicked off with two free preview webinars – "Top 3 Mistakes AdWords Advertisers Make that Sabotage Their Profits" and "Top 7 Landing Page Tips to Win the Gold". These preview training webinars were a great success with nearly 2000 advertisers learning profitable AdWords strategies shared by the Pay Per Click experts. All AAOS participants will save 40% upon registration by the early bird date March 4th. More here AdWords Advantage Online Summit

(Gawkwire.com) The AdWords Advantage Online Summit (AAOS), a leader in providing online educational AdWords training, has announced their schedule of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising online training classes held on March 9-30, 2010. The summit kicked off two free preview webinars – "Top 3 Mistakes AdWords Advertisers Make that Sabotage Their Profits" and "Top 7 Landing Page Tips to Win the Gold". The free training sessions showed nearly 2000 advertisers a whirlwind of strategies for building profitable Google AdWords campaigns. All AAOS participants will save 40% upon registration prior to the early bird date ending on March 4th. More information at AdWords Advantage Online Summit.

"Next week we will unveil the first ever online educational AdWords training summit for marketers to learn unbiased Google AdWords techniques from experts who have run multi-million dollar Google AdWords campaigns," said Mary O’Brien, Adwords Advantage Online Summit and PPC Summit Founder. "These online classes, led by 14 top-notch AdWords practitioners, will teach Google best practices and offer proven strategies for turning average campaigns into real money-makers."

Companies benefit from these online classes because they learn Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies to increase Google AdWords ROI. The educational series of classes uncover the use and value of AdWords tools, resources and methodologies in detail, and gives students ample opportunity to learn how to improve their AdWords campaigns through hands-on guidance for results at the top of Google.

Each class consists of one hour instruction and teaches advertisers step by step how to leverage AdWords to their advantage and develop more profitable campaigns. Attendees will learn Google AdWords Pay Per Click advertising solutions for all business types — Ecommerce, B2B, SMBs and more. The end of each class is devoted to a lively question and answer session, in which attendees are free to ask questions. Each attendee will be able to download the recorded version of the class for 90 days.



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