Editor's Note: This blog was originally published on June 27th, 2016. It was updated in March of 2019 to reflect updated information.
Most businesspeople don't have in-depth knowledge of AdWords. Realistically, the majority of our clients have zero AdWords experience when they come to us for assistance. Not only do they have no idea how AdWords works, but they also have no idea how an AdWords agency works, or what to expect from their PPC advertising agency.
AdWords agencies are like snowflakes - no two companies are quite the same. However, they fall into two general categories: some PPC agencies work by taking advantage of unsuspecting businesses, and others truly put their heart and soul into getting results for their clients. We call the former black hat agencies - check out these horror stories to learn more about bad practices.
How do you know which type of agency you're working with? We've put together ten questions you should be asking an agency before you sign ANY type of contract.