“Whether you’re a serial offender with over a dozen suspended AdWords accounts, or you’re a brand-new advertiser that got banned simply because you didn’t know what you were doing wrong…
we can help.”

Suspicious? I was. But the folks at PPC Renegade (appropriately named) want you to believe that they have secret connections inside Google that will cure all of your Quality Score ills.

So I watched both videos on their site. The best part comes in video #2 (page 2) at exactly 8 minutes into the video. According to the presenter, the first rule of avoiding a Quality Score slap is to not upload a lot of keywords. There is probably some merit to this claim. For example, if you uploaded 20,000 keywords to a new account, that might raise some flags. But here’s what he said in the video:

Presenter: Do not upload massive keyword campaigns, a bunch of them

Audience: What’s a bunch in your mind?

Presenter: A bunch is anything, I don’t know, anything over 100 keywords.That gets their attention, they’ll come in, they’ll manually review you.

This is chutzpah times two. First, this company is claiming that they have some super-powerful inside connections inside Google that will allegedly get virtually any site that has been slapped back on to Google – trust me, they don’t and they can’t. Second, the guy speaking obviously has no idea whatsoever about how AdWords works. 100 keywords is a massive account that will get you manually reviewed by Google? Wow, just wow.

Here’s the link to this wonderful AdWords scam.


  1. Jeremy March 30th, 2011

    I like how they show canned support emails from 2009 as evidence of their work on the homepage of their site.

    I browsed the rest of their site and it gets worse before it gets better. Correction, it never gets better :-)

  2. davidzhawk March 30th, 2011

    $10 says that these guys get their Google Certification revoked by EOY.

  3. Kaeden April 13th, 2011

    Touchdwon! That’s a really cool way of putting it!

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David Rodnitzky
David Rodnitzky is founder and CEO of 3Q Digital (formerly PPC Associates), a position he has held since the Company's inception in 2008. Prior to 3Q Digital, he held senior marketing roles at several Internet companies, including Rentals.com (2000-2001), FindLaw (2001-2004), Adteractive (2004-2006), and Mercantila (2007-2008). David currently serves on advisory boards for several companies, including Marin Software, MediaBoost, Mediacause, and a stealth travel start-up. David is a regular speaker at major digital marketing conferences and has contributed to numerous influential publications, including Venture Capital Journal, CNN Radio, Newsweek, Advertising Age, and NPR's Marketplace. David has a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. with honors from the University of Iowa. In his spare time, David enjoys salmon fishing, hiking, spending time with his family, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, not necessarily in that order.