Adwords Nerds Reviews

Real reviews, from real investors.

Welcome to Adwords Nerds!

If you’re here, you’re likely vetting marketing agencies who can help you grow your investment company, and want to find reviews on Adwords Nerds and the work we do. Below, you’ll be able to read reviews from past clients, learn more about our philosophy, and even read our responses to negative reviews (after all, everyone has them!).

We have one mission here, and it’s pretty simple: help investors find more deals online. We do that a number of ways (PPC campaign management, SEO, coaching, etc.), depending on the client’s budget, goals, and where they want to invest. And all in all, we’ve helped a lot of investors increase leads, set up new marketing channels for their business (besides mailers), and land more deals.

But we’re not just proud of the work we do. We’re proud of how we do it.

Let’s face it: the digital marketing landscape is not unlike the investment landscape, it’s full of good and bad people. At AWN, we pride ourselves on doing top quality work, and striving for very high customer satisfaction. Our team is made up of amazing professionals, who are really good at what they do, and care deeply about making sure our clients are happy.

Positive Reviews

Here’s a sampling (seriously, there’s more) of some Adwords Nerds reviews given directly form our clients.

“We have been working with Justin, Shane, and Andrew for over a year. They have helped us immensely with driving traffic to our website and making sure everything is optimized. I would recommend them for all of your PPC and SEO needs.”

Erik Jacobson

“BuddiesBuyingHouses.com has been working with Dan, Andrew, Justin, Shane, Carina and the entire AdWords Nerds team for almost two years and I can definitely say they’re the best at what they do when it comes to lead generation and conversion rates for real estate investors. I highly recommend them to any and everyone looking to take their business to the next level. Thank you Nerds!!!”

Jordan Horowitz

“We love working with the Adwords team! They drive A LOT of traffic to our website! We actually had one month where our billing got messed up so our ads were not running and we saw a major drop in traffic to our website which showed us how beneficial the Adwords team has been for our business!”

Victoria Cole

“We have used the service for over a year. They are fantastic. We get leads from many sources but hands down the leads that are produced by their service are far and away higher quality and have a much higher conversion ratio then any other source.”

Dennis Selby

“I’ve been working with Dan and the AdWordsNerds team for a long time now and they are the best! They always help me to get more leads , thank you Dan”

George Nestor

“Dan’s friendly. Dan’s smart. And that’s why Dan gets results. Dan delivers. That’s how he’s built a solid network of trusted clients, colleagues and friends. He helps you develop an online marketing strategy – one that’ll get you booked solid. Dan’s your man. Check him out.”

Michael Port, New York Times Bestselling Author of “Book Yourself Solid”

“I made my first 5-figure sale from Adwords just one month after I started working with Dan…and this was after a full year of nothing.”

Dan Schwartz, Real Estate Investor

Dan is absolutely the man when it comes to AdWords. If you are not working with AdWords Nerds, you are missing out.”

Tom Krol, Real Estate Investor, and Coach

“I had been referred to Daniel and his company over a mutual acquaintance. I was looking at having my google adwords optimized. Over a short consultation he took the time to go into my account with me and really showed me how much money that my company was essentially just throwing away. He made a lot of suggestions to me that I could change just off my own knowledge. He didn’t speak in techy talk either. Dan explained it in a way that normal people could understand. I would recommend him to anybody needing his services. Thank you again!”


“I’m so happy that I connected with Dan to discuss web strategy and Google Ad Words. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and his insights will help us boost our bottom line. Thanks, Dan!”

Dennis D., Real Estate Investor

“I approached Dan a bit unsure if he could help me, because I figured I knew a little about what I was doing. Now, I would go back to Dan anytime. He gave me insights into my campaign I didn’t have before. I would recommend any business owner looking to improve their advertising using Adwords – or any internet advertising campaign, I couldn’t recommend anyone more than Dan.”

Lou Bortone

“I was bragging (to a friend) about how much you guys at Adwords Nerds serve your clients….Just had two large deals close from your recent campaigns and it’s only getting better.”

Dan Toback, Investor Grit

“I hadn’t had much success with AdWords in the past – but we did $12,000 worth of deals in the first 30 days with Dan’s help.”

Joe McCall, Real Estate Investor, and Coach

“I’ve been using AdWords to generate leads for years, but Dan really helped me get more out of my account. I refer AdWords Nerds to all my1800FAIROFFER franchisees – they’re that good.”

Alex Joungblood, 1800FAIROFFER.com

“Ever since I have been working with Dan I have had a constant flow of deals…he’s had a huge positive impact on me and my family.”

Mike Baird, Smarter Real Estate Tribe

“Dan knows his stuff when it comes to SEO, web design and Google Adwords. I’ve been learning and doing Adwords for 7 years, but in 90 minutes he was able to identify a handful of modifications for my campaigns that made an immediate and significant improvement in them. Plus, he really is a friendly nerd … and funny, too!”

Frank Bria

“I trust Dan and AdWords Nerds with all my online advertising. They do amazing work and they’re always there when I need them.”

Adura Sanya, Real Estate Investor and Coach

“My account’s only been up for 45 days – and I have 6 deals under contract. I couldn’t be happier. Great customer service, too. For every dollar I give these guys, I get 8 dollars back. It’s been amazing.”

Mike Brown, Real Estate Investor

“3 deals closed. 3-5 deals pending. Not only are the AdWords leads coming in getting better with time (hopefully)…but we’re getting better at turning them into deals and closing them. We started only a few months ago and had a $6k month in June…just had a $50K month in August…and looking to go even bigger in September.”

Jordan Horowitz, Real Estate Investor

“I started with Adwords Nerds and ended up closing 3 deals within the first 30 days! These guys understand investors and how to generate high quality leads with online marketing.”

Ron, Real Estate Investor

“I spent $7,500 on ads and made $49,000 in profit in 45 days… and I am in one of the most competitive markets in the country, Denver. This is the best ROI I’ve even seen online. Thank you Adwords Nerds!”

Eric Y., Real Estate Investor

“WOW …you’re the bomb! I ran the serps ranking tool and we also went up on (sell my house fast Houston and we buy houses Houston.) YOU DID THAT!!!!! Super excited to see how things progress. We would want to keep you on board (FOREVER) to make sure we remain at the top through the lifetime of the company.”

Ron L., Houston

“I have run adwords for other businesses to varying degrees of success. I turned to Adwords nerds to maximize the effectiveness of our campaigns. I can not say enough good things about the company and people. …From the first day our campaigns went live, we began receiving leads. Not just kick the tire leads but high quality, highly motivated sellers. The campaigns were so effective we have recently had to scale back some to catchup. They have done a fantastic job and I would recommend them to anyone who is trying to get leads online.”
“We were paying nearly $500 per lead with Adwords for years…but after executing on just one of the strategies Dan showed me (that only took 20 minutes of my time), we just got our first lead for $50 bucks…that’s 1/10th of the cost…and they didn’t hold anything back or dangle any carrots – just results.”

Dennis Selby, Investor

“We were paying nearly $500 per lead with Adwords for years…but after executing on just one of the strategies Dan showed me (that only took 20 minutes of my time), we just got our first lead for $50 bucks…that’s 1/10th of the cost…and they didn’t hold anything back or dangle any carrots – just results.”

Tom Blake, Real Estate Investor

“Feel free to use me as a case study any time. Were up to 190k in gross profits this year mainly from Google Adwords and what you have taught me in the REI Lead Gen Workshop course.”

Nick Perry, Texas Investor

“I’ve done deals as a direct result of Dan’s teaching. It’s been great. It really made the management process logical for me…It was a phenomenal system. And the lead quality has been noticeably better than direct mail – whenever an online lead comes in, we drop what we’re doing and follow up with them first.”

Charles, Real Estate Investor

“I’ve gotten 3 deals in my first month, and it’s only going to get better from here…”

Jody C., Real Estate Investor

“The bottom line in any business is getting leads and closing them. Adwords Nerds helped me close 3 deals in my first month – it’s the first thing I’ve tried that’s done better than direct mail.”

Michael R., Atlanta GA

“Within the first month of working with Adwordsnerds I was able to close my first PPC deals ever that net me $32,000. These guys know what they’re doing and how to get results”

Derik K., Lexington OK

“I loved seeing the leads come in during the month…it’s the best feeling knowing you guys are handling this, basically set it and forget it.”

Cedric Stout, New Jersey Investor

“I really appreciate AdWords Nerds….You guys did a great job, and I’ll be referring people to you in the future!”

Brent Moreno, Real Estate Investor

“We hired [another online marketing guy] a year ago who failed miserably, beyond miserably…I’ve gotten more leads [from Adwords Nerds] in 2 weeks than he produced in 4 months.”

Sam Wilson, Investor

“Looking forward to working with you gals/guys as well. I’ve been CRAZY impressed with the outcome (and income) of the services by way of P.P.C. end so far. SUUUPER excited about the potential and scalability that comes w/ the S.E.O. side.”

Kemo A., Real Estate Investor

“Dan is very professional and helpful when it comes to development and marketing. Big thanks to this guy, an asset to anyone looking to step their online presence up.”

Stephen McCready, Seattle

“The bottom line in any business is getting leads and closing them. Adwords Nerds helped me close 3 deals in my first month – it’s the first thing I’ve tried that’s done better than direct mail.”

Samuel Thompson, Albany NY

“Within the first month of working with Adwordsnerds I was able to close my first PPC deals ever that net me $32,000. These guys know what they’re doing and how to get results”

Michael R., Atlanta GA

“Hey Dan & Lou, I just wanted to share with you that it only took 7 hours for my new Unfair Advantage campaign to turn up it’s first lead. This just isn’t fair to my competition…but I’m ok with that! The lead came in before I received my first invoice from Facebook for a whopping $25. Keep those unfair leads coming!”

Derik K., Lexington OK

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Responding to Negative Reviews

We’re not sure we’ve ever seen another company in our space be blunt and honest about negative reviews, but then again, we’re not like every other company in our space.

After all, every book, product, service, and company, gets negative reviews, even if it’s just a few. We’re no exception. For example, at the time of this writing, and we have a 4.8/5 rating on Facebook, which is pretty good if you ask us. But that means that a few people were unhappy, and we’re well aware that it can be the negative reviews that stick out the most. If most of us read 20 positive reviews, and 3 negatives, it’s the 3 negatives that we’re concerned about, right?

So If you’re shopping for a marketing company to work with, and are considering us, you may have come across a few bad reviews, and had some concerns, and we want to deal with that here.

1 – We aim to respond to every negative review.

In fact, most (or all) of our responses to negative reviews come straight from our Founder and CEO, Dan Barrett. We don’t like when clients don’t get results, or leave unhappy, and we strive to deal with that. So if you do come across a negative review, the first thing to do is look for a response from us. We often give more context to the situation, so you can read that we tried to rectify the situation, or weren’t aware they were upset, etc.

2 – The backstory is important.

Some negative reviews are caused by people who didn’t get what they thought they should, even though we were clear with them. Think of your favorite restaurant. You could have the exact same meal as another customer, but they leave dissatisfied, while you leave happy. How can that be? It’s often because they had different expectations, came in with a different mindset, or any other number of factors. It’s the same with what we do. That’s why we work at vetting clients to make sure they’re a good fit. We’ve always been careful not to promise results, and have even turned clients away if they’re not a good fit. During the end of our Kickstarts, our teams give honest evaluations and suggestions on how you should move forward. We’ve straight up told clients, “if your budget is tight, here are some things you can do yourself instead of moving to monthly management with us.”

Do we want more clients? Of course! But not at the expense of what’s best for you. All that to say: mindset and expectations is everything. We’re clear with all clients that we cannot promise results (it’s virtually impossible to in our space, due to market changes, search trends, algorithm updates, etc.), and try to recommend the right service to fit with their budget and situation. Can’t survive without a lead for the next 6-12 months? Investing in SEO probably isn’t for you. Want to do PPC in a difficult market? Your average cost per lead will probably be high, so prepare for that. So sometimes, despite very clear communication, some clients come in acknowledging one thing, while expecting another and end up disappointed.

3 – Have a concern about a review? Ask us!

If you’ve read something your concerned about, we encourage you to bring it to our attention. We’ll be happy to answer any concerns or questions you have, or provide more context if we’re able.

4 – We want you to walk away with value.

Our goal is that everyone who walks away from one of our programs, be it coaching, PPC, or SEO, walks away feeling like they got good value for what they paid for. At the end of the day, we’re not happy if you’re not. Our team takes client complaints very seriously, and we’re literally always working on improving our programs, and getting better every month to deliver better results. We know that we’re the best company there is in this industry, but that doesn’t mean we don’t strive to improve. We’ve always said we can’t gaurantee results (if we could, we’d be billionares and writing this from a beach somewhere), but what we do say is this:

If you want to:

  • identify online marketing channels to find motivated sellers;
  • have a system created to sustainably use that channel to increase leads;
  • and walk away with a system you can have us manage, or bring in-house and manage yourself;

Then we’re the best in the industry.

Our goal is your success.

If you’d like to talk with someone from the team about finding more deals online, or identify which channel might be best for you…