Amazon Dominated UK Paid Search in 2016

Amazon.co.uk was the leading  paid search advertiser in the UK over the course of the last year according to new rankings released by AdGooroo.

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Flowers, Greeting Cards, Food & Gifts This Valentine’s Day in Paid Search Advertising

ProFlowers and Hallmark are leading a busy field of paid search advertising competitors this Valentine’s Day.

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The Affordable Care Act in Paid Search Advertising – A Retrospective

With the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, January 31st marked the end of what may be the final open enrollment period for the ACA, popularly known as Obamacare. To evaluate the role of paid search advertising in the ACA, AdGooroo examined U.S. Google desktop text ad activity on 25 Affordable Care Act-related keywords from January 2014, when the new health insurance exchanges launched, though January 2017.

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84 Lumber Wins the Super Bowl in Paid Search Advertising

The game itself may have been a nail-biter, but the Super Bowl was a blow-out in terms of paid search advertising.

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Amazon Testing Product Listing Ads in Walmart-Dominated Toy Category

A few weeks back AdGooroo examined Amazon’s recent foray into product listing ads on U.S. Google and found the online retailer appeared to be conducting a limited test of PLAs, which started on December 25 and was focused on home goods products. We’re returning to this subject today as we have found Amazon also competing on PLAs in the toy category.

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Sports Merchandise Retailers, Ticket Sellers & Colleges Go Head To Head in Paid Search Advertising

Ahead of the Super Bowl, AdGooroo sought to examine paid search activity in the sports merchandise retail category, which primarily consists of branded sports jerseys, hats and other items for professional and college sports teams.

However, upon examining share of U.S. Google desktop text ad clicks on 1,489 of the most popular sports team- and merchandise-related keywords from January through December 2016, we saw a wider range of industry categories competing on the keyword group than just sports merchandise retailers.

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Amazon Tests Product Listing Ads in the U.S.

Although AdGooroo data shows that online retail giant Amazon has been a major sponsor of Google product listing ads in France, Italy and Spain since 2014, Amazon has always abstained from advertising on Google PLAs in the United States. That is, until the last week of December when Amazon initiated what appears to be a limited test of product listing ads on U.S. Google.

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Retail Leaders in Holiday Paid Search Advertising 2016

On December 2, AdGooroo examined leadership in paid search advertising performance over the 2016 Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. As part of our parent company Kantar Media’s Winter Holiday Advertising Trends report, today we expand upon our previous research by examining U.S. Google desktop text ad and product listing ad click share from November 21 through December 11, 2016 on the same 2500 popular retail product keywords that we previously analyzed from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

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The Top Online Dating Sites in Paid Search Advertising

The holidays are almost here and while many people are busy looking for gifts for loved ones, many are also looking to make a new romantic connection.

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Product Listing Ads vs. Text Ads During the Holiday Season

Since their debut in the spring of 2012, Google’s product listing ads, a.k.a. Google Shopping Campaigns, have become a vital component of paid search advertising for the retail industry. To provide insight into the role of PLAs in the paid search advertising landscape during the holiday season, we compared U.S. Google desktop PLA and Text Ad activity on the top 2500 retail keywords (based on paid search ad spend) in Q4 2015.

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Amazon Dominated UK Paid Search in 2016