Yahoo! Takes Over Key Retail Categories on Google Mobile Paid Search

It has only been a few months since Yahoo! was purchased by Verizon in June, but the company is making some bold moves in paid search advertising. Namely, since September 12 Yahoo! has been quietly taking over a number of key retail categories in Google mobile search, sponsoring text ads that drive consumers to its Yahoo! Shopping pages, where they are shown Yahoo’s own text ads and product listing ads. Continue reading “Yahoo! Takes Over Key Retail Categories on Google Mobile Paid Search”

Back To School 2017 in Paid Search Advertising

On the cusp of September, AdGooroo has examined Back To School paid search advertising over the last month, analyzing U.S. Google desktop text ad and product listing ad clicks on 278 non-branded Back To School-related keywords from July 29 through August 27. Continue reading “Back To School 2017 in Paid Search Advertising”

Prom Dress Advertising in Paid Search: Rent The Runway vs. Retailers; JJ’s House Leads All in Text Ads & Product Listing Ads

From prom to weddings, men have long been accustomed to renting formalwear for special occasions. But for women, purchasing a prom or wedding dress is far more the norm—or at least it has been.

In what may be another example of a traditional industry being ‘disrupted’, AdGooroo found Rent the Runway, which rents designer dresses and accessories for a variety of occasions, capturing a significant portion of clicks and impressions on popular prom dress keywords this spring, including ‘prom dresses’, ‘plus size prom dresses’, ‘cheap prom dresses’ and ‘short prom dresses’. Continue reading “Prom Dress Advertising in Paid Search: Rent The Runway vs. Retailers; JJ’s House Leads All in Text Ads & Product Listing Ads”

Top Paid Search Advertisers, Black Friday-Cyber Monday 2016

Today AdGooroo parent company Kantar Media released a report on Winter Holiday Advertising Trends, for which AdGooroo contributed research assessing leadership in paid search advertising performance over the 2016 Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. The following contains expanded insights on our Black Friday-Cyber Monday 2016 research. Continue reading “Top Paid Search Advertisers, Black Friday-Cyber Monday 2016”

Changes To Paid Search Advertising in the Post-Right Rail Era: What Retailers Can Expect This Holiday Season

Q4 2016 will be the first holiday season since Google eliminated paid search text ads from the right rail of its results pages in late February of this year. Continue reading “Changes To Paid Search Advertising in the Post-Right Rail Era: What Retailers Can Expect This Holiday Season”

Cost Per Click & Clickthrough Rates Increase in Q2 But Total Clicks Are Down

AdGooroo has published the first edition of its Paid Search Advertising Index, a quarterly report that measures quarter over quarter progress on 6 key metrics for U.S. Google Desktop Text Ads in 14 different industry categories Continue reading “Cost Per Click & Clickthrough Rates Increase in Q2 But Total Clicks Are Down”

UK Retail Spending in Paid Search Rises 24%; Amazon, Apple & John Lewis Lead

Spending on paid search advertising by retailers is on the rise in the United Kingdom, according to new research by AdGooroo, a Kantar Media company. Continue reading “UK Retail Spending in Paid Search Rises 24%; Amazon, Apple & John Lewis Lead”

Who Will Rule Black Friday in Paid Search Advertising?

With Black Friday a little more than a week away, AdGooroo examined Paid Search activity in the retail category over the past month with an eye toward anticipating who will be on top over this key holiday shopping weekend.   Continue reading “Who Will Rule Black Friday in Paid Search Advertising?”