Amazon the Most Clicked U.S. Paid Search Advertiser in 2016; Domino’s Cracks Top 10

Online retail giant Amazon was the leading paid search advertiser in the United States in 2016 according to new research from AdGooroo, which ranked the top 20 U.S. paid search advertisers based on U.S. Google desktop text ad clicks on the top 50,000 keywords from January through December last year. Continue reading “Amazon the Most Clicked U.S. Paid Search Advertiser in 2016; Domino’s Cracks Top 10”

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. Continue reading “Product Listing Ads vs. Text Ads During the Holiday Season”

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”

Paid Search Advertising on Photo Books Increases 49% Over 2015

Yesterday we looked at the Flowers & Gifts category for Mother’s Day. Today we turn our attention to another category that is likely to be a popular Mother’s Day gift, Photo Books. Continue reading “Paid Search Advertising on Photo Books Increases 49% Over 2015”

Top Paid Search Advertisers, Black Friday to Cyber Monday 2015

To assess the leaders in Paid Search advertising performance over the extended Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend, AdGooroo examined U.S. Google Desktop/Tablet activity on three separate keyword groups from November 27-30 Continue reading “Top Paid Search Advertisers, Black Friday to Cyber Monday 2015”

The Most Expensive Keywords in Paid Search, by Cost Per Click & Spend

Way back in October 2009, AdGooroo found that the keyword ‘mesothelioma’ was the most expensive keyword in paid search, costing an average of $99.44 per click. We recently returned to that subject and found things have both changed and stayed the same in the ensuing years.  Continue reading “The Most Expensive Keywords in Paid Search, by Cost Per Click & Spend”

Paid Search: Best Buy Poised to Dominate Consumer Electronics on Black Friday

In anticipation of Black Friday, the ‘official’ kickoff to the holiday shopping season, AdGooroo examined Paid Search activity during the first three weeks of November in one of the most popular holiday gift categories, Consumer Electronics. Continue reading “Paid Search: Best Buy Poised to Dominate Consumer Electronics on Black Friday”

Fitbit, Target & Others Dominate Fitness Devices in Paid Search

In the wake of Microsoft’s recent announcement that it’s getting into the fitness tech space with the Microsoft Band, AdGooroo examined Paid Search advertising for fitness devices in the U.S. and found that it’s a notably robust market dominated by an elite few. Continue reading “Fitbit, Target & Others Dominate Fitness Devices in Paid Search”