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. Continue reading “Amazon Testing Product Listing Ads in Walmart-Dominated Toy Category”

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”

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”

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?”

Top Paid Search Advertisers, Thanksgiving Through Cyber Monday

To gauge the top advertisers in Paid Search over the key Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, AdGooroo examined Text Ad and Product Listing Ad spend on 2,856 top retail keywords (based on ad spend) for U.S. Google Desktop/Tablet and Mobile Search from Thanksgiving, November 27, through Cyber Monday, December 1. Continue reading “Top Paid Search Advertisers, Thanksgiving Through Cyber Monday”

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”

Advertising for Mobile Devices in Product Listing Ads

With the fourth quarter almost here, AdGooroo decided to examine advertising for a sure-fire hot holiday gift item, mobile devices, on what will likely be the preeminent holiday search marketing medium, Google’s Product Listings Ads (PLAs) a.k.a. Google Shopping Campaigns. Continue reading “Advertising for Mobile Devices in Product Listing Ads”

2014 Top Retailers in Paid Search Report is Here

AdGooroo just released the 2014 edition of our “Top Retailers in Paid Search” report. Among the findings, retailers spent $2 billion on desktop text ads on U.S. Google AdWords and the Yahoo! Bing Network in 2013. Continue reading “2014 Top Retailers in Paid Search Report is Here”