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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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.

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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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86% of Paid Search Ad Spend on Cyber Monday Keywords Occurred Before Cyber Monday in 2015

Paid search advertisers who are sponsoring Cyber Monday keywords this holiday season should be prepared to start their campaigns far earlier than the actual Cyber Monday on November 28, according to AdGooroo research.

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The Top Retail Keywords of 2015 by Paid Search Spend

The keyword  ‘black friday 2015’ drove $11.7 million in spend in Q4, 2015 alone—ranking it #5 in U.S. Google desktop text ad spend among all retail keywords for the full year of 2015.

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Retailers May Spend More on Paid Search This Holiday Season

The retail category may see a significant increase in paid search advertising spending this holiday season, according to new research by AdGooroo.

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Battlefront to Furbacca: The Most Clicked Star Wars Toys in Paid Search

With the latest entry in the Star Wars film franchise opening on Friday (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in case you’ve been on Tatooine for the last year), Star Wars toys are set to be among the hottest toys this holiday season.

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Xbox, Nintendo & Lego Top Most Clicked Toys in Paid Search

If Paid Search clicks are any indication, a handful of toy brands will dominate this holiday season, including Xbox, Nintendo and Lego.

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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

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Target Leading on Black Friday Keywords in Paid Search

Last week we looked at the top advertisers heading into Black Friday weekend based on paid search activity on 2500 top retail keywords. This week we’re taking a different approach and reexamining paid search activity on our Black Friday keyword group, consisting of 161 keyword terms containing the words ‘black friday’.

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Amazon Dominated UK Paid Search in 2016