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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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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Mattress Advertising – Seasonality in TV and Paid Search

If you’ve noticed an abundance of mattress commercials on television lately, there’s a reason.

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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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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.  

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Back To School Starts in July for Paid Search, Spend Down in 2015

Millions of kids will be heading to college this week, and many more to kindergarten through high school in the coming weeks. But in the world of Paid Search advertising, the Back To School season actually began in July.

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Apparel and Paid Search – Q1 2015

For the first quarter of 2015, AdGooroo examined Paid Search advertising activity on the Top 1000 Apparel Keywords based on U.S. Google AdWords spend.

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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.

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Top Paid Search Advertisers Spent 63% of Budget on Product Listing Ads

Ever wonder how much Paid Search budget advertisers are devoting to Product Listing Ads (PLAs)? AdGooroo recently decided to find out.

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Amazon Dominated UK Paid Search in 2016