Costco Enters Grocery Delivery War in Paid Search Advertising

A new player has emerged in the online grocery wars being fought on the search engines—Costco. From October 27 through November 9, AdGooroo found Costco second only to Instacart in U.S. Google desktop text ad clicks and impressions on 38 grocery delivery-related keywords, including ‘grocery delivery’, ‘online grocery shopping’ and ‘grocery delivery services’.  Continue reading “Costco Enters Grocery Delivery War in Paid Search Advertising”

Grocery Advertising is Exploding in Paid Search – Walmart Leads but Will Amazon-Whole Foods Change the Market?

It’s been one week since Amazon announced its purchase of Whole Foods, and much of the speculation on how the move will affect the U.S. grocery industry has been centered on online grocery ordering and home delivery.

To explore this topic in paid search advertising, AdGooroo examined U.S. Google desktop text ad activity on 124 non-branded grocery store and grocery delivery keywords from June 2016 through May 2017, including terms such as ‘grocery store’, ‘groceries delivery’, ‘grocery delivery service’, ‘online grocery shopping’ and ‘supermarket’.   Continue reading “Grocery Advertising is Exploding in Paid Search – Walmart Leads but Will Amazon-Whole Foods Change the Market?”

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”

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. Continue reading “Xbox, Nintendo & Lego Top Most Clicked Toys in Paid Search”

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?”