FTD Sites Top Flowers & Gifts in Paid Search Advertising This Mother’s Day

Ahead of Mother’s Day this year, AdGooroo examined U.S. Google desktop text ad and product listing ad activity on 1,576 non-branded flowers & gifts keywords in the 30-day period from April 10 through May 9.

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Sorry Dad, Mom is #1: Father’s Day vs. Mother’s Day in Paid Search Advertising

To all those dads who suspect you’re not quite as popular as mom, you may be right. At least, judging by the results of a new paid search advertising study by AdGooroo.

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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.

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1-800-Flowers Tops Flowers & Gifts in Paid Search This Mother’s Day

We’re returning to the Flowers & Gifts category this Mother’s Day, looking at U.S. Google desktop text ad activity on 1,995 of the top non-branded Flowers & Gifts-related keywords based on Paid Search spend from April 1 through May 1, 2016.

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Mother’s Day 2015 – Flowers & Gifts in Paid Search

More than two-thirds of consumers will purchase flowers for mom this Mother’s Day, totaling some $2.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.

Flowers & Gifts retailers, naturally, are trying to get their share of this windfall via Paid Search advertising campaigns.

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Top Flowers & Gifts Advertisers in Paid Search for Desktop, Mobile and Product Listing Ads

With Mother’s Day almost here, AdGooroo decided to examine Paid Search activity in the Flowers & Gifts category during the first quarter of 2014, including the top advertisers in Desktop/Tablet Search, Mobile Search and Product Listing Ads, as well as the Top Flowers & Gifts keywords.

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It’s Mother’s Day…Bring on the Flowers & Gift Baskets!

From Gregg Hamilton, SVP of Research & Analytics and Business Development at AdGooroo.

According to the National Retail Federation, consumers plan to spend $2.3 billion on flowers for Mother’s Day this year, making Mother’s Day the top holiday for flower purchases—even over Valentine’s Day at $1.9 billion.
What’s more, the NRF reports that nearly 3 in 10 Mother’s Day gift buyers will be heading to the Internet to make their purchase.

So how are paid search marketers in the Flowers & Mail Order Gifts category responding? If recent trends hold up, then 2013 will be the biggest year on record for paid search spending related to Mother’s Day. Advertisers in the Flowers & Gifts category spent $5.6 million on paid search in May 2010, $8 million in May 2011 and $9.4 million in May 2012, according to AdGooroo’s proprietary data collection and modeling. If this growth pattern continues, then paid search by advertisers in the Flowers & Mail Order Gifts category will exceed $11 million this month.

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