The Most Clicked Advertisers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday Keywords, 2017

Earlier today AdGooroo examined paid search activity on retail product keywords over the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. Now we turn our attention to performance on Black Friday- and Cyber Monday-specific keywords, analyzing U.S. Google desktop text ad click share on 164 non-branded Black Friday terms such as ‘black friday’ and ‘black friday deals’ and 74 non-branded Cyber Monday terms, including ‘cyber monday’ and ‘cyber monday sales’.  Continue reading “The Most Clicked Advertisers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday Keywords, 2017”

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”

Google Limits Addiction Rehab Advertising, Giving Up Tens of Millions in Ad Revenue

Last week Google announced it will limit paid search advertising on addiction treatment/rehabilitation centers in an effort to protect consumers from deceptive or unfit providers, as well as lead aggregator sites that sell consumers’ contact information to the highest bidder. Continue reading “Google Limits Addiction Rehab Advertising, Giving Up Tens of Millions in Ad Revenue”

Back To School 2017 in Paid Search Advertising

On the cusp of September, AdGooroo has examined Back To School paid search advertising over the last month, analyzing U.S. Google desktop text ad and product listing ad clicks on 278 non-branded Back To School-related keywords from July 29 through August 27. Continue reading “Back To School 2017 in Paid Search Advertising”

DIRECTV Now Leads Paid Search Advertisers in Streaming Video

The streaming video industry has seen rapid growth over the last year in terms of both the number of consumers “cutting the cord” and the addition of new service providers to cater to them. AdGooroo recently assessed paid search advertising in the category, analyzing U.S. Google desktop text ad activity on 43 non-branded video streaming keywords during the first six months of 2017, including terms such as ‘streaming television’, ‘streamed tv’, ‘streaming movies’ and ‘watch television online’. Continue reading “DIRECTV Now Leads Paid Search Advertisers in Streaming Video”

Amazon the Most Clicked Paid Search Advertiser in Canada

In honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration this weekend, AdGooroo has produced a ranking of Canada’s top paid search advertisers. Continue reading “Amazon the Most Clicked Paid Search Advertiser in Canada”

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?”