Amazon the Most Clicked U.S. Paid Search Advertiser in 2016; Domino’s Cracks Top 10

Online retail giant Amazon was the leading paid search advertiser in the United States in 2016 according to new research from AdGooroo, which ranked the top 20 U.S. paid search advertisers based on U.S. Google desktop text ad clicks on the top 50,000 keywords from January through December last year.

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Amazon Dominated UK Paid Search in 2016

Amazon.co.uk was the leading  paid search advertiser in the UK over the course of the last year according to new rankings released by AdGooroo.

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Flowers, Greeting Cards, Food & Gifts This Valentine’s Day in Paid Search Advertising

ProFlowers and Hallmark are leading a busy field of paid search advertising competitors this Valentine’s Day.

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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.

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Amazon Tests Product Listing Ads in the U.S.

Although AdGooroo data shows that online retail giant Amazon has been a major sponsor of Google product listing ads in France, Italy and Spain since 2014, Amazon has always abstained from advertising on Google PLAs in the United States. That is, until the last week of December when Amazon initiated what appears to be a limited test of product listing ads on U.S. Google.

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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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Changes To Paid Search Advertising in the Post-Right Rail Era: What Retailers Can Expect This Holiday Season

Q4 2016 will be the first holiday season since Google eliminated paid search text ads from the right rail of its results pages in late February of this year.

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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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