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’.
There was a surprise in AdGooroo’s recent ranking of the most expensive consumer product keywords in paid search. Namely, deodorant and antiperspirant keywords occupied more than half of the top 20 positions.
From prom to weddings, men have long been accustomed to renting formalwear for special occasions. But for women, purchasing a prom or wedding dress is far more the norm—or at least it has been.
In what may be another example of a traditional industry being ‘disrupted’, AdGooroo found Rent the Runway, which rents designer dresses and accessories for a variety of occasions, capturing a significant portion of clicks and impressions on popular prom dress keywords this spring, including ‘prom dresses’, ‘plus size prom dresses’, ‘cheap prom dresses’ and ‘short prom dresses’.
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.