With the fourth quarter almost here, AdGooroo decided to examine advertising for a sure-fire hot holiday gift item, mobile devices, on what will likely be the preeminent holiday search marketing medium, Google’s Product Listings Ads (PLAs) a.k.a. Google Shopping Campaigns.
Have you been paying more per search click than you used to? So have a lot of advertisers. According to proprietary AdGooroo data, the Cost-Per-Click (CPC) on U.S. AdWords text ads has increased an average of 40% across 9 major industry categories between the first quarters of 2012 and 2014. The data measures desktop and tablet for 2014 and desktop only for 2013 and 2012.