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

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. Continue reading “Amazon Dominated UK Paid Search in 2016”

Cost Per Click & Clickthrough Rates Increase in Q2 But Total Clicks Are Down

AdGooroo has published the first edition of its Paid Search Advertising Index, a quarterly report that measures quarter over quarter progress on 6 key metrics for U.S. Google Desktop Text Ads in 14 different industry categories Continue reading “Cost Per Click & Clickthrough Rates Increase in Q2 But Total Clicks Are Down”

Travel Spend in Paid Search Up 13% Over 2015; Expedia, Inc. Leads with 15% of Total Clicks

With the beginning of June, the start of the summer travel season is here and so is AdGooroo’s annual look at the Travel sector in paid search. Continue reading “Travel Spend in Paid Search Up 13% Over 2015; Expedia, Inc. Leads with 15% of Total Clicks”

Clickthrough Rates Increase 10% for Travel Keywords in Paid Search’s Post-Right Rail Era

Earlier this month we examined the effect of Google eliminating paid search text ads from the right rail of its results page on Retail keywords. Today we look at how Google’s change has affected Travel keywords to date. Continue reading “Clickthrough Rates Increase 10% for Travel Keywords in Paid Search’s Post-Right Rail Era”

The Most Expensive Keywords in Paid Search, by Cost Per Click & Spend

Way back in October 2009, AdGooroo found that the keyword ‘mesothelioma’ was the most expensive keyword in paid search, costing an average of $99.44 per click. We recently returned to that subject and found things have both changed and stayed the same in the ensuing years.  Continue reading “The Most Expensive Keywords in Paid Search, by Cost Per Click & Spend”

Cheap Flights & Other Top Travel Keywords in Paid Search

‘Cheap, cheap’ is not the sound of the birds returning this spring, it’s the mantra of American travelers.  AdGooroo examined Desktop Text Ad activity on 50,000 travel-related keywords on U.S. Google from January to April 2015 and found nearly 3,600 keywords containing the word ‘cheap’, including four in the Top 20 keywords based on Paid Search spend. Continue reading “Cheap Flights & Other Top Travel Keywords in Paid Search”

New Report: Yahoo! Bing Paid Search Performance Metrics – 2015 Edition

Today AdGooroo released the 2015 edition of our “Yahoo! Bing Paid Search Performance Metrics” report, which analyzes U.S. paid search performance on Yahoo! Bing and Google AdWords for the full year 2014 across six verticals: Retail, Financial Services, Travel, Education, Automotive and Business. Continue reading “New Report: Yahoo! Bing Paid Search Performance Metrics – 2015 Edition”