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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The diabetes epidemic in the United States has been well-documented in recent years, including by the Center for Disease Control, which reported a 300% increase in the disease in the U.S. population from 1980 to 2014. To help chronicle how advertisers have been marketing to the estimated 24-29 million diabetes sufferers in the U.S., AdGooroo recently contributed research on diabetes advertising in paid search to the new Advertising Age-Kantar Media Healthcare Marketing report.
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.
Recent AdGooroo research has uncovered some key insights for advertisers wishing to maximize their Black Friday paid search advertising strategy this year. The following findings are based on U.S. Google desktop text ad activity on 161 Black Friday-specific keywords.
The keyword ‘black friday 2015’ drove $11.7 million in spend in Q4, 2015 alone—ranking it #5 in U.S. Google desktop text ad spend among all retail keywords for the full year of 2015.