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.
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.
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.
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.