Search Advertising

Perhaps You Already Knew – Amazon Takes Over The World

If you don’t have a WSJ subscription, the article in today’s Review section about Amazon might be worth taking it out for: https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-takes-over-the-world-1506104228 One choice quote from the article: “Google seems to have a commanding market position when it comes to search functions… 90% share in the category in Europe … in the US [it’s] 64%. …

Google removes search ads for PetMed

Something interesting in the search-marketing world in today’s news: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3291623-google-removes-search-ads-petmeds-tramadol-bargain-hunters-move-stock-3-percent Fuller report in the WSJ here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/petmed-asks-google-to-remove-tramadol-ads-from-search-results-1503603884 A subscription is required for access to the WSJ article but the gist of the matter is that some Wall Street type who doesn’t seem to understand Google’s Adwords algorithms, particularly the way broad and expanded matching work, is accusing …

Does Yahoo! Gemini Conversion Tracking actually work?

We’d be interested in hearing from anyone who got conversion tracking as offered in Yahoo!’s self-serve Gemini platform to actually work. Our tests indicate it might have some issues. To be clear, we’ve tried both the script-based and pixel-based options Gemini offers. Unlike other mainstream advertising platforms, notably Google Adwords, Bing Ads, and Facebook, Yahoo! …

Verizon & AOL vs Facebook & Google?

Well, this piece seems to think that the Verizon and AOL combination might someday be a viable competitor to Facebook and Google which between them currently dominate online advertising: http://www.businessinsider.com/verizon-aol-ad-tech-potential-2017-6 Of course if it were possible to get anywhere close to a respectably comparable third place, that $4.4B for AOL would start to look like …

Google wants AdWords to track you both on and offline

It’s no secret that Google amasses huge amounts of data from people who interact with its services. Going forward, the firm wants to combine this online data with offline information to help those working in advertising. At Google’s Marketing Next conference, the company announced two new tools: Google Attribution and a measurement tool for stores. …

Google AdWords Begins Using Machine Learning to Understand Purchase Intent

Google AdWords announced a number of machine learning innovations it will be rolling out, one of the most notable of which is in-market audiences for search ads. In-market audiences will allow businesses to expand their reach amongst those who have already searched within their category of products and services. Read the full article here: Google AdWords …