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Google's CTR Dominance Is a Double-Edged Sword

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Google trounces Yahoo and Bing when it comes to ad impressions and CTR, but the numbers are much closer than they were three years ago. Less competition - and lower CPC - is definitely a factor. Less competition resulting in cheaper clicks is a factor in Yahoo and Bing's slow-yet-steady disruption of Google's dominance. 0 Comments

Amazon Text Ads: To Do or Not To Do?

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Amazon has implemented its own site-specific digital advertising search tool - Amazon Text Ads. Similar in functionality to Google AdWords, here are the new program's capabilities. Amazon Text Ads is comparable to AdWords Lite, though head terms get more conversions because it's still new. 0 Comments

Google Tests Video Ads Within Search Results

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Google is following Bing and Yahoo in testing video ads in its search results. Though it's behind the competition, will its YouTube ownership and analytics offerings help it pull ahead? Google may be testing video ads later than Yahoo and Bing, but YouTube may help the search giant get ahead. 0 Comments

Facebook Pulls Ahead of Google In Referral Traffic

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Last quarter, Facebook surpassed Google in referral traffic to news sites, challenging the search giant's dominance and becoming its most formidable competitor in yet another area. Last quarter, Facebook surpassed Google in referral traffic to news sites, challenging the search giant's dominance and becoming its most formidable competitor in yet another area. 0 Comments

Winter is Coming: How to Prepare for Holiday 2015

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and while mobile and cross-device tracking continue to be important, social buy buttons, Instagram ads and Gemini are emerging as new focus areas for marketers this year. The holidays are quickly approaching, and while mobile and cross-device tracking continue to be important, social buy buttons, Instagram ads and Gemini are emerging as new focus areas for marketers this year. 0 Comments

Bing to Improve Merchant Center

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Upcoming enhancements to Bing Merchants Center, which creates the catalog feeds that power Shopping Campaigns and Product Ads, will allow for greater analytics. Upcoming enhancements to Bing Merchants Center, whiich creates the catalog feeds that power Shopping Campaigns and Product Ads, will allow for greater analytics. 0 Comments

Bing Launches Marketplace Trends Site to Help Targeting

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Following customer feedback, Bing launched a new site to help its advertisers better target based on location and device, as well as different times of the day and year. Following customer feedback, Bing launched a new site to help its advertisers better target based on location and device, as well as different times of the day and year. 0 Comments

Partnership Rewards Seahawks Fans for Searching with Bing

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Bing has been giving users rewards points for years, but a new partnership with the Seattle Seahawks marks the first time a third-party has been involved in the program. Bing has been giving users rewards points for years, but a new partnership with the Seattle Seahawks marks the first time a third-party has been involved in the program. 0 Comments

Bing Tests Emoji Keyboard

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Not long after becoming the first search engine to allow users to search with emojis, Bing is testing an emoji keyboard. Not long after becoming the first search engine to allow users to search with emojis, Bing is testing an emoji keyboard. 0 Comments

CPC Growth Is Down - But Not on Smartphones

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Cheaper clicks and mobilegeddon are factors in the increased growth on smartphones, despite CPC's overall decline. CTR, on the other hand, has grown a lot YoY, particularly on Facebook. Cheaper clicks and mobilegeddon are factors in the increased growth on smartphones, despite CPC's overall decline. CTR, on the other hand, has grown a lot YoY, particularly on Facebook. 0 Comments

Bing Data Reveals Purchase-Powerful Audience

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New audience stats for Bing advertisers reveals a wealthy audience - one-third has a household income of six figures - that spends 22 percent more time online than the average Internet user. New audience stats for Bing advertisers reveals a wealthy audience - one-third has a household income of six figures - that spends 22 percent more time online than the average Internet user. 0 Comments

Bing Ads Improves Age and Gender Targeting

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Bing ads has recently doubled its global coverage of demographic data from search and display behavior, allowing advertisers to better target consumers by age and gender. Bing ads has recently doubled its global coverage of demographic data from search and display behavior, allowing advertisers to better target consumers by age and gender. 0 Comments

Using Third-Party Data for Smarter Digital Marketing Strategy

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Besides the holidays, back-to-school shopping is when people spend the most money. For retailers, the first day of school, which varies by region, is one helpful bit of third-party data. Besides the holidays, back-to-school shopping is when people spend the most money. For retailers, the first day of school, which varies by region, is one helpful bit of third-party data. 0 Comments

Yahoo Powering Search Results with Google

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Since Yahoo loosened the restrictions of its partnership with Microsoft last April, the company seems to be testing out Google powered search results. Since Yahoo loosened the restrictions of its partnership with Microsoft last April, the company seems to be testing out Google powered search results. 0 Comments

Bing Livens Up Homepage With Audio Tools

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The Microsoft search engine has spruced up its homepage by adding an audio button in addition to its interactive, panoramic screen images. The Microsoft search engine has spruced up its homepage by adding an audio button in addition to its interactive, panoramic screen images. 0 Comments