After brands like Sephora and Buffalo Wild Wings saw success with "Store Visits," Google has opened up the feature to Australian and Canadian advertisers, while also creating a new Best Practices Guide.
Search ad revenues continued to rise in 2013. The record-breaking revenues last year totaled $18.4 billion, accounting for 43 percent of all Internet revenue, compared to $16.9 billion and 46 percent in 2012, according to the latest IAB report.
Search ad revenues once again broke records in 2012. Search remained the revenue leader at $16.9 billion, accounting for 46 percent of all Internet advertising revenue, although this figure doesn't even include mobile search ads in the IAB's report.