Retail PPC Insights from Cyber Week 2016

December 6, 2016

Retail

This holiday season, we analyzed the entire 8-day Cyber Week sales period from the Monday before Thanksgiving (11/21) to Cyber Monday (11/28). The infographic below looks at paid search activity in retail for keywords related to Black Friday and Cyber… Read more »

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UPDATE: Walmart and Target Black Friday & Cyber Monday PPC battle

November 30, 2016

Agencies, Marketing Teams, Retail

And the final results are in. Who won the Black Friday/Cyber Monday battle?  Each year we study how major PPC advertisers prepare for Black Friday. We trend our PPC market share data by day for keywords related to Black Friday… Read more »

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Walmart and Target engage in heated Black Friday PPC market share battle

November 17, 2016

Agencies, Marketing Teams, Retail

And as of this week, Target pulls ahead!  Each year we study how major PPC advertisers prepare for Black Friday. We trend our PPC market share data by day for keywords related to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and… Read more »

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Most popular Google Shopping Special Offers

November 16, 2016

Affiliate Managers, Retail

It’s holiday shopping time, which means it’s time to tell you the most popular special offers (and their promo codes!) appearing in Google Shopping ads (a.k.a. PLAs, or Product Listing Ads). In case you haven’t see our other Google Shopping posts… Read more »

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The most helpful ad monitoring tool for Affiliate Managers

November 9, 2016

Affiliate Managers

The Search Monitor has been monitoring affiliate activity on search engines and other webpages since 2008. While our data shows that most affiliates do comply with their advertiser’s guidelines, unfortunately 28% are hijacking URLs and trademarks. The chart below illustrates… Read more »

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How to justify investment into an ad monitoring tool

November 8, 2016

Affiliate Managers, Agencies, Marketing Teams
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“Why is an ad monitoring tool not a cheap or even free service? How different is it, really, than what AdWords provides?” We get this question from time to time, and it’s a good one. The price you should pay for… Read more »

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How Amazon has changed the MAP compliance landscape

November 3, 2016

Affiliate Managers, Marketing Teams, Retail

Marketers at manufacturing companies face a significant challenge in making sure resellers comply with their minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policies. And Amazon presents its own challenges to manufacturers. Just a few of these challenges are: Amazon is obsessed with providing customers… Read more »

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Most Popular PPC Offers for Halloween 2016

November 2, 2016

Agencies, Marketing Teams

Keeping your PPC offers competitive and relevant is essential in e-commerce. Armed with the right offer intelligence, it becomes easier to create compelling offers (that stand out from the competition), improve your clickthrough rates, and drive sales. Ad monitoring data is a great… Read more »

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Most popular Holiday PLA Special Offers: Gift Advertisers

October 24, 2016

Affiliate Managers, Retail

It’s time for another update on the most popular special offers advertisers are running in their Product Listing Ads. While most of us are just sipping our first pumpkin spice latte and carving jack-o-lanterns, retailers are in full-blown holiday shopping… Read more »

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Which advertisers appear most for Halloween costume searches?

October 18, 2016

Agencies, Marketing Teams, Retail

Which retailer had the highest search marketing visibility for halloween costume searches over the last two weeks? It’s always fun to compare online marketing performance for retailers. In honor of Halloween, we focused on searches for Halloween costumers to find out which retailers… Read more »

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