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Category: Retail

We LOVE Data™ — Most Popular Back To School Special Offers


We LOVE Data™ is a research series published by The Search Monitor to provide industry insights for online advertising activity on search engines and other online marketing channels.

Since it’s back to school season, we wanted to look at the most popular special offers for the Children’s Clothing vertical during the month of August on Google and Bing. Here are the results:

The Top Questions We Get Asked About Shopping Ad Monitoring

Shopping ads are extremely popular among retailers, making them highly competitive. Conversion rates for Google Shopping ads are significantly higher than non-branded text ads, so advertisers are investing heavily in them. But how do you know if they are converting the way they should?

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about monitoring shopping ads.

The Top Questions We Get Asked About Brand Protection

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The burning question facing all search marketers has always been, “How can I see meaningful PPC growth in a crowded and competitive PPC market?” Unless you are completely new to PPC, it is tough to get the big gains that we once saw. As a marketing tactic, PPC has been mature for years, and few “easy wins” still remain. 

So, what’s the answer? Brand Protection. Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about brand protection.

How To Use Competitive Intelligence to Get More Revenue From Google Shopping

Learn how you can optimize PLAs and see more revenue from Google Shopping.

Shopping ads are extremely popular among retailers, making them highly competitive. Conversion rates for Google Shopping ads are significantly higher than non-branded text ads, so advertisers are investing heavily in them. At the end of last year, advertiser investment in Shopping grew 33% in the quarter, compared to just 3% growth for text ads

The ultra-competitive landscape of Google Shopping Ads means advertisers need to be strategic and use every tool they can to squeeze as much revenue out of the channel as possible. Here’s how:

What Is Content Monitoring & Why Does It Matter?

Content Monitoring is an increasingly common practice where advertisers learn how partners, competitors, and other websites use their marketing content online. Content monitoring enables marketing and legal teams to better control the online activities of affiliates, influencers, partners, and resellers.

So why does content monitoring matter?

Typically, content monitoring relies on automated web crawling technology to look for specific instances of other advertisers behaving badly. You may ask…do advertisers really behave badly? Short Answer: Yes. Long Answer: Yesssssssssssss. 🙂

The Search Monitor’s LiveSERP Tool Is Now Online

Users can now preview live SERP results side by side with The Search Monitor’s newly available web-based LiveSERP tool.

The Search Monitor’s LiveSERP tool is now web based. LiveSERP makes it possible to for users to run live web searches, from multiple cities, countries, engines, and platforms (mobile or desktop) on the fly. It’s the ultimate SERP preview tool for SEM and SEO. LiveSERP is free for The Search Monitor’s clients to use.

The Search Monitor Is Integrated with Tableau

The Search Monitor has integrated its ad monitoring and brand protection data into Tableau via the Tableau API

Orlando, FL – October 22, 2018 – The Search Monitor has integrated its ad monitoring and brand protection data into Tableau via the Tableau API. Customers of both The Search Monitor and Tableau can now use Tableau’s business intelligence platform to get advanced insights from data gathered using The Search Monitor’s technology.

The Search Monitor Adds Amazon Visibility Benchmarking

Advertisers can now benchmark share of voice on Amazon.com’s search results using The Search Monitor’s competitive intelligence ad monitoring platform

Orlando, FL – October 22, 2018 – The Search Monitor has added a new feature to its monitoring of Amazon.com’s search results: the ability to create share of voice trend charts. This exciting addition lets advertisers benchmark visibility against competitors in Amazon search results.

We LOVE Data: Amazon vs Walmart vs Target

Back to School Season is upon us – which means it’s time to shop for clothes!

We picked the apparel space for this analysis because it presented the opportunity to study a vast variety of keywords and brands. This space faces a lot of competition from resellers and brand manufacturers – which makes it tough to dominate. We track all of this with sophisticated crawlers and deep ad copy reporting tools!

The Search Monitor Adds Amazon.com Search Listings

The Search Monitor adds Amazon.com search listings to its competitive intelligence ad monitoring platform.

Orlando, FL – August 23, 2018 – Competitive intelligence for paid and organic listings on Amazon.com is now available from The Search Monitor. This exciting new technology gives advertisers unprecedented access to the data they need to compete effectively on Amazon.

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