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Category: Retail

The Search Monitor Set To Add Walmart.com, Target.com and BestBuy.com Search Listings

The Search Monitor plans to add more marketplaces to its shopping monitoring platform including Walmart.com, BestBuy.com and Target.com. The Search Monitor currently offers the feature for Amazon.com and is excited to open additional shopping engines for its clients.

This exciting technology gives advertisers unprecedented access to the data they need to compete effectively in these online marketplaces.

9 New Year’s Resolutions for Search Marketers

As the new year quickly approaches, have you thought about the resolutions you should make when it comes to your online advertising? We have.

Here is a list to inspire you to make your 2020 resolutions. We would love to hear your resolutions and work with you to achieve them in 2020.

Cyber Monday SERP Share Results—We LOVE Data™

Did you survive Cyber Monday? Since Cyber Monday now stretches for at least a week, we looked at how three big retailers fared when it comes to SERP Share over the past week compared to Cyber Monday in 2018. We looked at the keyword “Cyber Monday Deals” across Google & Bing for the week leading up to Cyber Monday both years.

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.

SERP Share For Halloween Costumes – We LOVE Data™

It’s Halloween week. With the excitement around the upcoming holiday, we decided to pull some data for our latest installment of We LOVE Data™ all about Halloween costumes.

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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.

Google Shopping Changes—What You Need To Know

In an effort to compete with Amazon, Google recently rolled out a new “shopping experience”.

“We redesigned Google Shopping to make this a bit simpler—it brings together shopping information across the web and from local stores so that you can easily research and buy what you’re looking for.”

How to Stay In Compliance With Federal Ad Regulations

Who is in charge of regulating online ads? It’s the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Why do they need to regulate ads?

The common sense reasoning is:

Tips For Managing Partners in Retail

Retail marketers have to tread carefully to avoid running afoul of the Federal Trade Commission. We are laying out what you need to know so you can move forward building partner and affiliate relationships with confidence.

Let’s start by discussing the federal agency that rules the roost for retail advertisers, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), whose mission is to “protect consumers and promote competition.”

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.

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