Though the clock is ticking on holiday shopping this year, retailers still have time to make the season brighter and improve the playbook for 2013. As demonstrated by the sales successes of Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, the savviest retailers will be those that leverage advanced tools for managing paid search, mobile and PLA campaigns.
While a new report revealed that Apple, Best Buy and Kohl
Office Depot has announced that customers can now pick up most of its online inventory at a traditional brick and mortar store within an hour of ordering from the web.
Across Adlicent’s client base, year-over-year revenue skyrocketed 72% on Black Friday with an 18% increase in spend. On Cyber Monday, year-over-year revenue surged 41% while spend increased by 19%.
Not only is the Google PLA now the default format for Google Shopping; it has also become a standard ad format on the main Google search results pages for product related searches. Here’s how Google, in an effort to increase ad relevance for product related searches, now identifies what it thinks are searches for products using PLAs to deliver ads that contain pictures and prices.
Poor navigation and search capabilities lead to high bounce rates, unhappy visitors
During the RKG Road Show in New York City, Ed Hoffman, vice president of Global Sales and Business Development with SLI Systems, gave a few pointers at the Google offices in Manhattan on how to create the most effective and profitable site searches.
Last week, Google released its “disappointing” Q3 earnings (up 5% from Q2 and up 16% year-on-year.) To shed some light on how Google’s advertising revenues reached a whopping $10.8 billion in Q3, WordStream has undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the performance of Google AdWords during the quarter. The growth in ad impressions, combined with lower costs per click, means that advertisers are now literally able to get more customers for less spend, concludes WordStream’s CTO and founder, Larry Kim.
The number of paid clicks is way up, but the cost-per-click is down, according to the third-quarter financial report released last week by Google. Why has the cost-per-click dropped, and what does this mean for merchants as the fourth-quarter kicks into high gear? Here’s what three industry experts told Multichannel Merchant.