Google Launches Image Search Feature

| Daniela Forte

Google launched its “Style Ideas” image search in the Google app for Android and mobile web. See why this makes the shopping experience visual for customers when they shop products.

Is Google Trying to Kill the Mobile Popup?

| Greg Zakowicz

As you may have heard by now, come January 2017, Google’s search rankings will begin penalizing mobile websites that have pop-ups and interstitials. Here are a few examples from a recent Google post of interstitials that will be penalized.

Trump Beating Clinton… In Ecommerce Merchandise Searches

| Tim Parry

The number of Americans who have searched for Donald Trump merchandise since April outnumbers those who have searched for Hillary Clinton merchandise by a margin of almost five-to-one. But when looking at the boost in online searches for such merchandise prior to and just after each candidate’s nominating convention, Clinton received the bigger “bounce.” Here’s a deep dive into presidential ecommerce merchandise search stats from Hitwise, a division of Connexity.

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Just in Time for the Holidays: Google’s Latest Adwords Update

| Holly Pauzer

Back to school shopping is quickly approaching, and before we know it the holiday shopping season will be in full swing. Google announced the launch of three new AdWords innovations that optimize mobile advertising and give greater control to marketers. With the rush not too far down the road, here are updates marketers will be utilizing to lure the consumers this holiday season.

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Mobile Searches Continue to Play Major Role for In-Store Customers

| Daniela Forte

Mobile searches are important to customers even after they enter the thresholds of stores. A new study revealed that 77% of retail searches that mention “coupon” are initiated on a smartphone or tablet. Comparison searches that have the potential to close a sale, such as those focused on “return policy,” “price match” or “reviews” were initiated on a mobile device at least 77% of the time. See why it is important to understand the device that the searches are coming when it comes to completing the sale.

6 Best Practices for Ecommerce Site Search

| James Van Arsdale III

If you’re building your brand successfully, site traffic should be rising. It’s been estimated that up to 30% of ecommerce site visitors utilize site search. Here’s how to ensure your customers can search for and find exactly what they want.

Search Data Reveals What Millennial Moms Want For Mother’s Day

| MCM Staff

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and despite the fact that there’s been a steady rise in Mother’s Day-related searches since mid-April, approximately 70 percent of Mother’s Day-focused online activity will occur during the last week before the big day, according to a study by Hitwise, a division of Connexity.