Category Archives: Google

Jun 09 2016

Google Testing New Product Listing Ad Filter Buttons on Mobile, Including In-Store Availability

Google continues to test a variety of different mobile Product Listing Ad formats and features to aid in the format's growth. We have recently spotted the addition of an "In Store" filter button, which appears to be helping drive an increase in online orders for offline pickup.

May 26 2016

Google Shopping Campaigns Webinar: 3 Important Areas of Focus

Join us on Wednesday June 01, 2016 at 2 PM ET as AnnaMarie Thomas, Partner Manager for Google Shopping, and Todd Bowman, Director of Feed Management at Merkle, go over three of the most important areas of focus advertisers should keep in mind when it comes to Google Shopping campaigns.

May 09 2016

It Sure Looks Like Yahoo is Showing a Lot More Google Shopping Ads

Since Yahoo announced in October 2015 that it had struck a new search ad deal with Google, advertisers and analysts have been left to wonder if or when the agreement would lead to any meaningful changes in the search advertising landscape. Keen-eyed marketers had spotted Google ads serving on Yahoo even in the months before the official announcement, but until recently, these tests (including a new Product Listing Ad (PLA) format) appeared to have remained very limited. Merkle data now suggests that Yahoo began significantly ramping up its use of Google Shopping Ads (aka PLAs) as early as the end of March.

Apr 25 2016

Google Dominance Grows with Mobile Search

It wasn’t that long ago that predicting Google would struggle in the age of mobile was all the rage. Looking at the landscape of today, however, it’s clear that Google is doing quite well for itself with the growth of mobile device usage. If anything, it seems, we should have all been worried about the fate of Bing and Yahoo in the age of mobile.