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Is Google Showing Cracks in its Search Armour?

Posted on 1.19.2015

As marketers look to start the new year off on the right foot they must understand how consumers are viewing their ads.

IgnitionOne, a provider of digital marketing solutions, has released their latest report which details digital marketing trends and activities from Q4 2014.

While the report outlines many interesting trends, one of the most surprising findings was that Yahoo and Bing demonstrated their highest combined percentage of U.S. search spend (26.3 percent versus Google’s 73.7 percent) since 2008. Another interesting finding from the report is that marketers are designating more of their budgets to programmatic display ads (spend up 35 percent year-over-year) due to the capability for stronger trackable results.

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Other findings from the report include YoY spending for tablets was up 37 percent while mobile phone spend increased 78 percent.

“These numbers show significant growth of mobile across the board, so it’s becoming more important for marketers to get a clear view of the customer across devices and across interactions,” said Roger Barnette, president of IgnitionOne, in the IgnitionOne blog post announcing the report. “Our IgnitionOne data management platform fuels messaging across search, display, social and mobile, making reports like this possible. Pulling together first- and third-party data allows for optimization of all interactions and increased relevance of messaging served.”


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