Comparison Shopping

  • Amazon to Discontinue Product Ads, Launch a Text Ad Rival to Google

    … In an email to advertisers, Amazon announced yesterday that they will be discontinuing Amazon Product Ads on October 31st. This was a disappointing announcement for many retailers because not only were Amazon Product Ads one of the largest revenue producers among feed-based ads, they were also growing faster than all other comparison shopping…

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  • Connexity Acquires PriceGrabber, CSEs Consolidate to Compete with Google PLAs

    … that will continue evolving to compete with Product Listing Ads. This has already started to happen, with Pronto ceasing direct feed operations last year, Facebook purchasing TheFind, and the recent acquisitions of Become and PriceGrabber by Connexity. Connexity Buys Back Share Up until last night’s announcement of Connexity acquiring PriceGrabber, we…

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  • Google Changes Shopping Campaign Feed Specs – What You Need to Know

    … Yesterday, Google announced a number of changes to their feed specifications for Shopping Campaigns. Some of these changes will only affect certain markets, while others will affect advertisers globally. The bulk of these changes will go into effect on September 15th, 2015, but advertisers can see if their feeds will comply with the new…

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  • CSE Bid Management & The Decline of the Rate Card

    … CSE Bid Management & The Decline of the Rate Card posted by Melissa Rowland | April 29, 2015 | 1 comment Traditional rate cards, which establish bid floors for products based on their price and/or category, have been accepted as a necessary burden in the comparison shopping engine (CSE) space for a long time. They pose a challenge…

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  • Shopping Site Pronto Discontinuing Direct Relationship with Retailers

    … Earlier this week, the comparison shopping engine Pronto announced via email that, beginning November 20th, they would no longer work directly with retailers to publish ads to their site. Prior to this date, advertisers could submit a product feed directly to Pronto with tailored bids and product filters based on Pronto’s individual performance…

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  • Using Google’s New Merchant Promotion Tool to Speed Up PLA Promo Changes

    … Using Google’s New Merchant Promotion Tool to Speed Up PLA Promo Changes posted by Matt Lacy | October 20, 2014 | 3 comments Using Google Merchant Promotions has proven to be a great way to increase traffic to your PLAs. By uploading the details in the Merchant Center, you provide Google with the opportunity to display promotional text…

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