Retail

Google announces new deals sections, promotional tools and expanded reporting ahead of the holiday shopping season

As retailers prepare for the holiday shopping season, Google is launching new sections in its search results to showcase deals, rolling out tools to highlight promotions and expanding reporting capabilities in Google Merchant Center, the company announced Wednesday. The new deals sections. The new “Deals related to your search” section shows discounted or competitively priced […]

Retail

With an eye toward deal-seekers, Google releases promotions, pricing updates for both advertisers and users this holiday season

Along with updates for merchants’ holiday Shopping campaign efforts, on Thursday, Google announced consumer-facing updates in Shopping that retail marketers should pay attention to — particularly as it relates to the importance of pricing and promotions. Retail advertisers will also have access to more reporting and performance insights for Shopping campaigns and new customer targeting […]

Retail

A Corona Xmas: Why physical stores will power online shopping this holiday season

A burning question this holiday season is whether people will return to physical stores or buy substantially everything online? The Mary Meeker formulation is: what percentage of retail spending will move online? But that binary “brick and mortar vs. e-commerce” narrative is crude and fails to appreciate the role stores play in driving online sales. […]

SEO

Next on Live with Search Engine Land: Season wrap-up—COVID and disruption

On Friday, August 14, Search Engine Land’s editor-in-chief, Ginny Marvin, will lead a discussion with the other Search Engine Land editors about the effects of the disruptions marketers have experienced in the past several months including COVID, anti-trust, privacy, data and social activism1. Ginny and the panelists will revisit what marketers were focusing on back in […]