Searchmetrics Google Shopping Study Reveals “Fake” Competition for Ads
Searchmetrics Google Shopping Study Reveals “Fake” Competition for Ads Real Wire
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:42
San Mateo, December 05, 2018 - Over a year on from the European Commission’s antitrust ruling which forced Google to open up its shopping service to outside competitors, new Searchmetrics research suggests a third of ads within Google Shopping boxes are coming from providers other than Google. But the majority of these (23% of all ads) seem to be from digital marketing agencies profiting from Google Shopping’s revamped auction model. Only around 9% are from the traditional comparison shopping sites (CSSs) that the EU’s ruling was originally intended to support.