Tinuiti: Q2 Google Advertising Report 2020 (free PDF download)
According to a recent report by Tinuiti, in the second quarter of 2020, shopping ads accounted for more than 60% of Google's paid search revenue in the United States, up from 57% in the second quarter of last year. As e-commerce is significantly affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Tinuiti's report outlines how these changes affect Google Shopping ads.
The data found that although the average cost per click of Google Shopping ads fell by 13% in the second quarter, expenditures increased by 34%. This was the strongest spending growth in the past four quarters, and with the further increase in clicks, clicks increased by 53%.
In terms of device type click share, there is little change compared with the same period last year. Mobile phones continue to account for the majority of Google Shopping ad clicks (73%), slightly higher than 72% in the second quarter of last year. Desktop click share ranked second, rising from 22% to 23%, while tablet click share fell from 7% to 4%.
These figures explain to a certain extent the reason why the U.S. tablet shopping ad spending has fallen by 45%, as well as the reason why desktop spending has increased by 37% and mobile phone spending has increased by 46%. The increase in desktop advertising spending in this way can also be attributed to working from home in recent months and many professionals turning to work from home.
According to this report, advertisers benefited from a surge in online shopping demand in the second quarter. In fact, previous studies from BazaarVoice and Engine Group have shown that the impact of the global pandemic on consumer shopping habits has prompted online shopping to become the default shopping option.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the surveyed retailers spend 61% of their Google search investment on shopping ads, and this expenditure is up from 57% in the second quarter of 2019. Similarly, the share of clicks on Google Shopping ads in the US has risen from 55% to 60%.
The essence of the extract report is as follows (a download link for the full report is available at the bottom):
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