Sizable Growth for PLAs in Q4, According to Report

Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Print This Post Print This Post

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Q4 of 2013 was predictably a big quarter for Product Listing Ads, or PLAs.  According to our recent State of Paid Search Report for Q4 of 2013, PLAs saw a lot of action across the board as advertisers increasingly took advantage of this ad format for the holiday season.  PLA spending leapt a whopping 165% YoY, while impressions and clicks saw similar increases.

PLA Spend

PLA Impressions

PLA Clicks

PLA action wasn’t just reserved for desktops – PLA click share for tablets and smartphones experienced substantial growth, with tablet PLA click share increasing 40.4% QoQ and smartphone PLA click share increasing 68.1% QoQ.

PLA Click share by device

For a more detailed look into the current state of paid search marketing, check out our comprehensive report.

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