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Written by: Sean McColgan
Kantar Media have just released a list of the top 20 biggest Ad buyers on the Google Adwords platform in the US. They estimated PPC spend based on keyword clicks, pricing and impression data. It makes for an interesting read – so much so that I ran the list through keywordspy.com to delve deeper. Here are the findings:
(Source: Kantar Media)
At the top of the list you can find IAC. IAC own several companies and websites, among these are: Ask.com, Ask Kids, Excite, Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com, Match.com and Vimeo (in total about 50 online brands). For this analysis we only analysed Ask.com’s PPC budget – you’ll see why below (If anyone would like a full breakdown of all IAC properties shoot us a message @acquisitioneng).
In second place you have Amazon who according to Kantar spent $118,501,000 from Jan to Sep of this year – Keywordspy.com has Amazon down for spending approx $417,233 per day.
Amount of money spent per day by each company on Google Adwords US.
Incredible: eBay, Amazon and Ask.com each bidding on over 5 million keywords daily.
I thought Arbitrage was dead! Ask.com prove me wrong – they are currently generating approx 784,767 visitors/clicks a day via Adwords.
Statefarm are paying top dollar for insurance based search terms. “auto insurance columbus” comes in at $36.06! They are nowhere to be find in ‘Local’ which is dominating the SERPS.
eBay are currently running a staggering 17,024,153 Google Adword Ads.
Adwords Competition is rife!