Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores
05:24, May 24, 2017
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Googleannounces products aimed to help advertisers track the full journey of a sales conversion- from digital media to offline store visits.
Google's computers will be trying to connect the dots between what people look at after clicking on an online ad and what they purchase with their credit and debit cards at one of the advertiser's brick-and-mortar stores.
According to early research by Google, consumer who click on a search ad before visiting a store are 25% more likely to buy something when they are there and spend 10% more on average.
Google says it has access to roughly 70 percent of USA credit and debit card sales through partnerships with other companies that track that data. By scanning this data, Google says it can automatically inform merchants when their digital ads translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. If it works, it could help persuade merchants to increase their digital marketing budgets.
But it could also deepen worries among privacy watchdogs, who are already concerned about the digital dossiers that Google has compiled on users of its search engine and other services, including Gmail, YouTube and Android.
The Mountain View, California, company already runs the world's biggest online ad network, one that raked in $79 billion in revenue a year ago.
Google Attribution, as the company has named the service with its usual blandness, promises to provide a better way to track the results of marketing across devices from personal computers to smartphones and across channels from search to store visits.
The announcements were among a flurry made Tuesday in San Francisco at Google Marketing Next, an annual event to promote the company's plans for ad products, analytics and its DoubleClick ad platform.
This meeting was an opportunity not only for Google to flaunt its new tools, but to work on regaining ground with advertisers who have recently boycotted YouTube.
"We are also expanding our local ads formats to video, now you can go directly from a true view video ad on YouTube, which will now show directions, store business hours and more". It then matches that data with other identifying information compiled by merchants and the issuers of credit and debit cards to figure out when digital ads contribute to an offline purchase.
With machine learning as the underlying theme, the highlight this time is "Google Attribution" - a powered-up version of an existing product that will help advertisers measure the impact of marketing across devices and channels all in one place- for free. Now, Google wants to make AMP the standard for ads across the mobile web. This means that even if your target was merely sifting through the page, there would be a good chance that the AMP ad would be loaded and would catch is sight - as opposed to a regular ad which might still be loading while the target clicks another link.
"We want to help consumers who are online to find something in the physical world, we have a number of formats that work across search and maps that are created to show what is in stores and can drive people into stores", he added.
Google's final launch, store sales measurement might be something marketers have been searching for to close the loop from ad click to purchase.
The search giant says it has access to roughly 70 percent of USA credit and debit card transactions through partnerships with other companies that track that data. At the absolute very least, Google is quick to point out that your name or other potentially identifiable information won't be passed to advertisers, simply anonymized and hashed data.
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