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Google Testing a New Hotel Search Experience on Desktop

Google has always done its part to stay innovative and make sure its products set the bar. So, it’s no surprise that Google is currently testing a new look to its hotel search engine. With the user in mind, this new desktop experience is as user-friendly as ever, with a […]

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Google Testing a New Search UI

Google is currently in the process of testing a new UI, in which the metasearch auction spot is now a part of the paid search ad space, replacing a paid search ad slot. Below, you can see a comparison highlighting the key differences between the previous layout and the new […]

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Trivago’s Small Market Test Could Prove Big Payoff for Suppliers

Recently, Trivago implemented a test across select small markets that could shake up how the auction will behave in the future. This test has created fixed positions for three out of the four top ad positions that are shown. What does this mean for advertisers? This is currently just a […]

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New Auction Experience Found on Trivago

Our metasearch partners have been devoting an increasing amount of effort to improving and testing new user experiences. Lately, we noticed a new auction experience on Trivago across several browsers. While this test seems to be available only in a handful of countries, it could mean changes are coming to […]

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Driving Facebook Performance With Cross-channel Analysis

Facebook’s Dynamic Ads for Travel (DAT) has proven to be a successful product for advertisers since its inception in 2016. As competition for users with travel intent increases and scalability plateaus, advertisers continue to research ways to improve performance and increase booking volume while maintaining return on ad spend and […]

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New Mobile User Experience on Google Hotel Ads

This morning we began to see a new Google Hotel Ads mobile user experience being tested. The user interface has a new sliding scale for price selection above the filters for specific amenities, and the date selection has received a face lift. Here is an example of what this new […]

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When Are the Highest Value Leads Generated on Google Hotel Ads?

When it comes to metasearch traffic, the data for determining weekly trends for your account is readily available. We wanted to take it a step further to get a better understanding of these patterns on an hourly level.  So over a two-week span, we tracked hourly spend, clicks, and bookings […]

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Google Testing Vacation Rentals Accommodation Type

We’ve seen vacation rentals make it into Google Hotel Ads’ search results before, but we’re now seeing a filter on some searches that allows a user to proactively filter down to *only* vacation rentals. Though this represents just a slight shift in functionality, it could nonetheless signal a change in the […]

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Google Testing Price-First Format in Hotel Ads

This morning we’re seeing a new Google Hotel Ads experiment out in the wild. The new format features the nightly price first, pushing the logo and advertiser name to the right. Take a look below: This experiment appears to be serving approximately 5% of the time in the US. We […]

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Placement Optimization on Dynamic Ads for Travel

When it comes to Facebook advertising, where you place your ad can be as important as what your ad says. Placement optimization can boost performance when using campaign objectives such as website clicks, mobile app installs, and conversions. Since dynamic ads for travel (DAT) is still a relatively new solution, […]

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