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Google Launches Updated Mobile UX

As of this morning, we are seeing multiple new additions to the Google Hotel Ads mobile user experience. Most notably, we noticed a widespread implementation of the room booking module, a price trend overview, other locations, and a question/answer portion. As with all Google experiments, it will be interesting to […]

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An Update to the New Experiments on Google Hotel Ads

Earlier this month, we wrote about new experiments we were seeing on Google Hotel Ads. We are now possibly seeing an update to this experience where Google is using ‘Book a Room’ on the call to action button instead of ‘Reserve a Room,’ and the page displays ads when it […]

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New Experiments on Google Hotel Ads

The Google Hotel Ads experiments are bountiful today. We’ve noticed multiple tests occurring across mobile and desktop traffic. It is always exciting to see Google implement changes that have the potential to improve the adoption of the Hotel Ads product by users. We’ve outlined some of the tests we’ve noticed […]

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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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Price Trends on Mobile for Google Hotel Ads

When booking a hotel, 61% of travelers consider the room’s rate to be the most important consideration factor. Metasearch publishers like Google continue to focus on features that help users find the best price on a hotel room. We recently noticed that Google’s price trends feature (which has existed on […]

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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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Google Testing A New Mobile Experience for Hotel Ads

This weekend I was looking for something fun to do as a family for Mother’s Day, and I decided to check for same-day hotel stays in some nearby staycation towns. Of course, I was at a tee-ball game, so I had to do this research on my phone. When I […]

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Understanding Price Competitiveness

It may sound like common sense that when searching for the perfect hotel, price matters, but the rate displayed by a hotel advertiser can have a larger impact than simply attracting a customer. In addition to making your ads more attractive to potential customers, being price competitive can lead to: […]

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