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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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Opportunities on Kayak Mobile

Kayak launched a new mobile experience a couple of months ago that allows its users to view a wider array of advertisers when searching on mobile. User Interface Updates Previously, when a user would click on a hotel, the resulting hotel page would display only one advertiser above the “More” […]

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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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Maintaining Efficiency in a Dynamic Mobile Environment

The Year of Mobile… Again 2017 is on track to see more than triple the amount of metasearch traffic compared to three years ago. To date, mobile devices make up roughly 40% of metasearch traffic, but this number has considerable growth potential. Mobile traffic is trending 25-30% higher in a […]

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Infographic: The Top Metasearch FAQs

If you’ve been following the Koddi Blog for a while, you already know that metasearch is one of our favorite topics to write about here. As the top provider of bid automation and reporting software, we get a lot of questions about the ins and outs of metasearch. Fortunately, we have been […]

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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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10 Ways to Maximize Summer Metasearch Performance

This week marked the summer solstice and the official beginning of the summer season. For travel brands, however, the summer travel season has been in full swing for a couple of months now. Summer means increased ice cream sales, high cooling bills and most relevant to us–lots of travel. When […]

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Winning Mobile Bookings in Metasearch – Revisited

About a year ago, we published a post outlining how to win mobile bookings. In this post, we will revisit some of the concepts we described in 2016 and update them to account for recent changes. Mobile has continued to be one of the largest segments of traffic on metasearch […]

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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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Proximity Matters: Finding the Closest Hotel

When searching for a hotel, there are many different ways users can search: They can search for a specific hotel or brand name They can search for hotels in a city and narrow down by price and amenities They can search for a hotel closest to an attraction When traveling […]

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