eMarketer has just released a new research report, Search Engine Marketing: Search Users and Usage . The report gets inside the heads of searchers to better understand why people click on paid ads.
David Hallerman, eMarketer Senior Analyst and author of the report, states:
“The good news is that the growth of paid search ad spending is flattening out. Yes, you heard me right. That’s good news. In an industry once-burned by bubble-and-burst expansion, Internet advertising is best served when its most effective vehicles show steady, and less hyped growth.”
“As the paid search market matures, involved companies will look for additional ways to build their bottom line through search. This will include greater spending on tools such as search engine optimization, which boosts organic search rankings, and broadening the paid search base with superior implementation of local search, contextual advertising, and vertical search.”