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Google’s dominant share of phone search ad clicks steady at 97%

Author's avatar By Carolanne Mangles 27 Oct, 2017
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Chart of the Day: Google's share of US paid search clicks by device

As of April 2017, the global marketing share percentage, in terms of the use of search engines (on desktop), heavily favours Google with over 78%.

Desktop search engine market share

Now, in Merkle's Q3 2017 Digital Marketing Report, they also have a share of 97% for US paid search clicks on mobile.

Google share of US paid search clicks by device

Google search ad spending growth remained strong in Q3 2017, rising to 24% year over year (Y/Y) in the US, while dipping slightly to 13% growth in the UK. Mobile and Google Shopping continued to drive growth, but desktop spending remained resurgent following a late 2016 change by Google to allow advertisers to segment desktop and tablet search ad bids. - Merkle

As the research shows - mobile has the highest share for US paid search clicks with desktop considerably trailing behind.

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By Carolanne Mangles

Carolanne Mangles Dig DipM is the Digital Marketing Executive for Click Travel, an award-winning corporate travel booking platform. She is a specialist in B2B SaaS and enjoys planning and optimizing the full customer journey across all digital channels to create brand awareness, great user experience and copy that really sells the benefits of the product. She was previously Digital Marketing Executive for Smart Insights where she was involved with multiple digital channels to manage fully integrated membership campaigns to boost new customer acquisition and current membership retention. She has spoken and given masterclasses at B2B Expo on Search and Content Marketing, holds an IDM award in GDPR and loves a glass of red wine. Connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.

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