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Google Hotel Ads | Disrupting the Entire Paid Search Experience

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Google Hotel Ads | Disrupting the Entire Paid Search Experience by Joshua Graham

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Google Hotel Ads | Disrupting the Entire Paid Search Experience

  1. 1. GOOGLE HOTEL ADS DISRUPTING THE ENTIRE PAID SEARCH EXPERIENCE JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  2. 2. AGENDA  Changes to the Google search results page  Highlight how Hilton has consistently evolved with the changing nature of the SERP  Advantages for travel advertisers  How can hotels and travel companies keep pace JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  3. 3. 2011 HOTEL FINDER EXPERIMENT  Barry Schwartz in 2011: “There are many hotel search engines, including hotels.com and many others. Will this Google Hotel Finder last or will it die off with many of the other Google experiments? I am not sure but I bet you many of the hotel search engines are a bit worried.” (Search Engine Land, July 2011) JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 (Source: Official Google Search blog, July 2011)
  4. 4. 2011 HOTEL PRICE ADS LAUNCHES ON GOOGLE SEARCH  April 2011  Ads appear on Google Search and Google Maps after searching hotels in particular market (non-branded only)  7 – Pack JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 (Source: Official Google Search blog, July 2011)
  5. 5. 2011 HOTEL PRICE ADS …MOVING UP JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12  Promoted Hotels  Click changes page to Hotel Finder experience  “This may create a difficult situation between OTAs and the hotels themselves, who are often competing to have the booking occur on their own site” Ginny Marvin, Search Engine Land June 2014  First indications of possible frictions between OTAs, hotels and the Google move into metasearch
  6. 6. OTHER HOTEL ADS SITES JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  7. 7. 2013 – GOOGLE MAPS JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  8. 8. 2013 - GOOGLE PLUS JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  9. 9. 2014 – MOBILE HPA  Mobile HPA rolled out in August  Google did not charge for clicks for ~6 months  Google mirrored ~1% of Desktop impressions to Mobile JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  10. 10. 3 PACK APPEARS  November 2014  Carousel goes away  3 Pack Launches same day  Still click through to Hotel Finder  Separate UI/Page JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  11. 11. HOTEL ADS AND SEARCH – TOGETHER AT LAST  Hotel Search & Hotel Ads fully integrated into Google Search  Callouts added  Google adds branded keywords to trigger HA JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  12. 12. JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 “After lots of experimentation, Google realized it didn’t need a hotel metasearch site like Google Hotel Finder because it has the Google search engine. That is a formidable asset, to say the least, and it will be a challenge over the years to the powers that be in hotel booking.” “— Dennis Schaal, Tnooz, September 2015 Hotel Finder Deprecated • Hotel finder deprecated • All clicks on HA change the UI and user stays on Google Search page
  13. 13. JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 2016 This space intentionally left blank. -Google • Right Hand Rails Goes Away (but not PLAs and Knowledge Graph) • Map appears above 3 Pack • Further relegating organic links
  14. 14. HOTEL ADS ENHANCEMENTS  Ad  Deal JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  15. 15. HOTEL ADS ENHANCEMENTS  Custom Callouts for Promoted Spots  Strikethrough pricing for Qualified Rates JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  16. 16. HOTEL ADS OPTIMIZATIONS Optimization tools  Device Type  User Country  Google Site  Day of the Week bidding  Advance booking window  Length of Stay bidding  By-hotel control JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  17. 17. HOTEL ADS OPTIMIZATIONS JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 Optimization tools  Device Type  User Country  Google Site  Day of the Week bidding  Advance booking window  Length of Stay bidding
  18. 18. HOTEL ADS OPTIMIZATIONS JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 Optimization tools  Device Type  User Country  Google Site  Day of the Week bidding  Advance booking window  Length of Stay bidding
  19. 19. HOTEL ADS OPTIMIZATIONS JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 Optimization tools  Device Type  User Country  Google Site  Day of the Week bidding  Advance booking window  Length of Stay bidding
  20. 20. HOTEL ADS OPTIMIZATIONS JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 Optimization tools  Device Type  User Country  Google Site  Day of the Week bidding  Advance booking window  Length of Stay
  21. 21. HOTEL ADS OPTIMIZATIONS JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 Optimization tools  Device Type  User Country  Google Site  Day of the Week bidding  Advance booking window  Length of Stay bidding
  22. 22. TAKEAWAYS  Be nimble  Rigorous awareness of search page  Change course when needed  Utilize all available optimization tools JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12
  23. 23. THANK YOU! JOSHUA GRAHAM – HILTON JOSHUA.GRAHAM@HILTON.COM @JOSHUAGRAHAM12 JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12JOSHUA GRAHAM - HILTON - @JOSHUAGRAHAM12

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