Google Focusing Ads on User Data

With 2/3 of the search market Google certainly has acquired enough user data to understand trends, patterns and the like and it appears now that Google is using that data to focus ads based on queries. This story by Saul Hansell of The New York Times describes some interesting findings in Google search results as of late.

Apparently Google is using visitor search queries to push relevant ads. The example given in the story is a visitor who might search for diving and then do another search for vacation would be shown ads for diving trips. So what’s different than the diving company who has ads displaying via Adwords? This shows that Google is displaying ads based on behaviour not what keywords were purchased. Now that is focused.

Of course privacy concerns abound and we’ve yet to see how that will play out but if that issue can be safely bedded advertising will take a step forward.

Mark Stone (175 Posts)

In 1997 my brother Andy and I formed The Info Group which has grown into a full service Digital Marketing & Web Design Agency based in Dallas, TX. In 1998 I kept my musical juices flowing and formed FruitCake-SuperBeing an electronically challenged blues hop band. In 2008 we launched Smart On SEO a business offering live SEO Training in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. I have earned my Google Adwords Certification and Microsoft adExcellence Member status and hope to translate that into more business for The Info Group and become a Seminars for Success Trainer for Google Adwords and Analytics. This year also saw FruitCake-SuperBeing take an extended break, although late in the year I began working on a new musical project called Wedgie White. It's 2013 and The Info Group is still my "day job" but I've added photo booth to my skill set helping my wife run her business Photo Booth Rentals DFW. FruitCake-SuperBeing is back on the circuit and sounding better than ever.