Display ad impressions among financial services companies dropped 26 percent month-over-month during November, following substantial growth in October, according to data from Nielsen.
Meanwhile, the number of ads among the hardware and electronics, retail and consumer goods, and software verticals all experienced growth, likely thanks to the holiday period.
Overall impressions across all categories remained constant from October, during which they grew by 21 percent, month-over-month.
|Advertising Breakdown by Industry, November 2009|
|Industry||Total Impressions, November 2009 (M)||Change From Previous Month (%)|
|Retail goods & services||21,791.25||13|
|Hardware & electronics||3,764.78||15|
|Business to business||3,695.76||5|
|Source: Nielsen Online, 2009|
|Top 25 Companies by Sponsored Link Impressions, October 2009|
|Company||Sponsored Link Impressions, October 2009 (M)|
|Experian Group Limited||738.9|
|The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.||355.2|
|United Online, Inc.||330.5|
|Core Health Systems||291.9|
|Funny or Die Inc.||235.1|
|General Electric Company||217.2|
|Pali Overnight Adventures||216.0|
|Levi Strauss & Co.||206.6|
|Time Warner Inc.||193.2|
|Bank of America Corporation||181.5|
|Source: Nielsen Online, 2009|
Methodology: Nielsen Online AdRelevance’s Cloudprober technology tracks online advertising activity across over 2,000 sites and subsites.
Nielsen Online, AdRelevance service uses a proprietary methodology for estimating online advertising expenditures and only takes into account image-based technologies and advertising sold per CPM. Above data does not reflect house advertising activity, strategic partnerships between publishers and advertisers, or text units, paid search, sponsorships, email, units contained within applications (e.g., messengers and pre-rolls) or performance based advertising.
Definition of Terms
Standard Image/Text Link: Ads that are comprised of many components, typically both image and text beneath the images, all of which link to the same destination URL.
Standard Image: Animated or static image ads; GIF or JPEG file format-based ads. HTML ads are also classified under this category.
Sponsored Link: Text-based ads that often appear as a result of a keyword search either on a search engine or associated site. These ads are often displayed alongside natural search results but identified under specified headers (e.g., “Paid Sponsor”, “Sponsored Link”, “Sponsored Sites” or “Sponsored Results”).
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