Chart: Video Impressions By Device

Connected TV devices continue to account for the largest share of video ad impressions. Smartphones, which only a year earlier had accounted for the largest percentage of impressions, are steadily declining in share, cannibalized by connected TV devices.

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Chart: Local Business Voice Search

Some 58% of US adults have used voice search to find information on a local business at some point in the past 12 months. Most commonly, people are using their smartphones (56%) for voice search to find local business information, while about 1 in 5 (18%) have done so using a Smart Speaker.

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Chart: Cross-Device Shopping Journey Changes

US retailers are prioritizing Google Shopping ads over text ads, according to the 2018 Google Shopping Benchmarks Report from Sidecar. Based on an analysis of more than 300 US retailers’ activity in 2017, the report notes that ad spending across Google’s search network grew by 20%, with much greater increases for Google Shopping ads (34%) than for text ads (2%).

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