US Search Ad Spending

Timeframe20222023202420252026
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Source: eMarketer

Note: includes advertising that appears on desktop and laptop computers as well as mobile phones, tablets, and other internet-connected devices on all formats mentioned; includes contextual text links, paid inclusion, paid listings and SEO

Methodology: Estimates are based on the analysis of various elements related to the ad spending market, including macro-level economic conditions; historical trends of the advertising market; historical trends of each medium in relation to other media; reported revenues from major ad publishers; estimates from other research firms; data from benchmark sources; consumer media consumption trends; consumer device usage trends; and eMarketer interviews with executives at ad agencies, brands, media publishers and other industry leaders.

Comparative Estimates from Additional Sources:

Search ad spending, US, billions

Sources2020202120222023202420252026
eMarketer,October 2022
J.P. Morgan,December 2019
Pivotal Research Group,May 2018
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),June 2018
Winterberry Group,January 2020
Cowen and Company,January 2019
Zenith,June 2019

Search ad spending growth, US

Sources2020202120222023202420252026
eMarketer,October 2022
J.P. Morgan,December 2019
Magna Global,June 2020
Pivotal Research Group,May 2018
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),June 2018
Winterberry Group,January 2020
Cowen and Company,January 2019
Zenith,June 2019
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