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Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo rank high in list of Google's top search ad buyers in 2013

By Aby Sam Thomas on Sep 19, 2014

Amazon may be trying hard to build up its own search and display ad business a la Google, but that hasn’t stopped the online retailer from spending big on Google search ads all the same—in fact, Amazon was Google’s biggest American search ad buyer in 2013. According to an AdAge report, Amazon spent $157.7 million on Google U.S. search ads in 2013, which made it top the list of Google’s biggest search marketing advertisers in the last year. In second place was Priceline Group, which spent a total of $82.3 million, followed closely by AT&T, which bought Google search ads for $81.9 million in 2013. Amazon’s top slot on this list is particularly noteworthy considering a report by The Wall Street Journal in August that said the retailer was using knowledge about its shoppers on the web to devel

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