by Josh Dreller, Kenshoo

“It’s April, which means that spring is here and the first quarter of 2013 is in the books! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the ads are clicking…

When it comes to paid search, 2012 was a strong year, as total spend grew 32% from 2011. Thus, the fact that Q1 2013 was up 15% YoY from Q1 2012 seems to suggest that we’re off to a good start. The data in this report go back five quarters, and search has been trending upward for the entire range.”

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