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Power your holiday strategy with helpful insights

The Holiday 100 is a great way to help you understand what people are shopping for. The Insights page in Google Ads was designed to keep businesses up to date on similar trends and insights, which is especially useful during the holiday season. In the coming weeks, you’ll see four new features roll out on the Insights page globally to help you drive results this holiday season and beyond.

Demand forecasts (beta): Previously, the Insights page focused on historical performance — trends that explained why your ads performed the way they did. Now, you’ll see more forward-looking trends with demand forecasts (beta). By combining machine learning technology with past seasonal search trends, these forecasts predict emerging search interest over the next six months. These insights are personalized to your business, meaning that you’ll see trends based on the categories where you advertise.

For example, let’s say you’re a beauty retailer. You might see a prediction that search interest in “perfumes & fragrances” will start to trend in the middle of November with an increase of 27%. Interest then peaks to 93% on Black Friday and tapers off in the following weeks. To help you understand this forecast, you’ll see trendlines for predicted search interest, actual search interest, and your clicks (the amount of traffic you’ve already received from this trend).

On the right side of the page, you can view trend details to see the specific searches that are predicted to increase — like “clean perfume” or “sandalwood.” These insights help you better prepare your budgeting, marketing and merchandising plans to meet the rise in consumer demand.

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