Google Takes 28% Of Time Americans Spend With Platforms, Facebook Goes The ‘Other Direction’

Google Takes 28% Of Time Americans Spend With Platforms, Facebook Goes The ‘Other Direction’

by  @mp_joemandese, April 26, 2018

Google Takes 28% Of Time Americans Spend With Platforms, Facebook Goes The 'Other Direction' | DeviceDaily.com

An analysis of Americans’ time spent with the major digital platforms supports continued advertising investments in Google’s properties (including YouTube, Waze, etc.), but may question the longer-term wisdom of the rapid expansion in Facebook’s demand pool.

The analysis of Nielsen data on digital content consumption shows that overall usage for all platforms is up 13% this year, but not all platforms are performing equally, according to the analysis of Nielsen data by Pivotal Research Group.

Google’s properties have soared to nearly 28% of the share of time Americans spend with digital platforms.

“Meanwhile, Facebook appears to be going the other direction,” writes Pivotal’s Brian Wieser, adding: “Core Facebook lost -5% in aggregated time spent despite a +5% increase in users, reflecting a -10% decline per person. Instagram, which only represents around 12% of the usage of the core Facebook property, performed much better with a gain of +31% more time on +25% more users for a +5% increase in time per user.

“To the extent that Facebook continues to hold a share of consumption at around 16%, we note that this is significantly below our forecast for Facebook’s share of digital ad revenue, which we estimate will be around 23% in the United States this year (which is based on +14% growth in overall digital advertising during 2018, and which leads to our expectation for +31% domestic revenue growth for all of Facebook.)”

MediaPost.com: Search Marketing Daily

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