The social network’s share of the $10.1 billion market for online display ads in the U.S. will double from 13.6 percent in 2010 to 21.6 percent this year, and go on to reach at least 23.8 percent in 2012. Yahoo will have 16.4 percent this year.
“What’s striking is how even as Yahoo’s U.S. display ad revenues will deliver double-digit gains each year from 2010 through 2012, not only will display revenues at Facebook surpass Yahoo this year, Google’s revenues will exceed Yahoo next year. What that leapfrogging trend confirms is the great and growing demand among brand marketers for online display ad placements,” said David Hallerman, principal analyst at eMarketer and author of the study released today. [allfacebook.com...]
Google display ads starting to roll big-time is the real news here. And that's not news.
I've no use for facebook, and consider them to be a flash in the pan so far. But if they can get this ad thing rolling, they're the first company that has the ability to challenge Google's dominance in the online ad market. I love that about them.
What'd be nice is if they forced Google to start paying attention to webmaster mindshare again.