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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Ad Network Integration

    6.8

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    68%

    Google Ads

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Marketing Solutions by Criteo ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Data Transfer

    6.8
    68%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    DSP integration

    6.8
    68%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad Campaigns

    7.9

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    79%

    Google Ads

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Marketing Solutions by Criteo ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Ad campaign creation

    7.7
    77%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad deployment

    7.7
    77%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Display advertising

    8.0
    80%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad display and retargeting segmentation

    8.1
    81%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad Reporting & Analytics

    7.7

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    77%

    Google Ads

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Marketing Solutions by Criteo ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Ad dashboards

    8.0
    80%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad performance reports

    7.6
    76%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad conversion tracking

    7.6
    76%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad attribution reporting

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cross-channel ad management

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad forecasting and optimization

    6.8
    68%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Marketing Solutions by Criteo is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
    • Google Ads (formerly AdWords) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.8

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    68%
    56 Ratings
    7.3

    Google Ads

    73%
    111 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Google Ads

    80%
    21 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    83%
    9 Ratings
    2.1

    Google Ads

    21%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Ads

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    81%
    9 Ratings
    1.0

    Google Ads

    10%
    9 Ratings

    Online Training

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Ads

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    I feel this is a great tool in terms of ease of use and user experience. The platform makes it easy to set up campaigns and report on performance. I feel targeting features can be more evolved outside of dynamic retargeting. But this is a great tool for certain verticals getting started.
    Mithil Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Ads

    Clients who are selling products such as dresses, clothes, jewelry, beauty products, etc., generally work well. Also, in some cases, it doesn't fetch a good ROAS for very small business owners. If a client is already doing well in SEO, the probability for it to perform well over Google Ads is always enhanced, and if it doesn't have a good organic reach, Google Ads also suffers.
    Aditya Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    • You are able to access to their data pool, to build audiences with just an email list (encrypted and hashed)
    • Easy to use platform and easy way to analyze data from the dashboard. Everyone could manage the dashboard easily enough to surf through the data and understand the performance. Also you have the help of your account manager.
    • The powerful algorithm drives good results for your company, without too much effort. And they are continuously improving with new features (design types, campaigns, platform, mobile / app products ...)
    • Support for testing all of the integration of the events to check if data is well received. Google Chrome extension, testing mode inside the dashboard with error detection and also the help of your account manager + technical stuff.
    Quim Giralt Bosch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Ads

    • Keyword Research - Google Ads has a handy built in tool that helps determine important keywords to target both for Ads & SEO
    • Intuitive Analytics Dashboad - Google Ads makes it fairly simple to see and analyze important metrics on how your ads are running week after week
    • Intuitive Setup - Google Ads makes it easy to figure out how to run ads with little to no training (although training is highly recommended to run effective ads), as their interface is clean and easy to figure out (unlike competing products).
    Darien Chaffart | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    • Tags and feed implementation : difficult and hard to understand for project and dev teams.
    • The budget part is not clear, especially when the account manager does stuff on his own. It should be possible to change the budget from a period and not month to month.
    • Now we have no information about the creative parts. It will be better to have a vision of which ad is working better than another and on which website.
    Baptiste CROENNE | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Ads

    • If you don't know what you're doing, it will be a costly mistake. You need to target ads, and it is difficult the first time to do that.
    • There isn't a feature to run an add for a couple set date spans, just hours you want to run them or a single date span.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Google Ads

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Criteo is the only remarketing firm worth using for a retailer, in my opinion.
    Joe Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Ads

    Google Ads 8.0
    Based on 21 answers
    I think Google Ads is good for getting your company out there and becoming more visible to potential customers in general. However, for specific product launches, social media advertising might be a better fit. Also, our user base is younger so social media is a better channel for our target audience.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo 8.3
    Based on 9 answers
    Criteo's platform is very easy to use from a marketing standpoint if you understand key terms. The frontend is very user-friendly and I personally had no issues. I enjoy being able to see key results and metrics being tracked from the dashboard. It is also easy to filter things as desired to break down data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Ads

    Google Ads 2.1
    Based on 6 answers
    I suspect that Google Ads is not for the novice user. I told my 'Ad Specialist' that I was not the best on computers and apprehensive about my ability to maneuver the website. He told me on more than one occasion that "I work for you...I'm your sherpa...call me any time or send me an email"!
    The sales and service representatives for Google Ads are very well trained, though not much integrity. Despite that I told my Google Ad Specialist that my website was incomplete the ad was published live anyway! Beware that the 'talk' is good, but it ain't cheap!
    Monica Galloway | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo 8.1
    Based on 9 answers
    I think Marketing Solutions by Criteo offers a very robust solution for an ad tech platform and their support team is very knowledgeable about their product. I would like to see, though, more webinars and training about the technology behind the product to give us more tools to talk to our customers with more information and better visuals.
    Gabriela Band | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Ads

    Google Ads 1.0
    Based on 9 answers
    We have not yet had an account rep who hasn't tried to bully me or other employees to raise our budgets. At the same time, several years ago, one attempted to help refine our ads and ended up changing the ads to be something we were not affiliated with
    Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Ads

    Google Ads 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Daily use with advanced account structures. Familiarity with reporting/api and complex setups.
    Eric Hitchman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    Criteo and AdRoll used to be neck and neck competitors, but Criteo has differentiated its offering by introducing user acquisition and app campaigns and continuously evolving its product while AdRoll got left behind.Compared to MoPub, Criteo's solutions are much more integrated and have more layers of data on their inventory to make sure the media bought on the platform can drive better results.
    Kimberly Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Ads

    Our agency invests heavily in Google Ads (particularly paid search advertising) on behalf of our clients relative to competitors like Microsoft and Yahoo because Google is the top search engine in the world. Google collects the most search data which enables the company to improve its AI to drive better performance for agencies and brands. As such, our paid search and app install campaigns always start with Google. If a client has a large budget, we will allocate media dollars to other search engines, but in some cases, the entire search budget goes to Google because we see the best returns.
    Phil Parrish | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Marketing Solutions by Criteo

    • More Impressions/Exposure - We wanted additional branding, and Criteo provided plenty of exposure to a relevant audience for us.
    • Benchmark for CPA - We tested several different retargeting providers, and Criteo provided a benchmark amount we should pay per CPA, when compared to other providers.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Ads

    • Google Ads is often one of our highest ROI channels, especially when you factor in branded ads.
    • Depending on the stage your business is in, search ads can be really powerful from an ROI perspective, providing an investment with a very high spend cap.
    • If you do not manage the campaigns well though, you can quickly spend a lot of money on nothing. So make sure someone is keeping an eye on your account.
    Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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