What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
972 Ratings
2 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6.7 out of 100

Google Ads

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
972 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Criteo Retail Media

Well suited--customizable enough to go to market efficiently and quickly. Not well suited--Plug-in multiple demand sources, improved targeting integrations with first-party data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

Google Ads is well suited if we want to reach any specific audience. It has lots of traffic and there are many options to create targeted ads. It is relatively easy to use and learn, therefore it [fits] well for beginners. Google Ads is less appropriate when you want to use short campaigns (below 2 weeks) because it takes time for a campaign to optimize itself. It is also less appropriate if you need to utilize social targeting - in this case, Facebook Ads is more appropriate.
Anatoly Lubarsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Criteo Retail Media

  • Intuitive dashboards and reporting
  • Custom templates for display media
  • Flexibility in terms of setting guardrails for targeting
Anonymous | 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

Criteo Retail Media

  • Exportable insights at a brand, page, and placement level
  • Segmentation API service to better manage first-party data
  • Opportunity for non-custom implementation to allow for scalable solutions, such as programmatic backfill
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

  • Reporting is powerful but clunky
  • Budget Management leaves a lot to be desired (no monthly maximum spend option)
  • Recommendations are almost always trying to increase budget
  • Quarterly Google Ads techs are often less experienced than average user
  • Appeal Process is very vague and doesn't allow for explanations
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Criteo Retail Media

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Ads

Google Ads 10.0
Based on 19 answers
As of today Google AdWords leads approximately 90% of paid searches globally. There is practically is no other network that can offer such a relevant and engaging audience at the price. The PPC model is also unique in that no media dollars are wasted, since PPC models ensure brand interaction versus traditional media which has heavy ad avoidance and clutter but still charges a hefty amount for ads.
Krupal Shukla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Criteo Retail Media

Criteo Retail Media 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Intuitive and easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

Google Ads 2.5
Based on 5 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

Criteo Retail Media

Criteo Retail Media 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Retail Media by Criteo's support at the start (with ERMS and Hooklogic) was pretty poor, with support SLAs exceeding 72 hours. This has changed over time to having a dedicated team--therefore the 7 rating and not 8.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

Google Ads 1.0
Based on 7 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

Criteo Retail Media

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

Criteo Retail Media

Cost of integration is low with Retail Media by Criteo, and Criteo's network of sponsored products is strong.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

I feel Amazon advertising is more for products, and we sold services. Microsoft ads were interesting, but the Bing platform did not have as much traffic as Google. Facebook ads focus more on casual relationships than business ones, so we spent more time and money on LinkedIn. LinkedIn ads worked well for Avidex because we target B2B users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Criteo Retail Media

  • Increased net revenue
  • Increased profit
  • CTR is unchanged (but this can be improved with better opportunities for targeting)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

  • Positive impact - allowed business to start generating revenue at website launch prior to site having any organic presence.
  • Allows us to retarget prospects who don't convert right away. We are able to convert close to 20% through retargeting.
  • Combined with Google Analytics, Google Ads provides us with a lot of data on where we're failing and what opportunities there are.
Patricia Assad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Criteo Retail Media

General

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

Google Ads

General

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

Add comparison