Google buys marketing analytics firm Adometry

Summary:Adometry helps advertisers and marketers connect the dots between online ads and consumer purchases.

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Google continued its acquisition spree Tuesday with news that the Internet giant has bought the marketing analytics firm Adometry.

Improving advertising attribution is likely at the heart of the acquisition, as the Austin, Texas-based Adometry specializes in connecting the dots between online advertisements and customer conversions. The Adometry team is set to work closely with the Google Analytics Premium team, where Adometry's data-driven attribution techniques could get further integrated into Google's massive advertising network and exchange.

Adometry's Paul Pellman broke the news on the company blog:

Since I joined the company six years ago — and even before then — Adometry has had an amazing journey. We've built industry-leading solutions to help businesses across vertical industries optimize their online marketing and more efficiently allocate their resources.

We couldn’t be more excited to join Google — a company that shares our core values. Not only do they focus on innovation and solving big problems, but also like Adometry, they seek to provide brands and their agency partners with the analytics and insights to improve the performance of their marketing campaigns.

As noted in the Wall Street Journal, Adometry also has roots in fraud detection, having been acquired in 2011 by the online ad fraud detection firm Click Forensics. That background complements Google's efforts to weed out bots and bogus traffic. 

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Topics: CXO


Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail tec... Full Bio

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