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Google Adds TV Ad Tracking To Analytics

One more step into Nielsen territory

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Almost two years ago, an award-winning Google paper outlined a way to link a computer with a television to collect real-time data about viewer actions. The implications of the technology Google was working on could spell trouble for Nielsen Media Research, the incumbent, go-to agency providing the data upon which TV ad prices have been based for half a century.

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Google continues to march down that Nielsen-busting road: This week Google announced that advertisers now have the ability to track the online impact of Google TV Ads with Google Analytics.

With this new feature advertisers using Google TV Ads can measure impressions delivered, the number of ad plays, the cost, and CPM. Nielsen, of course, has made its own roads into the online measurement roads and has been proactive about creating new, more dynamic ways to measure audiences beyond demographics and audience size.

But one thing, especially as Yahoo also becomes more aggressive with television network partnerships, the audience measurement game is officially a one-horse show no more.
 

Google Adds TV Ad Tracking To Analytics
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