Christmas came early for Google.
The Internet search giant posted double-digit year-over-year Cyber Monday gains on a select group of consumer categories, including department stores, books and magazines, home furnishings, and sports and fitness, according to its retail blog.
Paid click results rose a whopping 39 percent for department store searches, while books and magazines were up a healthy 28 percent. Bargain hunters, meanwhile, drove up comparison shopping clicks by 25 percent and sports and fitness by 24 percent, analyst Ben Schachter noted in a research report released Friday.
Home furnishings settled in with a comfortable 14 percent increase, while … Read more