San Francisco: Google Inc is set to become the biggest earner in US display ads this year, taking the No. 1 rank away from Facebook Inc and cementing its dominant presence in online advertising.
Google's rising clout in display ads - the boxes with images and video found on websites - has come on the back of growth in video advertising on its YouTube subsidiary, as well as mobile advertising through Admob, a company acquired by Google in 2009.
This year, Google will claim 15.4 per cent of display ad dollars, or $2.31 billion, compared to Facebook's 14.4 per cent, or $2.16 billion, according to projections by eMarketer, a digital advertising research firm.
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