Is Click-Through Rate Important for My E-commerce Advertising Campaign?
CTR measures the number of times an ad is clicked versus the number of times it has been viewed (impressions).
There are a number of ways to measure the success or disappointment of your online advertising campaigns. Ultimately, the most important metric in e-commerce is a sale. However there are many other metrics that can show you the effectiveness of an online keyword driven ad campaign.
Click-Through Rate (CTR) tells you if your ad text and information are best for your selected search keywords. For example, if you sell boots and you have a Click-Through Rate on your ad above or equal to the industry norm of 2.69%, you have a good advertising campaign. This tells you a few things. Firstly, your ad creative is good and written well enough to attract potential buyers so they click your ad. Secondly, it tells you’ve selected good target keywords to advertise against. Thirdly, it demonstrates your negative keyword list is robust enough to fend off frivolous clicks.
Click-Through Rate is calculated by dividing the number of total clicks by the number of total impressions and multiplied by 100. For example, if your online advertisement for boots generated 200 clicks and 8,000 impressions, the CTR is 2.5%
Formula: 200 ÷ 8,000 x 100 = 2.5% (CTR)
However, don’t be fooled into thinking your CTR is the most important metric. Simply put, it is not. It is one of many metrics that can reveal how certain aspects of your online e-commerce advertising campaigns are performing. You can have a CTR of 5-10% and not convert any of those clicks to sales, your campaign is a disappointment and ineffective. What this scenario tells us is the ad and keywords are great but the product is not desired. Therefore you must reassess aspects of your campaign. Perhaps a change in ad text, keywords search terms or a more robust negative keyword list.
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