What does CTR mean in Adwords? The CTR is one of the 3 factors that define the quality level of our campaigns, together with the relevance of the ad and the relevance of the landing page.
In search campaigns, the quality level is visible directly In the AdWords interface next to the keywords, if you have the column displayed in your view. In the Display campaigns, we do not have information about the level of quality but also exists, referring to the relevance of topics, interests, keywords and public.
It is crucial for the proper functioning of the account that we monitor all the actionable factors that may affect this indicator. And also that we apply smart bidding strategies to be the kings of the auction. But this is what we talked about. Do you remember the post of Oana about The best bid strategies in Adwords?
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When analyzing THE CTR Important doubts arise, because we do not usually have references to know if it is good or bad. But the answer to this question exists. We just need to take into account the following factors:
If we have a long history in our campaigns we can look at the deviations that THE CTR has undergone throughout his life and how they have affected the level of results. We will know if we have a CTR is good compared to previous situations: if it has been better other times or if on the contrary we are achieving historical maxima.
We should not despise the results (conversions) when it comes to doing this analysis, as there are cases where lower CTRs give rise to greater profitability for the Advertiser.
Although it is advisable to compare the CTR of the different campaigns of an advertiser, we must take into account that there are natural differences between different types of campaigns, and therefore, remember that we should always compare campaigns that are of the same typology Apples and apples!
The search network usually has a much HIGHER CTR than the Display network. It is a characteristic behavior of each network, because the intention of buying (or conversion) is much higher in the search network, because the user is actively looking for something that is willing to make that conversion.
However, in the campaigns of Display we attack a user according to a certain profile, but we do not know if at the moment that we show the advertisement the user is actively looking for a product service like ours, and in fact the most probable is I'm not. The intention is low and so we receive many fewer clicks than in the search network.
➡ If we use hybrid campaigns (Display Select) We must do the analysis using the "Red" segment, because otherwise we will see very low CTRs, because the CTR of the Display network will affect the global.
As with the search and Display campaigns, the CTR is different depending on the proximity of the campaign to the intention of buying the user.
In the Display campaigns Something similar happens, the more specific the audience we choose regarding our product/service, the CTR will be higher. And this will be lower for unrelated audiences.
💡 If none of the above points can help us answer the question "is MY CTR good or bad?" Some websites issue statistics related to the use of the Internet where we can find some clue, such as Comscore. It offers free reports that will be very useful and not only to analyze your CTR!
But if you think you're in trouble with the performance of your accounts, do the right thing and talk to Digital Menta We will be happy to help you! 😉
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