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Whats an "average" CTR for banner ads?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jammie, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. jammie

    jammie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Basically the ads on my website are not related to my niche at all as there are no banner ads in my niche. I hate CPC ads as these are rarely related too and whenever i've used them, have brought in less.

    I know i should change niche, but i enjoy this one so i'm trying some new stuff out to see how it goes.

    But ads are a main form of income, but i'm sure with a CTR of < 0.5% the networks will get suspicious.

    I know alot of peoples on here are very high so they have to dilute them, but mine are low and don't want to stick out like a sore thumb as my traffic is from "questionable" sources. I can knock the CTR up as required, but don't want to go too high, so ...

    What would a good CTR to maintain? or am i about average at the mo? ( just seems weird being really, really low though when some people get 30-40% etc.etc.)

    Don't need any methods, just some idea of a number!

    You're a life saver if you can =]
     
  2. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    well depensd on your website and where you place them i think ;)

    but id say 1-5%? 40% ctr with banner would be more suspicious than 0,5% imo :p

    glhf
     
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  3. jammie

    jammie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    cheers, i'll top 'em up randomly ever few days =]
     
  4. charles

    charles Junior Member

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    If they're not related to your niche, I'd say 0.5-2% TOPS. 2% is even pushing it.
     
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