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Click Through Rate: Best Platforms to Advertise in 2023

By Luis Velez Torres
Kelly Hendrickse - Editor for BeProfit
Edited by Kelly Hendrickse

Updated March 23, 2023.

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In the world of digital marketing, the ultimate goal is to drive traffic to your website, boost sales, and increase brand awareness. One of the most important metrics to measure the success of a business's advertising efforts and budget allocation is click-through rate (CTR). While this metric cannot be generalized since it can differ based on industry or platform, it can be leveraged to improve strategies, like where and how a business advertises its products or services.

Understanding Click-Through Rate

Click-through rate (CTR) is the ratio between people who click on an ad compared to the number of times the ad is shown (impressions).

CTR (%) = Number of Ad Clicks / Impressions

A higher CTR indicates that your ads resonate well with your target audience, which could positively influence sales conversions or other desired actions, such as signing up for a newsletter. CTR can be negatively impacted by poor keyword usage or site navigation and weak ad copy. So, analyzing your CTR allows you to make necessary adjustments, like improving headlines or implementing visual media. This, in turn, can help garner improved profit-driving conversions.

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Where Should You Advertise?

The platform you choose to advertise on depends on various factors, including your audience demographics, the type of content you're promoting, and your marketing objectives. Other means of targeting can also impact your CTR, such as optimized search engine ranking, or multi-channeling. To achieve the best conversions from your advertising campaigns, it's crucial to use platforms that can most appeal to your target audience.

1. Web Banners and Display Ads

Web banners and display ads have long been a part of digital marketing strategies and usually contain concise and easily understandable information. These banners and display ads can be embedded on various websites and typically are designed to grab users' attention visually, either by placement on the webpage or design. Display ads can help maximize conversions through insight into user behavior, interests, and demographics. Implementing personalization AI into marketing can allow marketers to reach their ideal audiences and appeal to them with compelling visuals.

2. TikTok Ads

As one of the fastest-growing social media platforms, boasting 834.3 million monthly users, TikTok particularly resonates with Gen Z and millennial audiences. This platform provides an excellent opportunity for businesses to engage with users through interactive, short-form video content. TikTok ads come in various formats, such as:

  • In-feed personalized ads
  • Branded hashtags
  • Branded effects
  • Banners

With high engagement levels and multi-channel options, TikTok has become a dynamic platform to consider for facilitating more clicks, especially if you're targeting younger audiences.

» Check out these TikTok ad metrics e-commerce sellers should keep an eye on

3. YouTube

With 868.4 million users worldwide, YouTube offers a diverse range of formats, like:

  • Skippable and non-skippable video ads
  • Bumper ads
  • Display ads
  • In-stream video and banner ads

Unlike other paid social media campaigns, YouTube ads need to follow a set of specific guidelines, prohibiting anything deemed harmful, such as imagery of blood or weapons. YouTube advertising allows you to reach a broad audience with precise targeting options based on location, age, gender, interests, and more. The platform also supports advanced tracking and analytics features that help you monitor your ad performance and optimize your campaigns to connect with your target audience.

4. LinkedIn

For business-to-business marketers, LinkedIn is an ideal platform to reach their target audiences, given its focus on professional networking. With LinkedIn ads, businesses can run sponsored feed and InMail content or display ads to reach decision-makers and potential buyers. LinkedIn provides valuable relevant targeting options by using job titles, company sizes, industries, and more. This helps them connect with the users most closely aligned with their business offerings.

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5. Pinterest Ads

Pinterest is a visual platform that attracts users seeking creative inspiration and discovering new products or services. With 450 million monthly active users, Pinterest offers a customizable and cost-effective opportunity for businesses to showcase their products or services through various ad formats, such as:

  • Promoted idea pins
  • Collection ads
  • Shopping ads
  • Carousel ads

Pinterest ad strategies let businesses target users based on keywords, niche interests, location, and more, thus helping you reach an audience that's more likely to engage with your content and convert.

» Need more information? Check out the ultimate guide to effective e-commerce ads

Leverage Your Advertising For Higher Click-Through Rates

As digital marketing advances, it's beneficial to stay informed about the best platforms and approaches for driving clicks and conversions. Utilizing omnichannel strategies can also be a game-changer as it allows for broader reach and a variety of ad types. Tracking and understanding your CTR is essential to evaluate your advertising success and optimizing where needed. And with BeProfit, you can consolidate your advertising data into an easy-to-use dashboard for quick analysis. Plus, BeProfit offers seamless conversion and profit tracking, so you can assess how effectively your CTR translates to revenue.

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