Sunday, March 02, 2008

Google: The Hollow Echo of a Click

Hmmm...

Consider the results of one study, released on Feb. 12 by comScore, media agency Starcom USA, and the ad network Tacoda, owned by AOL (TWX). It found that just 6% of Web surfers account for more than 50% of all clicks on display ads, such as the rectangular banner ads that stretch across the top of many Web pages. In addition, most of these heavy clickers earn less than $40,000 a year, and they account for less than 15% of the actual shopping online. "What we have seen is that optimizing for [clicks] alone tends to get you an audience with a propensity to click," says Daniel Jaye, Tacoda's president.

BTW, ask yourself: when was the last time you clicked (on purpose...) on a banner ad?

Google: The Hollow Echo of a Click

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