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Clickthrough rates of 200% How could this be? ianama msg:1142980 6:52 pm on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0) Google been showing clickthough rates of 200% (i.e., 2 clicks per 1 impression). What the heck, and how could this be? Is this a temporary Glitch, or are we all getting overcharged all the time?
richardb msg:1142981 7:06 pm on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)
Looks like another area bites the dust.
defanjos msg:1142982 2:47 am on May 30, 2003 (gmt 0)
I have seen that before
I believe that happens when the searcher clicks on your ad on page one, than moves to page two and clicks on your ad again. I think that counts as one impression, but 2 clicks.
Does anybody else have another explanation?
martinibuster msg:1142983 3:48 pm on May 30, 2003 (gmt 0)
The 200% ctr happens when the servers haven't updated.
The server handling the Clicks is reporting the actual clicks, but the data for Impressions is lagging, thus you receive the 200% ctr. When the data eventually catches up you'll notice that the 200% is now back down to earth.
Mikkel Svendsen msg:1142984 9:34 am on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)
defanjos, thats not how it works :)
It's a matter of time lack between the impressions and clicks. I once had an add runing with 300% CTR - but look again in a couple of hours and you'll get a more correct picture