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Very High CTR!
Is this a problem?
Scott_F




msg:1412260
 10:01 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I checked my stats and noticed my CTR was over 75% for today...could Google flag this?! It is usually between 20 and 25%.

Should I email them about it?

 

rsn2k




msg:1412261
 10:07 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi there,

My CTR is higher than usual but only by a few percent. A 75% CTR is pretty high and rather than jeopordise your whole account I, personally, would just send Google an e-mail asking them to investigate.

JohnKelly




msg:1412262
 10:17 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Mine is high also.. I suspect that the click count is at least being partially updated while the other data is lagging behind.

Sweet Cognac




msg:1412263
 10:39 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I agree with JohnKelly, stats are pretty messed up today and definitely lagging.

ElvisFan




msg:1412264
 10:41 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have noticed something rather strange about my CTR percentage range.

I found that if I have ads that don't show or offer no ads that relate to the topic article page my CTR rate drops.

However, when all ads are working and relate to the article page topic my CTR rate increases.

Has anyone else noticed this trend?

elsewhen




msg:1412265
 10:48 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I found that if I have ads that don't show or offer no ads that relate to the topic article page my CTR rate drops.

However, when all ads are working and relate to the article page topic my CTR rate increases.

sounds like perfectly expected behavior to me... am i missing something?

Nathan




msg:1412266
 12:03 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I noticed a lot of people talk about high CTR but they only have 10 hits and 5 clicks.

Yeah, 5 out of 10 clicks is a 50% CTR... but it's hard to tell what your real CTR would be if you had a larger sample of data.

When people conduct polls they ask at least 1,000. Statistics aren't reliable when you don't have large numbers.

If you have 1,000 hits and 750 clicks, yes, that's a high click through rate.

richmondsteve




msg:1412267
 12:17 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Has anyone else noticed this trend?

I have not noticed the strange behavior you speak of. However, the other day my site got a large spike in traffic and Google reported much higher impressions than normal...and higher earnings to boot! I don't know if it's an anomoly, but if that was just coincidence, but if I get another spike I'll report my findings here.

;-)

Lex_Luther




msg:1412268
 1:22 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

My CTR was 89% most of the day, starting to fall and now hovering around 75%. A bit nerving.

indias next no1




msg:1412269
 1:31 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

probably the high CTR would be due to the problem in updating the stats by google. the same expereince for me too.

low impressions, high CTR , normal earnings for me today

duffyd




msg:1412270
 1:37 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I suspect that what happened is that they had a problem with reporting and tracked more of the clicks than the impressions.

I also have an unrealistically high CTR that I just don't believe. I think it's because the number of impressions is under-reported.

I know from reviewing my web logs that the number of impressions reported by Google is low. So I think the whole CTR anomoly going on today has to do with lost or delayed impression reporting (who knows ... it might catch up by tomorrow morning).

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