Achieve High CTRs In Digital Advertising
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Oct 22

Three tips to achieve high click-through rates (CTRs)

At the center of any advertising campaign is the quality of your creative itself. Even if you are advertising a great product, a boring advertisement will not translate to your audienceŠ—”resulting in low click-through rates and engagement. Check out these three tips that are essential to your creative having a high click-through rate (CTR).


1) A clear call to action: When creating an ad, it’s important to give your audience the next step after seeing the ad. By having a call to action such as: “click here to learn more” or “shop now,” you’re indicated to your audience what they should do next, therefore making a conversion more likely.


2) Know who your audience is, and create your ad to suit them: By building and understanding who your target audience is, you can then adjust your ad to appeal to them because you will know who they are and what they are looking for. Doing so will ensure that your ad will catch their attention on their computer screen, tablet, or mobile device, making the chances of them clicking on your ad greater.

3) Clear message: While you may want to include every bit of information possible in your ad, it’s important to know that people aren’t going to spend a ton of time looking at your ad. Keeping your message short, sweet, and to the point will not only increase the likelihood of your audience understand what you’re selling. Tell them enough to spark their interest, but also leave some information out so that they’ll want to know more.


Research suggests that ad engagement doubles when the consumer feels the creative of an ad unit is relevant to themselves and their interests. This highlights the importance the essential elements that will make your audience engage with your creative. By following the three tips above, not only will you produce better ads, but you will also see a difference in your campaign metrics!

About The Author

Megan Sullivan-Jenks is director of marketing & communications at Choozle – Easy Digital Advertising®. A self-proclaimed tinkerer, Megan's a problem solver for marketing and advertising strategies and execution. From nonprofits to consumer goods and software, she's an expert at creating online and offline marketing & communications strategies that are engaging and results-driven. Outside of the office, Megan rolls up her sleeves to enjoy all things DIY like sewing and woodworking.