Which countries click on banners?

We do have banner campaigns spanning accross all European websites of my company. They are done centrally from one place – same image, same text (just translated), same message. What kind of differences in clicks on the banners would you expect from the countries?

I was really surprised to see how different results are – it can be as big as between 0,2% for one country and almost 2% for the others. It seems like there are two sources of these differences:

  • internet adoption in the country – especially for countries early on the path to use Internet – Serbia, Bulgaria, Africa (all coutries but South Africa), Ukraine and some others.
  • cutural implications – more difficult to judge and measure – things like:
    • attitude toward marketing and advertising. Some countries (e.g. eastern europe ones – Hungary, Poland, Czech) don’t trust advertising and therefore are not assuming that banners lead to relevant countries. This results in lower clickthrough
    • how focused people are – some countries don’t mind distractions and are more eager to choose different path by clicking banners (I’ve seen it in Turkey).

The differences of ClickThrough for same banners can be really astonishing. You see others factors? DOn’t agree with my remarks? All coments welcome!

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2 comments so far

  1. carl on

    The clicks on banner of close to 2% are hard to imagine. Interesting also to see what influences results for countries outside of Europe… Thanks for interesting post!

  2. rachel on

    hey, i agree 100%. good idea\’r!


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