Marketing company Medialets has prepared a large-scale review of the mobile advertising market, from which you can find out which banners have the highest CTR, which inventory sources, on average, have the best CTR, as well as which types of sites have the least high-quality traffic.
Views by device type (smartphones and tablets) and environment (apps and web) Users use smartphones much more than tablets.
- Users use apps more often than the web.
- Accordingly, the number of views is higher in mobile applications.
CTR by device type and environmentAds on tablets have a 44% higher CTR than on smartphones.
- Advertising in mobile applications is 2 times more effective than similar advertising on the mobile web.
Views by topicAs you can see, the advertising that offers retail products is in the lead in terms of views.
CTR by subjectBut banners that can be thematically attributed to tourism and entertainment, but are much more popular with users (on average, they are 60% more popular than others).
Static ad views by device type and environmentSmartphones have 6 times more static ads than tablets.
- Apps account for 60% of static ad views.
CTR of static ads by device type and environmentCTR on tablets is much higher than on smartphones.
CTR of static ad formatsThe difference between the indicators of banners and full-format (interstitial) advertising is much more significant on tablets than on smartphones.
The most effective types of advertising by CTR
For static advertising, the most effective type of banners on tablets and smartphones is a 300 by 250 pixel banner.
The number of views of “rich” ads by device and environmentSmartphones “serve” 10 times more multimedia advertising (rich media) than tablets.
- Multimedia advertising in applications is 30% more than in the mobile web.
The most high-performance advertising formats by engagement levelRegardless of the type of device, multimedia advertising that takes up half (or so) of the screen is most effective.
Views by Inventory sourcePublishers and advertising networks together are responsible for 80% of mobile views.
Dynamics of advertising inventory sources by number of views Despite the fact that publishers and advertising grids are responsible for most of the market, they are far behind cross-traffic (exchange) and DSP (automated purchase systems) in terms of dynamics
CTR by inventory sourceBut in terms of performance, advertising networks and publishers are significantly ahead of other inventory sources.
Low-quality traffic by inventory sourceHere, in principle, it is possible, and without comment.
Those who offer DSP are twice as likely to have bots, “spiders” and other non-human traffic than publishers and advertising grids.
The original version of the study can be downloaded here: http://www.medialets.com/insights/benchmarks-2014-h1/