CHART: Facebook's Mobile Ads Are More Effective Than Twitter's

Facebook’s mobile “Sponsored Stories” ads are much more effective than mobile ads displayed on Twitter, according to a study by TBG Digital, a large buyer and manager of Facebook campaign media.

TBG studied 24 million Twitter impressions across multiple clients and sectors in Q2 2012, and saw an average click-through rate of 0.266%. But Facebook’s mobile ad click-through rate in the same period —indicated on this chart as “Mobile Newsfeed” — is four times more than that of Twitter’s rate.

UPDATE: TBG made a correction to its assessment of Twitter CTRs here. Comparable ads—Promoted tweets, for instance—have CTRs of 1-3%, TBG now says.

Here are Facebook’s various click-through rates, depending where they appear:

Facebook advertising

Photo: TBG Digital

Disclosure: The author owns 30 shares of Facebook stock.


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