eMarketer- Smart Device Screen Size Has Little Effect on Clickthroughs
Ads on Apple, Amazon products engage users better
The study examined the CTRs earned by eight mobile devices, the largest being the Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1 inches), and the smallest being the Sony Xperia Mini (2.5 inches). The Kindle Fire, with a middle-of-the-pack, 7-inch screen, had the highest CTR—1.02%. The iPad, with a screen size of 9.7 inches, had a CTR of 0.90%. The iPhone, whose four-inch screen is less than half the size of an iPad, garnered a CTR of 0.84%. In fact, the device with the largest screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, had a middling CTR of 0.53%. It seems there is no clear correlation between device screen size and a user’s inclination to click on an ad.
When looking at US tablet ownership and usage by age group, Jumptap found that those ages 25 to 34 led the pack. Almost one-quarter of those in this group owned a tablet, while about one in five said they had made a purchase on one of the devices. Interestingly, those ages 18 to 34 favored iPads, while those ages 45 to 64 were much more likely to own a Kindle Fire. Advertisers looking to target specific age groups should keep these preferences in mind when determining their ad buys.
eMarketer estimates that there will be 54.8 million tablet users in the US by the end of 2012, with the number jumping sharply to 89.5 million users by 2014.