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Hello Warrior,

One of my Blog having Average CTR 5% and another one is having 4.9% CTR. This is the present update from the Google Search Console. Now my question is, am I doing good or not in 2019?

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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    Its average and its good, If you get more than 10-15% then it could be a problem since getting that many clicks from average viewers is not easy.

    So you are safe and doing good better no change the ad placement.
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    • Profile picture of the author buzzinteractive
      Even if natural CTR 20-25 is okay. Google is smart enough to detect fake and real visitors. Make sure you are not doing anything. there's no such average ctr thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Anything below 10% is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by michaelkoehler92 View Post

    Its average and its good, If you get more than 10-15% then it could be a problem since getting that many clicks from average viewers is not easy.

    So you are safe and doing good better no change the ad placement.
    Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

    Anything below 10% is good.

    WTF are the two of you talking about?

    Getting more than 10-15% is a problem? Anything below 10% is good?

    You know the idea is to get as many clicks as possible, right?
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      WTF are the two of you talking about?

      Getting more than 10-15% is a problem? Anything below 10% is good?

      You know the idea is to get as many clicks as possible, right?
      So what do you expect a good CTR for a blog? Keep in mind I am considering clicks over Adsense ads and not affiliate links here.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by michaelkoehler92 View Post

        So what do you expect a good CTR for a blog? Keep in mind I am considering clicks over Adsense ads and not affiliate links here.
        Who said anything about AdSense or affiliate links?

        I'm assuming since this is an SEO forum that this about CTR in the SERPs.
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  • Profile picture of the author csc2
    Text links have much better CTR's compared to images. No idea what the average is, too many factors to consider.
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  • Usually CTR refers to the number of times users click on the advertising on your blog divided by the page impressions. Can we see the CTR in Google Search Console?
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  • Profile picture of the author anexplore
    Hello Everybody,

    Let me clear again.

    I was talking about the traffic (CTR) from the google search result page that my blog is getting now. So which one is good, below 10% or above 10%?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author expmrb
      Originally Posted by anexplore View Post

      Hello Everybody,

      Let me clear again.

      I was talking about the traffic (CTR) from the google search result page that my blog is getting now. So which one is good, below 10% or above 10%?

      Thanks

      In that case, your question is already been answered.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by anexplore View Post

      Hello Everybody,

      Let me clear again.

      I was talking about the traffic (CTR) from the google search result page that my blog is getting now. So which one is good, below 10% or above 10%?

      Thanks
      There is no correct answer. Your CTR as shown in search console is going to vary based on your rankings.

      If a specific keyword is ranking #1, you will likely get 40% or more CTR for that search.

      Another keyword ranking #25 will see less than 0.5% CTR.

      It's just not a good number to focus on as a whole. You want to look at CTR's for specific searches and look at them in relation to your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Focus NOT on numbers and focus 100% on creating helpful content for your readers, and on befriending bloggers in your niche. All metrics grow for generous, compassionate bloggers focused on the process.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Focus NOT on numbers and focus 100% on creating helpful content for your readers, and on befriending bloggers in your niche. All metrics grow for generous, compassionate bloggers focused on the process.
      Ignore this crap. If you are trying to run a business, you absolutely should be focused on numbers.
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  • Profile picture of the author kuchenchef
    the question in that form makes no sense. ctr depends on the position for a certain search phrase and how good looking the results of your competitors for that search phrase are. for position 1 to 3 a ctr of 5% is terrible, while it is not bad for position 12.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    most of the people are wrong...
    everything above 5% is bad and not effective means you should do something to improve it

    I mean its not bad but as I teach my clients there is always something to imrove!
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  • As Mike said, the idea is to get more clicks, a higher click rate. As you cleared up that you are talking about your organic CTR, we are all on the same page.

    Now is 5% or any other number good or bad? My answer is that it is neither good nor bad because we don't have context. It's a Schrodinger's cat problem, it's neither dead nor alive.You don't know what competitors' CTR is and without that information, we just can't tell you.



    You can compare that CTR to your own previous CTRs but that's about it. If your CTR was 3% before a change you made and now it's 5%, that's good. Another context is the ranking of your link. We all know that the higher on the page you are, the higher the CTR. For all we know, your immediate competitors around your position are getting 12% and that is bad because you are losing out to them, but you just don't know. Conversely, they may be getting 2% and you are doing better than them, but again, you don't know.
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  • Profile picture of the author eolivia
    Anything over 2% is average.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by eolivia View Post

      Anything over 2% is average.
      That's bullshit.
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