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iPhone users almost twice as likely as Android users to click on ads

Ad interaction dominance by platform
Ad interaction dominance by platform
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According to a report by US-based mobile ad company Jumptap, iPhone users are almost twice as likely to click on ads than their Android counterparts. The average ad click-through rate (CTR) for Android users is just below the 0.52% industry average at 0.47%, while iPhone users are well above the average at 0.78%.

Mobile ad click-through rate by platform
Mobile ad click-through rate by platform

Click-through rates on Blackberry, Symbian and webOS devices are all below the industry average at 0.36%, 0.50% and 0.44% respectively. Jumptap attribute iOSs continued ad CTR performance to the “uniformity of the iPhone’s browsing and app experiences”.

Android devices however continue to dominate market share on the Jumptap Network and have done so for most of 2011. Out of the 83 million users on the network, 38% of devices were Android-powered in June 2011, 33% were powered by Apple’s iOS, 22% by Blackberry and 5% by Symbian. The top three mobile operating systems, Android, iOS and Blackberry, control over 90% of the smartphone market making it very difficult for new platforms like Windows Mobile 7 to gain significant traction.

Mobile OS market share
Mobile OS market share

Jumptap also did a US state-by-state analysis of ad interaction by platform and found that Android devices dominate in southern states, whereas iOS and Blackberry largely dominate northern states.

Ad interaction dominance by platform
Ad interaction dominance by platform

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Darren McCarra
Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.