Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope

CTR may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for click-through rate, CTR is the number of clicks an advertisement gets, divided by the advertisement's impressions. It is an important tool in measuring the success of an online advertising campaign. When advertisers presents an advertisement to users (in a web page, an e-mail, or app), that presentation is referred to as an impression. Then, if the user interacts with the advertisement by clicking it, they are brought to the advertiser's website — this is called "clicking through" the advertisement.

The clickthrough rate is calculated as number of clickthroughs divided by the number of impressions. To express this number as a percentage, multiply it by one hundred. For example, if a page had 3,838 impressions and 31 clicks it would have a rounded CTR of 0.81% ((31 / 3,838) * 100 = 0.807 or 0.81%).

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2. CTR was also an abbreviation used to describe the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, a company that would later be renamed to the company we know today as IBM.

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