Quality of Microsoft adCenter Traffic Falling?

Mar 18, 2008 - 7:52 am 1 by
Filed Under Bing Ads

A WebmasterWorld thread reports that several Microsoft adCenter advertisers are recently unhappy with the quality of traffic they are seeing from adCenter.

The conversion rates on adCenter, as reported by a few advertisers, has been as low as ever. WebmasterWorld senior member, ByronM, posted some recent stats showing his concern. Based on over 200 clicks (not impressions, but clicks):

  • Google has a 3.9% conversion rate
  • Yahoo has a 2.2% conversion rate
  • Microsoft has a 0.0% conversion rate

Two other members concurred with ByronM saying:

My experience is the same, for a time I was doing quite a lot with Adcenter but it's value seems to be diminishing and so is my spend with them! Certainly seeing much better conversion with Yahoo & Google at the moment.

Quality was great 2 years ago when it launched, then 6 months later CPC prices were higher than Google Adwords so I shut my clients campaigns off. I hear the traffic has gotten even lower in the last year, and I did not think that was even possible.

At this point, the thread is not large enough to say if this is a wide scale issue but it does seem to be ticking along.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Flux, AdSense Ad Intent, California Link Tax & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 23, 2024

Apr 23, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Link Building

Google: Ignore Link Spam Especially To 404 Pages

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: We Have Taken Action On Some Parasite SEO In Recent Update

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:41 am
Bing Search

Mikhail Parakhin Breaks Silence On Mustafa Suleyman Of Microsoft (Kinda...)

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Maps

Google Business Profiles Gains Select Preferred Menu Source

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Crawl Budget Goes Across All Googlebot Crawling, Not Just Web Search

Apr 23, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Does The First Anchor Text Link Only Count in Google?