Increase your CTR with CrazyCTR


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A major factor that can make or break your affiliate marketing campaign on a lot of different traffic sources is your clickthrough rate, which is commonly abbreviated CTR. The CTR is percent of users who view your ad and end up clicking on it. It is dependent on the campaign creative or banner you are using to drive traffic to your landing page. The better your banner is at grabbing the user’s attention the higher your CTR will be. If you are bidding a CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions) rather than a CPC (cost per click) then the success of your campaign lies heavily on being able to produce a good CTR. If you are new to affiliate marketing that is a lot to take in, so let’s look at an example.

Facebook Bidding Example

With paid Facebook Ads, you have have the option of choosing whether you want to bid CPM or CPC (unless you’re running a Sponsored Stories campaign). Let’s say that you setup two campaigns, one bidding a CPM and one bidding a CPC. With both campaigns you see the following results:

  • 10,000 impressions
  • 10 clicks
  • 0.1% CTR

Facebook is charging you a $0.50 CPC for your CPC campaign and a $0.25 CPM for you CPM campaign. So, your 10 clicks on the CPC campaign cost you $5. However, on your CPM campaign your 10 clicks only cost you $2.50! It’s likely that as your CTR increases your CPM will drop (your CPC will usually drop as well, but not as significantly in my experience) so you will probably get the traffic even cheaper than that. It’s easy to see how generating a good CTR on your affiliate campaigns can really pay off. Facebook, Plenty of Fish, and most media buys are just a few examples of traffic sources where you have the opportunity to bid a CPM. So, what can you do to help keep your CTR up? Create batches of banners that are proven to generate a good CTR with CrazyCTR!

What is CrazyCTR?

CrazyCTR is an awesome service that helps you generate banners that will produce a good CTR. There are a lot of tricks that media buyers, guys pushing traffic on Plenty of Fish, and successful Facebook advertisers have been using for awhile now to produce insane clickthrough rates on their ads and CrazyCTR has basically taken those tricks and automated the entire development process. Simply find an image you want to use for your banner (CrazyCTR even has a plugin to help you with this), upload it, and you can generate hundreds of variations of that banner to test in your campaigns in just a minute or two. Yes, it’s really that simple.

CrazyCTR Sample Banners

With CrazyCTR you can pick and choose the tweaks you make to your banner, create a custom tweak, or generate a random tweak with the different variations available including:

  • Border colors
  • Border thicknesses (and glow)
  • Border shapes
  • Image effects
  • Image distortion

Personally, I like to work with everything but the image distortion. I can see how distorting the image could help increase your CTR, but I also want people to know what they’re clicking. Here are some random samples of all the different tweaks:

CrazyCTR tweaks

As you can see, not all tweaks will work well with all images, but you can see the cool effects you can apply to your banners.

CrazyCTR Interface

The thing that really impresses me about CrazyCTR is not only the awesome ways you can tweak your images to create banners with high CTRs, but how easy to use the interface is. I have been in contact with the creator of CrazyCTR since he first started the project and one thing he has always focused on is making the tool as easy to use as possible. He just released an update this week that has taken something that was really easy to use and made it even easier. Check it out!

CrazyCTR interface

With a few clicks you have hundreds of variations of your image ready to test on your campaign.

Free Week Trial of CrazyCTR

I know at this point you are ready to throw down hundreds of dollars to give this beast a try, but guess what, you don’t have to. Nope, you can sign up today and get a free week trial without even having to enter your credit card number.

Seriously, give it a try. If you are already pushing traffic and not seeing the CTRs you want, this can definitely help. If you don’t have CPM campaigns running this tool should give you the edge you need. Let me know if you have any questions or need any help getting things moving on your campaigns. Let’s make some money!

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27 thoughts on Increase your CTR with CrazyCTR

  1. Hello Luke,

    I read your email today, and this is really great tool!!

    I want to have this tool because it will help me to make a great border and combination on my ads in social network advertising..

    Thanks. 🙂

  2. Hey Luke,

    Thanks a lot for the recommendation. This will help me as I have just started ramping up my Facebook promotions. I’m always looking for ways to increase my CTR. I’ll definitely be using CrazyCTR to achieve this!


  3. Just grabbed the trial. Looking forward to grabbing the 3 month trial to crank up my facebook campaigns to the max by split testing images!

  4. I just signed up for this…and it is a nice tool. i plan to use it for my facebook ads and PPV landing pages…thanks for the tip..the moment i received your email, i just hop onto the website ans signed up.

  5. Hey Luke, I plan to use this for my new FB campaign based on the course and some insider teaching I just finished and modifying images was recommended in the course/teaching so this will come real handy right now, thanks much for this, really appreciated!


  6. Thanks Luke.
    Just signed up for the free trial.
    I’m going to check it now on my Facebook’s ads images and test if there is any improvement with my CTR

  7. Fighting FB/POF banner blindness is a serious issue. This tool will save me time and money. A must have for FB/POF marketers.

  8. Hey Luke,

    I am really looking forward to using CrazyCTR in a couple of ways.
    I plan to use it to spice up some of my product pictures in my
    e-commerce store and also I am starting a banner campaign for
    my store so I am certain it will be a great help there.

    Thanks for all of your help Luke,

  9. Luke,
    How about replying back to me with regards to my peerfly application. It’s been nearly a week and I still haven’t heard back from you.


  10. Luke,
    What about my approval I sent u email like a month ago and I posted comment at cpefix… After few days I started working on yeahcpa coz I have fealing that I will never be accepted in pf.

  11. I luke, CrazyCTR is great
    But i have Alternative like CrazyCTR
    Lunapix Trim photos, it’s free
    But features like the bulk image editor doesn’t have.

  12. do FB allow promoting Dating Offers nowadays?? i promote dating offers on POF but never try FB, i heard that FB is now very difficult to get approval.

    1. Charles Ngo says they’re done with dating affiliates. I’m planning to try some direct media buys this year or building a dating Facebook Page 🙂

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