Facebook Advertising Benchmarks for 18 Industries

Curated by Paul Helmick

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  • Facebook and Google are really the only two viable online advertising options today
  • Here’s an executive summary of how Facebook results trend
  • The average clickthrough rate (CTR) for Facebook ads across all industries is 0.90%, according to recent research from WordStream
  • Legal advertisers have the highest average CTR on Facebook ads (1.61%); employment/job training advertisers have the lowest average CTR (0.47%)
  • The average conversion rate for Facebook ads across all industries is 9.21%
  • The average cost per click (CPC) across all industries is $1.72, and the average cost per action (CPA) is $18.68
  • Here is the infographic showing the results for all 18 industries including healthcare, finance, insurance, etc.

About the research: The report was based on November 2016 through January 2017 Facebook advertising data for 256 US-based WordStream clients in 18 industries.


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