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May 18, 2012 | 1 minute read

Why Web Users Don’t Click on Banner Ads [Infographic]

written by Linda Bustos

This week's infographic explores who looks and clicks on banner ads. Continuing the theme of consumer fears about privacy, it's not just lack of interest that causes users to shun banner ads. Consumers believe banner ads will prove to haunt them long after the click:

  • 31% are worried that their internet behavior will be tracked
  • 54% don’t trust most online banner ads they see
  • 55% are worried about getting a virus
  • 57% are afraid of receiving spam from advertisers

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Nevertheless, ad spend is expected to grow by 23% this year, and Facebook will pull in $5B in ad revenues. Are advertisers getting their money's worth?