I am considering entering the smart phone app market by creating an ad-supported app. Where I can find statistics showing the average income per ad impression? (not per click).
Does anybody have hard facts or experiences with this?
Edit : I modified this question to be generally about smart phone apps, because I guess it is similar on all the big platforms.
According to this review you would make about $1.30 per 1000 impressions on iOS and slightly more on Android. This is at the fill rate of 80%. I suggest using something like MoPub so that you can plug in multiple networks for your app/region/demo to get the best rates for all impressions.
David I had the same question you did before I released my app and with a few thousand ad impressions per day using AdMob I have only seen consistent payment for clicks and not for impression. Also the Ad fill rate also seems to range between 60%-80%. This could be due to a variety of issues (newness of app, high repeat user, etc.) so I am holding off on judgment until I have at least 10,000 users.
My initial opinion on ad based product payment especially for an app with a few thousand users is not that good. Unless you have a rockstar app I would target a figure of less than $1 per thousand.
I hope this helps.