Impressions refer to the total number of times an advertisement, social media post, or other marketing content is displayed to users, regardless of whether it is clicked on or interacted with. This metric is used to measure the visibility and potential reach of marketing content, providing valuable insights into the scale of exposure a campaign achieves.
An impression is counted each time the content appears on a user’s screen, so if the same user views an ad multiple times, each view is counted as a separate impression. It’s important to note that impressions do not indicate unique views, user engagement, or conversions, as they only account for the content’s exposure.
Impressions are often used alongside other key performance metrics, such as reach, click-through rate (CTR), and conversion rate, to assess the overall effectiveness of digital marketing campaigns. A high number of impressions suggests that the content is being widely displayed, but it does not necessarily mean that users are engaging with or taking the desired action based on the content.