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: an instance of clicking on a link on a web page
click-through rate
also : the volume of click-throughs on a link

click through

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clicked through; clicking through; clicks through

transitive verb

: to click on (a link, such as a link for a promotion or advertisement) on a web page that opens a new page or site
They have been pressing all Web sites, including those dedicated to journalism, to accept payment completely or partially based on the number of people clicking through an advertisement or even on the number of people who buy a product.Joseph Menn

Word History

First Known Use


1995, in the meaning defined above


1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of click-through was in 1993

Dictionary Entries Near click-through



click through

Cite this Entry

“Click-through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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