Findings for PPC in Anchorage

Anchorage Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Anchorage was the 176th least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of August 2016. Anchorage also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in Alaska, ranking as number 1st. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in the country, while Manchester ranked as the least expensive city.

Year over Year Google Adwords Prices for Anchorage are up in August 2016

SEP's research shows that the average price of a click to advertisers targeting Anchorage keywords increased by (Yr/Yr increase %)% versus the same keywords one year earlier.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 22% Lower in Anchorage than Round Rock

SEP’s research also tracks Google Adwords price changes and trends in cities across Canada and the U.S. Recent data shows that average prices in Anchorage are 22% lower than in Round Rock. The average price of a click in Anchorage is $10.77.

This price difference is interesting though, given the population of Round Rock is less than Anchorage.

To get a better sense of relative prices, we also compared prices with another similarly sized city, Plano, and found the average price of a click in Anchorage was 53% lower than in Plano.

The Price Rank shows how expensive keywords are in certain industry and segment relative to other cities in a country, region and province.

PPC Industry Data for Anchorage


Summary PPC Stats for Anchorage for August 2016
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 10.77 176th 53rd 1st 2
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 59.80 66th 13rd 1st 16
Auto Parts 1.72 101st 31st 1st -23
Dealerships 2.92 166th 50th 1st NA
Tires 3.63 169th 61st 1st -7
Towing 3.28 154th 50th 1st -10
Average 17.15 63rd 9th 1st -2
B2B Office Furniture 4.39 121st 39th 1st -12
Printers 8.26 56th 17th 1st 8
Average 6.32 94th 27th 1st NA
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 2.40 148th 40th 1st 10
Average 2.40 148th 40th 1st 10
Finance Credit Counselling 29.10 11th 3rd 1st NA
Insurance 23.60 98th 25th 1st NA
Payday Loans 4.44 169th 65th 1st -12
Average 19.05 107th 27th 1st NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 23.74 7th 3rd 1st 6
Cosmetic Surgery 1.93 132nd 33rd 1st -10
Dentists 17.71 16th 6th 1st -8
Martial Arts 6.48 17th 8th 1st 39
Massage Therapy 8.34 41st 8th 1st 86
Optometrists 6.59 47th 20th 1st 37
Average 13.71 27th 9th 1st 10
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 3.71 200th 69th 1st 0
Furniture 6.49 12nd 5th 1st 16
Garage Doors 9.62 180th 66th 1st -1
Landscapers 8.30 24th 4th 1st 19
Moving Companies 15.72 141st 41st 1st 6
Pest Control 5.98 252nd 76th 1st -32
Plumbers 13.96 230th 74th 1st 3
Roofing 15.04 106th 17th 1st 27
Self Storage Companies 10.60 138th 46th 1st 0
Windows and Doors 2.81 105th 25th 1st NA
Average 10.10 252nd 76th 1st 2
Legal Family Law 7.82 103rd 32nd 1st NA
Law Firms 25.19 77th 25th 1st 0
Real Estate Lawyers 9.17 45th 13rd 1st 0
Average 17.94 185th 54th 1st 0
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 1.50 134th 33rd 1st 0
Condos 3.26 27th 5th 1st 0
New Home Developers 3.27 147th 50th 1st 0
Realtors 4.62 8th 5th 1st 0
Average 3.24 58th 11th 1st 0
Shopping Florists 6.16 179th 62nd 1st 0
Average 6.16 179th 62nd 1st 0
Travel Car Rentals 3.60 72nd 23rd 1st 0
Hotels 5.74 29th 9th 1st 0
Average 4.67 40th 10th 1st 0

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About SEP Research*

An ongoing PPC Study by Search Engine People tracks and monitors how paid search in North America’s Top Cities is changing over time for select industries.

The study illustrates the Average Price-Per-Click in a given city for select Industries and their related segments. Additionally, it reveals its current rank to other markets in a Country, Province, and its Month over Month % Price change.

This PPC study monitors the prices of keywords, number of advertisers competing for those keywords, and search volumes. To ensure relative market-to-market comparison keywords tracked are based on sufficient search volumes in all markets studied.

The study includes a limited numbers of keywords to represent each industry, and specific segments in each industry. The main industries tracked are:

  • Automotive/Vehicle
  • B2B
  • Entertainment/Recreation
  • Finance
  • Health/Beauty/Fitness
  • Home & Garden
  • Legal
  • Real Estate
  • Shopping
  • Travel
  • Special Events

Currently the data is updated on monthly basis for nearly 200 keywords in over 300 cities across North America. SEP will continue to add keywords, industries, and baskets over time, so if your industry is not here yet, please check back periodically.

*The information found in this page is an early release of the data found in SEP’s ongoing study, and should not be interpreted as being definitive or statistically significant. It is merely a compilation of the interesting data gathered.