Findings for PPC in Irvine

Irvine Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Irvine was the 114th least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of April 2015. Irvine also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in California, ranking as number 26th. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in the country, while Manchester ranked as the least expensive city.

Month over Month Google Adwords Prices for Irvine Rise in April 2015

SEP's research shows that the average price of a click to advertisers targeting Irvine keywords increased by 10% in April 2015.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 13% Lower in Irvine than Costa Mesa

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 Irvine are 13% lower than in Costa Mesa. The average price of a click in Irvine is $13.23.

This price difference is interesting though, given the population of Costa Mesa is less than Irvine.

To understand if prices in Irvine align relatively, we also compared prices with Winston-salem, which has a similar population, and found the average price of a click in Irvine was 45% higher than in Winston-salem.

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

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PPC Industry Data for Irvine


Summary PPC Stats for Irvine for April 2015
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 13.23 114th 35th 26th NA
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Parts 2.51 33rd 11th 8th 99
Dealerships 3.35 150th 37th 28th NA
Tires 2.74 172nd 60th 53rd 130
Towing 3.59 133rd 49th 41st -28
Average 3.19 231st 67th 56th NA
B2B Office Furniture 3.40 123rd 37th 31st -33
Printers 6.67 68th 20th 13rd 7
Average 5.04 110th 30th 24th NA
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 2.13 35th 14th 12nd 12
Average 2.13 35th 14th 12nd 12
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 12.10 63rd 13rd 8th -23
Cosmetic Surgery 12.27 32nd 12nd 10th NA
Dentists 25.64 2nd 1st 1st 5
Martial Arts 3.44 50th 14th 10th -42
Massage Therapy 8.27 39th 10th 7th NA
Average 17.86 10th 4th 3rd -4
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 34.35 9th 8th 8th 0
Furniture 3.57 58th 24th 23rd 79
Garage Doors 37.17 55th 25th 25th 25
Landscapers 4.60 92nd 18th 9th -17
Moving Companies 23.66 65th 19th 14th 12
Pest Control 28.27 74th 34th 29th 0
Plumbers 81.81 14th 8th 8th 129
Roofing 5.82 182nd 50th 37th 0
Self Storage Companies 22.36 11th 3rd 3rd 53
Windows and Doors 11.31 37th 7th 5th NA
Average 24.36 38th 16th 16th 24
Legal Family Law 57.74 9th 5th 5th NA
Law Firms 9.80 129th 35th 26th -12
Average 19.39 146th 42nd 34th -4
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 2.18 77th 15th 10th -7
Condos 3.51 27th 9th 6th 20
New Home Developers 4.36 68th 11th 10th 18
Realtors 6.07 3rd 1st 1st 0
Average 4.18 15th 2nd 2nd 6
Shopping Florists 11.34 2nd 2nd 2nd -9
Average 11.34 2nd 2nd 2nd -9
Travel Car Rentals 3.46 68th 14th 11th -14
Hotels 4.28 68th 20th 14th -31
Average 3.87 61st 16th 11th -23

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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.