Findings for PPC in Salinas

Salinas Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Salinas was the 264th least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of July 2015. Salinas also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in California, ranking as number 64th. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in the country, while Ontario ranked as the least expensive city.

Month over Month Google Adwords Prices for Salinas Rise in July 2015

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

Not surprisingly, the month over month price increases for Salinas Google Adwords terms helped increase prices (yr./yr. price increase)% higher than the same period last year.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 52% Lower in Salinas than Burbank

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 Salinas are 52% lower than in Burbank. The average price of a click in Salinas is $5.49.

This price difference is interesting though, given the population of Burbank is less than Salinas.

To understand if prices in Salinas align relatively, we also compared prices with Palmdale, which has a similar population, and found the average price of a click in Salinas was 20% higher than in Palmdale.

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 Salinas


Summary PPC Stats for Salinas for July 2015
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 5.49 264th 77th 64th NA
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Parts 0.64 160th 55th 44th -34
Dealerships 3.49 162nd 48th 41st NA
Tires 2.75 195th 64th 54th -12
Average 2.41 272nd 76th 64th NA
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 1.62 102nd 34th 26th 69
Average 1.62 102nd 34th 26th 69
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 5.43 191st 56th 44th 59
Dentists 6.00 257th 76th 63rd 26
Average 5.86 262nd 77th 64th 13
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 14.99 81st 30th 29th -2
Furniture 2.26 186th 58th 50th -7
Landscapers 2.63 157th 45th 33rd NA
Pest Control 16.14 184th 66th 57th 0
Self Storage Companies 17.07 41st 12nd 10th 67
Average 12.46 198th 68th 61st 6
Legal Law Firms 15.22 140th 28th 21st NA
Average 15.22 181st 44th 34th NA
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 1.07 208th 56th 46th -13
Condos 0.83 182nd 61st 51st NA
Realtors 1.08 257th 78th 65th 132
Average 1.04 268th 81st 68th 36
Shopping Florists 8.35 26th 7th 6th 25
Average 8.35 26th 7th 6th 25
Travel Car Rentals 2.80 139th 43rd 38th NA
Hotels 3.18 179th 56th 45th 26
Average 3.05 188th 58th 47th NA

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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.