Findings for PPC in San Jose

San Jose Ranks Amongst Most Expensive Markets for Keywords in Pacific States

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that San Jose was the 9th most expensive city in Pacific States in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of July 2015. San Jose also ranks amongst the most expensive cities in California, ranking 7th. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in Pacific States for keywords, while Ontario ranked as the least expensive city.

Month over Month Google Adwords Prices for San Jose Rise in July 2015

SEP's research shows that the average price of a click to advertisers targeting San Jose keywords increased by 14% in July 2015.

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

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 49% Higher in San Jose 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 San Jose are 49% higher than in Burbank. The average price of a click in San Jose is $17.11.

This price difference is understandable though, given the population of Burbank is less than San Jose, which generally means less competition and therefore lower prices.

To understand if prices in San Jose are relatively low, we also compared prices with Honolulu which has a similar population, and found the average price of a click in San Jose was 73% higher than in Honolulu. This suggests that perhaps San Jose prices are not relatively low.

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 San Jose


Summary PPC Stats for San Jose for July 2015
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 17.11 52nd 9th 7th 14
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 42.18 115th 24th 16th -27
Auto Parts 1.75 90th 22nd 18th -33
Auto Wreckers 2.44 17th 6th 5th 103
Dealerships 4.22 113rd 27th 20th NA
Tires 3.49 151st 46th 39th 16
Towing 13.67 4th 2nd 2nd 17
Average 13.67 108th 22nd 15th 9
B2B Office Furniture 5.75 73rd 20th 18th -27
Printers 12.29 4th 2nd 2nd 5
Average 7.93 53rd 16th 12nd NA
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 2.16 54th 18th 14th -14
Average 2.16 54th 18th 14th -14
Finance Credit Counselling 33.40 15th 5th 4th NA
Insurance 24.37 83rd 21st 14th -10
Mortgages 15.04 40th 8th 5th -31
Payday Loans 16.63 39th 6th 6th 100
Average 21.84 89th 20th 13rd NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 10.91 76th 21st 14th -10
Cosmetic Surgery 10.78 40th 17th 13rd 151
Dentists 12.86 119th 39th 32nd 3
Martial Arts 6.68 13rd 4th 3rd 62
Massage Therapy 6.65 53rd 12nd 6th 66
Optometrists 7.88 24th 12nd 11th NA
Average 10.89 105th 33rd 29th 40
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 19.19 47th 24th 24th 9
Furniture 4.87 21st 7th 7th 5
Garage Doors 40.25 44th 22nd 21st 37
Landscapers 4.88 69th 17th 10th 69
Moving Companies 24.29 31st 9th 8th -11
Pest Control 26.55 78th 37th 31st -8
Plumbers 43.20 88th 35th 31st 6
Roofing 18.24 68th 11th 2nd 28
Self Storage Companies 11.54 129th 49th 44th 23
Windows and Doors 12.75 34th 2nd 2nd 51
Average 20.90 89th 37th 34th 19
Legal Criminal Lawyers 43.09 37th 6th 5th 16
Family Law 43.50 16th 7th 7th 31
Law Firms 16.73 123rd 22nd 15th -15
Personal Injury Law 132.41 47th 11th 10th 8
Real Estate Lawyers 9.98 39th 12nd 7th 1
Average 40.12 105th 30th 25th 6
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 2.99 29th 4th 3rd 8
Condos 1.45 123rd 38th 30th 2
New Home Developers 3.89 97th 27th 24th -1
Realtors 2.14 168th 50th 38th 8
Average 2.58 103rd 22nd 19th 4
Shopping Florists 6.20 119th 37th 31st 13
Average 6.20 119th 37th 31st 13
Travel Car Rentals 4.65 15th 6th 6th 21
Hotels 4.83 63rd 17th 9th 1
Average 4.74 25th 8th 5th 11

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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.