Findings for PPC in Atlanta

Atlanta Ranks Amongst Most Expensive Markets for Keywords in South Atlantic

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Atlanta was the 7th most expensive city in South Atlantic in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of September 2016. Atlanta also ranks amongst the most expensive cities in Georgia, ranking 1st. In the study, Miami Gardens ranked as the most expensive city in South Atlantic for keywords, while Tallahassee ranked as the least expensive city.

Year over Year Google Adwords Prices for Atlanta are up in September 2016

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

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 187% Higher in Atlanta than Sandy Springs

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 Atlanta are 187% higher than in Sandy Springs. The average price of a click in Atlanta is $19.26.

This price difference is understandable though, given the population of Sandy Springs is less than Atlanta, which generally means less competition and therefore lower prices.

To understand if prices in Atlanta are relatively low, we also compared prices with Virginia Beach which has a similar population, and found the average price of a click in Atlanta was 14% higher than in Virginia Beach. This suggests that perhaps Atlanta 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 Atlanta


Summary PPC Stats for Atlanta for September 2016
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 19.26 25th 7th 1st -1
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 39.88 122nd 27th 2nd 20
Auto Parts 2.10 60th 7th 2nd 175
Dealerships 3.60 109th 26th 2nd -27
Tires 3.50 123rd 27th 5th -20
Towing 3.53 132nd 24th 2nd -20
Average 11.71 126th 26th 2nd 15
B2B Office Furniture 3.78 125th 24th 3rd -6
Printers 8.77 54th 7th 1st -4
Trade Show Displays 23.74 7th 3rd 1st -13
Average 9.77 23rd 5th 1st -8
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 5.61 51st 13rd 4th 39
Average 5.61 51st 13rd 4th 39
Finance Credit Counselling 28.51 13rd 3rd 1st NA
Insurance 32.89 82nd 14th 1st 22
Mortgages 13.82 29th 7th 1st 3
Payday Loans 3.87 152nd 16th 4th -13
Average 23.24 75th 12nd 1st NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 20.38 5th 1st 1st 17
Cosmetic Surgery 9.24 49th 13rd 1st 14
Dentists 10.07 158th 23rd 2nd -4
Martial Arts 4.89 37th 6th 2nd 9
Massage Therapy 6.31 75th 10th 1st -44
Optometrists 2.60 107th 19th 1st NA
Physiotherapy 11.84 2nd 1st 1st 79
Average 10.00 115th 16th 2nd 2
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 19.72 28th 7th 1st -15
Furniture 5.91 20th 4th 1st 0
Garage Doors 32.12 64th 9th 1st -10
Landscapers 4.71 95th 22nd 4th -19
Moving Companies 17.19 104th 21st 3rd -6
Pest Control 35.08 22nd 7th 1st 3
Plumbers 37.83 106th 17th 1st -5
Roofing 31.04 18th 4th 1st -22
Self Storage Companies 16.82 15th 3rd 1st 13
Windows and Doors 12.29 31st 7th 1st 8
Average 21.66 60th 10th 1st -5
Legal Criminal Lawyers 28.02 57th 14th 1st -43
Family Law 33.49 31st 6th 1st -14
Law Firms 40.63 18th 5th 1st -9
Personal Injury Law 99.88 79th 17th 2nd -10
Real Estate Lawyers 13.07 27th 8th 1st 11
Average 46.71 59th 14th 2nd -12
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 3.01 42nd 11th 1st -6
Condos 2.26 50th 16th 1st -5
New Home Developers 5.05 47th 13rd 1st -10
Realtors 4.78 7th 1st 1st -23
Average 3.86 22nd 6th 1st -11
Shopping Florists 12.65 3rd 1st 1st -10
Average 12.65 3rd 1st 1st -10
Travel Car Rentals 4.16 24th 7th 2nd 0
Hotels 5.67 28th 5th 2nd 0
Average 4.91 21st 3rd 2nd 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.