Findings for PPC in Durham

Durham Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Durham was the 208th least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of September 2014. Durham also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in North Carolina, ranking as number 7th. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in the country, while Ontario ranked as the least expensive city.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 3% Higher in Durham than Cary

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 Durham are 3% higher than in Cary. The average price of a click in Durham is $7.09.

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

To get a better sense of relative prices, we also compared prices with another city of equal population, Toledo, and found the average price of a click in Durham was 24% lower than in Toledo. This suggests that perhaps prices in Durham are 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.

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PPC Industry Data for Durham


Summary PPC Stats for Durham for September 2014
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 7.09 208th 38th 7th 8
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Parts 1.93 37th 4th 1st NA
Dealerships 2.43 177th 42nd 7th -9
Tires 4.91 23rd 10th 2nd 36
Towing 7.24 16th 1st 1st NA
Average 4.28 161st 33rd 6th NA
B2B Office Furniture 3.56 98th 24th 5th -39
Average 3.56 114th 24th 5th -13
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 0.39 228th 49th 9th -4
Average 0.39 228th 49th 9th -4
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 4.15 182nd 37th 8th -18
Dentists 5.30 255th 45th 8th -24
Martial Arts 1.11 98th 19th 5th 0
Massage Therapy 1.96 108th 22nd 2nd 0
Optometrists 3.54 80th 11th 3rd NA
Average 4.01 274th 49th 9th 1
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 2.53 183rd 29th 5th NA
Furniture 1.59 187th 43rd 7th -30
Garage Doors 12.40 127th 21st 5th -1
Landscapers 1.32 187th 36th 8th -57
Moving Companies 10.63 135th 32nd 5th 33
Pest Control 18.55 170th 35th 7th NA
Plumbers 32.25 104th 18th 4th -6
Roofing 13.63 74th 16th 3rd -17
Self Storage Companies 5.95 227th 43rd 8th -18
Windows and Doors 4.13 81st 15th 3rd NA
Average 11.45 186th 38th 6th NA
Legal Law Firms 4.51 192nd 33rd 7th 70
Personal Injury Law 30.49 136th 28th 5th NA
Average 13.17 171st 35th 7th NA
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 3.09 14th 5th 2nd 8
Condos 2.14 45th 15th 4th NA
New Home Developers 5.94 14th 4th 2nd 10
Realtors 3.11 40th 10th 4th 201
Average 3.57 9th 4th 2nd 64
Shopping Florists 6.04 72nd 10th 3rd -1
Average 6.04 72nd 10th 3rd -1
Travel Car Rentals 2.65 82nd 18th 3rd -1
Hotels 3.13 119th 20th 2nd -1
Average 2.89 112nd 21st 2nd -1

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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.