Findings for PPC in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Ranks Amongst Most Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Philadelphia was the 19th most expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of March 2015. Philadelphia also ranks amongst the most expensive cities in Pennsylvania, ranking as 1st. 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 93% Higher in Philadelphia than Wilmington

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 Philadelphia are 93% higher than in Wilmington. The average price of a click in Philadelphia is $22.04.

This price difference is understandable though, given the population of Wilmington is less than Philadelphia, 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, Phoenix, and found the average price of a click in Philadelphia was 7% lower than in Phoenix. This suggests that perhaps prices in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia


Summary PPC Stats for Philadelphia for March 2015
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 22.04 19th 2nd 1st 3
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 94.18 45th 5th 3rd 22
Auto Parts 1.03 134th 9th 2nd -20
Dealerships 6.12 29th 3rd 2nd NA
Tires 4.14 91st 5th 3rd 10
Towing 2.91 146th 9th 2nd -2
Average 28.27 31st 4th 3rd 8
B2B Office Furniture 5.66 59th 4th 1st -24
Printers 11.45 43rd 2nd 2nd 78
Average 8.56 54th 2nd 2nd NA
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 1.59 83rd 4th 1st -1
Average 1.59 83rd 4th 1st -1
Finance Credit Counselling 72.35 1st 1st 1st NA
Insurance 50.67 40th 2nd 1st 2
Mortgages 21.36 7th 1st 1st 26
Payday Loans 5.00 152nd 1st 1st -15
Average 40.92 22nd 2nd 1st NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 10.10 93rd 4th 1st 62
Cosmetic Surgery 8.34 66th 4th 1st -32
Dentists 12.37 114th 5th 2nd -14
Martial Arts 0.99 100th 7th 2nd -71
Massage Therapy 14.79 17th 3rd 2nd 9
Optometrists 3.73 79th 5th 2nd NA
Average 9.93 126th 4th 2nd -7
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 14.02 113rd 3rd 1st -10
Furniture 3.31 55th 8th 1st -23
Garage Doors 13.79 157th 3rd 2nd -26
Landscapers 16.32 5th 2nd 1st 0
Moving Companies 21.65 90th 7th 1st 17
Pest Control 14.79 185th 7th 3rd -5
Plumbers 22.17 155th 7th 4th -16
Roofing 17.60 78th 5th 1st -8
Self Storage Companies 21.21 16th 5th 1st 22
Windows and Doors 6.89 56th 3rd 2nd -6
Average 16.55 146th 7th 2nd -6
Legal Criminal Lawyers 41.61 50th 6th 2nd 9
Family Law 17.91 79th 5th 2nd 35
Law Firms 32.14 26th 2nd 1st 3
Personal Injury Law 155.20 25th 2nd 2nd 15
Real Estate Lawyers 9.98 38th 7th 2nd 91
Average 52.00 53rd 3rd 2nd 30
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 2.23 58th 6th 2nd -11
Condos 3.44 19th 3rd 1st -8
New Home Developers 4.94 38th 2nd 1st -4
Realtors 2.64 106th 4th 1st -9
Average 3.15 60th 4th 1st -8
Shopping Florists 7.80 45th 5th 1st 4
Average 7.80 45th 5th 1st 4
Travel Car Rentals 3.39 70th 6th 1st 2
Hotels 6.52 11th 2nd 1st -8
Average 4.95 21st 3rd 1st -3

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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.