Findings for PPC in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Salt Lake City was the 66th least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of September 2014. Salt Lake City also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in Utah, ranking as number 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 331% Higher in Salt Lake City than West Valley City

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 Salt Lake City are 331% higher than in West Valley City. The average price of a click in Salt Lake City is $13.21.

This price difference is understandable though, given the population of West Valley City is less than Salt Lake City, which generally means less competition and therefore lower prices.

To understand if prices in Salt Lake City are relatively low, we also compared prices with Providence which has a similar population, and found the average price of a click in Salt Lake City was 8% higher than in Providence. This suggests that perhaps Salt Lake City 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.

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PPC Industry Data for Salt Lake City


Summary PPC Stats for Salt Lake City for September 2014
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 13.21 66th 19th 1st 1
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 57.07 87th 19th 1st -12
Auto Parts 1.56 69th 31st 2nd -2
Dealerships 4.41 44th 19th 2nd NA
Tires 3.58 70th 14th 2nd 24
Towing 5.12 35th 10th 2nd NA
Average 18.23 60th 12nd 1st 0
B2B Office Furniture 3.94 89th 27th 1st -25
Printers 5.85 68th 20th 1st -12
Average 4.89 93rd 27th 1st -13
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 0.46 223rd 68th 4th -17
Average 0.46 223rd 68th 4th -17
Finance Credit Counselling 18.52 38th 16th 1st NA
Insurance 42.04 60th 20th 1st NA
Mortgages 15.35 23rd 10th 1st 75
Payday Loans 14.03 27th 9th 1st 21
Average 20.79 92nd 25th 1st NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 4.51 170th 48th 3rd -11
Cosmetic Surgery 10.57 27th 7th 1st -9
Dentists 11.12 100th 33rd 2nd 11
Martial Arts 4.31 10th 3rd 1st 19
Massage Therapy 2.91 89th 29th 1st -61
Optometrists 5.53 32nd 14th 1st NA
Average 8.35 117th 37th 3rd -7
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 15.26 32nd 7th 1st -11
Furniture 2.38 99th 27th 1st 8
Garage Doors 17.55 98th 25th 1st -9
Landscapers 6.21 50th 13rd 1st -14
Moving Companies 16.48 63rd 16th 1st 22
Pest Control 27.26 76th 7th 1st NA
Plumbers 36.97 83rd 22nd 1st 12
Roofing 16.67 46th 16th 1st -5
Self Storage Companies 13.36 58th 12nd 1st 7
Windows and Doors 10.98 30th 14th 1st NA
Average 16.06 100th 23rd 1st 3
Legal Family Law 31.41 25th 10th 1st NA
Law Firms 24.06 30th 12nd 1st 25
Personal Injury Law 78.68 79th 23rd 1st -10
Real Estate Lawyers 3.82 47th 17th 1st NA
Average 34.76 74th 20th 1st 7
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 1.12 148th 45th 3rd -1
Condos 2.45 29th 9th 2nd NA
New Home Developers 3.58 75th 22nd 1st -15
Realtors 2.88 60th 21st 2nd 9
Average 2.47 79th 23rd 2nd 2
Shopping Florists 4.97 140th 42nd 2nd -1
Average 4.97 140th 42nd 2nd -1
Travel Car Rentals 3.52 23rd 3rd 1st 0
Hotels 4.14 41st 13rd 1st 0
Average 3.83 23rd 6th 1st 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.