Findings for PPC in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Ranks Amongst Most Expensive Markets for Keywords in South Atlantic

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Virginia Beach was the 7th most expensive city in South Atlantic in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of December 2014. Virginia Beach also ranks amongst the most expensive cities in Virginia, ranking 1st. In the study, North Charleston ranked as the most expensive city in South Atlantic for keywords, while Durham ranked as the least expensive city.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 79% Higher in Virginia Beach than Chesapeake

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 Virginia Beach are 79% higher than in Chesapeake. The average price of a click in Virginia Beach is $18.33.

This price difference is understandable though, given the population of Chesapeake is less than Virginia Beach, 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, Atlanta, and found the average price of a click in Virginia Beach was 11% lower than in Atlanta. This suggests that perhaps prices in Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach


Summary PPC Stats for Virginia Beach for December 2014
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 18.33 24th 7th 1st 3
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 41.60 123rd 22nd 4th -23
Auto Parts 1.50 102nd 24th 2nd -13
Dealerships 4.95 37th 6th 1st 23
Tires 4.56 41st 14th 6th -15
Towing 3.14 110th 17th 4th -5
Average 13.92 103rd 19th 2nd -5
B2B Office Furniture 3.44 89th 19th 3rd 16
Printers 6.59 60th 8th 1st -13
Average 5.02 77th 15th 3rd 1
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 1.28 149th 29th 4th -39
Average 1.28 149th 29th 4th -39
Finance Credit Counselling 11.54 56th 12nd 2nd -1
Insurance 41.99 57th 11th 1st 5
Payday Loans 6.08 122nd 14th 4th -11
Average 24.20 74th 11th 1st -5
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 12.49 44th 12nd 3rd -3
Cosmetic Surgery 5.65 87th 16th 2nd 0
Dentists 14.86 51st 6th 1st 6
Martial Arts 5.79 8th 3rd 2nd 0
Massage Therapy 14.75 11th 6th 3rd 0
Optometrists 5.91 29th 5th 2nd NA
Average 11.49 59th 10th 3rd 1
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 17.81 62nd 11th 1st 26
Furniture 3.06 64th 18th 5th 3
Garage Doors 11.34 148th 25th 4th 25
Landscapers 3.80 116th 24th 6th 38
Moving Companies 21.23 69th 13rd 4th -8
Pest Control 17.50 136th 30th 3rd -18
Plumbers 56.53 35th 3rd 1st 12
Roofing 36.11 7th 4th 3rd 23
Self Storage Companies 24.51 7th 4th 3rd 1
Windows and Doors 6.06 59th 9th 1st NA
Average 21.92 50th 8th 1st 10
Legal Criminal Lawyers 91.04 10th 4th 1st 0
Family Law 34.33 25th 5th 1st 11
Law Firms 28.70 28th 6th 1st -3
Personal Injury Law 131.74 39th 7th 1st 42
Real Estate Lawyers 21.21 9th 3rd 1st 26
Average 53.95 41st 10th 1st 15
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 2.62 46th 17th 5th -10
Condos 4.38 8th 2nd 2nd 0
New Home Developers 8.00 7th 4th 1st 25
Realtors 5.10 7th 3rd 2nd 3
Average 4.87 6th 3rd 2nd 3
Shopping Florists 6.61 81st 13rd 1st 3
Average 6.61 81st 13rd 1st 3
Travel Car Rentals 2.60 162nd 34th 6th -2
Hotels 3.29 143rd 24th 5th -2
Average 2.95 179th 29th 5th -2

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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.