Findings for PPC in Tacoma

Tacoma Ranks Amongst Most Expensive Markets for Keywords in Pacific States

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Tacoma was the 10th most expensive city in Pacific States in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of November 2014. Tacoma also ranks amongst the most expensive cities in Washington, ranking 2nd. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in Pacific States for keywords, while Kent ranked as the least expensive city.

Month over Month Google Adwords Prices for Tacoma Rise in November 2014

SEP's research shows that the average price of a click to advertisers targeting Tacoma keywords increased by 18% in November 2014.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 104% Higher in Tacoma than Kent

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 Tacoma are 104% higher than in Kent. The average price of a click in Tacoma is $17.16.

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

To understand if prices in Tacoma are relatively low, we also compared prices with Oxnard which has a similar population, and found the average price of a click in Tacoma was 54% higher than in Oxnard. This suggests that perhaps Tacoma 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 Tacoma


Summary PPC Stats for Tacoma for November 2014
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 17.16 33rd 10th 2nd 18
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Body 11.77 15th 7th 1st 61
Auto Insurance 81.78 47th 9th 2nd 130
Auto Parts 1.65 95th 26th 3rd -2
Dealerships 5.84 20th 4th 2nd NA
Tires 3.29 96th 30th 4th -16
Towing 8.43 14th 9th 3rd 42
Average 19.43 56th 10th 2nd 37
B2B Architects 0.94 91st 24th 5th NA
Office Furniture 2.62 115th 33rd 5th 14
Average 1.78 150th 42nd 7th NA
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 0.84 189th 58th 5th -11
Average 0.84 189th 58th 5th -11
Finance Currency Exchange 1.45 34th 13rd 5th 52
Insurance 52.21 35th 8th 2nd NA
Payday Loans 11.30 66th 28th 2nd 76
Average 19.06 84th 22nd 3rd 18
Health, Beauty & Fitness Acupuncture 2.62 93rd 34th 6th -3
Chiropractors 7.42 100th 23rd 4th 18
Cosmetic Surgery 11.52 26th 8th 2nd -2
Dentists 11.60 113rd 33rd 4th 20
Jewellers 4.83 44th 11th 3rd NA
Martial Arts 1.67 91st 27th 3rd 193
Massage Therapy 4.11 79th 17th 5th -57
Optometrists 4.67 54th 15th 3rd NA
Average 7.96 156th 42nd 5th 14
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 6.30 174th 56th 5th -7
Electricians 14.04 44th 11th 3rd 15
Furniture 2.17 133rd 41st 4th 3
Garage Doors 24.33 77th 39th 3rd 22
Home Security 52.96 13rd 2nd 1st 27
Interior Designers 4.90 33rd 9th 1st NA
Landscapers 5.79 39th 8th 5th 17
Moving Companies 15.92 125th 37th 4th -4
Pest Control 19.94 126th 54th 6th -18
Plumbers 41.57 76th 29th 3rd 10
Roofing 32.95 12nd 2nd 2nd 13
Self Storage Companies 12.68 88th 26th 1st 29
Windows and Doors 4.27 75th 13rd 2nd NA
Average 20.40 65th 24th 2nd 7
Legal Criminal Lawyers 93.27 9th 5th 1st 10
Family Law 31.47 23rd 11th 2nd NA
Immigration Lawyers 5.81 85th 23rd 4th NA
Law Firms 48.64 5th 1st 1st NA
Personal Injury Law 163.37 12nd 4th 1st NA
Real Estate Lawyers 12.38 25th 6th 2nd 4
Traffic Law 64.99 34th 13rd 1st NA
Average 54.30 25th 8th 2nd NA
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 1.21 178th 49th 6th -10
Condos 1.50 111st 30th 4th 8
New Home Developers 8.03 8th 1st 1st 83
Property Management 2.57 133rd 48th 4th -5
Realtors 3.58 68th 18th 3rd 16
Average 3.38 60th 12nd 3rd 16
Shopping Florists 7.73 24th 9th 1st 36
Average 6.22 60th 22nd 4th 15
Travel Car Rentals 2.35 182nd 68th 7th 17
Hotels 3.67 83rd 24th 4th -8
Average 3.01 156th 49th 6th 4

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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.