Findings for PPC in Birmingham

Birmingham Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Birmingham was the 160th least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of April 2015. Birmingham also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in Alabama, ranking as number 1st. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in the country, while Manchester ranked as the least expensive city.

Month over Month Google Adwords Prices for Birmingham Rise in April 2015

SEP's research shows that the average price of a click to advertisers targeting Birmingham keywords increased by 14% in April 2015.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 57% Higher in Birmingham than Huntsville

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 Birmingham are 57% higher than in Huntsville. The average price of a click in Birmingham is $10.86.

This price difference is understandable though, given the population of Huntsville is less than Birmingham, 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, Spokane, and found the average price of a click in Birmingham was 36% lower than in Spokane. This suggests that perhaps prices in Birmingham 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 Birmingham


Summary PPC Stats for Birmingham for April 2015
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 10.86 160th 7th 1st 14
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 38.84 159th 8th 1st -27
Auto Parts 4.42 3rd 1st 1st 10
Dealerships 3.13 164th 8th 3rd -25
Tires 2.42 194th 11th 4th -42
Average 12.20 145th 7th 1st -15
B2B Office Furniture 5.34 64th 4th 1st -13
Printers 8.49 49th 2nd 1st 0
Average 6.39 70th 2nd 1st NA
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 1.10 141st 7th 1st -45
Average 1.10 141st 7th 1st -45
Finance Credit Counselling 20.32 38th 3rd 2nd NA
Insurance 60.10 37th 5th 1st 0
Payday Loans 19.09 23rd 1st 1st 0
Average 33.17 45th 5th 1st NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 6.46 168th 8th 2nd 3
Cosmetic Surgery 7.29 82nd 1st 1st -19
Dentists 8.68 210th 6th 2nd 38
Martial Arts 2.72 65th 4th 1st -3
Optometrists 3.56 101st 6th 1st NA
Average 7.02 239th 7th 2nd 7
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 12.97 127th 4th 1st -3
Furniture 2.55 124th 8th 3rd 0
Garage Doors 10.00 167th 7th 2nd 2
Moving Companies 18.86 97th 4th 1st -20
Pest Control 13.38 190th 8th 1st -2
Plumbers 20.86 169th 4th 1st -8
Roofing 30.43 19th 2nd 1st 3
Self Storage Companies 32.65 5th 1st 1st 150
Windows and Doors 15.45 20th 1st 1st 85
Average 17.49 130th 1st 1st 18
Legal Criminal Lawyers 21.46 73rd 3rd 1st 113
Law Firms 10.16 126th 6th 2nd 106
Personal Injury Law 36.29 128th 9th 2nd -13
Average 17.22 154th 10th 3rd 46
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 2.09 84th 5th 1st -7
Condos 2.02 83rd 2nd 1st 79
New Home Developers 3.15 135th 7th 2nd -24
Realtors 2.71 100th 6th 2nd -1
Average 2.49 110th 5th 1st 12
Shopping Florists 4.72 176th 9th 2nd -22
Average 4.72 176th 9th 2nd -22
Travel Car Rentals 2.98 118th 11th 3rd -37
Hotels 6.22 12nd 1st 1st -8
Average 4.60 31st 1st 1st -23

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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.