Findings for PPC in Berkeley

Berkeley Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Berkeley was the 114th least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of December 2014. Berkeley also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in California, ranking as number 26th. 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 Berkeley Rise in December 2014

SEP's research shows that the average price of a click to advertisers targeting Berkeley keywords increased by 17% in December 2014.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 3% Lower in Berkeley than Oakland

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 Berkeley are 3% lower than in Oakland. The average price of a click in Berkeley is $11.84.

This price differential is expected however, as Oakland has a larger population than Berkeley.

To get a better sense of relative prices, we also compared prices with another similarly sized city, Springfield, and found the average price of a click in Berkeley was 135% higher than in Springfield.

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 Berkeley


Summary PPC Stats for Berkeley for December 2014
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 11.84 114th 31st 26th 17
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 91.95 12nd 2nd 2nd 82
Auto Parts 1.48 105th 31st 26th 64
Dealerships 1.75 222nd 71st 60th -5
Tires 4.55 42nd 14th 13rd 9
Towing 1.76 148th 47th 36th -3
Average 27.88 11th 1st 1st 24
B2B Office Furniture 3.75 76th 24th 23rd -13
Printers 2.24 82nd 23rd 17th -16
Average 3.25 117th 34th 28th -10
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 1.43 129th 36th 29th 11
Average 1.43 129th 36th 29th 11
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 3.54 206th 63rd 50th 0
Dentists 5.60 259th 76th 64th 132
Massage Therapy 4.03 82nd 18th 9th 0
Optometrists 20.15 2nd 1st 1st NA
Average 6.97 223rd 70th 58th 39
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 15.53 94th 34th 33rd 0
Furniture 3.03 68th 16th 16th 50
Garage Doors 34.23 41st 18th 16th 12
Landscapers 6.20 52nd 13rd 8th 0
Moving Companies 19.28 94th 30th 27th 30
Pest Control 17.59 134th 50th 45th -30
Plumbers 38.80 79th 31st 27th 32
Roofing 15.59 77th 13rd 7th 12
Self Storage Companies 14.32 72nd 22nd 20th 94
Windows and Doors 6.15 57th 12nd 9th NA
Average 18.64 95th 40th 36th 18
Legal Family Law 26.11 42nd 11th 9th NA
Average 26.11 129th 30th 22nd NA
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 1.86 106th 22nd 16th 27
Condos 1.47 132nd 43rd 34th 15
Realtors 2.72 108th 28th 22nd 29
Average 2.12 163rd 48th 39th 18
Shopping Florists 4.34 182nd 54th 44th -18
Average 4.34 182nd 54th 44th -18
Travel Car Rentals 4.99 22nd 9th 7th 133
Hotels 4.71 41st 12nd 9th 25
Average 4.85 28th 11th 7th 79

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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.