Findings for PPC in Atlanta

Atlanta Ranks Amongst Most Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Atlanta was the 16th most expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of April 2015. Atlanta also ranks amongst the most expensive cities in Georgia, ranking as 1st. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in the country, while Manchester ranked as the least expensive city.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 377% Higher in Atlanta than Sandy Springs

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 Atlanta are 377% higher than in Sandy Springs. The average price of a click in Atlanta is $22.36.

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

To understand if prices in Atlanta are relatively low, we also compared prices with Virginia Beach which has a similar population, and found the average price of a click in Atlanta was 18% higher than in Virginia Beach. This suggests that perhaps Atlanta 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 Atlanta


Summary PPC Stats for Atlanta for April 2015
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 22.36 16th 5th 1st 9
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 99.70 34th 8th 2nd 7
Auto Parts 1.46 121st 20th 2nd 7
Dealerships 3.37 147th 35th 4th -15
Tires 4.37 70th 23rd 1st 4
Towing 4.12 118th 20th 1st 5
Average 27.43 33rd 8th 2nd 1
B2B Office Furniture 4.03 105th 18th 3rd -17
Printers 13.13 12nd 3rd 1st -6
Trade Show Displays 34.10 4th 2nd 1st -11
Average 13.68 6th 1st 1st -12
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 1.10 141st 27th 3rd -15
Average 1.10 141st 27th 3rd -15
Finance Credit Counselling 20.36 37th 6th 1st NA
Insurance 52.29 45th 6th 2nd 12
Mortgages 20.48 11th 2nd 1st 26
Payday Loans 5.60 129th 13rd 2nd -8
Average 36.99 29th 6th 3rd NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 19.25 19th 5th 1st -8
Cosmetic Surgery 8.17 71st 12nd 1st -1
Dentists 14.40 74th 9th 1st 12
Martial Arts 3.51 46th 9th 1st -14
Massage Therapy 17.76 8th 2nd 1st 48
Optometrists 6.14 32nd 6th 2nd NA
Physiotherapy 3.90 4th 2nd 1st 0
Average 12.16 65th 7th 1st 6
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 20.55 53rd 11th 1st 44
Furniture 4.75 15th 4th 1st 18
Garage Doors 39.46 47th 5th 1st -29
Landscapers 6.89 46th 13rd 1st -17
Moving Companies 18.61 100th 20th 1st 19
Pest Control 25.17 102nd 20th 2nd -4
Plumbers 55.19 43rd 4th 1st 21
Roofing 34.17 12nd 2nd 1st -2
Self Storage Companies 15.83 69th 14th 2nd 0
Windows and Doors 10.80 40th 11th 2nd 57
Average 23.22 54th 6th 1st 7
Legal Criminal Lawyers 44.42 45th 12nd 2nd 32
Family Law 28.41 43rd 12nd 1st 4
Law Firms 42.52 12nd 2nd 1st 9
Personal Injury Law 94.45 81st 16th 2nd -9
Real Estate Lawyers 10.72 33rd 7th 1st 72
Average 45.60 67th 15th 2nd 21
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 2.52 49th 13rd 2nd 0
Condos 1.71 107th 26th 3rd 2
New Home Developers 6.12 27th 16th 2nd 11
Realtors 2.42 127th 23rd 2nd 12
Average 3.04 65th 21st 2nd 6
Shopping Florists 7.18 53rd 13rd 2nd -23
Average 7.18 53rd 13rd 2nd -23
Travel Car Rentals 3.73 47th 13rd 2nd 6
Hotels 5.75 20th 2nd 2nd 9
Average 4.74 24th 2nd 2nd 7

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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.