Findings for PPC in Charlotte

Charlotte Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Charlotte was the 62nd least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of September 2014. Charlotte also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in North Carolina, ranking as number 1st. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in the country, while Ontario ranked as the least expensive city.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 287% Higher in Charlotte than High Point

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 Charlotte are 287% higher than in High Point. The average price of a click in Charlotte is $13.75.

This price difference is understandable though, given the population of High Point is less than Charlotte, 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, Fort Worth, and found the average price of a click in Charlotte was 31% lower than in Fort Worth. This suggests that perhaps prices in Charlotte 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 Charlotte


Summary PPC Stats for Charlotte for September 2014
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 13.75 62nd 12nd 1st 2
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 57.46 86th 19th 2nd -15
Auto Parts 1.29 100th 20th 5th -8
Dealerships 4.45 41st 10th 1st 5
Tires 2.35 162nd 38th 6th -46
Towing 3.83 65th 14th 4th NA
Average 13.87 100th 19th 1st -6
B2B Office Furniture 5.35 55th 12nd 3rd 92
Printers 4.19 81st 14th 2nd NA
Average 4.96 89th 16th 3rd 30
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 1.51 86th 19th 3rd -25
Average 1.51 86th 19th 3rd -25
Finance Insurance 48.03 50th 8th 1st NA
Payday Loans 4.91 122nd 11th 1st 30
Average 27.28 54th 12nd 2nd NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 5.02 152nd 31st 7th -33
Cosmetic Surgery 8.07 57th 13rd 2nd NA
Dentists 7.67 200th 32nd 4th 15
Martial Arts 3.93 18th 4th 2nd 3
Optometrists 3.54 80th 11th 3rd NA
Average 6.67 200th 36th 4th 9
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 11.14 74th 15th 2nd NA
Furniture 3.35 24th 10th 1st 12
Garage Doors 14.71 111st 17th 3rd -9
Landscapers 7.35 34th 7th 3rd -10
Moving Companies 17.20 49th 14th 1st 12
Pest Control 31.37 42nd 11th 3rd NA
Plumbers 79.05 10th 1st 1st 28
Roofing 18.56 37th 8th 1st 34
Self Storage Companies 11.26 98th 25th 3rd 7
Windows and Doors 13.68 17th 4th 1st NA
Average 22.28 33rd 3rd 1st NA
Legal Family Law 9.32 81st 15th 2nd NA
Law Firms 9.22 132nd 23rd 4th -17
Personal Injury Law 69.00 93rd 20th 2nd NA
Average 26.31 114th 25th 2nd -7
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 2.07 53rd 17th 5th 14
Condos 2.28 40th 12nd 3rd NA
New Home Developers 4.80 32nd 9th 4th -13
Realtors 3.55 23rd 6th 2nd -16
Average 3.15 32nd 11th 4th -2
Shopping Florists 6.49 49th 6th 2nd -1
Average 6.49 49th 6th 2nd -1
Travel Car Rentals 2.77 72nd 16th 2nd 0
Hotels 2.88 149th 27th 5th -1
Average 2.83 124th 24th 3rd -1

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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.