Findings for PPC in Memphis

Memphis Ranks Amongst Least Expensive Markets for Google Adwords in USA

SEP's ongoing research into PPC Campaigns has revealed that Memphis was the 121st least expensive city in USA in keyword bids in Google Adwords for the month of July 2015. Memphis also ranks amongst the least expensive cities in Tennessee, ranking as number 4th. In the study, San Buenaventura ranked as the most expensive city in the country, while Ontario ranked as the least expensive city.

Month over Month Google Adwords Prices for Memphis Rise in July 2015

SEP's research shows that the average price of a click to advertisers targeting Memphis keywords increased by 10% in July 2015.

Not surprisingly, the month over month price increases for Memphis Google Adwords terms helped increase prices (yr./yr. price increase)% higher than the same period last year.

Google Adwords Keyword Prices 192% Higher in Memphis than Independence

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 Memphis are 192% higher than in Independence. The average price of a click in Memphis is $12.07.

This price difference is understandable though, given the population of Independence is less than Memphis, 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, Seattle, and found the average price of a click in Memphis was 42% lower than in Seattle. This suggests that perhaps prices in Memphis 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.

PPC Industry Data for Memphis


Summary PPC Stats for Memphis for July 2015
Avg Price per Click Rank in Country Rank in Region Rank in province Mo./Mo. % Price Change
City Average 12.07 121st 6th 4th 10
Automotive/Vehicle Auto Insurance 86.43 32nd 4th 3rd -4
Auto Parts 1.18 139th 5th 3rd -16
Dealerships 3.73 145th 7th 3rd NA
Tires 3.59 144th 5th 2nd 43
Towing 6.57 35th 2nd 1st 54
Average 26.31 23rd 2nd 2nd 13
B2B Office Furniture 5.66 77th 4th 3rd 12
Printers 8.76 37th 2nd 2nd -11
Average 6.69 77th 3rd 2nd NA
Entertainment/Recreation Restaurants 3.30 17th 1st 1st 11
Average 3.30 17th 1st 1st 11
Finance Insurance 135.78 8th 4th 3rd NA
Mortgages 16.49 32nd 2nd 2nd 0
Payday Loans 10.91 79th 3rd 2nd -2
Average 43.52 16th 4th 3rd NA
Health, Beauty & Fitness Chiropractors 3.79 218th 11th 6th -2
Cosmetic Surgery 5.15 99th 3rd 3rd 17
Dentists 7.40 243rd 9th 6th -14
Martial Arts 1.89 96th 7th 5th 11
Massage Therapy 2.84 107th 8th 5th -71
Optometrists 7.95 23rd 2nd 1st 25
Average 5.53 267th 12nd 6th -5
Home & Garden Appliance Repair 13.70 95th 2nd 2nd 11
Furniture 2.57 163rd 10th 5th 10
Garage Doors 8.21 181st 5th 4th 30
Landscapers 5.87 41st 4th 2nd 31
Moving Companies 19.21 82nd 4th 4th 17
Pest Control 19.54 147th 9th 5th 13
Plumbers 32.87 120th 1st 1st 22
Roofing 8.91 147th 9th 4th -30
Self Storage Companies 17.25 39th 2nd 1st 11
Windows and Doors 6.87 67th 5th 4th NA
Average 13.57 181st 4th 2nd 16
Legal Criminal Lawyers 13.96 75th 1st 1st -11
Family Law 8.70 83rd 4th 3rd NA
Law Firms 13.75 150th 8th 4th 21
Average 12.54 190th 11th 5th 14
Real Estate Apartment Rentals 1.50 147th 10th 5th 0
Condos 0.80 185th 8th 4th -31
New Home Developers 2.20 182nd 7th 5th 40
Realtors 2.75 108th 7th 4th 41
Average 1.92 183rd 8th 5th 12
Shopping Florists 6.98 78th 3rd 3rd 12
Average 6.98 78th 3rd 3rd 12
Travel Car Rentals 3.73 53rd 3rd 1st 22
Hotels 3.97 122nd 7th 4th 6
Average 3.85 93rd 4th 2nd 14

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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.