The cost of paid search ads in the automotive, finance, retail, and travel categories rose substantially in November, on a year-over-year basis, according to search ad management platform provider Efficient Frontier.
Despite a slight month-over-month decrease in CPCs for the travel category, the cost of ads in the sector grew 37 percent, year-over-year. Automotive, meanwhile, also experienced strong year-over-year growth of 24 percent, and a month-over-month rise of 11 percent.
The retail category experienced year-over-year growth of 6 percent, but Efficient Frontier predicts strong increases in CPC prices during December, thanks to the holiday period.
U.S. Average Search CPC by Category,
|Category||CPC November 2009 ($)||CPC October 2010 ($)||CPC November 2010 ($)||Month-over-Month Change (%)||Year-over-Year Change, October (%)|
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