Average Search CPC Data by Category for March 2008

A look at the average cost-per-click in search by vertical in the U.S. for March 2008 compared to the prior month. Data and research are provided by Efficient Frontier. "Total finance" includes auto finance, banking, credit, financial information, insurance, lending, and mortgage. Each vertical contains data from multiple advertisers.

Average Search CPC by Category, February and March 2008
Category CPC March ($) CPC February ($) Change (%)
Total finance 2.65 2.43 9
Credit 3.30 2.65 25
Mortgage 2.32 2.05 13
Auto finance 1.57 1.47 7
Insurance 8.88 7.87 13
Travel 0.76 0.72 6
Automotive 0.50 0.50 0
Retail 0.39 0.37 5
Dating 0.38 0.37 4
Source: Efficient Frontier 2008