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James Kimmons

Are CPC Clicks More Valuable Than Free Search Clicks?

By November 4, 2012

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PPC, Pay-Per-Click for Real EstateI was going through my Google Analytics data today and examined the statistics for Google search results on my top real estate search terms.  The tracked variables were as follows, and show that at least in my site's case, the clicks I pay for are doing much better than the free clicks:

  • Pages per Visit - Organic (free) clicks at 3.45 pages/visit, paid clicks at 10.16 pages/visit
  • Avg Visit Duration - Organic clicks at 3:19, paid clicks at 12:00
  • % New Visits - Organic at 65.59%, paid clicks at 71.43%
  • Bounce Rate - Organic at 58.06%, paid clicks at 25.97%

So for paid click visitors, new visitors arrive at a somewhat higher rate, they stay almost 4 times as long, visit 3 times as many pages, and they bounce off the site at less than half the rate.  I think I'll continue my 8+ year continuous Google Adwords campaign.

November 5, 2012 at 8:14 am
(1) Dustin DeTorres says:

Great rundown James! Ive seen similar results for similar verticals in and around the Real Estate market.

I’d be very curious to see what your Cost Per Customer Acquisition is for Organic vs PPC and… at the least…. see who converts the best between the two.


November 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm
(2) Cathern says:

This is a topic which is near to my heart… Best wishes!

Where are your contact details though?

November 27, 2012 at 10:07 am
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