CPC Price Floors on the Shopping Comparison Engines


A number of people have asked me about the CPC rates on the shopping comparison engines. While the chart below isn’t perfect (please let me know if you identify a mistake), it will give you some idea of the price floors on Shopping.com, Shopzilla, NexTag, and Yahoo! Product Submit (YPS). Merchants can use this data to figure out unique opportunities. Analysts will most likely just be interested in tracking the minimum per click rate over time.

Zeros indicate no match for that particular category (for instance, SDC has a category for Vacuums and NexTag doesn’t. I’m not saying that NexTag doesn’t sell Vacuums, they just put it in a broader category that I couldn’t immediately identify). The bottom row is the average CPC rate.

CPC rates on the shopping comparison engines

Remember, these are just price floors. As with Google Adwords and Yahoo! Search Marketing, merchants on many shopping comparison engines are allowed to bid up their prices for featured placement.

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11 Responses to CPC Price Floors on the Shopping Comparison Engines

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  3. jonc says:

    are there any #’s available for consumer electronics or computers?

    great post! thx.

  4. Nice post Bri.

    Note that SDC has a bidding model, while Yahoo! has only flat pricing. Any idea about PriceGrabber?

  5. SEO'Brien says:

    Have you ever done an analysis of CSE cost per click rates and top CPCs from paid search? My assumption is CSEs are basing their rates on top 3 positions in paid search without acknowledging most advertisers can’t afford those rates.

    Paul
    SEO’Brien.com

  6. […] revenue share with Shopping.com starts around 60%, but can scale much higher. Assuming an average CPC of just about $0.40 for the price floors […]

  7. […] -As for the baby goods, not really sure. -As for the Watches, maybe Shopping.com was just too out of line with the going industry average […]

  8. […] revenue share with Shopping.com starts around 60%, but can scale much higher. Assuming an average CPC of just about $0.40 for the price floors for the shopping engines, you can assume that TheFind will make at the minimum, an average of […]

  9. […] Yahoo.  Have you considered shopping feeds?   There are lots of options here, and some might be cheap compared to what you might be […]

  10. It would be great to update this list – but, never-the-less, thanks.

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