A Secret To Earning $50 per Click from Google AdSense

There are two kinds of professionals in the world — the ones who just work hard, and the others who work hard and work smart. The greatest level of success comes to the people who find a balance between hard work and smart work. This is certainly true in the world of Internet marketing.

As a blogger, you must be working day and night to produce great content, drive traffic and make money from ads.  But it is easy to overlook some of the simplest methods of increasing traffic and thus AdSense earnings by a significant amount.

So – in today’s post I am sharing one of the simplest ways to improve traffic and increase your income!

Google Adsense High CPC

Benefits of using long tail and high CPC AdSense Keywords:

Surely you are aware of the fact that the most targeted traffic your blog has, the more money you will make. Similarly, the more high-CPC keywords you are using, the more your AdSense earnings will increase over time.

I have written about long tail keywords in the past and explained how these keywords help you to rank higher with search engines.  I have also explained how long tail keywords are easy to rank for and help you to get highly targeted organic traffic.

Now suppose we could find a way to identify the perfect combination of long tail keywords that are also CPC AdSense keywords?  Sounds like a money-making combination, does it not?  Read on!

First, check out an awesome tool called Hittail, which analyzes your current blog traffic, and suggests long tail keywords to improve relevancy.

Next, have a look at another great tool called SEMRUSH, which I am about to introduce to you.  SEMRUSH will assist you in identifying long tail, high CPC keywords literally within seconds!

Using SEMRUSH to find profitable AdSense Keywords:

SEMRUSH is one amazing tool and is a unique tool in terms of the amazing features it offers. I won’t go into a detailed explanation of this tool here because you can refer to my review article to learn all you need to know about using SEMRUSH. What I want do today is show you how you can use this tool to find profitable AdSense keywords.

To get all you can from this excellent tool, I suggest you first compile the following tools:

  • Google Docs spreadsheet or any other tool you’re using to manage keywords.
  • SEMRUSH account. (Get complete 14-day free trial using this link)
  • List of high and medium authority blogs in your niche.

Login to your SEMRUSH account, and type the name of the domain that you want to use for finding long tail high CPC keywords.

Organic high CPC Keywords

On the next page, click on organic keywords > Full list, and you will be shown a list of keywords that are driving traffic to the Warrior Forum.

Now, you simply need to sort the list by clicking on the CPC tab, and it will sort the list in order of high CPC keywords first.

Interesting to note is the fact that the majority of high CPC AdSense keywords are usually long tail keywords. Indeed, some of them are as high as $70+ per click!

Long Tail high CPC AdSense Keywords

Now begin copying the keywords which you think are most suitable to your blog. (I usually note most of the keywords on my content-planning Google document, and I use these notes later for structuring content on ShoutMeLoud or any other blog.)

Continue to repeat the process for the other domains on the list, and by the time you have completed this exercise you will have an extensive list of high-CPC AdSense keywords.

Since you are already targeting niche-based long tail keywords, you are most likely to rank higher, and drive traffic on those keywords. This is one of the simplest and fastest ways to skyrocket your AdSense earnings.

Keep in mind that you need to make sure your keywords are driving traffic from countries like the United States. Otherwise you are not maximizing your potential from this tip.

SEMRUSH is one of the best search engine marketing tools available, and I highly recommend that you take it for a test-drive at the very least. You can use the link below to get completely free access to SEMRUSH for 14 days, which usually costs $150. (You do need a credit card to take advantage of this offer, but you can cancel your subscription anytime within the 14-day trial period.)

Take the 14- day free trial of SEMRUSH!

I have also created this video tutorial to explain how you can use SEMRUSH to find highly profitable AdSense Keywords:

Let me know if you use any other tools to find profitable long tail keywords.

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Article By
Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 61 )

  1. Rahul says

    Hey harsh really good post but I have one dought
    the volume searches for these keywords are really very low as it also shown in the video the cpc is high but the volume of search have only 10 -20 search monthly then what will we do in that case

    • says

      That’s normal with long-tail high CPC Keyword. Do learn about On page optimization & ensure your post rank on the first page of Google. It’s tough but not impossible.

  2. says

    That’s Nice… I was not sure one can get this much CPC. I am new to blogging and I am getting $0.05- $0.11 CPC. Special thanks to Harsh Agrawal for sharing this valuable article. Now I got learn how to get high CPC.

  3. says

    Harsh, this is has been an interesting read. Over the years, you have really put in a lot of efforts in your blogs to the admiration of many and I think we all appreciate that. This is what blogging is all about- caring for your visitors and not necessarily setting up some bot word press site full of ads.

    Anyway, my head sniped when I read your title considering that I from Ghana and most of my target keywords are all locally based. Just wondering if I will ever earn such income since currently I hardly get click but rather earns just meager in cpm.

    I will be glad if you can give me some advice with respect to the kind of keywords am targeting. In fact, I intend to target the keywords towards the people in my country thus purely local search. Do you think that will help me in anyway earn enough from Adsense?

    Currently I am ranking on page ONE for my main keywords being: personal development blogs in ghana, best personal development blogs in ghana, best personal development blogs in ghana, top motivational blogs in ghana….

    wish to hear from you or any of the bloggers that comment here and will really appreciate that

  4. says

    Wow 50$ per click!! Can i get it?? My targeted audience is Indian. then how can i get like this ??
    One more thing, my site language is Hindi. then i think , it is too hard achieve this…

  5. Zahid Iqbal says

    I never see any keyword that pay so much high. Even if we target high CPC keywords, reward per click will be 1 dollar or less.

  6. says

    I understand how you target and compile these keywords from SEM Rush, but what do you do once you have the list? Do you start writing content that is built around those particular keywords?

  7. says

    Hello Harsh,
    Great article. The best part is that when I google for help on SEO and increasing traffic to own blog, I always get to see shoumeloud in the first 2 pages of google! This tells that your methods work!
    The pointers to HitTail is interesting, will use that I shall post my results later.
    Thanks a ton

  8. says

    hi iam new to blogging i got google addsense from last 2 weeks but iam getting low money daily 1 $ please tell me will semresh useful for my blog? pls tell me about only blog not wordpress

  9. says

    THanks for this Very information article although i would like to know whether is it true that some websites get $50 or more for a single click ?

  10. says

    Hi Harsh,
    Excellent article. I have used Long Tail Pro but I was not satisfied adn SEM Rush is far better. One can make good amount of money using Adsense if they know the importance of targeting high paying CPC keywords instead of targeting 0.01 CPC keywords which most bloggers do out of ignorance.

  11. says

    There are no keyword that pays that much for a single click. Perhaps, the highest I’ve seen for a click in display advertisement is 5$ . You have to understand that you have display advertisement and search advertisement for Google. These keywords you listed above from 30- 70 dollars are search adverts, the ones that display on top of google search engine for the keyword query.

    Most advertisers don’t use display advertisement because search tend to convert better.

  12. says

    @Harsh, Currently I am using SEMRUSH for my Blog, it is very useful for new comers in the field of Blogging by which they can earn some handsome amount of money but for this they have to wait for not time. Long Keyword is a very good trick for bloggers. Thanks to you dear Harsh……

  13. sruthi singh says

    Thanks Harsh, this article worth reading and implementing too. Long tail keyword are future of internet world. I was very much in need of this kind of info and tool.

  14. says

    Really Helpful Guide for Me and My Blog. I am struggling making money with Adsense CPC is very low. I will try to improve it by following this guide.
    Thanks !

  15. Josue Valles says

    Hello Harsh, excellent post for those who want to start with Google Adsense. I’ve just signed up to SEMrush using your link. Thanks for that man!

    Have a great day!

  16. says

    I have used Semrush many times to find long-tail keywords with high searches and low competition. I never put much attention to the CPC tab – now I will. Thanks for the tip!

  17. Rahul says

    well said harsh,
    my question is is keyword is Only reason behind page or post ranking or there are other factors to.

    Waiting for your response

  18. says

    Hi Harsh, thanks for the useful information. I tried a 10 day free version of “Long Tail Pro” for keyword search but it was not as much beneficial for my blog as I thought. Now, I’ll definitely use and try SEMRUSH and check if there is any difference. I am excited to use this tool in my next 4-5 posts during these 14 days. Thanks again.

  19. says

    Hi Harsh,

    I have successfully placed the order for 14 day trial account on SEMrush. I’m excited to get the most paying ‘long tail keywords’ that will help me to increase my adsense earnings. Thanks again and looking for your valuable suggestions on getting visitors to my blog.

  20. says

    My Current CPC for my blog is $0.10 only. I will try SEMRush and feedback how it will reflect my CPC after that ..

    Thanks for the informative article.

    • says

      Ensure that you try this strategy for a niche site. Also take advantage of custom channels offered by Adsense for making your niche site targeted for advertisers.

      • says

        Hii Sir aap is post ko apni hindi website par dalo translate karke or sir ek question jo kaam yeh tool kar rahi hai yeh to google keyword search tool se bhi hota hai wo then what is deference

  21. Nikhil says

    Hey Harsh,

    I have a question in my mind. Do we have any free tool to find long tail keywords with high CPC. If there are some, please let me know the names.


    • says

      Hi, yes there is one free tool. You can use Google Keyword Planner (can be accessed from Google Adwords) ….. but as Harsh is saying GKP can take longer time in providing Keywods than SEMRUSH. But since that is free no harm in checking Googl Keyword Planner. Thanks.

  22. Afdel says

    Taking advantantage of long tail keyword is a great opportunity to improve Adsense revenue and target traffic.

    The method you explained here is clear and concise. I’m on the way to try SEMrush, that is when I got the post. I hope it is going to fuel me to have better utility of the system.

  23. says

    Hi Harsh,
    This is really informative; SEMRush and Long Tail Pro both are paid which one is worth trying? SEMRush or Long Tail Pro and also can you suggest me a tool which can be used for keyword research?
    Thank You

  24. Piyush says

    Hey Harsh,
    1)Very useful and informative post. Was searching for increasing and did same thing today also rather than searching it on Google I searched on ShoutMeLoud and got my answer !

    2) are there any other free tools/ S/W available to search keywords ?

  25. says

    You nailed it bro.
    This is one of the best AdSense guide I have ever read. Highest CPC of my blog was $3.4
    Now I think I can make it to $20 or $30.
    Gonna try this method for sure.

  26. says

    Very informative post, I now have a clear direction. Except for one thing I don’t get is when I check the with adsense keyword planner CPC it shows a big difference between semrush CPC. Or does the rate vary on difference circumstance?

    target keywords: yahoo answers marketing and online business costs.

  27. says

    Hey Harsh,

    Really 50$/click is impressive earning… Really this is very excellent earning of the blog…. semrush is very fine work for me..Thanks for the amazing tips.

  28. says

    Hmmm…I guess I would have to try semrush. I’ve been meaning to try out niche marketing for some time now.

    Thanks for the tip

  29. Sugam Kumar says

    Hello Harsh,

    I tried this and got a wonderful results. Thanks to share this wonderful tool,. Yesterday got a CPC of $45.

  30. Mi Muba says

    High CPC keywords really bring wonderful results but finding them is not so easy. I once applied a long tail keyword related to insurance claims and I got almost $7 per click and my adsense income for one day was more than $100. I will try SEMRUSH to increase my adsense income

  31. says

    Thanks Harsh, I was very much in need of this kind of info and tool. I really won’t mind paying $160 if it can help me get some long-tail keywords which can make me earn far more than I will pay to SEMrush.
    Now, my blog is getting good enough visitors, I hope this would be the right time to go for something like this, which would increase the conversion rate.

  32. Debarpan says

    Hello sir,a real nice article from you.Am been tring hard to improve my blog’s adsense cpc but now I guess it’s time to be smarter.

  33. Pst Bless says

    This is an amazing post i must say. Long tail keywords has been my delight right from time, they produce great results for me.

      • Haroon says

        good to read this post harsh i recently understand a smart posting trick with it i can rank on original keywords like AARP Auto Insurance these kind of keywords has cpc Rate of $5 to $10 but my adsense account counting 0.20$ at each click its 3rd day i ranked on these kind valuable keywords what you say whould my blog can get high cpc rates…
        i receive all traffic by google without any black hat way..

  34. says

    Good and insightful post but SEMrush would not accept my master card. If you can help me get high CPC AdSense keywords are usually long-tail keywords of my site kutufam.com Hope to hear from you

  35. Payal Bansal says

    I will definitely try this…
    Long tails keywords have always been helpful, but never tried SEMRUSH.. But will definitely give it a try.

    Thanks for the informative post :) and 14 days free trial too hehe

  36. Ankur Upadhyay says

    Very informative post for any blogger. But don’t you think that its too expensive for any newbie blogger? How can a newbie blogger afford $160? Please share some free alternatives of Semrush tool.

    • says

      I have given 14 days free trial coupon, and 14 days is good enough to create a huge list of such Keywords….. And once anyone is using SEMRUSH for profit, he won’t mind paying… They also have cheaper plans….

  37. Nizam Khan says

    Excellent and much useful info! Well, SEMRUSH and Easy WPSEO tools/plugins are much helpful to find/optimize keywords. Thanks for sharing and tweeted :)

  38. Naeem says

    Hi Harsh,

    I got one doubt here. It may sound true for WarriorForum or SML; getting 50$ CPC ad. But does that hold true for average blogs too.?

    Or Google serves these high value ads only on the blogs and sites which are having a minimum set pageviews a day and all.

  39. Abhishek Taneja says

    These long tail keywords has helped me to draw targeted traffic to my site. Its good to see that Semrush is giving results with CPC rate..
    Thanks Harsh for this wonderful knowledge

  40. Sagar Rai says

    Hey Harsh,

    Excellent information for those who are looking to earn more in blogging. Because 99% of the people don’t make money, a few dollars a month. Most people do not know how exactly to make it work on choosing the topics. Hope this will help them.

    • rahul says

      i made $43 from one single click in competitve market but adwords cpc was only $6. so, i don’t know how i made 42 may be visitor bought big ticket item.