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!
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!
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. For example, in this case I’m using Warrior forum
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 $300+ per click!
Now begin copying the keywords which you think are most suitable for 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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134 thoughts on “A Secret To Earning $50 per Click from Google AdSense”
What exactly do you call long tail keyword? Like how many word? Please clear me. And I use Google Keyword Planner.
Being in the blogging world since 2011, I was one of those old-school person who was very dependent on the available tools I have like Google’s Analytics and Keyword Planner. Although, I find it not really generating much revenues for the past years. I just happened to bumped into your article and understood the need to have a strategy and tool like SemRush. I am now more convinced to subscribe to improve my blog sites.
Thanks and more power!
I have just started using Adsense on my blog, but my CPC is very low. Now I am going to follow your tips. Hoping I will get better result.
you say good ways for AdSense
I made $350 this month from adsense by following some of your tips
I made $600 this month from adsense by following some of your tips. The number of backlinks and guest posts increased by 213%.
Thank you for this post and my last highest cpc os $4 and not able to reach atleast $10 per click im trying hard and failing all the time thank you for sharing this tips
I have read your article and to be frank i am not that strong with the technical stuffs, but will try your method to increase my earnings. Recently I have started a WP website (Hindi and English Content)(www.makemyfeed.com) and drive traffic from Facebook Fanpages, and currently i get only $0.01 CPC and $0.20 RPM which is too low. So have you got any suggestions which I must use.
Things I have implemented so far:
1) Blocked the top 500 low paying urls
2) Blocked ad networks with low cpc (With the help of lists on google search)
3) Added around 200 high CPC keywords which were shown on google search when i searched for high cpc keywords.
But all of this haven’t yet proved profitable to me in any case. So if you can provide me some good piece of advice i will be glad.
Can You Tell Us Your Niche ? Then Your Reports Aren’t Probably Fresh… You need to find Not only Low Competition Keywords, But Low Keyword And Cpc Competition KW’s . Now if your able to find let’s say on a scale from 0 to 1 around 0.15 should be max for newer sites ( in cpc comptition ) . So what i am sayin is this: Find Max 0.15 Cpc Competition Keywords ( of course that has some search volume and decent cpc ) . For instance you can use : UberSuggest By NeilPatel It’s a Free Keyword Planner Tool And it gives you all the Data My Friend. Find 2$ Max Cpc keyewords That have less than 0.15 Cpc competition Level and your good to go TRUST ME! No BS. Have a great one you all and happy earnings 🙂
Try driving usa traffic to your sites.
I’ve found a keyword that is $385 CPC which is “change view on google maps app” using this method. However, I’ve entered this into the Google Keyword Planner and the competition is “low” and there is no “suggested bid”.
Are these two values the same or are they completely different and can’t be compared? Cheers.
Thank you for sharing this great post! I plan to start monetizing my blog with adsens next month ang this is so helpful. Thanx again 🙂
I asked your question that i can using this tool semrush free version or paid version because i think free not proper information.so what you think about it? Please suggest me
Free is also good but it has limited number of results. You can use this 14 days trial without any restrictions
Thanks Harsh for this informative post. Few things which I really like about your posts that
* You use very simple and easily understandable language.
* You always show the different sources of income of your blog and demarcate the difference between more and less effective sources.
I already had the idea that if you target to USA audience, then will be getting more benefits. But I was not aware in much depth as you explained here.
Thanks again man.
hi harsh, you are awesome. I just wait your articles and are really really helpful.. Thanks
Nicely written, but not quite as good as you make it sound. The results panel and the traffic make this method a very long shot. Competing with 18,000,000 others for 40 searches a month does not make it that appealing.
The point is making money is not easy. Once you know the trick, after that what really matters is how much time and effort you are putting in to make it happen. Without the trick, you are shooting in the dark and waiting to bullseye which is highly unlikely to happen. I know its a tough part, but imagine if you are already blogging and now by implementing this trick, even if you hit $10/click, you are already earning 10x more than what you are earning right now.
Worth reading and implementing too. Nice Articles
Great tutorial Harsh,
Google Adsense is really a God’s sent for bloggers and marketers. While many people always complain that Adsense doesn’t work, i’ve also seen a lot of people making a killing from this program, and I’ve benefited from it hugely.
However, the difference between the big earners and others that struggle to make it with Adsense is all about the amount of traffic you gets, and the keywords you targets.
Thanks for sharing.
Good to see you around and yes, Keyword + traffic plays the major role in deciding how much someone will be earning.
I’m a continue reader of this blog and I’ve joined the forums too. Really great tips I found here.
Thanks, Harsh sir.