How Much Does Adsense Pay?

How much does Adsense pay?

That is a great question. To answer it properly, you need to understand a little about what the Google Adsense program is all about.

In one word, it’s “information”.

Bill Gates predicted that information would be valuable and look at him today. He’s a multi-billionaire.

Even right now, many of the big corporations and buying up ‘information sites’ for millions, even billions of dollars!

Here’s what I’m talking about…

Recently, Yahoo bought Associated Content for $100 million.

AOL paid $315 million for Huffington Post (I’ve never even heard of them!)

And the best part is, because of Google Adsense, you can get as much of a slice of the action as anyone else out there.

The business plan is very simple. Here it is:

1. You find a keyword phrase that gets a lot of searches every day, that is commercially viable, and that doesn’t have a lot of search engine competition.

This is the most important step in the whole process. Choose the wrong keyword to target and you won’t make much or any money with Adsense at all.

Here’s the criteria that I would use; find a keyword phrase that gets at least 30,000 searches per month. You can find this data using the Market Samurai keyword tool.

Next, make sure that the SEO competition for the keyword doesn’t exceed 100,000 websites. Again you can use Market Samurai to do this quickly and easily.

To see if the keyword is commercially viable, do a search with it on Google and see if many ads appear on the top and to the right of the search results. If yes, then the keyword is profitable.

2. You take that keyword and build a simple website around it.

Firstly, and most importantly, make sure that the domain that you register has the keyword phrase you’re targeting in it. For example, if you’re targeting the keyword “how much does Adsense pay” then you would try to register the domain

If the .com domain of your keyword phrase is not available, try a variation. E.g.

Another option is to register a .org domain. I’d recommend keeping away from other domains, like .net, .info, etc.

Once you’ve registered your domain and organized your web hosting (Hostgator is an excellent choice for web hosting), the next step is to set up your site content. I would recommend using WordPress for this.

WordPress is free and very robust. I use it for this blog and many of my sites.

3. Add your Google Adsense code to the site.

WordPress has many plugins available to allow  you to easily and quickly add Adsense ads to all the pages of your website automatically :)

4. Continue to add unique, quality content to the site.

It’s important to add quality, unique content to your site based around your target keyword and other relevant keywords.

For maximum profits, it’s best to continue to add fresh, new content on a regular basis. By content I’m referring to articles, images and/or videos.

If you can get others to interact with the site and create content for you that is the best scenario. Ways to do this is to have commenting enabled on your blog and also Facebook social plugins so that visitors can “like” your pages.

This also helps to get backlinks to your site which is important in helping it rank high in Google and the other search engines.

That’s all that there is to it!

Using this simple (but powerful) formula you can easily create an Adsense business that pays 6 figures.

Just you, working out of your own home, in your own spare time!

The hardest part is knowing just how to get started…

Someone to show you step-by-step the most effective ways to execute this simple 4-step strategy so that you don’t waste your time and money…

And give up in frustration!

Some have charged thousands of dollars for courses that teach this stuff. Fortunately, you won’t have to pay anywhere near that.

Here’s a definitive guide to Adsense that I highly recommend:

Adsense Secrets 5 by Joel Comm

If you’ve found this information helpful or if you have something to say, please leave a comment below. Thanks!

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  • Matt Poc April 14, 2011, 2:56 pm

    Hey John,

    Do you personally use Adsense to make money? I can’t see any Adsense ads on this blog :) (and I like that…)

    • John Lagoudakis April 14, 2011, 10:30 pm

      Hi Matt,

      There used to be Adsense ads on this blog but took them down because it looked too cluttered. This blog does have banner and text ads but because it is my ‘pride and joy’ I like to pick which banners and advertising appears here :)

      I do have a couple of niche blogs (nothing to do with Internet Marketing) that are monetized mainly by Adsense. I’m not doing much with them (haven’t added content for a long time) but they still make a little money.

      Now that I’ve begun outsourcing, I hope to be able to put an Adsense plan into effect soon.


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