Highest CPC Keywords and Best Adsense Keywords 
Making money online can be quite hard, especially if you are looking to monetize your blog solely via ads.
To be a successful Adsense publisher you need a lot of traffic but you also need that traffic to engage with the ads that are being displayed on your site.
The adsense CPC that you get paid will depend on the topics that you write about.
In the world of blogging, you can either write articles that will compete for clicks that will pay a few cents or be strategic and write content that will pay the big bucks.
If you are serious about making money online with Adsense and , I suggest you target these top paying keywords and industries.
I broke down this post by:
- Top paying Adsense keyword industries
- Types of ads that pay the most
- Exact long-tail keywords that have insane CPCs
- 4 Bonuses to make even more money with Adsense
Here are the top 10 highest paid Adsense keywords for 2019 (by industry/niche):
- Insurance $58 CPC
- Gas/Electricity $54 CPC
- Mortgage $47 CPC
- Attorney $47 CPC
- Loans $44 CPC
- Lawyer $42 CPC
- Donate $42 CPC
- Conference Call $42 CPC
- Degree $40 CPC
- Credit $38 CPC
↓ keep reading to find the exact keyword phrases that you should target ↓
Why do these Adsense keywords pay so much?
Because the companies behind the ads have a high customer value and can afford to spend a few hundred bucks to acquire a customer. It all boils down to their
So, how can you profit from this data and rake in thousands of dollars each month?
Let’s run through a hypothetical example.
- You notice that insurance related blogs will carry a high CPC.
- You then research a few keywords and find that “car insurance companies” pays decently well.
- You get to writing the best article you can on
- With an , you are able to
- You get a good amount of high quality organic traffic to your site, and then monetize into more Adsense revenue.
Which Adsense ads pay the most?
In addition to picking the best niche for adsense, you also have options as to which ad type to show. The options are: 1) text & display 2) matched content 3) in-feed and 4) in-article.
In my own experiments, I’ve found higher click through rates with native in-article ads. Those ads perform the best on .
The in-article ads will naturally blend with your content and display midway through your blog post. I like these types of ads because they are contextual and usually receive a good amount of clicks.
Sidebar ads are not as good since we are already trained to tune them out.
Pro tip: Use Auto Ads by Google
Adsense Auto Ads take advantage of machine learning and place themselves automatically on your site where Google thinks they will perform well.
Google has been testing the Auto Ads feature as a beta since September of 2017 and recently (early March) released this feature to everyone.
Since Google has millions (if not billions) of sites to test, they will most likely be better than you or me when figuring out the right type and placement of the ads.
The only downside of this is that you won’t have much control of how many ads are shown or where they are placed, which if you are picky, might annoy you.
To set up Auto ads on your site, follow these steps:
- to your AdSense account.
- In the left navigation panel, click My ads.
- Click Auto ads.
- On the “Choose your global settings” page, use the controls to select the ad formats that you’d like to show.
- Leave Automatically get new formats selected if you want AdSense to automatically add new ad formats to your global settings as they become available.
- Click Save.
- On the “Place code on your page” page, click Copy code.
- Paste the ad code between the
</head>tags of each page where you want to show Auto ads. If you’re not sure how to do this, see Google’s .
Bonus Keyword Industries/Niches
Here are other high paying keywords that you can target in your blog posts
- Treatment $37 CPC
- Software $35 CPC
- Classes $35 CPC
- Recovery $34 CPC
- Trading $33 CPC
- Rehab $33 CPC
- Hosting $31 CPC
- Transfer $29 CPC
- Cord Blood $27 CPC
- Claim $25 CPC
↓ Don’t forget about the bonuses at the end where I show you how to find the best kws ↓
Which exact keywords pay the most CPC on Adsense?
If you are looking for exact top paying keywords such as mesothelioma which pays $1000+ per click, you can check out the list compiled of 1M+ adsense keywords by GrepWords
Here are a few of my favorite top paid keywords per industry found through SEMRush (data for 2017, 2018 and 2019):
Mesothelioma Keywords sorted by CPC
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that lines the lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs, and unfortunately can’t be cured. Nevertheless, treatment can help reduce the pain. People that contracted mesothelioma did so at their jobs so that is why you see searches like “mesothelioma attorneys”, “mesothelioma law firms” and “mesothelioma compensation”.
This is a very competitive keyword set so unless you can outrank WebMD and MayoClinic, I suggest you look for other industries.
|mesothelioma attorney houston||30||55.72||545.84||0.74||109,000|
|mesothelioma attorney california||10||55.3||390.08||0.86||223,000|
|pleural mesothelioma stages||90||71.76||318.44||0.93||148,000|
|mesothelioma lawyer directory||20||63.42||290.34||0.86||212,000|
|mesothelioma lawsuit settlements||110||61.8||276.44||0.85||139,000|
|statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims||90||53.98||274.07||0.82||64,000|
|lawyers for mesothelioma||40||58.43||265.92||0.86||537,000|
|mesothelioma settlement fund||40||59.3||257.12||0.82||262,000|
*Competition of 1 means highly competitive.
Top Paying Keywords for the Lawyer Niche
Being a lawyer must be nice. You get to dress in a suit (which I love) and you also get to afford to spend exorbitant amounts of money for website traffic. Not too shabby.
|car accident lawyer moreno valley||90||52.02||584.44||1||112,000|
|ft lauderdale car accident lawyer||10||48.18||566.17||1||267,000|
|auto accident lawyers in chicago||90||59.03||542.95||1||2,280,000|
|car accident lawyer ny||30||53.89||508.62||1||1,320,000|
|car accident lawyer in phoenix||20||55.27||504.53||0||1,070,000|
|california motorcycle accident lawyer||30||47.51||475.78||1||5,410,000|
|car accident lawyer augusta||90||44.3||463.71||1||416,000|
|car accident lawyer in fort lauderdale||50||47.13||462.97||1||1,110,000|
|personal injury lawyer ft lauderdale||10||43.06||429.36||1||860,000|
|dallas truck accident lawyer||90||49.67||426||1||721,000|
Doctors keywords CPC Adsense
In this list you will find a mix of people looking for Physicians and people looking for a PhD program.
|can you sue a doctor for wrong diagnosis||40||70.83||250.96||0||697,000|
|doctorate in security||70||74.61||189.19||1||25,000,000|
|doctor after car accident||40||60.59||136.95||1||29,200,000|
|doctors car insurance||10||66.17||128.46||1||3,100,000|
|car accident doctor atlanta||70||43.8||122.42||1||762,000|
|business doctoral programs online||30||73.19||118.19||1||1,810,000|
|best doctoral programs in education||30||77.26||114.31||1||11,000,000|
|top online doctoral programs in business||10||71.32||112.46||1||995,000|
|educational leadership doctoral programs online||20||81.12||108.97||1||734,000|
Best Attorney Adsense Keywords
I thought attorneys and lawyers were the same. Guess I was wrong.
Here are some other keywords pertaining to attorneys:
|personal injury attorney cape coral fl||70||44.08||573.71||0.79||302,000|
|accident attorney rancho cucamonga||90||46.05||548.48||1||71,000|
|mesothelioma attorney houston||30||55.72||545.84||0.74||109,000|
|truck accident attorney san antonio||50||47.2||432.95||0.85||703,000|
|motorcycle accident attorney orange county||30||52.34||404.05||0.83||2,180,000|
|auto accident attorney colorado springs||70||51.94||396.78||0.66||280,000|
|accident attorney riverside ca||30||43.12||390.88||0.51||331,000|
|mesothelioma attorney california||10||55.3||390.08||0.86||223,000|
|phoenix accident attorneys||20||54.24||358.08||0.71||1,500,000|
|louisville accident attorney||20||46.44||345.62||0.63||674,000|
Bitcoin CPC Adsense KWs
I threw this one in because the is just so hot right now. These keywords are not the highest paying on my article roundup but I expect their cost per click to rise in the coming years.
Aside: I personally just love blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Actually, I love it so much that with my company we launched an entire division just to .
|bitcoin merchant account||20||56.02||64.32||0.87||217,000|
|bitcoin merchant services||30||62.35||33.24||0.87||336,000|
|bitcoin mining cloud computing||10||66.05||32.65||0.73||604,000|
|buy bitcoin australia||30||52.36||21.47||0.32||783,000|
|buy stocks with bitcoin||50||83.4||21.08||0.46||6,010,000|
|software mining bitcoin||10||65.75||18.19||0.62||936,000|
|bitcoin mining gpu||70||71.59||18.19||0.36||696,000|
|buy stock with bitcoin||30||81.94||17.59||0.48||64,000,000|
|bitcoin stock chart||210||73.86||16.24||0.09||–|
|how to invest in bitcoin stock||50||77.64||16.16||0.71||1,060,000|
Top Paying Insurance Related Adsense Keywords
The insurance companies surely make a killing from those outrageous premiums they charge us. Otherwise how could they afford all those TV commercials and these crazy spend on Adwords? If you are in the insurance blogging space, kudos to you. You’ve picked a winner.
|compare car insurance||70||78.04||469.12||1||5,720,000|
|auto insurance troy mi||10||66.48||420.29||0.84||1,080,000|
|car insurance comparison quote||10||77.7||342.54||0.88||2,400,000|
|cars with cheapest insurance rates||40||85||316.47||0.89||3,200,000|
|best learner driver insurance||10||67.65||300.26||0.77||830,000|
|insurance quotes young drivers||10||76.73||299.63||0.94||6,490,000|
|automobile club inter-insurance||20||84.42||299.49||0.81||783,000|
|car insurance personal injury||10||82||298.54||0.95||2,210,000|
|auto insurance conroe tx||40||69||298.08||0.82||443,000|
|auto insurance philadelphia pa||170||63.03||293.14||0.48||1,330,000|
I actually took some of those keywords ^ and launched my site to attract those high paying clicks ?. So far, so good.
And lastly, how could I forget this…
Best Digital Marketing/SEO Adsense Keywords
If you are a regular reader of , you are most likely interested in all things online marketing / so this list is for you:
|digital marketing degree florida||30||77.4||100.48||0.96|
|online courses on digital marketing||10||73.88||92.38||1|
|digital marketing certificate programs online||20||80.74||87.56||0.91|
|digital marketing course review||20||67.72||85.6||0.9|
|internet marketing classes online||70||74.36||83.93||1|
|courses on online marketing||10||72.8||83.63||0.73|
|online marketing education||30||75.65||80.56||0.91|
|email marketing wikipedia||10||79.3||76.14||0.71|
|digital marketing degree course||20||75.56||72.71||1|
|digital marketing classes online||30||73.78||70.72||0.94|
|seo marketing company||90||57.52||58.44||0.65|
|search engine optimization articles||20||78.13||58.32||0.54|
|types of seo services||50||44.34||53.13||0.86|
|search optimization companies||10||61.61||48.65||0.83|
|search engine optimization marketing services||10||60.4||44.83||0.59|
Keywords to target if you are in the ‘software for fitness’ niche
|fitness showrooms stamford ct||10||76.54||138.6||0.3||22,000|
|fitness barre cranberry||30||76.41||72.41||0.89||371,000|
|fitness center software||10||54.49||67.1||0.81||4,240,000|
|fitness gym software||40||50.54||63.03||0.56||24,100,000|
|fit online classes||10||64.82||59.65||0.39||381,000,000|
|rpac group fitness classes||40||84.79||57.8||0.1||–|
|fitness management software||10||52.8||52.73||0.56||17,100,000|
Aw man, you still forgot my industry…
No worries, you can find all these keywords (and more!) by going into and clicking on Keyword Analytics > Phrase Match (or Related Keywords), typing the keyword(s) that you want and then sorting by cost-per-click.
Here are other ideas to do .
Now, onto my favorite part. The bonuses.
Bonus #1: Target these countries if you want to earn 10x more
Aiming for the right countries can really skyrocket your adsense earnings. Here are the top 10 countries to target:
|No.||Country||Avg. CPC ($)||Max. CPC ($)||Avg. CTR %||Average RPM ($)|
|1||United States (US)||0.40 – 2.3||>50||2-3||2.04|
|2||Canada||0.50 – 2||>30||2||1.83|
|3||United Kingdom (UK)||0.10 – 1.6||>19||1-2||1.37|
|4||Germany||0.40 – 1||>11||1-3||2.62|
|5||Thailand||0.30 – 1||6||2||1.6|
|6||United Arab Emirates (UAE)||0.15 – 3.1||11||4||2.07|
|7||Japan||0.20 – 0.85||4||3||2.44|
|8||Switzerland||0.20 – 1||6||3||2.35|
|9||Italy||0.10 – 0.50||3||1-3||0.73|
If you take a look at this chart, you will notice that most of the countries in this list are first-world countries.
How do you target a particular country in your blog?
The easiest way is to blog in their native language. To get visitors from Canada, US, UK or australia, your blog must be in English. Similarly, write in German if you are looking for people from Deutschland.
You may also .
Bonus #2: Unlock even more revenue by blocking low CPC ads
As a publisher, you have a good amount of control as to which Ad Categories you want to show on your site.
If you are trying to raise the CPC, RPM or CPM of your Adsense ads, then I suggest you take a look at your ad performance and start blocking categories that are not paying well.
Here’s how you can do that.
- Go to and on the left hand column click on “Allow and Block Ads”
- Click on “General Categories”
- Sort by % Earnings (Ascending). You will now see something like this.