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11 Top Google Adsense Earners

Have you ever wondered who the top Google Adsense earners are? I certainly did. If you are a webmaster, you are always interested in making more and more money but don’t know how to start or even how to boost the traffic. That’s what I was looking for. There are not a lot of people who are making a fortune from Google Adsense but still there are many who earn a very handsome income every month.

Adsense LogoIt’s of very common understanding that you should have a lot of traffic to earn something significant from Adsense. That should be enough for an introductory paragraph, now let’s jump to the list of the top 11 Google Adsense earners.

1. Shawn Hogan

Website: forum.digitalpoint.com

Alexa Rank: 189

Estimated Adsense Earnings – $500,000 / month

Shawn Hogan

Shawn founded a webmasters forum, forums.digitalpoint.com when he was 19. In the start it was an average successful forum but then Shawn focused on the administration of the forums and cleaned it with spams and categorized the posts. Few years back, he started an Adsense revenue sharing program and it was a marvelous success. . Few years back he started Adsense revenue sharing program as a marketing idea and his forum never looked back.

2. Michael Arrington

Website: TechCrunch.com

Alexa Rank: 421

Estimated Adsense Income: $240,000 / month

Michael Arrington

Michael Arrington is the owner and blogger at TechCrunch. He has become of the most influential figure lately. It’s not a one man show anymore. Michael has a team of bloggers who regularly updates TechCrunch with tech stuff. TechCrunch.com is now the property of Yahoo.

3. Markus Frind

Website: PlentyOfFish.com

Alexa Rank: 336

Estimated Adsense Earning: $300,000 / month

Markus Frind

To be honest, I never heard of this guy. Did you? If not, check out his website plentyoffish.com.  Markus created this free online dating website from his apartment. The website soon became one of the largest online dating websites. I did a little research about the website and came to know that the website design might not be very attractive but the functionality is there which is what needed.

Markus removed Google Adsense from his website in 2009 as the website grew and he was making more money from membership fees.

Check his previous website: http://web.archive.org/web/20040210040156/http://www.plentyoffish.com/

4. Nick Halstead

Website – Tweetmeme.com

Alexa Rank: 506

Estimated Adsense Earnings: $225,000 / Month

Nick Halstead

You might be aware of twitter. Tweetmeme is a web service that shows how many times a story has been tweeted. World famous bloggers are using Tweetmeme buttons on their blogs.

Tweetmeme got to world rank of 300 in just one year and the good news is that even behind the twitter official button release there is a partnership of twitter with Nick halstead.

5. Kevin Rose

Website: Digg.com

Alexa Rank: 137

Estimated Adsense Earnings: $250,000 / month

Kevin Rose

You might be aware of Digg. It’s a very famous social marketing website and Kevin Rose owns it. Digg.com was started in December 2004. For those who don’t know about social marketing, it’s a website that let people submit news, videos, and pictures. Other people visit those news etc. and they can Digg it to boost the rating of that news. If the news gets enough ratings, it will show up on the front page of the website and get tons of traffic.


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Digg has both Google Adsense ads and Federated Media ads.  It is estimated that he earns roughly $250k a month from Adsense alone.

6. Jeremy Schoemaker

Website: ShoeMoney.com

Alexa Rank: 6003

Estimated Adsense Earnings: $140,000 / month

Jeremy Schoemaker

If you are a blogger, you might already know ShoeMoney. He is one of the greatest Internet Marketers. He is very good with search engines and knows how to setup and drive traffic to a website. His best month with Adsense indicates $132, 994.97.

It is to be noted that ShoeMoney makes his fortune not with only one website but hundreds of them and thousands of domains.

7. Jason Calacanis

Website: Weblogs.com

Alexa Rank: 40298

Estimated Adsense Earnings: $120,000 / month

Jason Calacanis

Json Calacanis was the owner of Weblogs. The network used to make approximately $4000 a day from Google Adsense. Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs to AOL in 2008 for $25 million and is now focusing on his email campaigns instead.

8. David Miles Jr. & Kato Leonard

Website: FreeWebLayouts.net

Alexa Rank: 243,873

Estimated Adsense Earnings: $100,000 / month

David and Kato claim that they make $100,000 a month from their website FreeWebLayouts.net. The website offers free MySpace templates.

9. Pankaj Agarwal

Website – ClickIndia.com

Alexa Rank: 1002

Estimated Adsense Earnings: $85,000/ month

Pankaj Agarwal

Pankaj Agarwal is the owner of ClickIndia.com. It is a classified ads platform where hundreds and thousands of Indians post their ads. Within two years, ClickIndia found its place in alexa top 1K list. Adsense is clickIndia only revenue model and thus they have optimized the site well for maximum CTR and for becoming the highest Adsense earner from his country.

10. Amit Agarwal

Website: Labnol.org

Alexa Rank: 1889

Estimated Adsense Earnings: $45,000 / month

Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal is the owner of Labnol.org which is a blog that offers variety of guides for tech enthusiasts. The website provides non-geeky easy to understand stuff to target mass audience and that’s the secret of success. The website currenty has over 111000 feed subscribers and over 25000 facebook fans. So, you can get an idea of how much he is making.

11. Tim Carter

Website: AskTheBuilder.com

Alexa Rank: 20328

Estimated Adsense Earnings: $30,000 / month

Tim Carter

Tim Carter is a licensed master plumber and carpenter with his own radio show.  He started his website up in 1995 with his primary focus to cater to an avid following of fellow builders on the site.  In April 2004, Carter learned about Adsense for content sites and he put it on his site.  With minimal effort and time he optimized his website and his Adsense earnings grew from $1,500 to $7,500.

This list only comprises of people who are earning from Adsense. We will be covering the top bloggers in the world and their earnings. Subscribe to our feeds and stay updated. Now roll your sleeves and share you Adsense earnings with us.

NOTE: These figures may be outdated. We have tried to find the latest income of these people but most of them haven’t disclosed their earnings in recent years.

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21 Responses to "11 Top Google Adsense Earners"

  1. Steve says:

    How they earn that much. That’s a lot of money per month. Great list. Thank you

  2. Jack says:

    Very impressive list. I wonder how exact is this?

  3. Tasadduq Khan says:

    Oh well, that’s quite a money they are making. And shawn made it to the top earner. I still remember back in 2009, Markus frind was the top earner from adsense and seems like he is still making the same money.

    great post, this sure will inspire new comers.

  4. Anonymous says:

    And how much do you people make from this blog?

  5. Not much and that’s confidential ;)

  6. rehan says:

    @Zaheer Ahmed Khan – suggest any online money making site

  7. Paul says:

    Is it being great or just pure luck?i mean,there are a lot of many good bloggers with thier site,but what keeps them different from the rest?

  8. Wait for some time, I will be the next person of your top adsense earner list.

  9. Pummy Manku says:

    wow… that’s very hot info there.. aong list of TOP adsense earner :)
    sometime i think… what do they do with lots of money ;)

    Good luck to all adsense earner :D

  10. Deepak says:

    mind blowing stories, god may help me to belcome part of this list.
    please any body can discuss about the tricks they have applied to become the highest earner by the google adsense.

  11. RodgerD says:

    All it takes is a single, great idea, and tons of dedication and hard work on your site. The sad part is that Google is also getting a pretty decent amount out of these guys’ success

  12. Brian says:

    That is crazy money. Think about it. Google takes 30% of the revenue. So if they can figure out how to get advertisers for cheaper then 30% a month then they will bank even more. But like they say. If it is not broken do not fix it.

  13. aditia says:

    thanks this kind of post make me more motivated, but techcrunch now is belong to AOL isn’t

  14. Jeunesse says:

    Wow I like to be

  15. Timothy says:

    Oh my good God…I’ll be very thankful if I can reach US $ 500- US $ 1000 per month…but I never refuse if I can reach as equal as with these people…lol

  16. bomx says:

    @RodgerD@KnowledgeGuide4U – why is it sad? its pretty much thnx to google they earn what they do, it would be harder to make ads by yourself and get advertaisers by your own, and to build the kind of platform adsense is would be hard….so props for google men.

  17. Joel Samuya says:

    If we pursue and focus our career, yes it will and we will be one of them,. hopefully

  18. Stephaine Diak says:

    I found some affiliate marketing places I have not explored before. Thanks for this ! Very good post. Then maybe, at the early age, I must try marketing too. Hehe, Keep posting!

  19. Anonymouse says:

    Back in 2000, I was making $900 a month. Now I’m down to $20 a month.

  20. Anonymouse says:

    Just wondering but I wonder why there are no women on this list?

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