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.
It’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
Alexa Rank: 189
Estimated Adsense Earnings – $500,000 / month
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
Alexa Rank: 421
Estimated Adsense Income: $240,000 / month
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
Alexa Rank: 336
Estimated Adsense Earning: $300,000 / month
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
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
Alexa Rank: 137
Estimated Adsense Earnings: $250,000 / month
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.
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
Alexa Rank: 6003
Estimated Adsense Earnings: $140,000 / month
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
Alexa Rank: 40298
Estimated Adsense Earnings: $120,000 / month
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
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 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
Alexa Rank: 1889
Estimated Adsense Earnings: $45,000 / month
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
Alexa Rank: 20328
Estimated Adsense Earnings: $30,000 / month
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.