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March 27, 2006

Highest Paying Google Keywords.

From all over the place, the latest list of the highest paying keywords in Google’s Adsense.

From Brad Delong, Cory Doctorow, Cyberwire, John Battelle, well you get the picture, it’s all over the place.

$54.33 mesothelioma lawyers
    $47.79 what is mesothelioma
    $47.72 peritoneal mesothelioma
    $47.25 consolidate loans
    $47.16 refinancing mortgage
    $45.55 tax attorney
    $41.22 mesothelioma
    $38.86 car accident lawyer
    $38.68 ameriquest mortgage

So, there, now you know. One thing though, these are the most expensive keywords to buy. Not, unfortunately, the ones that are going to make you instant riches, for there are two problems. Google doesn’t charge a fixed margin, and they certainly ain’t going to pay out $50 to the lucky owner of a blog that gets a click through.

It’s also true that it is very difficult indeed to get someone to actually click on an ad that contains those terms.

I should know, I’ve had a post up for the past 20 odd months on mesothelioma. The ad bar is usually just ads for mesothelioma, that’s it. As far as I know, no one’s clicked on any of them in the past said 20 months. Certainly never received anything like $50 for a single click, heck, 50 cents has the pets doing the happy dance as they think of the treats they’ll get as the household income soars.

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I must confess, I have just clicked on a couple of the meso...thingumy google links, because I didn't have the faintest idea what it was.

My knowledge base is now considerably more enriched than it was ten minutes ago.

I would say I knew what to do if I ever suffered from "chest pain, loss of appetite and weight and breathlessness."


I shall pause for breath at the appropriate points, while reading the above sentence.

Posted by: Andy | Mar 27, 2006 6:18:40 PM

Why am I not surprised that the highest prices seem to be for the type of things that ambulance chasing lawyers would want to buy.

Posted by: chris | Mar 27, 2006 8:48:45 PM

Out of a mixture of sympathy and curiosity, I tried clicking on a few mesothelioma links on your article page - although I have to say, that's not a very informative page you have there, Tim. Let me know if my hypertext voyage of discovery showns up in the accounts a couple of months from now - I only want to do good in the world.

It's always amusing to see what Google thinks your pages are about. Apparently all my emails are not worthy of commercial intervention, because Gmail mostly doesn't even bother to show ads when I read what people send me. Am I the only one?

Oh, and you said 'heck'. Must be cultural transfer in action.

Posted by: Charlie Whitaker | Mar 27, 2006 9:39:17 PM

Guess nothing is more certain than injuries and taxes.

Posted by: China Law Blog | Mar 28, 2006 7:23:26 AM

How can I make a site with some of the most expensive keyword?

Posted by: redice | May 1, 2006 3:09:50 PM

Example of very attractive accommodation of ads: http://www.doctor-news.com
Somewhere has read, that here this site makes on AdSense on $200-250 in day! I want such site. My site while makes 2-4 $ in day. :(

Mesathelioma: http://www.doctor-news.com/article-k-mesothelioma.htm

Posted by: David Colince | Jul 26, 2006 7:10:28 AM