Wordpress Themes - Frequently Asked Questions

by GeorgR. 434 replies
Can aynone recommend GOOD wordpress themes optimized for adsense, not the usual "prosense" etc. junk themes?

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  • Profile picture of the author Saiddon
    Also looking for an adsense optimized wordpress theme. thanks for the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author D Baker
    The best Adsense optimized theme I know of (and I looked for one for a long time) is called

    HeatMap Theme

    WordPress Adsense Ready Theme - HeatMap Theme

    You can use the free version or get the premium one... I think it is the best Adsense theme available.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    I don't think there is a magical theme. I have had just as much success with the Wordpress 3.0 default theme than any of the 'optimised' themes. I have used the MFA themes and had failures, too.

    I think you are better of using a theme that looks good and is easy to use. A lot of the MFA themes are just painful. Avoid the magazine style themes that are too busy - even for normal use.

    Any 2 column layout should give you decent success, but yeah...the default WP3 theme is a good one! (the way you can customise the navigation is very handy! Quick to get a site up and running, too. )
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    • Profile picture of the author noahamsterdam
      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      I don't think there is a magical theme. I have had just as much success with the Wordpress 3.0 default theme than any of the 'optimised' themes. I have used the MFA themes and had failures, too.

      I think you are better of using a theme that looks good and is easy to use. A lot of the MFA themes are just painful. Avoid the magazine style themes that are too busy - even for normal use.

      Any 2 column layout should give you decent success, but yeah...the default WP3 theme is a good one! (the way you can customise the navigaotion is very handy! Quick to get a site up and running, too. )
      I totally agree with there is no magical theme, it should look good and easy to use.

      I also don't like Magazine theme... there is too much information in one page.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    The new WP 3.0 Twenty Ten theme is quite good although you may need to know a little HTML/CSS/PHP tweaking to get it where you want.

    My recently updated dateless mini-site theme (link in sig) uses WP 3.0 features that allow you to have custom logo, background graphic and colors and uses the standard WP widget interface to allow you to place ads in the best spots for Adsense, eBay EPN and Amazon.
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    • Profile picture of the author jtpada
      Check out the themes from courtneytuttle (dot) com

      They are all optimized and free. Guy runs the Keywordacademy and is a wizz in this busines

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      • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
        I'm using the adsense crusher theme sold on the WF and it seems to be doing well for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author DiamondLaneDesigns
        Thanks for the recommendation
        Originally Posted by jtpada View Post

        Check out the themes from courtneytuttle (dot) com

        They are all optimized and free. Guy runs the Keywordacademy and is a wizz in this busines

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      • Profile picture of the author carroljessel
        Originally Posted by jtpada View Post

        Check out the themes from courtneytuttle (dot) com

        They are all optimized and free. Guy runs the Keywordacademy and is a wizz in this busines

        Thanks for sharing this information.It is very useful for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author packjack
    Blue Bucks adsense theme works good for me
    SEO Optimized Blue Bucks Adsense theme for wordpress blogHosterio
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  • Profile picture of the author munstersg01
    I would suggest using Artisteer, and create your own premium theme. It is really easy to use and the themes are clean and professional doesn't look like cookie cutters that are MFA. I had fun making a few themes myself for my own Adsense sites.

    Thesis theme is another clean and customizable theme, I find it expensive though.

    Another nice theme I enjoy is the Flexibility 3 theme (just recently launched) and it is free
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  • Profile picture of the author D Baker
    No one here checked out the HeatMap Adsense theme?

    It is a great theme that was created for use of Adsense and ads.

    Just check out all the built in ad placements you get with it:



    You can see a live demo site that runs this theme at - Live Demo site for Heatmap Theme - HeatMapTheme.net

    I really find it as the best theme for Adsense.
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    • Profile picture of the author L41db4ck
      Originally Posted by D Baker View Post

      No one here checked out the HeatMap Adsense theme?
      No one here read the thread?

      Oh, and thanks to all the recommendations!
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    • Profile picture of the author pennystocks
      Originally Posted by D Baker View Post

      No one here checked out the HeatMap Adsense theme?

      I really find it as the best theme for Adsense.
      I used HeatMap Adsense theme & I highly recommended it.
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    • Profile picture of the author spymobiles
      Originally Posted by D Baker View Post

      No one here checked out the HeatMap Adsense theme?

      It is a great theme that was created for use of Adsense and ads.

      Just check out all the built in ad placements you get with it:



      You can see a live demo site that runs this theme at - Live Demo site for Heatmap Theme - HeatMapTheme.net

      I really find it as the best theme for Adsense.
      Thanks for sharing, it looks nice. Surely like to try it
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    • Profile picture of the author bfullmer
      I purchased and tested it. It took be about half a day to go through all the features and tune everything just the way I liked it. I think its great, but the problem I have is that most of my sites were munched by Google panda and I simply shelved hundreds of sites.

      How do you get an old site back and getting traffic post-panda? Will this theme help?
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      • Profile picture of the author stebout
        Need help with adding a Google News Feed to my Wordpress Site.

        I am using version 3.3.1 of wordpress and added the RSS widget to my blog. When I try to add a google news feed I get the following error:

        RSS Error: A feed could not be found at http[colon]//news[dot]google[dot]com/news?gl=ca&pz=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=coupons

        Am I doing something wrong or does this not work with the latest version of wordpress?


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  • Profile picture of the author Abhik
    I personally don't think there's any Adsense Optimized wordpress theme.
    It's all about you and how you place your ad units.
    My suggestion is to go with the theme you like most and tweak it's codes to place ads.
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    • Profile picture of the author ellush
      Some great themes here I wasnt aware of, especially the Heatmap theme which looks mighty fine, if a little busy for Adsense. I use the Atahualpa and Flexibility 2 themes but am always on the lookout for something new.
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    • Profile picture of the author HighRanking999
      Originally Posted by Abhik View Post

      I personally don't think there's any Adsense Optimized wordpress theme.
      It's all about you and how you place your ad units.
      My suggestion is to go with the theme you like most and tweak it's codes to place ads.
      I second it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Balti
    here is another choice to consider Golden Goose (it is easy to customize) has 3 column, very neat and seo optimized
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  • Profile picture of the author Alessandro Zamboni
    I confirm Heatmap is good enough for Adsense, but it's a little confusional for visitors.
    In case is better to use two column designs and insert Adsense carefully with the same colors of the site.
    That's what I do.

    Another good theme for Adsense and advertising is Atomic Theme that you can check on my internet marketing books website : Internet Market Books. (No affiliate link obviously)
    But the bad thing is it's costly and requires time to be customized with colors.

    See you,
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    • Profile picture of the author HeatMap
      Thanks Guys for the nice comments about HeatMap here on this thread. Much appreciated.

      Hey Allesandro, If you like your ad themes minimal without many distractions you are going to love the new version of HeatMap I've got in alpha test right now. Its going to be a substantial upgrade, with options that allow you to go super minimal (less distractions for your ads), but also with lots more ad placement options.

      I expect it to go into Heatmap Insider Members beta in the next couple of weeks.
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      • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
        I use Heatmap extensively and a big fan of it. If your in the process of adding new features, I would like to suggest the ability to turn ads on and off on individual pages and posts in the window itself. The ability to disable ads only in the content window not the sidebar as this can be done in the widgets area.

        Originally Posted by Stuart Wider View Post

        Thanks Guys for the nice comments about HeatMap here on this thread. Much appreciated.

        Hey Allesandro, If you like your ad themes minimal without many distractions you are going to love the new version of HeatMap I've got in alpha test right now. Its going to be a substantial upgrade, with options that allow you to go super minimal (less distractions for your ads), but also with lots more ad placement options.

        I expect it to go into Heatmap Insider Members beta in the next couple of weeks.
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        • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
          I dont think it matters what "theme" you use as long as you know what you're doing pertaining to on page seo. However, PPC is another discussion entirely. Just make sure you know what on page is
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          • Profile picture of the author harry911
            Originally Posted by connorbringas View Post

            I dont think it matters what "theme" you use as long as you know what you're doing pertaining to on page seo. However, PPC is another discussion entirely. Just make sure you know what on page is
            I think it does. Some themes are just bloated and slow which is really bad for SEO!
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  • Profile picture of the author SoundsGood
    Clickbump is very good.
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    • Profile picture of the author kathryn1201
      Originally Posted by SoundsGood View Post

      Clickbump is very good.

      I 100% agree with Clickbump theme,it is the best theme for adsense...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajul kaushik
    My choice:
    1) ClickBump
    2) Socrates
    3) Cool Adsense Theme ( CAT )
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  • Profile picture of the author penpal6
    I use AdSense crusher and bluesense AdSense themes
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    • Profile picture of the author Ritika89
      Theme doesn't matter for Adsense. Use smo technique to get Adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author jargonbust
    bluesense is bad for SEO and you should try mystique
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  • Profile picture of the author netw6000
    Hello:

    I found a good one here... free-wordpress-theme.net

    They are Adsense optimized too.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    Another vote for Clickbump...
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  • Profile picture of the author DonReview
    Hi warriors, I am surprise that there is no mention of David Law talian 5, or Stallion 6
    wp themes I just new I would get some reviews from this forum.

    The Stallion WordPress SEO Plugin was created to replace the so called WordPress SEO plugins currently available that damage a sites search engine optimization efforts. Any WordPress plugin that uses noindex and/or nofollow on your WordPress sites has the potential to damage your sites search engine rankings and should be avoided or at least used with extreme care.

    The popular WordPress SEO plugins including the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin and the All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin use nofollow and noindex : Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin uses noindex and nofollow, All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin uses noindex.
    Why you shouldn’t use WordPress SEO Plugins that use Nofollow

    WordPress SEO plugins like the Yoast SEO Plugin should not be used because nofollow deletes link benefit, it’s as simple as that. Google changed the way nofollow works some years ago (2008), unfortunately many WordPress SEO ‘Experts’ either don’t keep up to date with changes in SEO techniques or they don’t care (it’s an easy way to gain traffic touting a WordPress SEO plugin even if it is flawed/SEO damaging).

    Don’t believe nofollow deletes link benefit, do some research and find what Matt Cutt’s (he works for Google) had to say about Google’s change to nofollow back in June 2009:


    Stallion includes 9 options pages encompassing almost 200 options, a convenient main options page for activating the theme (add your PayPal/Clickbank transaction ID) and for adding your Google AdSense Publisher ID, Chitika username and Clickbank username. Those are the only settings you have to set, you can of course turn all the ad networks off on this options page and run Stallion as a WordPress SEO theme with no ads (or use the custom widget areas for your custom ads).
    The remaining 8 options pages are optional though highly recommended you play around with them as they add all sorts of useful features. Over the coming weeks I’ll be filling this site with various Stallion tutorials (and videos if I get the time!) so we all can get the best out of Stallion 6.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Funny.

    I want optimized themes to achieve HIGH rankings - and maintain them. Not a footprint theme for high CTR. Besides, you achieve high CTR with high rankings - not the opposite. So why ask for a high CTR theme?

    /confused/

    Anyways, my "best" option is always place the code by hand, create new CSS Divs, open PHP files and move on.

    Just my 2 cents.

    ^^ Need a high CTR punchline. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author axus_auto
    Tell you what guys .... stop paying for any themes until you look at these two:

    Flexibility Theme for WordPress

    SEO WordPress Themes


    Trust me and there is no need to thank me
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Some themes will do better for some sites than others.

    We tested both the Heatmap and ProSense themes on a bunch of sites and found similar results. Aesthetically, I like the Heatmap theme better, but that's just my preference and not based on actual data.

    Pretty themes don't work as well for our sites as the less-pretty themes. If you're looking for a good selection of templates to choose from that are "pretty" check out the club rates for WooThemes. We're members there and use some of their templates for our sites...
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  • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
    Not one mention of CTR theme? Shocking...that theme can easily give you a double digit click through rate
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    • Profile picture of the author bitriot
      I use heatmap theme because I can basically, copy my settings from blog to blog and get a full blog set up going in about 10 minutes. Much easier than all of the cloning tools that require DB access and all that. It also comes with like 20 color skins which is nice.

      As far as adsense placement goes, there are only so many placements that work in the prototypical High CTR placement model. Then you get into blending. Then you are out of things to optimize.

      So to me, the value of the theme outside of its placements is what matters. The only other thing I would consider are themes that allow for easy AB testing. That would be very cool for blogs with enough traffic to matter.
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      • Profile picture of the author mindphaser
        Hello, this is my first on this forum, just joined about a week ago.

        I just downloaded Heatmap theme and will use it to build my first "global" niche site. So far it seems really nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayce
    You can usually tell just by looking at a theme's layout whether or not it might perform well, but I'm curious to know which one's perform well overall.
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    • Profile picture of the author hashbury
      Prosense is an oldie but goodie.
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      • Profile picture of the author networm
        Originally Posted by hashbury View Post

        Prosense is an oldie but goodie.
        Is it compatible with the latest version of Wordpress, version 3.2?
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      • Profile picture of the author pennystocks
        Originally Posted by hashbury View Post

        Prosense is an oldie but goodie.
        ProSense is not free, there are other similar themes available for free!
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    • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
      Prosense is good. I have used it on several sites. The menu at the top is a real barn burner when it comes to Adsense income.
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      • Profile picture of the author sufianagia
        Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

        Prosense is good. I have used it on several sites. The menu at the top is a real barn burner when it comes to Adsense income.
        Can you post the screenshots of this theme that how it looks? I want to see this Presence and want to upload on my site. This adsense will take charges or we can use on free of cost?
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    • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
      Don't remember if Bluesense is free or not, but it's pretty good. And Heatmap maybe.

      That said, Clickbump blows 'em all outta the water and will pay for itself in no time, thus it is well worth the tiny investment.
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    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Hey everyone, who here uses CTR theme and actually has great success with it?
      I'm not getting much in terms of earnings. I don't know if that's the keywords that I've used, or whatever it is. If you are having success with it, are you using picture ads or straight text ads or both?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jayce
        Although some themes do seem to out perform others, I think it has more to do with your content, what type of ads you host and how well you blend the two.
        My best CTRs come from camouflaging my ads in my copy.
        The key is to blend them in without making them invisible.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jayce
        Also (and I apologize for going so far off topic, but...), the more specific your keywords and content the more specific your ads will be and the more likely your visitors are to click those ads.
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      • Profile picture of the author xylement
        I am using CTR theme for my sites and they work great. All you have to do is to get more traffic in, eventually you will notice the $$$ =D by using it my CTR is at 9% currently.
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        • Profile picture of the author oxfordinfo
          CTR themes are causing problems saying 'CTR theme not properly registered'. This happened to all my CTR sites. One week everything ok next week down the pan with this message across the top of the page. Not good for business.
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      • Profile picture of the author imdomination
        I use a theme that works with the website's topic and get great results (7+%) that way. I never use a theme "designed" for CTR.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
        Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

        Hey everyone, who here uses CTR theme and actually has great success with it?
        I'm not getting much in terms of earnings. I don't know if that's the keywords that I've used, or whatever it is. If you are having success with it, are you using picture ads or straight text ads or both?
        Are you getting a good CTR though?
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      • Profile picture of the author ex9to5guy
        dont use picture ads..picture ads are usually not targeted as text ads. they will throw in pictures that have nothing to do with your topic
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      • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
        I used to use CTR theme, but it creates such a horrible user experience I just couldn't stick with it. You can just get a good clean theme, make it user friendly, and still get a good CTR
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      • Profile picture of the author MrRankExpert
        hi GGpaul, I would like to say that today people get attracted to blogs by their unique designs and layouts. Blogs which have "awesome designs" and "awesome content" with "awesome presentation" actually ROCK now days. CTR and other themes like that might claim good CTR but design is so poor that there are 100% chances of an increase in "Bounce Rate"...
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        • Profile picture of the author Oranges
          Originally Posted by MrRankExpert View Post

          hi GGpaul, I would like to say that today people get attracted to blogs by their unique designs and layouts. Blogs which have "awesome designs" and "awesome content" with "awesome presentation" actually ROCK now days. CTR and other themes like that might claim good CTR but design is so poor that there are 100% chances of an increase in "Bounce Rate"...
          Then what's point of making an adsense site? Adsense sites will always have high bounce rate, if the CTR is high too. Its pretty much obvious.

          TO OP - I get 10%+ CTR with the default twenty Eleven theme comes with core wp installation setup. Left side bar 160x600 + 336x280 above the fold + 336x280 after content is all what you need to have decent CTR.

          Those high CTR themes are just a result of hype and effective sales pitch and some crazy advertising on webmaster forums.
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      • Profile picture of the author puneet
        I just started using CTR on one of my site and here are the 2 day results:-

        Day One - 480 Impressions - 7 Clicks
        Day Two - 550 Impressions - 0 Clicks
        Day Three (Today So Far) - 60 Impressions - 0 Clicks

        I don't think it is going well but I will let it run for another few days before making any changes - let see how it goes.
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      • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
        What we've found is that CTR is much more closely related to niche than it is theme. As long as you have all the "basic" layout stuff covered (most of the ready-for-adsense themes do) it's likely the niche and not the theme.

        I like how CTR theme rotates the ads for you...that's pretty cool...but I wish it could rotate theme layouts...that would be awesome I think. We're testing it out now against our previous theme and have noticed slightly lower CTR's on a large amount of sites/traffic, but it's pretty early in the test to make any determination...
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      • Profile picture of the author puneet
        TryBPO,

        Thanks for the insights - what is your experience on the Electronics niche in general. I think this niche has low CTRs as people interested are internet savvy and are aware of these ads and all.

        Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
          Originally Posted by puneet View Post

          TryBPO,

          Thanks for the insights - what is your experience on the Electronics niche in general. I think this niche has low CTRs as people interested are internet savvy and are aware of these ads and all.

          Thanks!
          Hey there,

          Yes, we generally avoid any electronics or technology niches. It's a guess on our part, but we feel the people that frequent those search terms are pretty web-savvy and generally avoid clicking advertisements. (Doesn't that bring up another question, though? People that "get it" avoid advertising? hmmm)

          We try to go with things like:
          • DIY around-the-house kind of stuff
          • Appealing to housewives/househusbands
          • Things you might search for privately...DUI, rashes, etc

          Hope that helps!
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            Originally Posted by Oranges View Post

            Then what's point of making an adsense site? Adsense sites will always have high bounce rate, if the CTR is high too. Its pretty much obvious.

            TO OP - I get 10%+ CTR with the default twenty Eleven theme comes with core wp installation setup. Left side bar 160x600 + 336x280 above the fold + 336x280 after content is all what you need to have decent CTR.

            Those high CTR themes are just a result of hype and effective sales pitch and some crazy advertising on webmaster forums.
            Originally Posted by TryBPO View Post

            Hey there,

            Yes, we generally avoid any electronics or technology niches. It's a guess on our part, but we feel the people that frequent those search terms are pretty web-savvy and generally avoid clicking advertisements. (Doesn't that bring up another question, though? People that "get it" avoid advertising? hmmm)

            We try to go with things like:
            • DIY around-the-house kind of stuff
            • Appealing to housewives/househusbands
            • Things you might search for privately...DUI, rashes, etc

            Hope that helps!
            These are all you need to know
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          Wordpress is one most popular place for bloggers but Adsense is not too good, this thread is good for those who are struggling for their wordpress and Adsense problem.
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          • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
            Originally Posted by spla View Post

            Adsense is not too good
            Adsense can be a great source of income as long as can get plenty of traffic to your website and understand ad placement.
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        • Profile picture of the author Crunchyhub
          Checkout Tech Maish Theme at techmaish.com or Genesis Framework at StudioPress.com. Both are good for adsense and SEO.
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          I think you are recovered of using a theme that seems fine easy to use user friendly. A lot of the Worpress themes are just raw. I use the Atahualpa and Flexibility 2 themes they are good in every sense of SEO friendly.
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          Nice post thanks i am also looking for an word press theme which may ad-sense optimized. its really hard to find seo friendly Word Press themes.
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        • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
          Originally Posted by image2all View Post

          About all Theme is paid basis.
          is there any Theme for free?
          If have then Please tell me the name or give the link please
          There are tons of free themes on Wordpress.org
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          Flexibility theme and talian theme were the best option.
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          Hi,
          you can edit any theme as your choice its not much difficult to edit as your choice.
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          Visit wpthemes.net for free word press themes.
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        • Profile picture of the author dhanimyfbfans
          I think its not too complicated template is simple and easy to navigate, for possible use Adsense Wordpress PLUGIN than just choose according to taste
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            Originally Posted by SplendidBlogger View Post

            Check my Blogger theme, if you like it, then I'll convert it into Wordpress for you. My blog URL is in my signature. I am sure you will like the theme, because it is one of the best premium themes for bloggers which I have modified for my blog. Click on the URL of my signature to have a look on it
            Looks pretty nice and clean indeed.

            What I always do is download the paid themes for free with the sponsored links at the bottom.
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          Wordpress theame buy online with adsence plugins
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        • Profile picture of the author neo087
          This is a really Great and Nice WordPress theme. But unfortunately, I am unable to buy any theme. So, can anyone tell how can I get a free theme like the WordPress Theme?
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        • Profile picture of the author atSad141
          what do you think about WP repository themes collections?
          Are these not pro-adsense themes?
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          A good adsense theme: flexibility
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        • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
          Originally Posted by isalmanbaig View Post

          I would like to show you some best and responsive wordpress themes
          Responsive Wp themes

          I hope you like them...
          If they were that great, they would be linked to without affiliate links
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          • Profile picture of the author Ray Jonnes
            My best CTR was on free and simple BlueSense theme. And CTRtheme is nice too btw:rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author shahidsaif
          you can use to this url for as look like theme.

          http://www.google-adsense-templates....rdpress-themes
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        • Profile picture of the author clockingdollars
          I just want to Thank Everyone for the Tips on the Free WordPress Themes.

          Do a little digging and it's surprising what you come up with!

          A while back I found a great video tutorial about installing Wordpress through Fantastico on HostGator Websites.

          This is a cool video series & very informative and I'm just sharing it for free.
          I've gone back and re-watched these videos half a dozen times and still pickup tips and ideas. Check it out here.
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      • Profile picture of the author Odhinn
        For me, CTR theme started out really strong for me, and has since died off a little bit in terms of CTR rate. I'm wondering if it had something to do with the last update, because I used to get a decent 5% or so, and now I'm down to 3.5%.
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      • Profile picture of the author wordinvestor
        I creat new adsense account yesterday so can any one help me for chosing good theme for using adsense. If any one have a good site with adsense so kindly send me link.
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      • Profile picture of the author dynn
        you can use CTRTheme or heatmaptheme.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
        I (and I'm sure many other people) would love to see some split testing done for CTR comparison between CTR Theme and Clickbump Engine. Not that click-through rate would be the sole factor as to which theme is "better," I just think it'd be an interesting experiment. Does anyone own both?
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      • Profile picture of the author vishalduggal
        I started using CTR theme today, not sure it will gonna convert or not. Does anyone know any other alternative? Please not clickbump engine.
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      • Profile picture of the author themesplice
        I have been using adsense pro ultimate and I had some great success with it, my CTR increased from 1% to 5.5%...
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      • Profile picture of the author outwest
        Get the clickbump theme
        its not free but it has a reputation 100 times better for CTR than the other theme you mentioned
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Copeland
        I have both of these but not really got many adsense sites with decent enough traffic to test them against each other, not the type of site I have been working with for a while so they are from way back when I tried out some adsense techniques... may have to try and build them up and see what happens with each theme...

        Thanks for the recommendation of Adsense Pro Ultimate, I will have to check that out... found this page while searching for it which has a few others on it... not tried any so just sharing the link in case others were looking... no affiliation or anything like that.

        Themes | CTR THEMES
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        • Profile picture of the author bleepli
          Originally Posted by Alex Copeland View Post

          I have both of these but not really got many adsense sites with decent enough traffic to test them against each other, not the type of site I have been working with for a while so they are from way back when I tried out some adsense techniques... may have to try and build them up and see what happens with each theme...

          Thanks for the recommendation of Adsense Pro Ultimate, I will have to check that out... found this page while searching for it which has a few others on it... not tried any so just sharing the link in case others were looking... no affiliation or anything like that.
          Thanks for sharing the link. Bought this theme a week ago (magnum ctr theme) and since then my ctr has rocketed from 1% to 6.9%!!! Its simply awesome!
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          • Profile picture of the author bleepli
            Originally Posted by bleepli View Post

            Thanks for sharing the link. Bought this theme a week ago (magnum ctr theme) and since then my ctr has rocketed from 1% to 6.9%!!! Its simply awesome!
            Just thought to share an update with you guys.... I've made so far $679.89 USD a month, compared with what I was earning before buying magnum...

            Before Magnum (September): $167.54
            After Magnum (October) $679.89

            that's 4x Earnings! SIMPLY AWESOME! If you guys share the same success stories, please do share here....
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      • Profile picture of the author IceCreamTruck
        I’m just starting out and have some questions about the CTR theme if someone has time to answer them I would truly appreciate it.

        I’m concentration on making small niche sites with relevant content about 2-4 pages each. My questions are...

        1. Is it more effective to use pages or posts with CTR theme? Do is it matter?

        2. Can I stop using the All in One SEO plugin and just input the meta information in the CTR Theme options?

        3. I was using Google Analytics plugin too, is that still needed or is it safe to just put the analytics in the General Site Options section of CTR theme?

        I guess I’m trying to find out what other plugins I need to use with this theme (if any) because I’m use to working with more than one.

        Thanks for your time!
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        • Profile picture of the author themesplice
          Originally Posted by IceCreamTruck View Post

          I’m just starting out and have some questions about the CTR theme if someone has time to answer them I would truly appreciate it.

          I’m concentration on making small niche sites with relevant content about 2-4 pages each. My questions are...

          1. Is it more effective to use pages or posts with CTR theme? Do is it matter?

          2. Can I stop using the All in One SEO plugin and just input the meta information in the CTR Theme options?

          3. I was using Google Analytics plugin too, is that still needed or is it safe to just put the analytics in the General Site Options section of CTR theme?

          I guess I’m trying to find out what other plugins I need to use with this theme (if any) because I’m use to working with more than one.

          Thanks for your time!
          Leme take the opportunity to answer your questions. Since I have bought Adsense pro Ulitmate from ctr-themes .com, I'll only be able to answer questions related to this;

          1. No it doesn't matter as long as you target the right keyword in your post.

          2. Depends, however, All in One SEO is the best plugin around and I won't recommend you dropping it off.

          3. With this theme, you can simply paste the code inside Themes option. No plugin required.

          I hope this helps!
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
        Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

        Hey everyone, who here uses CTR theme and actually has great success with it?
        I'm not getting much in terms of earnings. I don't know if that's the keywords that I've used, or whatever it is. If you are having success with it, are you using picture ads or straight text ads or both?
        You left out the single most important element, traffic.

        Do you have traffic?
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      • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
        It's too bad that CTR Theme has been sold on Flippa, now i'm not sure whether i should use this theme (i want to flip websites).
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      • Profile picture of the author outwest
        Why use a theme that is no longer supported? CTR is not supported its a dead theme
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
          Originally Posted by outwest View Post

          Why use a theme that is no longer supported? CTR is not supported its a dead theme
          That's totally ridiculous!

          Millions of themes exist on the net are are still used every single day, not everyone needs support for such a simple theme.

          I agree support is nice, still were not tearing down a space shuttle & rebuilding it, it's an Adsense theme for Wordpress.
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        • Profile picture of the author themesplice
          Originally Posted by outwest View Post

          Why use a theme that is no longer supported? CTR is not supported its a dead theme
          CTR Themes are still live and kicking!
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          • Profile picture of the author outwest
            Originally Posted by themesplice View Post

            CTR Themes are still live and kicking!
            Didnt say the themes dont work, or that they are not still selling them

            I said they are not supported
            Now
            This is what guys on the board have reported

            If this is not accurate my apologies
            however
            If it was me I would sure double check

            anyone out there getting support for CTR theme?
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            • Profile picture of the author IceCreamTruck
              What would be an equivalent to CTR theme that offers support and is an easy transition. Is there another adsense theme I can just upload and activate? Sorry if these was asked before.
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            • Profile picture of the author bleepli
              Originally Posted by outwest View Post

              Didnt say the themes dont work, or that they are not still selling them

              I said they are not supported
              Now
              This is what guys on the board have reported

              If this is not accurate my apologies
              however
              If it was me I would sure double check

              anyone out there getting support for CTR theme?
              I have received good support from them. I bought Adsense pro ultimate and they guided me with the complete process of setting up the theme on my server.

              They were very helpful and co-operative!
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      • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
        It's ok to use unsupported themes...in fact, all of the themes we use and recommend are unsupported (including CTR Theme).
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      • Profile picture of the author imfornow
        Is CTR a dead theme? To many comments here and other locations that say no support. I have found where questions from buyers are going un answered.
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      • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
        Here's an idea which some of you may not have thought of. Instead of loading your theme with Adsense banners in every possible spot with ctr, reduce it to maybe 2 banners instead. I always have the side banner and either the 728 x 90 OR(not he same as "and") 336x280 Ads showing either at the top or bottom. If you load your site with ads it looks spammy and will probably put people off.

        Also if your targeting a keyword with low advertisers Google will use alternative ad networks which provide next to nothing CPC which means you end up losing money. Use less ads, and try testing the best places on each post which will increase your ctr rate, it's not always about what theme you use, it's about ad placement and as Yukon pointed out, that all important traffic.
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      bluesense is pretty sweet
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    • Profile picture of the author GowebMkt
      Can I get a good overall comparison between the CTR Theme and Clickbump themes?


      Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
        They are both good, but the CTR theme seems not to be supported anymore. At least that is my take on this, since i've tried numerous times to contact the owner.
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          • Profile picture of the author outwest
            Originally Posted by futuremills View Post

            i believe the owner sold the theme which is why its not supported. I think that both themes are good for MFAs and are even ok for bigger sites. Its personal preference. I have some ctrs and clickbumps both have good CTR
            The CTR theme might not support itself but that sure has not stopped them from charging 50 bucks or so for it, If you search around its not free. Thanks for this thread though, I certainly wont try buying it if they dont support it
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        I haven't used any of the two themes, but if I were to purchase one, I would go with the Clickbump theme simply because there have been fantastic reviews on this thread on its functionality and customer support.
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      • Profile picture of the author outwest
        Clickbump is pretty slick

        as far as support? If you send PM to Scott the owner on his forum
        his support is, almost unbelievable

        you will think you are the only person he is dealing with
        simply put its very very strong support if you have any questions. I was impressed
        I must have sent him 7 Pms and he answers them very quickly answering any questions I had.

        Clickbump is a pretty slick theme, and the Jumpstart Pro engine is also very unique
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      • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
        Both themes perform well. But Clickbump is being updating and giving wonderful support for us. So now i continue with Clickbump. CTR theme seller has stopped support. It's a dead theme now
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          Originally Posted by blog8491 View Post

          Both themes perform well. But Clickbump is being updating and giving wonderful support for us. So now i continue with Clickbump. CTR theme seller has stopped support. It's a dead theme now
          Doesnt keep them from selling the CTR
          "dead" theme for $67 dollars wow, cant believe they have the balls to charge that much for a non supported theme

          http://www.ctrtheme.com/

          its only $47 for the Clickbump with
          the engine and everything, I think I paid $64 because I added the SEO plugin, and thats a pretty damn good deal considering Clickbump has
          FANTASTIC support
          You are actually talking to Scott, who as far as I know wrote the code for the program himself, so he knows it inside and out.

          CTR? never
          Clickbump? YUP
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          • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
            Originally Posted by outwest View Post

            Doesnt keep them from selling the CTR
            "dead" theme for $67 dollars wow, cant believe they have the balls to charge that much for a non supported theme

            CTR Theme - The Ultimate AdSense Theme

            its only $47 for the Clickbump with
            the engine and everything, I think I paid $64 because I added the SEO plugin, and thats a pretty damn good deal considering Clickbump has
            FANTASTIC support
            You are actually talking to Scott, who as far as I know wrote the code for the program himself, so he knows it inside and out.

            CTR? never
            Clickbump? YUP
            I was a fan of CTR theme. But the seller has stopped supporting when i need to transfer the license for someone else(Flipping). But it doesn't have a function to make a unique license for a client.
            This is the advantage with Clickbump. It provides a developer license for site flipers.
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      • Profile picture of the author DonMecca
        Both are great but from my testing it all depends on the niche, for niche xyz you might find one or the other end up giving you a higher CTR. But certainly both of these themes are able to give you a min of 4% CTR on SE traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author Aditya K
        My 2c.
        If you are looking for a 7-8% CTR. Use any 2 column theme, sidebar on the right.
        Put a 336X280 banner on the left wrapped to your content. Do not put any distractions, no rss button, no social buttons, etc. you'll easily get CTR of 7%.
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        • Profile picture of the author reythegaijin
          Originally Posted by golweb View Post

          My 2c.
          If you are looking for a 7-8% CTR. Use any 2 column theme, sidebar on the right.
          Put a 336X280 banner on the left wrapped to your content. Do not put any distractions, no rss button, no social buttons, etc. you'll easily get CTR of 7%.
          Yeah, 2 column theme is the perfect way to get high CTR. I've been used it..
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        • Profile picture of the author camoreno
          Originally Posted by Aditya K View Post

          My 2c.
          If you are looking for a 7-8% CTR. Use any 2 column theme, sidebar on the right.
          Put a 336X280 banner on the left wrapped to your content. Do not put any distractions, no rss button, no social buttons, etc. you'll easily get CTR of 7%.

          Just to clarify: Are you saying ANY 2 column theme with your recommended specifications will give a CTR of 7%?

          I was still hoping to find information about the CTR Theme, but it's appearing to be a pretty negative review due to the lack of supporting by the creator.
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        • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
          Originally Posted by Aditya K View Post

          My 2c.
          If you are looking for a 7-8% CTR. Use any 2 column theme, sidebar on the right.
          Put a 336X280 banner on the left wrapped to your content. Do not put any distractions, no rss button, no social buttons, etc. you'll easily get CTR of 7%.
          This is good advice. I've just got my first wordpress site up using CTR theme and I'm quite happy with it so far, I didn't realize the support was no longer existent though as there are a few little niggly issues I would like to change I think I'll have a good look at the clickbump theme for my next site though...
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        • Profile picture of the author maryland168
          Originally Posted by Aditya K View Post

          My 2c.
          If you are looking for a 7-8% CTR. Use any 2 column theme, sidebar on the right.
          Put a 336X280 banner on the left wrapped to your content. Do not put any distractions, no rss button, no social buttons, etc. you'll easily get CTR of 7%.
          It is also depend on your content, if your content is useless, your visitor will leave you right away.
          It's Panda Time !
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          • Profile picture of the author Ben S
            I am still using CTR theme for a lot my sites and while it is disappointing there is no support it's never been an issue for me yet.

            It's not perfect but fine for my purposes, and there has been a bit of talk around the place about Google figuring out the footprint of CTR theme but I haven't seen evidence of that either.
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      • Profile picture of the author marco005
        With this methode I mus use an 3 column theme or not?
        2 sidebars on the right are really user frindly, but putt this adsense banner on the left, I mus have an left sidebar (=3 sidebars) ??

        For embedded in the content on the left, the best choice I think is the wide skyscraper (160 x 600), so you dont nee a 3rd. left column sidebar.


        best wishes
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      • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
        I've used clickbump themes in the past...they're solid. I hand code my own html and php templates now, but if I was going to use wordpress I'd use clickbump.

        (PS...can't reply to your earlier PM because I don't have 50 posts just yet...but you can contact me through my site if you like, link below).
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      • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
        Even when CTR Theme was being supported I didn't get all that much success with it. So I don't recommend it at all and never did.

        Clickbump is the way to go, and his other products that he made to work with are awesome so I would go for purchasing the whole bundle if I were you.

        Regards,
        Clint
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      • Profile picture of the author HarryS
        Here's another vote for clickbump. The CTR theme actually dropped my ctr.
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      • Profile picture of the author themesplice
        I had some good success with a ctr theme named adsense pro ultimate. Not only their themes are reasonably priced ($37) but their support is also pretty awesome. All my queries regarding the theme usage was answered within 24 hours...

        So far I am getting 5.5% CTR on some of my main websites... Has anyone else had success using adsense pro ultimate, like me. Mind sharing?
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        • Profile picture of the author GowebMkt
          Thanks for all the great feedback on this! (:

          Two more questions:

          Make any sense to install WP adsense sites on a KW enriched sub-domain?

          Do Clickbank text ads that look similar to adsense convert well?

          Seen some of these ads on a site that also had adsense ads...Google OK with this?

          @Marketing Fool Ill send ya a message via your site...thx!
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          • Profile picture of the author Priya12
            According to me, Prosense is the best.
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            I want to change my profile background in Wordpress. How is it possible? I want to use my own theme not the selected themes of Wordpress.
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        How do you buy Clickbump theme? Is it in the WSO section?

        I'm using Flexibility now; is Clickbump better?
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        • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
          Originally Posted by JeanneLynn View Post

          How do you buy Clickbump theme? Is it in the WSO section?

          I'm using Flexibility now; is Clickbump better?
          Check scott's signature. He gives offers for warriors. You better to send a PM and ask latest offers. He will definitely give bonus for us.
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          Originally Posted by JeanneLynn View Post

          How do you buy Clickbump theme? Is it in the WSO section?

          I'm using Flexibility now; is Clickbump better?
          Look in the poster CLICKBUMPs posts
          you can find the buy links in his signature

          ah now I see the regular 47 dollars is only 17 bucks? Damn
          I should have waited LOL
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      • Profile picture of the author JOHN_RODRIGUEZ
        Scott the creator of the Clickbump theme is a Warrior. Check out his profile for a link to his site.

        John
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      • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
        I've recently started using ctr Theme(didn't know support had ended) and my ctr has increased nicely. I have found that it's conflicted with a couple of my plugins but that's neither here or there if the sites are making more money.

        I'm curious about clickbump though but worried about my ctr dropping as the way theme is set up now seems to work perfectly.
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      • Profile picture of the author MarkWW
        Don't waste your money on CTR theme, it is not supported and the owner will not reply to your tickets. This is what happened with me and I ended up with requesting a refund, again he did not answer.
        So I filed a claim in Paypal to get my money back.
        I will def purchase clickbump theme.
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        • Profile picture of the author bleepli
          Originally Posted by markw89 View Post

          Don't waste your money on CTR theme, it is not supported and the owner will not reply to your tickets. This is what happened with me and I ended up with requesting a refund, again he did not answer.
          So I filed a claim in Paypal to get my money back.
          I will def purchase clickbump theme.
          Bad luck for you pal! I bought Adsense pro ultimate from another CTR Theme vendor (not EV) and they guided me with the entire process of setting up.

          I would rate them five stars!
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      I like adsense pro ultimate wordpress theme the most!
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      • Profile picture of the author bleepli
        Originally Posted by themesplice View Post

        I like adsense pro ultimate wordpress theme the most!
        After reading your comment I just bought adsense pro ultimate and I must without a doubt they are awesome! Thank you themesplice...

        Not only I can customize the theme according to my will from within their cpanel, but also they gave me top notch support while installing the theme on the server.
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          Originally Posted by bleepli View Post

          After reading your comment I just bought adsense pro ultimate and I must without a doubt they are awesome! Thank you themesplice...

          Not only I can customize the theme according to my will from within their cpanel, but also they gave me top notch support while installing the theme on the server.
          Excellent choice bleepli. Hope you succeed!
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    • Profile picture of the author slickcontent
      If you're in this for the long term to build a $250/day authority site, better get your own custom WP template made!
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Bluesense is free
      I downloaded it just to see what its like

      It seems to be popular but for some reason it lost its popularity from a few years ago
      I seem to remember someone saying the links in the footer are dead links, you might want to check those and remove them if thats true
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    • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
      I think most of us have used or are using Bluesense theme, it's a classic, easy-to-customized and the most important, FREE adsense theme. For new starter it's a good choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrislangley
      I think with Wordpress themes, a lot of it is really the traffic type and how good your ad copy, and placement of banners is
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    • Profile picture of the author edumonsters
      I don't know how people actually decide before clicking on ads. However, I guess that they confuse ads with content and click. Google tries to play double role with this. It at some point says that the ads should be distinct. At the same time it provides what kind of ads perform well. And the result is the blended ads outperform all.

      So, I think any themes which disguise the ads must perform well in terms of earning! I'm blatant but it's true.
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    • Profile picture of the author jesusthomas12
      All paying members must have a clear understanding of my terms of use. Before purchasing you are responsible to understand how to use WordPress Themes and how to customize the look of your site and theme including customizing templates, using template tags, CSS, and other design and layout issues.
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
      Who, in their right mind, especially after Panda and KNOWING that Google is banning people from Adsense left and right for all kinds of stuff, would still use Prosense/Bluesense?

      Those layouts are so OBVIOUS screaming "Made for Adsense"..every Adsense "newb" and their mama uses them. I simply consider them too risky, especially and in particular with that "mock" menu bar with the Ads (either on Top or on the side)..which are absolutely against Adsense TOS. Get a manual review one day..and you are out from Adsense.
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    • Profile picture of the author UMS
      Haven't seen anyone mention Thesis yet. It's a very popular theme, although it's not a theme that's ever tempted me to buy it.

      If you have a look at Top 10 WordPress Theme Providers, you can see a top 10 list of WP theme providers based on searches users have made to see what WordPress theme a site is using.
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      This is an absolutely amazing thread.
      I cannot believe the amount if WP info I am gleaning!

      Just sayin'...
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    • Profile picture of the author techotalk
      even Fresh Life theme from themejunkie is also good . its having high page speed too. and for your rest 2 question i dont think you should install wp adsense site on KW may risk your adsense account. dont know about clickbank. and for third yep google is oki with other ad too
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      the bold theme of worldpress is the best theme of all-time, it can carry much more thing with it.
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      Twenty ten theme is best theme or ease to learn by any new user of wordpress....
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    • Profile picture of the author iRunThis
      I'm having a problem with CTR Theme for WP. I'm not sure if this would affect my rankings in google or not (please let me know if you think it will).

      I have an About, Contact, and Privacy Policy page. Using CTR Theme, there aren't any icons or buttons that link to these pages which are usually found at the top of a website. In order to get to it, I have to type "mywebsite.com/about" the same with all of the rest of the pages. Is there any way to fix this?
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      • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
        You got to use the widgets and place it where it says "contacts,privacy"

        Make something with <a href=" " and close it with </a

        Let me know if you need help.
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        • Profile picture of the author iRunThis
          Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

          You got to use the widgets and place it where it says "contacts,privacy"

          Make something with <a href=" " and close it with </a

          Let me know if you need help.
          I'm not understanding. I've been messing around with the widgets menu on WP with no success. Anybody else?
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      • Profile picture of the author Greenfatman
        Stay away from this theme, too crowed and Google already took notice.

        Yes CTR theme affects ranking, affected my sites ranking. Not recommended.

        Regards,
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        • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
          Originally Posted by Greenfatman View Post

          Stay away from this theme, too crowed and Google already took notice.

          Yes CTR theme affects ranking, affected my sites ranking. Not recommended.

          Regards,
          Are you sure CTR theme affected your ranking? Google sandboxed you or are you talking about adsense?

          I've had CTR theme for about 6 months now, and I've been ranked 1-5 with a couple of keywords for quite some time now. I enjoy CTR theme so stick with it.
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          • Profile picture of the author WhosGotMoves
            My experience has been interesting with this theme and am wondering if anyone has had the same issue. I was averaging only $.75 a day with one click with a customized version of Twenty Eleven theme and switched over to CTR Theme yesterday around mid day. Within a few hours I had accumulated several clicks and made $7. Then my income just stopped and now almost 18 hrs later I still have no clicks. Not sure if it's just something to do with my site but I noticed my impressions aren't matching the stats for site visits. Either way I think Google has caught on.

            As a side note I changed the filenames for all the CTR Theme files since it was recommended from other SEO sites to avoid Google recognizing it right away.

            Just thought I'd share my most recent experience. I might just invest in the Magnum theme as I've heard good things about it.
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            • Profile picture of the author IMnwxlh2
              Originally Posted by WhosGotMoves View Post

              My experience has been interesting with this theme and am wondering if anyone has had the same issue. I was averaging only $.75 a day with one click with a customized version of Twenty Eleven theme and switched over to CTR Theme yesterday around mid day. Within a few hours I had accumulated several clicks and made $7. Then my income just stopped and now almost 18 hrs later I still have no clicks. Not sure if it's just something to do with my site but I noticed my impressions aren't matching the stats for site visits. Either way I think Google has caught on.

              As a side note I changed the filenames for all the CTR Theme files since it was recommended from other SEO sites to avoid Google recognizing it right away.

              Just thought I'd share my most recent experience. I might just invest in the Magnum theme as I've heard good things about it.
              Prior to using CTR Theme, I was earning about $1.00/day. The original theme itself was pretty simple with adsense text ads (728x15) near the top and bottom, (300x250) in the middle of each unique article (500-600 words). The niche is in the "wedding" area. Each article is highly on-paged SEO'd as well as off-page SEO'd.

              I started the site back in Feb of 2011. I changed to the CTR theme in November. From November until last week (Jan 9, 2012), I was getting less clicks than before and earnings dropped. My homepage was on the 5th position on page 1. I'm getting about 100-150 visitors per day (No change in the number of visitors for both the CTR Theme and original theme).

              In December, the homepage dropped to the 2nd page (12th position). There has been no change to the way I was (and am) building backlinks to the site as well as adding a new unique article (1 per week).

              I went back to my original theme last week. Guess what, the clicks are coming back to what they were before using the CTR theme. Hopefully my homepage will go back to page 1.

              I use statcounter to see how thw visitors are exiting my site.

              I have another CTR theme site in the acne niche which I started in August. It is now at 4th position/first page. I have only received 2 adsense clicks so far. I'm planning to move it to another theme and see what happens. I may try clickbump's theme.

              I think people are getting wised to the "CTR Theme" type of sites, no?

              Norman
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      • Profile picture of the author Zeb
        Originally Posted by iRunThis View Post

        I'm having a problem with CTR Theme for WP. I'm not sure if this would affect my rankings in google or not (please let me know if you think it will).

        I have an About, Contact, and Privacy Policy page. Using CTR Theme, there aren't any icons or buttons that link to these pages which are usually found at the top of a website. In order to get to it, I have to type "mywebsite.com/about" the same with all of the rest of the pages. Is there any way to fix this?
        Go to your widgets section in wp-admin and you can add a page links widget there, either in your sidebar or your footer.
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      • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
        To be honest, you can use a free theme and use a plugin such as Adsense Split Tester to insert your ads above, after the first paragraph or below your content without the use of premium themes. Then just add your 160x600 skyscraper to your widget area.

        The good things about the plugin is that you can set up two or three different ads variations for the same position using different colors, fonts, size, boarders or anything and see which converts better. Definitely a handy free theme.
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      • Profile picture of the author johnnyflex
        Stay away from this kind of theme. I have a site that ranks already in page 1, and then after i changed it to CTR theme, my ranking drop to page 3. Then after few weeks of using CTR theme, i decided to change to a new one. Then my rankings is back again. This is just my opinion, so if you wont agree then its your choice.
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      I actually have to agree that CTR Theme is HORRIBLE on the eye! This goes for Heatmap Pro as well.

      Maybe I am just anal or a perfectionist, but those two themes SCREAM "Unprofessional" in my book!

      With that being said though, I have had some good success with Thesis, Headway, Socrates and Ultimate Blogging Theme.

      Ruoall
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    • Profile picture of the author carolinaaram
      I like clear business premium theme because its easy to edit and has a good slider . It looks very professional . I suggest to just look the demo .
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      I like adsense pro ultimate...
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      I would say Thesis is best ever theme...
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    • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
      Depends upon the need it varies i think the best option is to customize any theme will be a good option so that no. of option, fuctions many be increased in the same theme
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    • Profile picture of the author miranon
      Hello!
      I'm looking for good adsense css/html templates for mini-sites. The templates must have a modern look and have a good ctr. Any suggestions?
      Thanks.
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        • Profile picture of the author miranon
          Originally Posted by olalinks View Post

          Thank you captain obvious. :p I already tried google, oswd.org and freecsstemplates.org

          I want a clean, simple and modern (themeforest.net design standards) template for a mini site ( 10-15 pages ) with good ctr.
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          • Profile picture of the author miranon
            Any suggestions?
            Looks like i will have to design my own, but I'm not so good with modern design etc. :/
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            • Profile picture of the author packerfan
              Thesis is the best theme I've ever seen. You can do whatever you want with it.

              There's no such thing as an Adsense theme. CTR is largely determined by niche, regardless of what people selling themes will tell you.

              That being said, people rave about Clickbump for adsense.

              Good luck.
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              • Profile picture of the author pennystocks
                Originally Posted by packerfan View Post

                Thesis is the best theme I've ever seen. You can do whatever you want with it.

                There's no such thing as an Adsense theme. CTR is largely determined by niche, regardless of what people selling themes will tell you.

                That being said, people rave about Clickbump for adsense.

                Good luck.
                Thanks, checking Clickbum, but its too is not Free.........any better free themes & plugins!
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      • Profile picture of the author wlivegeorge
        Sure. But many these themes are so expensive.
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        • Profile picture of the author packerfan
          Originally Posted by clickbump View Post

          Thanks Packerfan. Wish I'd have gotten to you before you purchased Thesis, but nevertheless, I'll keep trying to win you over
          I'm sure I'd be a raving fan if you did. I just need to spend more time with clickbump. You know how it is. You just get used to something. It's not like Thesis is exactly user friendly right out of the box.
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    • Profile picture of the author debroy66
      I'l vote for woo canvas theme
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      • Profile picture of the author DiamondLaneDesigns
        Originally Posted by debroy66 View Post

        I'l vote for woo canvas theme
        I concur! Woo themes are really great!
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    • Profile picture of the author fortony
      You have to pay every year with Clickbump for updates, and I had a bad experience with it causing my sites to go nofollow after I applied an update.

      Regardless, I now think ad placement and ad design must be much bigger factors than the theme for CTR. With my next theme, I am going to select one with the most options for ad placement. Or, just go with a free theme and select a good plugin that allows for a lot of easy ad experimentation. That should help me find what works best.

      What works for one site and niche is not necessarily going to work for another. Therefore, everyone needs to experiment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Simin
      Originally Posted by clickbump View Post

      Here are a few:

      Foothills Clothing Co., Legal Office 24/7
      Template > "Alligator Sky"

      Oval Diamonds
      Template Skin > "Amaze"

      Acid Reflux Rescue
      Template Skin > "Authority"

      All Inclusive Honeymoons
      Template Skin > "Canvas"

      Ask Dr. Sarah - The Health Expert
      Template Skin > "DebtBuster"

      Unwired Promotions, Spanish Motivation Posters, Destin Demo Site
      Template Skin > "Destin"

      The Wisconsin Mad Man
      Template Skin > "Salespage"

      Real or Fake Videos?
      Template Skin > "Sticky Reviews"

      The Indispensable Guide to Diabetes
      Template Skin > "WikiClicks"

      Beyond MDs, Physical Therapy Assistant
      Template Skin > "XFactored 2.0"
      Here's the Clickbump engine guy. . . I think Clickbump theme, very recommended to adsense... and remember to provide quality contents on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author DiamondLaneDesigns
      Thank you for your links! I will look into these!

      Originally Posted by clickbump View Post

      Here are a few:

      Foothills Clothing Co., Legal Office 24/7
      Template > "Alligator Sky"

      Oval Diamonds
      Template Skin > "Amaze"

      Acid Reflux Rescue
      Template Skin > "Authority"

      All Inclusive Honeymoons
      Template Skin > "Canvas"

      Ask Dr. Sarah - The Health Expert
      Template Skin > "DebtBuster"

      Unwired Promotions, Spanish Motivation Posters, Destin Demo Site
      Template Skin > "Destin"

      The Wisconsin Mad Man
      Template Skin > "Salespage"

      Real or Fake Videos?
      Template Skin > "Sticky Reviews"

      The Indispensable Guide to Diabetes
      Template Skin > "WikiClicks"

      Beyond MDs, Physical Therapy Assistant
      Template Skin > "XFactored 2.0"
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    yeah Joel Comm (the adsense guru) developed a WP theme specifically for WP called Socrates. I've used it (costs money) and it is awesome for utilizing adsense. I will say however, that I've created my own adsense html page that has a much higher CTR than any WP theme....but that is just my experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author barry dixon
      I reckon Clickbump is the Bomb - it has everything you need and it is so easy to use albeit a few little quirks with images. But it seems to work well for me with my adsense websites - example is www.screenresolutionstatistics.com
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
        Originally Posted by barry dixon View Post

        I reckon Clickbump is the Bomb - it has everything you need and it is so easy to use albeit a few little quirks with images. But it seems to work well for me with my adsense websites - example is www.screenresolutionstatistics.com
        Good luck with a manual Adsense review (content).


        hxxp://screenresolutionstatistics.com/designing-numbers-statistics-and-no-lies/
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        • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          Good luck with a manual Adsense review (content).
          If you look at the page long enough a picture pops out. lol......thats a joke for anyone else reading in case you go there and stare at it for 15 minutes.
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      • Profile picture of the author jficarro
        Originally Posted by barry dixon View Post

        I reckon Clickbump is the Bomb - it has everything you need and it is so easy to use albeit a few little quirks with images. But it seems to work well for me with my adsense websites - example is www.screenresolutionstatistics.com
        Sorry, but that just looks so plain and I can't see why any old free theme couldn't put two ad blocks in the widget area?

        My highest paying adsense site uses heatmap. I have another site I custom built that "should" be better than heatmap - but has less traffic so it's hard to say (even using CTR percentages)

        I would love to hear about CTR because that's how I found this thread. I want to get the theme and wonder if it's worth the price, especially when I can develop or customize any theme. It looks like a real time saver and I like how it rotates ad placement.

        Never thought about footprints... only one comment on that so far. Good point, but I am not sure if it's true.
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    I linke the theme seo bleu bucks it is free
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    I love canvas theme. It is the best theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author papamo44
    Prosense blue has been working very well for me. I am getting over 20% ctr. One add above the fold over the content and one skyscraper sidebar that it. I also have a site using clickbump xfactor and it is getting around 15% ctr.
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  • Profile picture of the author papamo44
    I really think that it depends on what your topic is about too. My clickbump site that gets 15% ctr is in a shopping niche and I have another one about learning a foreign language, it uses the same theme and I am getting about 1%.
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  • Profile picture of the author peatermead
    Why you need an adsense theme? There is no magical theme. Just use a plain and simple theme with large ad blocks and you would be fine.

    No need to buy any BS!
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Although it's not designed for the sole purpose of getting high CTR, I've had a lot of success with Thesis.

    It's very versatile Wordpress theme.

    James Scholes
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    Try CTR its a best theme made only for adsense, but Heatmap is a balance of both style and adsene. So if you want a little more catchy presence then go for heatmap else you can go with CTR.
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    Can somebody suggest me a good and professional adsense theme.

    Used CTRtheme, Clickbump, Bluesense,etc already and just trying to find some other ones.

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author MaroshIS
      Try HeatMap v4 or v5 theme. It's great !
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    • Profile picture of the author Dev!l
      Try to avoid using CTR boosting themes. I've heard nightmarish stories from people that have used these themes. Use professional and SEO friendly themes such as Thesis.
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    • Profile picture of the author AdvancedSamurai
      Try also Yoo themes. Not exactly a dedicated adsense theme but some work fine for me.
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    I use clickbump, and thesis, but you will need to do a little coding to get thesis like you want it.
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    prosense is good. But it is not free at all.
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    I have had success with the CTRtheme. Unfortunately, you have to pay for it though,
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    • Profile picture of the author jficarro
      Originally Posted by sceptre00 View Post

      I want optimized themes to achieve HIGH rankings - and maintain them. Not a footprint theme for high CTR. Besides, you achieve high CTR with high rankings - not the opposite. So why ask for a high CTR theme?
      You are the second person to make this comment, but I don't know if it's correct at all. The highest CTR I have is with "heatmap reloaded", and it's ranked on page one of G for many very competitive words (6 that I check regularly). It is consistently better than 6% CTR.

      So, I am not saying you are wrong, just that there is no evidence of a "footprint".

      I designed my own site and it's so much better than heatmap. The ads are placed in the most awesome position and the look is so natural and good. BUT, it doesn't have as good a CTR as heatmap. I just don't have the heart to change it out and keep hoping there is some other factor at play (perhaps the niche or audience).

      But, I am ready to swap out at least heatmap for some of my other low performing CTR sites. I'd like to try CTR theme and Clickbump, but I want to make sure it is actually the design that is lowering the CTR on these sites first.
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    I'm using the Heatmap as well...didn't had such good results before. My CTR nearly doubled!
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  • Profile picture of the author KBrown
    Thanks to all for great recomends ... saved a lil work. Have Great day!!


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    Rock Adsense~
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  • Profile picture of the author jayzmartins
    I have a good source of HTML templates from Themeforest .. PM me if you want some mates
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  • Profile picture of the author heavens9002
    if you ask me, my clients had good success with adsesne pro ultimate wordpress theme....
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  • Profile picture of the author LeoTran
    I prefer a simple wordpress theme than a fantastic theme with alot images and js. We can easily modify the theme to embed our ads, it will load fast. Thats good.
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    The best one i've used as someone else has menchaned above is the heatMap theme
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    IS clickbump wordpress theme a paid theme like ctrtheme?
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  • Profile picture of the author themesplice
    I have been using adsense pro ultimate for one of my clients and I am getting CTR over 5%. Is someone else getting such good results from this theme?
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  • Profile picture of the author heavens9002
    I am getting excellent results using adsense pro ultimate... above 3% on most of the sites
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    • Profile picture of the author megaquests
      Originally Posted by heavens9002 View Post

      I am getting excellent results using adsense pro ultimate... above 3% on most of the sites
      does 3% make a big difference?
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      • Profile picture of the author themesplice
        Originally Posted by megaquests View Post

        does 3% make a big difference?
        Yes it does, it can make a lot of difference. Think like this, if you get 3 MORE clicks on every 100 visitors, this will multiple if you have like 1000 visits each day.

        I am also a 'adsense pro ultimate' user and have been using this for quite some time with excellent results...
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    • Profile picture of the author Cecil Dee
      Originally Posted by themesplice View Post

      Yes it does, it can make a lot of difference. Think like this, if you get 3 MORE clicks on every 100 visitors, this will multiple if you have like 1000 visits each day.

      I am also a 'adsense pro ultimate' user and have been using this for quite some time with excellent results...
      Originally Posted by heavens9002 View Post

      I am getting excellent results using adsense pro ultimate... above 3% on most of the sites

      Just about to get back on adsense after a four month layoff (banned). I'll have to give this a serious look. Do you guys switch up themes on your different websites or use the same theme on all of your sites?
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    Somebody here using theme from Woo Themes?
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    • Profile picture of the author vahn
      Originally Posted by nickbrander View Post

      Somebody here using theme from Woo Themes?
      yes. i use woo themes for some blogs. i think it's really a great wordpress theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author hiqasim
    get thesis for wordpress its best seo optimized and adsense ready
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  • Profile picture of the author RobsAssistant
    Thanks everyone for these Word Press theme tips. I will certainly check these out. Am learning how to use Word Press and appreciate all this info. If anyone has any other information on how to use it, please feel free to let me know.

    Cheers

    Wen
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    • Profile picture of the author SpyMaster
      I use CTR theme for my adsense websites, I like it because it has lots of choices in terms of ad layout and is easy to setup. I haven't used any other theme so can't really compare with another theme,
      I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author McCoy
    Hey GeorgR. I saw a lot of Wordpress Themes in clickbank,, you might wanna try there, there's a lot of choices and trials you can try..
    hope this one helps..
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  • Profile picture of the author label11
    There many Themes online just seach in google. If you need any design you can contact me I am web designer and I can help you with making theme!
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    • Profile picture of the author DiamondLaneDesigns
      Do you have an online portfolio.
      Originally Posted by label11 View Post

      There many Themes online just seach in google. If you need any design you can contact me I am web designer and I can help you with making theme!
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  • Profile picture of the author maz1207
    Hi, i have been looking for this type of themes too.
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  • Profile picture of the author dataprocessingoutsource
    Yes, guys this is really nice information.
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    • Profile picture of the author megaquests
      Originally Posted by itejsin View Post

      A good theme is Prosense or Click Bumb Theme. Cs4 is also good in my opinion
      Heard of prosense but not click bumb.. thanks ill check it out
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  • Profile picture of the author 1warriorfan
    Thanks for the great info here. I have been using several, CTR and a few others. Now, I have more choices.

    One question I do wonder about though, is the footprint. Should I be concerned about using a known adsense theme on a 100 or more sites ?

    This is why I have used a handful of different themes.

    thanks, in advance for any input.
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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    I like to use more conventional themes so as to keep a less spammy look and have the feel of an authority site. I'll trade a lower CTR for return visitors and long term success any day. That said I use mostly highly customized premium themes, but a good free one is Branford Magazine (there is a premium and free version).

    I can't post links yet but I'll come back when I can with some examples. It's a highly functional theme, I like to use it when we build sites for other people because it is really easy to use and you can control everything through admin instead of code.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Pretty much any theme you buy will be optimized for the search engines. Wordpress is very well designed for search.

    I would get a plugin to handle optimization instead such as Platinum SEO or SEOPressor.
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    • Profile picture of the author DeskCoder
      Originally Posted by Cataclysm1987 View Post

      Pretty much any theme you buy will be optimized for the search engines. Wordpress is very well designed for search.

      I would get a plugin to handle optimization instead such as Platinum SEO or SEOPressor.
      No, this is incredibly incorrect. Not all themes are SEO optimized. Most of them aren't. Most are designed to be pretty, and they sacrifice design for SEO. You really need to be careful which theme you pick because it can and will affect your on page SEO.
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    Heatmap OR Thesis
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  • Profile picture of the author alherabd
    There is a beautiful wordpress theme for google adsense named "busy bee". You can use this wordpress theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author McCoy
    you can try mojo-themes.com
    there's a lot of themes there
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackMetal
    Just test different ads in different positions, and use 1000s of impressions as test data, not just a day or 2.
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  • Profile picture of the author alherabd
    Certainly this is an informative post. It has minimum CTRS. Certainly it would be an helpful post for all
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  • Profile picture of the author turtlep
    I just create a wordpress theme (for adsense), i wonder if it's good enough...

    you can check out the demo here:
    demo.genbutheme.com
    demo.genbutheme.com/go-simple

    i think i'm going to offer this theme on WSO. for $18 or $27, but i need some reviews and suggestion before that.
    any input is appriciated. (and i know how to say thank you..)

    it's advance multipurpose theme, with multiple layout and style..
    tested with google page speed, and the result is awesome (97).
    tons of ad placement, and you disable each for each post/page.

    thx..
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    I'll vote for clickbump
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    Heatmap, CTR theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author chistyle
    I use Artisteer to custom build my wordpress theme's with Templeer addon. Which you can build your template to suit your Adsense Campaign and save alot of money on inflexible wordpress templates.
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  • Profile picture of the author gazzie
    Anyone point me in the direction of a free or inexpensive and secure WP theme that is robust and easy to use and create good looking sites!? I am quite new to WP and not at all techy. And I mean not at all! When I say robust, I have had 3 sites infected with malware and basically had to right them off. Thanks