What's a good wp theme for adsense?

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Hail warriors!

Wow, I haven't been on this forums in ages. Anyway, I am slowly getting into IM again, and I decided to start off with some adsense sites (I had some good success with those before life got in the way)

My question is, what would be a good (and free) wordpress theme for adsense?

Back in the day "Bluesense" theme was quite popular (blends the ads into the text, not a lot of distructions from the ads) but it seems the theme hasn't been updated (and the site to which the theme linked fromfooter is no longer online)

Thank you for your suggestions!
#adsense #good #theme
  • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
    Am I allowed to put a download link on the forum?

    I can send you a nice one... If not, I'll find out the name for you...
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Vikus
    I personally love StudioPress's Education theme for AdSense sites. On the homepage, with 2 sidebars, you can run a 250 x 250 block and a 160 x 600 block.Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Incoan
    I use Artisteer, but any other theme that let's you do simple customizations with a few clicks of your mouse button is good.

    It doesn't matter a lot once you learn basics of HTML/CSS (and how to edit a wordpress theme) because you will be able to edit stuff later. (And there will be a lot of stuff to edit later on.)

    I just set the colors for the theme in the Artisteer, set basic options, and then manually customize the theme to make it better. (add navigation, hardcode Adsense script into specific places, make conditional ad placements in theme editing, etc.)

    That's basically it. See? I didn't even use an affiliate link .
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  • Profile picture of the author Droopy Dawg
    Use the Twenty Eleven template, and replace the header image with a "leaderboard" ad.. I promise you your CTR will go thru the roof. You won't need any other ads on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author tlp
      Originally Posted by Droopy Dawg View Post

      Use the Twenty Eleven template, and replace the header image with a "leaderboard" ad.. I promise you your CTR will go thru the roof. You won't need any other ads on your site.

      How do i do this ? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author J smith
    I should've been more clear

    I can't code anything, and I can't really edit a wp theme. So I need an out of the box theme that will do it all for me.

    So the twenty-eleven theme is out (no idea how to put an adsense ad in the header) and making my own own theme with artisteer is out to an extend (I'd prefer a theme where ads have already been placed and all I have to do is insert my adsense #)

    That education theme looked decent, but again, I'd like a theme with adsense code already pre-built into it.

    What would happen if I tried to run a theme that was made in wp version 2.7 or so in the current version of wp?
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    • Profile picture of the author bigcaveman
      Pick a very simple wordpress theme. Pick one that does not distract the searcher and makes them focus on your adsense links.

      There are a million free themes that will do the job. It is kind of funny, but the ugliest themes often have the highest conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author donkiston
    Prosense and heat map are top class theme of word press for making money from Google adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author depil
    Wow thanks for sharing nice information , thnks
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  • Profile picture of the author gahirsh
    You may also wish to look at Scott Blanchard's clickbumpengine solution.

    I recently purchased and am currently playing with it, solid product to say the least.
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  • I use heat map theme for adsense blogs . But this is not free and i also don't think that their is any free good theme for adsense
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    • Profile picture of the author J smith
      Hey guys, thanks for your help. A few questions though, when you buy a theme from ctr-themes is it for unlimited domains or just 1? They never clarify it.

      Heat map looks very nice, though I'd proly try something free first, so I can see if I can rank my sites, and buy it then.

      Also, VinnyBock can you link a .zip file for the heat map like that? Or is that a different heat map then the heatmap theme that comes up first when you search on google?
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  • Profile picture of the author SalahStudios
    Honestly I haven't come across any free AdSense theme thats worth it's salt, heck most of the paid ones suck too. You'll proably be better off finding a good looking free theme that works with your niche and customizing ad positioning yourself (or outsourcing for a few bucks on Fiverr).

    Plus since every site/niche is different you will likely have to customize the theme anyway, even if its a paid "Made for AdSense" theme. I always see better results with a customized theme that was designed around the specific content/audience/function of the site in question.

    I'm actually selling one of my sites that uses a highly customized version of a theme I created for some of my furniture niche sites. If your getting into any furniture based niches you can check it out at http://flippa.com/2656607 to get some ideas as this layout works very well for me.

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    • Profile picture of the author MrWonton
      Originally Posted by SalahStudios View Post

      I'm actually selling one of my sites that uses a highly customized version of a theme I created for some of my furniture niche sites. If your getting into any furniture based niches you can check it out at http://flippa.com/2656607 to get some ideas as this layout works very well for me.

      Wow, that's really great ad integration. I imagine your CTR is huge with that site.
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      • Profile picture of the author SalahStudios
        Originally Posted by MrWonton View Post

        Wow, that's really great ad integration. I imagine your CTR is huge with that site.
        Thanks (and yeah the CTR rocks ). Though heavy customization can be time consuming and/or expensive its totally worth it in the long haul.
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    • Profile picture of the author servent1
      Originally Posted by SalahStudios View Post

      Honestly I haven't come across any free AdSense theme thats worth it's salt, heck most of the paid ones suck too. You'll proably be better off finding a good looking free theme that works with your niche and customizing ad positioning yourself (or outsourcing for a few bucks on Fiverr).

      Plus since every site/niche is different you will likely have to customize the theme anyway, even if its a paid "Made for AdSense" theme. I always see better results with a customized theme that was designed around the specific content/audience/function of the site in question.

      I'm actually selling one of my sites that uses a highly customized version of a theme I created for some of my furniture niche sites. If your getting into any furniture based niches you can check it out at http://flippa.com/2656607 to get some ideas as this layout works very well for me.

      Nice looking site! If you don't mind sharing how did you find that theme and what did you pay to customize it?

      THanks ahead of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenwaldo
    I'll throw in a second for the ClickBump Engine. That is a rock solid product, and it's so much more than just the way it looks. It's fast, versatile, and has a great admin-backend. Plus some of his extra premium themes are really stellar. I love and have used his 'ReviewSite' theme on multiple adsense sites and gotten very respectable CTR (~6%).

    Not only is the Clickbump Engine great, but Scott (developer) is an absolute stand-up guy. Great support, and really loves what he does (at least, seems that way from my end). His other products are great, too. I remember when the ClickBump theme first came out and I jumped on it fairly early...It's come a looooong way, and only getting better.

    No, this is not a sponsored post or anything like that, and I'm not offering you an affiliate link (ahem, post #3). Scott has offered me wonderful, attentive support enough times that I'd feel bad if I didn't chime in here.

    When I was starting out I also used the Flexibility theme which is also really good. I tried CTR theme as well, and it's pretty good. Simple, easy to setup and delivers decent clicks...Although I confess I stopped using it after a couple months cause I felt like the ads were a bit overbearing; I don't want to look like I'm building MFA sites. =/

    Anyways, hope you find what you're looking for!

    - Stephen
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    • Profile picture of the author JettH
      simple
      cheap
      works

      adsense maximizer theme from advancedautoblogging dot info
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    • Profile picture of the author clickbump
      Originally Posted by stephenwaldo View Post

      I'll throw in a second for the ClickBump Engine. That is a rock solid product, and it's so much more than just the way it looks. It's fast, versatile, and has a great admin-backend. Plus some of his extra premium themes are really stellar. I love and have used his 'ReviewSite' theme on multiple adsense sites and gotten very respectable CTR (~6%).

      Not only is the Clickbump Engine great, but Scott (developer) is an absolute stand-up guy. Great support, and really loves what he does (at least, seems that way from my end). His other products are great, too. I remember when the ClickBump theme first came out and I jumped on it fairly early...It's come a looooong way, and only getting better.

      No, this is not a sponsored post or anything like that, and I'm not offering you an affiliate link (ahem, post #3). Scott has offered me wonderful, attentive support enough times that I'd feel bad if I didn't chime in here.

      When I was starting out I also used the Flexibility theme which is also really good. I tried CTR theme as well, and it's pretty good. Simple, easy to setup and delivers decent clicks...Although I confess I stopped using it after a couple months cause I felt like the ads were a bit overbearing; I don't want to look like I'm building MFA sites. =/

      Anyways, hope you find what you're looking for!

      - Stephen
      Wow, thanks Stephen. I really appreciate the kind words.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrWonton
    I'm in the process of redesigning my main money site. Trying to find lots of precedents, and yours is definitely inspiring. Then its a case of finding a coder thats up to the task of converting my PSD.

    It is time consuming, and can be expensive, but with elevated ad earnings it pays for itself in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Clickbump pure and simple

    47 bucks for the theme(s) and I also got the jumpstart Pro engine and the SEO
    add on I think I Paid 17 bucks

    Not free nope, but is it worth it? you bet
    its like nothing you have ever seen

    and you can put it on all your sites for no additional fee. (some places with stuff like this like to charge you per site)
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  • Profile picture of the author KuanYew
    i use Canvas from WooThemes, very flexible, go check it out
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    • Profile picture of the author Jacko
      For WordPress themes I know Bluesense and
      Flexibility are very free and popular.

      Clickbump is another alternative.
      Paid, but it is worth the price.
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