Adsense optimized wordpress themes

by Dana_W
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Anyone have any recommendations for attractive, adsense optimized wordpress themes? They can be paid or free. Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Recommendations...anyone?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill D-G
    CTR Theme. It's simple & elegant. It's what I use.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheFBGuy
      Originally Posted by Bill D-G View Post

      CTR Theme. It's simple & elegant. It's what I use.
      Please get rid of your affiliate link, lol... not allowed.

      Edit:

      But yes either one of the following (do a Google search to find the sites):

      ClickBump Theme
      Slick Adsense Theme
      CTR Theme
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      • Profile picture of the author Bill D-G
        Originally Posted by TheFBGuy View Post

        Please get rid of your affiliate link, lol... not allowed.

        Edit:

        But yes either one of the following (do a Google search to find the sites):

        ClickBump Theme
        Slick Adsense Theme
        CTR Theme
        I've fixed it. So I can put affiliate links in my sig but not in the main body?
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        • Profile picture of the author mkl3377
          Originally Posted by Bill D-G View Post

          I've fixed it. So I can put affiliate links in my sig but not in the main body?
          no Aff link anywhere. NOT allowed. you can only link your own service or product.
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          • Profile picture of the author Bill D-G
            Originally Posted by mkl3377 View Post

            no Aff link anywhere. NOT allowed. you can only link your own service or product.
            That's good to know. I will adjust my sig.
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  • Profile picture of the author xylement
    So far my best performing was still CTR Theme as they have the ads rotator function where all ads will be in different pages on each refresh. This helps a lot, especially to prevent banner blindess.
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  • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
    My vote is for CTR Theme as well. I've been having good success with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Thank you guys! Is it easy to have my designer put my own header/banner on there? (The CTR site, that is?)

    I do like the idea of rotating ads - sounds as if it could help a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
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    • Profile picture of the author rinor81
      Hello friends,

      I look to build some AdSense sites myself so thank you since this info helped me as well. My strategy is not brilliant or new but I want to upload some AdSense sites on the more "costly" niches....so far I make around $10 a day and that is from affiliate sites that have AdSense ads there as well.

      My question is - Is it realistic making $50-$100 per day from AdSense sites? I know of people who make this amount and more....I know it depends on traffic and niche and CTR but still, do you think from 3-5 sites it is possible to make around $50 a day using these themes you've mentioned with AdSense sites?

      Thank you!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
        Yes, it's possible, I've made $10 to $15 a day from one adsense site that I filled up with good articles and then left alone. (Then I sold it after a couple of years). Completely passive income. My experience is that you need to fill up your website with high quality, well written articles in order to succeed with your adsense. And then you need to get traffic to that site, which is the big challenge.

        Originally Posted by rinor81 View Post

        Hello friends,

        I look to build some AdSense sites myself so thank you since this info helped me as well. My strategy is not brilliant or new but I want to upload some AdSense sites on the more "costly" niches....so far I make around $10 a day and that is from affiliate sites that have AdSense ads there as well.

        My question is - Is it realistic making $50-$100 per day from AdSense sites? I know of people who make this amount and more....I know it depends on traffic and niche and CTR but still, do you think from 3-5 sites it is possible to make around $50 a day using these themes you've mentioned with AdSense sites?

        Thank you!
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        • Profile picture of the author rinor81
          Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

          Yes, it's possible, I've made $10 to $15 a day from one adsense site that I filled up with good articles and then left alone. (Then I sold it after a couple of years). Completely passive income. My experience is that you need to fill up your website with high quality, well written articles in order to succeed with your adsense. And then you need to get traffic to that site, which is the big challenge.
          My plan is to upload sites purely for AdSense in niches which the CPC there is high enough so it will be worth it and basically try to make money from AdSense as well using several sites which I'll be promoting and adding content to as well from time to time...

          Think it's possible or are all those niches too hard/competitive?

          Thanks,
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          • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
            Originally Posted by rinor81 View Post

            My plan is to upload sites purely for AdSense in niches which the CPC there is high enough so it will be worth it and basically try to make money from AdSense as well using several sites which I'll be promoting and adding content to as well from time to time...

            Think it's possible or are all those niches too hard/competitive?

            Thanks,
            I think it's harder than it used to be. I did that years ago; when I tried it again this year (doing sites purely for adsense without creating a real website and building a relationship with my audience) it didn't work. Try it with a few sites, and see what happens, before knocking yourself out with dozens or hundreds of sites.
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        • Profile picture of the author alvischan88
          Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

          Yes, it's possible, I've made $10 to $15 a day from one adsense site that I filled up with good articles and then left alone. (Then I sold it after a couple of years). Completely passive income. My experience is that you need to fill up your website with high quality, well written articles in order to succeed with your adsense. And then you need to get traffic to that site, which is the big challenge.
          how do you bring your traffic ? SEO or ... ?
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          • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
            Originally Posted by alvischan88 View Post

            how do you bring your traffic ? SEO or ... ?
            I USED to be able to drive traffic using ezinearticles, but I found, especially after the Google Panda update, that it completely stopped working for me. Now I drive traffic by putting good blog posts on my blog and tweeting links to it, and interacting with people a lot on social media sites. I also have a wordpress site, which seems to help with SEO. I use the all-in-one SEO plugin.

            I've never used gray hat link-building methods because I was afraid of getting banned by Google. I'm not that sophisticated at SEO, but I make up for it by being a good writer and figuring out what headlines and article subjects tend to get retweeted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clayton Rice
    CTR Theme has worked well for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author PHDLover
    CTRTheme and Heatmap is good. You can also try CTRBlitz WP Theme from HighCTRTheme.com
    Here's the demo : CTRBlitz Demo
    There's an option panel on Add New Post page where you can set the placement of Adsense ads for each post.
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    • I use CTR Theme as many suggested. It's great for getting more Adsense clicks by visitors.
      Otherwise the top can be got with interesting contents, because more time you dedicate to your writings, more you will get in exchange by your visitors.

      See you,
      Alessandro Zamboni
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    • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
      Originally Posted by PHDLover View Post

      CTRTheme and Heatmap is good. You can also try CTRBlitz WP Theme from HighCTRTheme.com
      Here's the demo : CTRBlitz Demo
      There's an option panel on Add New Post page where you can set the placement of Adsense ads for each post.
      That is actually a very nice looking site! CTRBlitz, that is.
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      • Profile picture of the author itsnaveenreddy
        Dana,

        What is the niche of your site you are looking the adsense theme for?
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        • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
          Originally Posted by itsnaveenreddy View Post

          Dana,

          What is the niche of your site you are looking the adsense theme for?
          Right now, for my press release site and for a social media marketing site. But I'd like to regularly roll out sites where I put adsense, in various niches. Does the niche make a difference as to what layout works best?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Hart
    I've been looking into these adsense themes myself recently and have come up with the list everyone has been mentioning above.

    My question is, do these themes leave footprints??

    I know there are a lot of marketers that create great adsense compliant websites but there are also tons who create wafer thin crappy MFA sites and are using these themes. If there is a footprint Google could label all sites using the theme as MFA sites.

    So, are there any footprints to speak of?? Are people seeing great ranking success using these themes?

    @Dana I know this question will help you too as I know the quality of your work and it would be a real shame if you create a website with high quality content to only have it labeled as MFA spam by the SE's because of the fact that the theme you chose leaves an obvious foot print.

    Food for thought??

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
      Good question. That had not even occurred to me. I'm not sure how you'd know.

      Originally Posted by Andy Hart View Post

      I've been looking into these adsense themes myself recently and have come up with the list everyone has been mentioning above.

      My question is, do these themes leave footprints??

      I know there are a lot of marketers that create great adsense compliant websites but there are also tons who create wafer thin crappy MFA sites and are using these themes. If there is a footprint Google could label all sites using the theme as MFA sites.

      So, are there any footprints to speak of?? Are people seeing great ranking success using these themes?

      @Dana I know this question will help you too as I know the quality of your work and it would be a real shame if you create a website with high quality content to only have it labeled as MFA spam by the SE's because of the fact that the theme you chose leaves an obvious foot print.

      Food for thought??

      Thanks
      Andy
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  • Sorry to break it to you but there is no such thing as an Adsense Optimized Theme.

    You can place Ads in ANY theme that will pull results as well or better than any theme claiming to be so.

    Example: I use a template on one site that has a 5+% click through rate. The EXACT SAME THEME and colors in a different niche pulls sub 1%.

    Think about that for a moment. If it were the "Theme" that was making the click through rate then I would expect similar results on both sites.

    I've been using Adsense since 2003 when if first came out over a network of sites. I've tested the he)) out of it using Jon Legers Adsense Gold before Google made it so it would no longer work. I've had millions of impressions.

    But if you think the theme matters then go ahead and buy one.

    The reality is the Theme is nothing more than a container and what matters is colors, placement, user intentions, and your own ability to find niches that work.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
      When I say, adsense optimized theme - it's clear that adsense does better in some locations on a website than on other locations. I am looking for themes that are already laid out in such a way that the adsense ads will appear in the best performing locations.

      I know that other things will also affect adsense click rates - such as quality of writing, the niche you're in, etc. But I do believe that the location and layout of the Google adsense also makes a difference.

      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      Sorry to break it to you but there is no such thing as an Adsense Optimized Theme.

      You can place Ads in ANY theme that will pull results as well or better than any theme claiming to be so.

      Example: I use a template on one site that has a 5+% click through rate. The EXACT SAME THEME and colors in a different niche pulls sub 1%.

      Think about that for a moment. If it were the "Theme" that was making the click through rate then I would expect similar results on both sites.

      I've been using Adsense since 2003 when if first came out over a network of sites. I've tested the he)) out of it using Jon Legers Adsense Gold before Google made it so it would no longer work. I've had millions of impressions.

      But if you think the theme matters then go ahead and buy one.

      The reality is the Theme is nothing more than a container and what matters is colors, placement, user intentions, and your own ability to find niches that work.

      Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    CTR theme is the best one. But the seller has been stopped selling at warrior. Support also not good in these days. Don't know the reason!
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  • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
    Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

    Anyone have any recommendations for attractive, adsense optimized wordpress themes? They can be paid or free. Thanks in advance!
    Hi Dana,

    in my experienced what works very well are:

    - CTR Theme
    - ClickBump
    - HeatMap

    Not free but worth it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    I see that someone mentioned that CTRtheme is not offering good customer service these days - is anyone else finding that to be true?
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    • Profile picture of the author kevinm777
      Support is a problem with CTR Theme, check out the thread on the W. I was having trouble with ads showing on my sites with CTR Theme.




      Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

      I see that someone mentioned that CTRtheme is not offering good customer service these days - is anyone else finding that to be true?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
      Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

      I see that someone mentioned that CTRtheme is not offering good customer service these days - is anyone else finding that to be true?
      Yes, Seller has closed WSO. He is not responding for emails
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    • Profile picture of the author servent1
      Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

      I see that someone mentioned that CTRtheme is not offering good customer service these days - is anyone else finding that to be true?
      Yes, I emailed them 3 times regarding a pre-sales question and no answer! Hmmmm. Maybe support will be extinct in the future. But it's on my top 3 and they are:
      ctr theme
      clickbump and heatmaptheme
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    The thing with Adsense is trial and error, then again folks do seem to have some progress with the Bluesense theme
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  • Profile picture of the author drvosjeca
    im willing to make you a theme, which will be seo friendly and will have ad rotation options...
    let me know if you are interested
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  • Profile picture of the author Blu
    Yes other forums had some of the same comment. I've posted a few times on the support page and haven't heard a thing. Found some additional comments that CTR Theme was for sell on Flippa. Haven't check out that comment myself.
    Has anyone else aware of this?

    Blu
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    • Profile picture of the author bitriot
      I sort of agree with the people saying that the "adense optimized" claim is sort of over-stated.

      There are obviously specific positioning that perform the best but it isn't hard to implement these positions on any site. It is more important to choose a theme you like and that you can easily work with. I prefer heatmap theme but that is because I am familiar with it and can get sites up FAST.

      I mean, if there truly was a "best" optimized position for adsense, why would all of the optimized themes offer a million different adsense placements?
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    • Profile picture of the author servent1
      Originally Posted by JawadAshraf View Post

      The best CTR Adsense theme is Bluesense, it's available for Wordpress and blogger as well now for free. Just give a quick search in Google and you will find plenty of download links. Hope it will help.

      Update: You can see it live on my Sig site, then decide about it yourself.
      how is your CTR? I checked out your SIG>
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    • Profile picture of the author servent1
      Originally Posted by Daniel Wilson View Post

      What about BlueSense? I still use it on some of my pages and works like a charm. It lacks the looks tho.
      Maybe that is why it works good? I heard about making the copy not to great or complete that way they get bored and click on the adsense!
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  • Profile picture of the author CustomDevo
    I recommend Atahualpa theme. You can easily create any layout you want with it. It has wide range of stuff you can customize via there theme option without have to touching a single code.

    You can just research ctr theme layouts and create similar one with atahualpha.

    Did I mention that it's free?
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    Clickbump Engine FTW!
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