Discussion in 'Mini Sites' started by bensd, Jul 10, 2011.
I quite like the thesis theme. Used by matt cutts. I was experimenting with doing an autoblog on techeblog.co.uk
Of course it depends on what your site is abouit and what features you want.
I find Magazine Basic is fairly adaptable for most things I want
hands down best theme for adsense is Heatmap. it's a premium theme but excellent.
looks great and comes with lots of skins. best thing though is the high adsense CTR.
if you're looking for a basic free theme then check out doshdosh adsense theme.
Try using "EASTERHMT" to get $27 off the normal price on checkout. Not sure if code works as I haven't purchased this theme.
I use whydowork Adsense plugin - its free and you can pretty much adapt it to any template and use it to display adds in many places and control it all from one area.
I have been using http://www.ctrtheme.com/ for a finance site and have a CTR of just over 40% with it. If you decide to use it and are feeling generous pm me and I will send you an affiliate link
Fantastic thread, was looking around for themes like these. I've been contemplating purchasing the 'crttheme' for a while...anyone else had any success with it ?
I'm probably being overcautious, but does anybody think using any of these kinds of theme is risky in terms of meeting Google's Adsense Terms and Conditions? I wonder if any site gets a 40 per cent click thru rate then you might be inviting google to take a closer look at your network of sites.
Had a quick look at CTRtheme. Has some neat features. Like Stephen I would be a little wary of a very high CTR like 40%. Not sure if it may violate Google ToS, but certainly some of the layouts seem to step outside Google's current guidelines (eg more adverts above the fold than text)
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