Google AdSense is a free, simple way for website publishers of all sizes to earn money by displaying targeted Google ads on their websites. It is a CPC (cost-per-click) advertising program that allows publishers to insert a small amount of HTML into their sites and have ads appears that are targeted and relevant to the content of the site.
AdSense also lets you provide Google search to your site and earn money by displaying Google ads on the search results pages. Starting a new account with Google AdSense is one of the easiest ways to start monetizing your blog. While Google AdSense might not make you rich, it’s a simple and useful tool. In fact, it’s usually the first step bloggers typically take to earn an income from their blogs because it is so easy to get started.
Basic Google AdSense tips on how it works:
Choose the type and placement of ad units to be displayed
- Specify where you want ads to appear
- Choose what types of ads can compete for those slots
Highest-paying ads display
- Advertisers bid on your inventory in a real-time auction
- Always shows the highest-paying ad
- Google bills advertisers and ad networks
- Get paid through Google’s reliable payment options
Additional Reading: Learn about Google’s AdSense policies
AdSense WordPress themes:
Regular License: $67
The default design is very basic though the AdSense WordPress theme has lots of options to help you integrate your ads. It automatically integrates ads into the recommended ad positions by Google and blends colors in with the rest of your design. Ads can be rotated to prevent ad blindness. It comes with a 40 page eBook about ‘AdSense Link-Building Secrets’.
Regular License: $67
A feature rich AdSense theme that has as many features as a WordPress framework. It has a whopping 23 widget area to help you insert ads directly into the most profitable areas of your design. Ads can be randomly rotated and it comes packaged with 10 Ultimate Authority Skins and 25 Classic Skins. It can also be used to create review websites and squeeze pages to push traffic to affiliate products.
Single License: $37, Developer License: $67
Socrates is a premium WordPress theme that was created for marketers. It comes with over 200 header designs, a built in affiliate program and ClickBank integration.
4. Blue Grace and Amazing Grace
Blue Grace is a minimum design WordPress AdSense Theme that is optimised for SEO and Google Adsense advertisements. It uses a three column layout and is widget ready too. Amazing Grace is a color variation of Blue Grace. Apart from the color changes, it’s exactly the same design.