After getting their Adsense account approved, some WordPress bloggers look for Google Adsense ready themes. If you are one of those, you need to read this article till the end. Undoubtedly, at some point of time, making money blogging becomes a priority for every blogger. This decision/hope of a blogger is not bad, and actually encouraged as he/she deserves it.
But what when the same blogger goes into the extreme conditions of the same, eagerly waiting to increase the digits in the adsense account? This is the time when that blogger invests into Adsense ready themes.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the same. Just to let you know, that the cons would be more than the pros!
1) Higher Click-Through Rate
It Has To Do What It Is Meant For, right? The Adsense ready themes are made to achieve higher CTR (click-through rate) than other themes. These themes have a high range of options to choose from when it comes to the placement of ads.
2) Higher Earnings
Higher earnings depend on many factors apart from the ones provided within Adsense ready themes. Some of these factors are -
- Search Engine Traffic
- Relevancy Of Ads
- Quality Of The Optimization Of The Blog and more…
As I said, the cons are going to be more than the pros -
1) Mind Diversion Of Bloggers
These Adsense ready themes influence the blog owner to put up ads all over the blog. As Google Adsense doesn’t allow more than 3 ads per page, blog owners use different PPC programs or affiliate programs to utilize the big bunch of ad spaces provided with the Adsense ready themes.
2) The Gradual Abundance Of Regular Visitors
This doesn’t happen to many, but some. The overuse of Adsense ready themes eventually ends up regular visitors turning into the opposite. Yes, some regular visitors to your blogs (if adsense ready themes are being used) will gradually start declining as the ads in a huge number annoy the crap out of them.
3) No More Quality
Many bloggers, in the psych of making the most out of the ads, keep on writing more and more posts without spotlighting on the eminence of the posts. This ends up losing the reputation one gained about the quality of the writing.
4) Lack Of Professional Design Elements
The Adsense Ready Themes seem to focus only on, well, the ad spaces. I’ve personally seen many such designs where colors, design, graphics rarely have a take in it and only some are able to customize the themes and design unique graphics for the same.
So What’s The Alternative?
After writing the cons, I personally wouldn’t be giving any alternatives which surely compete the Adsense ready themes, but I’ll be giving a better one! Why not go for Thesis? I’m personally using it and actually delighted to do the same. For example, you can show the ads the way you like and wherever you like! I’m a coding geek, hence I know how to do (what I want to do). If you’re not a coder, why not get a thesis skin which will completely cut down your workload?
The bottomline would be that if you’re willing to be unique or at least different than others, avoid using the Adsense ready themes. BUT, if you’re sure you can use them effectively without annoying your readers, you can try ‘em. But yet, I personally don’t recommend using the Adsense ready themes.