In this article I’ll cover 10 Google AdSense optimized WordPress themes, give you ideas for earning money from Google AdSense, and show you how to add Google AdSense to your WordPress website.
What is Google AdSense?
Google AdSense is a free service run by Google since 2003 which helps website owners and content providers monetize their content. In other words, it’s a simple way to earn money from advertising through your website and content.
Today, more than 38 million websites on the internet monetize their content with Google AdSense. If you already have a WordPress website and want to generate revenue from it, then google AdSense will help you to do that easily. It allows you to focus on the SEO and earn passive income at the same time. So, Google AdSense can be the right choice for monetizing startups, small online businesses, or even popular websites.
How Much Money Can I Make From Google AdSense?
It highly depends on the visitor’s region, content category, and view count. For example, let's assume you have a WordPress website with visitors from North America. If you write a post (or page) about “food” on your website and it sees 50,000 pageviews per month (by human visitors), then you can expect to earn $5,010 per year with this single post.
Yes! Thousands of dollars with a single WordPress post. Saying that, creating popular content isn't easy, but it's quite possible.
Note: aforementioned numbers are just an estimate; you can earn less or even more from Google AdSense. For another estimate, try the revenue calculator on the Google AdSense official website.
Start Your Advertising Business
In this roundup I will list the best WordPress themes for Google Adsense. Then, I'll give you some quick tips on how to monetize your website using Google AdSense services and WordPress themes. By the end, you will be able to pick a Google AdSense optimized WordPress theme and start your advertising business with more confidence.
Find an AdSense Optimized WordPress Theme
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Now, let's get started and review the best Google AdSense WordPress themes.
Best Blog WordPress Themes for Google AdSense
There are plenty of different ways to create Google AdSense WordPress websites. Every website with high traffic (such as online magazines, news websites, video-sharing platforms, etc) could be an excellent choice for earning money from Google AdSense. In this section I will show you some of the best Google AdSense optimized WordPress themes for your blog, magazine, or news website.
Admania is a Google AdSense optimized theme for your WordPress website. This theme has more than 20 pre-made homepages and 10 different headers you can choose to customize your website.
The Admania WordPress theme also integrates very well with Google AdSense and has exclusive widgets and features for ads.
“Admania is a perfect ad-optimized WordPress theme for the Adsense users and Affiliate Marketers which has exclusively been designed to boost their Ad earnings by increasing the click-through rate (CTR).”
Wise Mag is a simple and elegant WordPress theme for blogs and news websites. The most important thing about this theme is its size. Wise Mag is a lightweight and fast Google Adsense optimized theme for those who want to add many blog posts to their websites.
RedMag is another Google AdSense optimized WordPress theme for magazine websites. RedMag comes with elegant layouts and different pre-built pages. Furthermore, it has some built-in widgets for blog posts and Ads.
CrazyBlog is a professional WordPress theme that is suitable for showing in-article ads and banners. This well-designed theme is completely integrated with the Google AdSense program and comes with 9 demos and a one-click theme installer to help you build and monetize your blog faster.
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Top Video WordPress Themes for Google AdSense
Advertising through videos is an effective way to monetize your WordPress website. So, in addition to advertising through textual content, it's a great idea to add some videos to your website as this makes your website more flexible for the Google AdSense advertising system.
As I mentioned before, Google AdSense advertising can also be used for video-sharing platforms, podcasting websites, and Video Streaming blogs. Let’s look at the best video WordPress themes for Google AdSense.
VidoRev is a perfectly developed WordPress theme for video advertising. the VidoRev theme supports pre-roll video ads and Google interactive video ads. this professional theme is specially integrated for the Google AdSense program and works correctly with all its features.
If you want to create a video website like Youtube, then you should choose this WordPress theme. ViewTube has many awesome features like autoplay on hover, like and dislike, One Click Demo Importer, and more. It is also a good theme for in-article advertising because the sticky left-hand menu helps users to easily find the blog page and explore your website without confusion.
This WordPress theme is designed to use for creating video-based websites like Netflix. Streamlab comes with unique demos and lots of features such as the Elementor plugin and a one-click demo installer to help you create your video advertising business with ease.
VideoTube looks like a video-based version of a simple blog or magazine WordPress theme. It has a simple homepage that shows blog posts and videos on a single screen. Just like the ViewTube WordPress theme, VideoTube is a good choice for those who want to advertise through videos and articles at the same time.
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Other WordPress Themes for Google AdSense
Can I earn money from Google AdSense without creating blog posts and videos?
Yes! Writing blog posts and creating videos aren't the only ways to drive more traffic to your site. You can build a popular website with thousands of visitors with a little creativity and motivation. If you build an online forum, hotel booking, or job search website, and patiently increase the traffic (real traffic) to your site, then you can monetize it with Google AdSense and make money with it.
Forum is a responsive and easy-to-use theme and one of the best Forum WordPress themes on ThemeForest. If you like to build an online forum or already have one, it can be a good idea to monetize it with Google AdSense and make money with it. let's Find more WordPress forum themes in the following articles:
- bbPress10+ Best bbPress Themes for WordPress ForumsAmin A. Kazemi
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Creating a Service finder, a booking website, or a directory site can also be a good idea for earning money from Google AdSense. The Reveal WordPress theme is suitable for all kinds of directory websites, hotel booking sites, etc.
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How to add Google AdSense to WordPress
If you have already built your WordPress website and want to add Google AdSense to it, then you can follow the steps below:
1. Sign-up for a Google AdSense account
The process for creating an account is very simple. You just need to go to the Google AdSense official website and click Get started.
Then you can sign-up for a Google AdSense account using your email address and website URL.
2. Connect Google AdSense to your website
After creating your own Google AdSense account, you can connect it to your website. There are two ways to do that:
- Install the Site kit plugin
- Do it manually
If you don’t want to install a new plugin on your WordPress website, you can copy some codes from your Google AdSense account and replace them in your WordPress theme. but using the plugin is the easier way.
Go ahead and in your WordPress dashboard click Plugins > Add New and search for Google keyword. Then you can install and activate the Site Kit by Google plugin like the screenshot below.
Once you have installed the Google site kit plugin, in the left-hand menu select Site Kit > Settings, and under the CONNECT MORE SERVICES tab, you can see the setup AdSense link. Click on it and connect your Google AdSense account to your website.
3. Wait to get approved
After that, you need to wait for about a couple of hours (it can sometimes take days) to get approved for advertising. Remember, Google will not accept small and low-traffic websites. So before connecting your Google AdSense account to your website (requesting for review), make sure it has enough quality for approval and advertisement.
4. And finally you can insert ads to your WordPress website
In order to insert ads to your website, you need to go back to your Google AdSense account and click Ads > Overview. Then you can see different advertising banners such as display ads, in-feed ads, in-article ads, etc.
To show banners in your pages, select a banner, copy its HTML code and paste it to an HTML block on your site (an HTML widget in your sidebar or an HTML block in your page contents).
Find out more about monetizing WordPress websites with Google AdSense in the following articles:
- WordPressHow to Add Google AdSense to WordPressSajal Soni
- BusinessMaking the Best of Google AdSense in WordPressBarış Ünver
How to Monetize Your Website Without Google AdSense
Are you looking for a way to monetize your website without showing ads on your website? Or you just don’t want to use the Google AdSense program?
But if you don’t want to monetize your website with advertising services, then you can use other ways to earn money with your site. Here is a list of the best ways to monetize your WordPress website without advertising:
- Sell your products online: use the WooCommerce plugin to create an online store and start selling digital or physical products.
- Publish sponsored posts: if you accept sponsored posts, you’ll see many companies will pay you to publish their articles on your website.
- Accept donations from your users: set up an online payment gateway on your website and request donations.
Find more ideas in the following tutorials!
- MonetizationHow to Make Money From a Website (Or Blog) in 2019Brenda Barron
- Income8 Best Ways to Make Passive Income Online in 2017Harry Guinness
Pick a Theme and Build Your Dream Website
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