Ever since Google launched AdSense, it’s popularity have only increased. Creating a website where you earn money on AdSense sounds simple, but it does indeed require a lot of work and SEO optimization. I’m sure you are already aware of that since you’re ready to find a theme, so lets get to it.
We have looked at hundreds of free WordPress themes and judged them by following parameters: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Load time (Page speed), Ad Space (widgets where it makes sense to put ads), customization options and lastly design quality. Design can be hard to judge because everyone have different preferences. We will be listing mainly blogging and magazine themes, but also a few business designs, in case that fits your niche better. It’s important to note that all of these themes are free, we are not affiliated with any theme creators beside ourselves of course, SuperbThemes
Best WordPress Magazine Themes for AdSense
Publishable Mag WordPress Theme has a clean and minimalistic newspaper design. It comes with related posts and an “about the author” section which is great for SEO. It’s stats are great on paper, fast load time & good SEO, it also has a nice amount of features. The best part AdSense wise is that you can add advertisment both in the header and in the sidebar.
Bloggist is a minimal and search engine optimized (SEO) responsive blog theme. It’s easy to set up & looks exactly like the screenshot when you install it. The code & design is great, so is the page speed – we recommend this theme for people whos looking for a clean blog design, especially beginners since it’s very easy to set up.
ColorMag is a popular old WordPress theme. The theme has an nice page speed and great SEO optimization. The thing about this theme that makes it unique for AdSense websites is it’s space for advertisment together with the features. The theme is advanced and has a ton of features, so you can spend hours on creating a website that’s perfect for you.
We have choosen to list Noteblog WordPress Theme because of it’s unique elegant design and fast page speed. The theme is mainly created for search engines, which makes a great affiliate / AdSense related theme. There’s different 4 widget areas where you can put your advertisment.
Envo Magazine is a magazine WordPress theme with an advanced design. The best part is that it’s SEO optimized and has a fast loading time, so it’ll give you a good opportunity to rank well in search engines if you optimize it correctly. It also has a big amount of advertisment space, there is almost too much of it, so you can go nuts with filling your website with ads!
NewsPaperly is a free magazine WordPress theme created for news websites. It’s SEO optimized and has a fast page speed together with a great amount of space for advertisment. The design is simple and allows your images to dominate and have the attention. The theme doesn’t require much customization, it looks great out of the box.
xMag WordPress Theme is a minimalistic magazine WordPress theme – It has a ton of features so you can customize most things, which is the best part about the theme. It has space for advertisment in the sidebar and footer. The SEO is optimized nicely. You can pretty much make your website exactly how you want it which is unique for a free theme.
Best WordPress Blogging Themes for AdSense
Journalistic is a great looking blogging theme. It has a good amount of customization so you can personalize your website. It also has a great amount of ad placement options. The theme has an impressive page speed, some tests show load time down to 0.5 seconds. The SEO is great as well. The out of the box is exactly like the demo/screenshot.
MinimalistBlogger is a minimalistic blogging theme as the name indicates. It shows it’s strength in three different areas. First of all it is SEO optimized, secondly it has a great load time. The third area where it’s useful for AdSense purposes is that it has a lot of widget areas where you can put your ads. The theme has more than 7 widget areas split out in the top, bottom and side.
Type is an advanced WordPress webshop, business and blogging theme. It has a lot of customization options, great SEO and a great loading time. The best part of this theme is the customization options, there’s a lot of them so you can spend hours on personalizing your website. Types demo shows how amazing the end result can look.
PersonalBlogily is designed as a trustworthy personal blog. The page speed is great, It’s SEO optimized and has a decent amount of widget areas. It has a ton of customization so you can personalize the theme. The best part is the customization and load time, it loads very quick.
Oblique has a very unique beautiful blog design. It has a lot of great features, so you can customize the theme and give it your own personal touch. The SEO is fully optimized and the page speed is great. It only has one widget area which is a sidebar.
Best WordPress Business Themes for AdSense
OceanWP is a beautiful SEO optimized and feature rich WordPress business and shop theme. It is light weight and have a fast page speed. The most stunning thing about this theme is it’s amount of features, you will find no other theme with the same amount of features as OceanWP.
One Pageily is a good looking business theme with lots of widget options, fast page speed and perfect SEO optimization. The SEO optimization of this theme together with advertisment placement options makes it great for AdSense websites.
Buildr is a business theme with a lot of advertisment placement options. It comes with a companion plugin which unlocks an incredible amount of features so you can create your dream website. The page speed and SEO is optimized as well. This is a great choice when it comes to AdSense business theme.