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Blogging with MFA theme

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dinz, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. dinz

    dinz Junior Member

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    can someone actually show me how should a mfa theme look likes?
     
  2. HustlinHard

    HustlinHard Regular Member

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    here's a link to a theme that I'm currently using called BlueSense:

    HTML:
    http://newwpthemes.net/blue-sense-2/
    and here's an example of a site I'm using it on:

    HTML:
    http://lakers.nbastuff.info/
     
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  3. dinz

    dinz Junior Member

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    anyone else can show me more sample? thanks
     
  4. emgxxg

    emgxxg Registered Member

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    How is the theme working for you so far.

    I would actually recommend you to tweak a certain section in style.css, the basic goal of an MFA needs to be maintained, i guess, so limit the size of the content div and add a scroll bar.

    to put it simply:
    Change this:
    Code:
    #content
    {
      float: left;
      width: 475px;
    }
    
    to:

    Code:
    #content
    {
      float: left;
      height: 885px;
      overflow: auto;
      width: 475px;
    }
    
    Check it out and see if this changes the effectiveness.

    Cheers!!
     
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  5. Tcm9669

    Tcm9669 Regular Member

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    Do people actually click on the adsense ads on your website? How much are you making?
     
  6. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    Blue sense is a pretty good theme. I used it for a while on one of my sites. Found it in the list at Dosh Dosh.
    Code:
    http://www.doshdosh.com/16-adsense-optimized-wordpress-themes-to-maximize-your-contextual-ad-earnings
    I've also had good luck with the "ads minded" and "blix" themes from the same post, although several of my sites are getting switched to the "veryplaintxt" theme with a link unit at the top that looks like a nav bar.
     
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  7. HustlinHard

    HustlinHard Regular Member

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    well that blog is very new, it's only 3 days old, so I can't really comment much. But just from looking at it myself, I can tell that it would be effective. I went through many templates and this one seemed the best, the ads blend in extremely well with the site and everything looks like it belongs (sorta). Plus its extremely hard to click on anything other than ads, haha. I'll let you guys know in a while how it's doing, so far the only traffic I'm getting is a crapload of spiders/feeds/pings etc..

    thanks for the tip emgxxg! I will give that a shot!
     
  8. emgxxg

    emgxxg Registered Member

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    You're welcome buddy! though keep in mind that if you add anything new to the sidebars you can increase the 885px height, the reason I kept it at 885 is because with the current setup it keeps the ads always around hence increasing the probability of clicks if the viewer decides to scroll down on the page.

    Lemme know how it goes whenever you try it out!

    Cheers!!
     
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  9. VinceC

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    blue sense is nice :)..............
     
  10. lozzzer

    lozzzer Regular Member

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    try prosense as well...its looks more professional
     
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  11. HustlinHard

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    that's the whole problem. A lot of people don't understand how an adsense optimized theme works, and what the objective is. You see, you have to make a clear choice as to what you are doing with your blog. Are you making it a beautiful/professional knowledge base, or is your only objective to make money via adsense. If it's the latter, then a theme that looks professional will actually hinder your progress.

    Let me explain, Adsense ads look like shit, they don't fit into a professional looking website. People are immune to those ads. If you want to increase your clickthrough you simply have to make the blog look very similar to the ads in terms of style. Also many people recommend your blog look "ugly" so that the person viewing clicks through faster. Also you want to give them very limited options, other than to click your ad, once they are on your site.

    These reasons above are why the bluesense theme may look like some shitty textbased site from the 90's to the average joe, but we, Internet Marketers, know a little better ;)
     
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  12. dinz

    dinz Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the reply;!

    Msg too short
     
  13. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    Yup. One of the few MMO bloggers I subscribe to has this same philosophy. Make it ugly; you're in it for the search engine traffic, not to make people love it. Cut off all the exits except the ones you want the user to take.

    "WTF, this site sucks. *click*" $$
     
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    kecoaksaru Junior Member

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    If you need more proffesional, custom your own themes, use dreamweaver
     
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    brwipens Regular Member

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    A few nice templates for Adsense I had not seen before. I use Simple Corners on a couple of blogs with good results, but I'm going to try veryplaintext on several I am setting up right now.
     
  16. yeti_racer

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    It's really a nice theme. I shove a 728x15 link unit (AdSense) right at the bottom of the header file. Looks kinda live navigation links if you color it right. Good CTR ;)