Free WordPress Themes With Optimized Ad Spaces

In today’s post, we will look at some of the top rated FREE Adsense optimized WordPress themes out there. We have created a similar collection of premium templates that I urge you to read. I have spent hours looking for responsive free themes to be included in this collection that proved challenging. Never the less I have manage to find a few which I hope you will love and use and of course they are all free. If you feel that I have missed any out, please leave us a message in the comments below. If you are looking to start a blog with the aim of earning from advertisement, then I highly recommend you check out the templates below.

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Mag Theme

Mag WordPress Theme

We have been working hard on improving our very popular Mag theme, and it’s due to our recent update why Mag is being featured here. We have created a few optimized advertisement placements base on statistics from Adsense site in my network. Despite Mag being free, we have made it highly customizable giving you the flexibility edit the sidebar width, unlimited colour variation box or full-width display and much more.

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PlayBook

Playbook theme

The playbook is a free magazine style theme created by the Mythemeshop team; this theme also comes with theme option to allow you to edit your site easily. You could use this template for fashion, tech or even for your food blog. Another great feature of this theme is the you get related post option to help increase your page views. Not only that but this theme is Translation ready to help you use in which language you choose.

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Point

Point theme

Point theme is another great choice if your are looking for a high converting free Adsense ready theme. Although this template is free, it is pack with great features you would expect in a premium template. Noteworthy features of this theme are custom widgets, unlimited colour schemes, custom background and much more.

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Portfolio Blog

Portfolio Blog WordPress Theme

Due to the layout of this theme you could insert ads in the sidebar are which should give a great CTR(click through rate). The Portfolio Blog is a great template to create a niche blog overall it looks clean and user-friendly. To be honest, this theme would be best coupled with easy AdSense(free). If you follow my recommendation, you should see a good CTR. Let me know how you get on in the comments below.

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NewsLand

newsland

Newsland is a three column base WordPress theme with several ad placement built-in. The highlights of this templates are featured post slider that helps you promote your most popular articles. Newsland is also WooCommerce ready meaning you can easily integrate an eCommerce store.

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Sight

Sight theme

Sight is a minimalist WordPress theme with beautiful typography that would be suitable for most niches. This template as Google Analytics integrated, theme options and built-in support for social bookmarking.

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Magazino

Magazino-Wordpress-theme

Magazino is an as the name suggest a magazine orientated template that you could use to increase your ad revenue. It upholds all the standard WordPress characteristics like custom menus and widgets. And likewise makes it simple to redo with your particular logo, and you can set the principle color plan to any shade you need with the inherent color picker.

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MH Magazine Lite

MH Magazine Theme

This theme is a lite version meaning the design is pretty much the same as the premium version the theme creators offers. But the lite as fewer features but that should be too much of, and issue because still have a premium looking blog which you can turbocharge with ads insert plugin. Worth mention is that the lite version is not responsive which is a real shame.

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SSMAG Theme

ssmag theme

SSMAG features masonry style homepage with auto resize thumbnails for the best user experience. Also comes with optimized ad spots and social share buttons in the optimal position. This templates also comes with theme options integrated and is also fully responsive. If you want a profession looking theme with optimal ad placement, then I would recommend SSMag. Worth mentioning is the related post to help increase your page views, custom widgets and social share included.

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Boldr Lite

BoldR theme

This theme is like MH magazine that is lite, so some of the features are unavailable unless you get the premium version. It is perfect for tech or design-oriented blogs and creative business websites! The highlight of this theme for me is the wide width layout that allows you to show more above the fold.

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Final Overview of The Best Free Adsense Optimize Themes

I have spent several hours online searching for suitable free WordPress themes that are responsive and is Adsense friendly.  The collection listed above was the best option I could find. But, you can share other fantastic themes you’re using with us in the comment section below and let us know your thoughts and questions as well if any.

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16 Comments
  • The Brooding Atheist
    Posted at 20:32h, 06 April Reply

    Hey, I think you got the wrong link on the Boldr Lite theme. It redirects to the SSMAG page when I click. But all in all great review.

    • Brian H
      Posted at 10:46h, 11 April Reply

      Hi, Thank you very much for pointing out my mistake I have updated the link now.

      Did you find any of theses themes suitable for your project?

      • The Brooding Atheist
        Posted at 18:57h, 11 April Reply

        Not for the one I’m working on right now, but I downloaded a couple of them for future projects, they’re all great.

        • Brian H
          Posted at 08:28h, 13 April Reply

          Thank you for getting back to me, if you find one that is free let me know so that I can test and add it here. Happy to hear you found other use for some of these templates.

          • The Brooding Atheist
            Posted at 05:27h, 24 April

            I’m using the “Hueman” theme – it’s very flexible and it’s free, however I haven’t tested it with Adsense yet. I’ll let you know when they accept my application.

          • Brian H
            Posted at 14:03h, 27 April

            May I also suggest: http://85ideas.com/public-releases/wordpress-theme-mag/.
            I run a few Adsense site personally and have done quite a bit of tweaking and testing over the years which I have tried to implement in our theme. We have a few more ad placements to include, but it’s worth considering.

          • The Brooding Atheist
            Posted at 15:30h, 28 April

            Yep, I tried The Mag, it’s awesome for news sites, great job!

  • srhzaidi
    Posted at 07:24h, 03 May Reply

    Some of these themes don’t seem to have ad spaces. Am I doing something wrong or is this how it is?

    • Brian H
      Posted at 09:29h, 04 May Reply

      Hi Srhzaidi,

      They should all have ad space built in as standard, let me know which theme you are looking at and I can give further advice. It’s also worth checking out this article: http://85ideas.com/plugins/best-google-adsense-wordpress-plugins/ to enhance whatever theme you decide to go with.

      • srhzaidi
        Posted at 07:59h, 07 May Reply

        I was talking about the SSMAG theme and Sight. Both don’t seem to have ad spaces built in.

  • HMGtech
    Posted at 19:55h, 11 July Reply

    Hi I’m planning to build a magazine type theme. But I want to sell ad space on it. I want users to be able to register and login securely and choose what type of ad they want to post (featured home page or side bar ad.) Please advise on how I can achieve that and weather any of the above themes in combo with a plugin can work. Thank in Advanced………

  • Yogesh Shinde
    Posted at 16:02h, 05 August Reply

    I am planning to change my wp theme for http:www.asolopreneur.com soon. I have hueman but its having problem with ads.

  • Vi tinh quan 7
    Posted at 07:58h, 13 November Reply

    Mag look good. I like it

  • Howard
    Posted at 08:34h, 08 December Reply

    Hi
    I love your recommendations. As a beginner, I was wondering if the WordPress default theme 2016 can be used for ads and Adsense space. ( mostly because there are full 2 hour tutorials on this but not many on the above themes, which in fact are a bit nicer) .. any help is appreciated
    Howard

  • Mukesh Mamtora
    Posted at 22:13h, 18 August Reply

    All themes list are Awesome,

    can anybody help me find a good adsense optimized theme for a finance blog?

    Regards
    Mukesh

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