View Poll Results: More money with ugly or attractive theme

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  • Ugly/plain theme makes more money

    6 40.00%
  • Attractive theme makes more money

    1 6.67%
  • Doesn't matter

    8 53.33%
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Thread: Opinion: More Money with Ugly Theme?

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    I think the template doesn't really matter that much. It is more like the ad placement what matters. And of cource it depends on the visitors too. They are the ones clicking the ads after all.

    If you are trying to get subscribers to your email list. The best place to put the form, is in the top right, above the fold.

    But again. If your website looks like piece of shit, and is full of blinking awful looking pictures. No one is going to stay in your website more than few seconds.

    So. If I had to choose good, or ugly looking. I would definately go for good lookin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desan View Post
    I think the template doesn't really matter that much. It is more like the ad placement what matters. And of cource it depends on the visitors too. They are the ones clicking the ads after all.

    If you are trying to get subscribers to your email list. The best place to put the form, is in the top right, above the fold.

    But again. If your website looks like piece of shit, and is full of blinking awful looking pictures. No one is going to stay in your website more than few seconds.

    So. If I had to choose good, or ugly looking. I would definately go for good lookin.
    At the top right.. may be, but I prefer just doing it in the middle of the page
    Like here: Study French, English online! (with big banner)

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    I have always liked beautiful themes. but in terms of getting a theme with good CTR, it will make your theme not look beautiful.

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    A couple of things not yet mentioned in this thread

    - if your site looks MFA it is much harder to attract natural links, so for high earnings now you might be paying a price in future traffic and earnings

    - for certain affiliate products a site needs to look good. If I'm trying to sell vacations it needs to be a site that people look at and think they can trust, which won't be the case if its covered with banners and adsense

    Cheers

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    I don't think I really have a vote because I cannot make any money from AdSense to save my life. My guess is that the ugliness of the theme has nothing to do with it. Rather, it's more your placement on the theme (which has been mentioned, but I wanted everyone to know I suck at AdSense placement).

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    Perhaps I should add that "Grizzly" at Make Money Online has said several times that he has the most success with ugly blogs that people want to click away from quickly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Stavros View Post
    Perhaps I should add that "Grizzly" at Make Money Online has said several times that he has the most success with ugly blogs that people want to click away from quickly...
    Cum hoc ergo propter hoc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Quite right. We know that he has several ugly sites and that he claims to make a decent amount of money from them, but we don't know how much he would (not) earn if they were beautiful sites instead.

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    I don't think it matters if its ugly...as long as its not too ugly to scare people away and/or turn them off. What is important is that its easy to use and not confusing. If its not easy to use, people will get frustrated and seek their information elsewhere. There should be an easy, obvious way to contact you and find your phone number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    templates which produce good CTR tend to be ugly.
    This is so true

    /me acts innocent.

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