[Resolved] Drastic Adsense CTR Drop After Theme Change (format identical)

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    Michael

    First off, I love GP – it is so easy to work with! Recently I converted a site from an older theme to GP, and made the site layout and ad sizes/positions the same. One day-one with the GP theme, all was well and CTR was normal. But on day two and every day after, CTR dropped about 90%. I have other sites that did not show any change in CTR during this timeframe, so I don’t think it was a coincidental Adsense thing.

    Any idea what I might have missed when I converted the site? I’ve since switched back to my old theme (which is unsupported, my reason for going to GP).

    Thank you.

    #956887
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    The theme itself shouldn’t have any effect on your CTR unless the design/ad placement was different. If there’s no difference to the user clicking your ads, your CTR shouldn’t change.

    Perhaps Google was re-crawling after the theme change? How long did you wait before changing it back?

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    Michael

    Thanks Tom, I only waited a couple of days…probably should have been more patient. I will let things settle down, and will flip the site back to GP. I appreciate your fast response.

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    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    No problem. I can’t see why the theme would make a difference as long as things are set up the exact same.

    Let me know if you notice anything.

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