Choosing a good theme is very important as it has a significant impact on overall SEO. In this post, I will explain how to select the best theme for a niche site. Let’s get started.
Niche site owners use WordPress as their content management system. So choosing a good SEO-friendly theme is enough. Nothing else is needed.
Free Blogging Themes:
There are two Most Popular FREE themes that I like most. They are:
Astra and Rishi are the most popular free themes on the market that you can choose as a beginner blogger. I prefer both of them rather than a paid theme. They are highly recommended by me.
Paid Blogging Themes:
To find a good WordPress theme, you can check ThemeForest Here.
Check ThemeForest.net > WordPress Themes > Blog Themes
I am a big fan of Meks. They create great themes, especially for blogging. You can find several blogging themes here. Please check the demo before purchasing the theme.
There are several powerful themes in Maks that you can verify before purchasing any other theme.
Theme by Meks are:
- Voice – The best theme for blogs and the following sites
- Johannes – Personal Blog and Magazine
- Travel – For travel websites
- Feedback – For cool UI blogs
- GridLove – for news and magazine websites
But if you want to choose another theme provider, there are some important options to keep in mind.
- Theme Customization Availability
- User-friendly interface (UI)
- Theme Options Panel
- Properly SEO optimized
- Theme loading speed
- Built-in advertising system
Now I will explain why it is crucial to check the features before purchasing them.
1. Theme Customization Availability:
If you want to design your homepage in a different Style, you have to design your homepage with custom coding unless your theme provides you a homepage customization option. It’s not just about the homepage. There are many essential features that you can customize with only a few clicks. So check the customization features before selecting any theme.
2. User-Friendly Interface (UI):
We’re building websites for users, aren’t we? So the website should have a user-friendly interface. The information on your website should be well-organized and easy to read. Fonts size, color, sidebar, and comment panel all are included in the user interface.
3. Theme Options Panel:
This is a powerful area for changing the various designs and options of your theme. Fewer theme options mean less customization availability. So it’s good for you to have more theme options. It works on the backend of your theme. A simple button on / off can dramatically change the interface of your theme. So it’s good for you to have more theme options.
4. Properly optimizing SEO:
This is the crucial part. If you use a theme from an unverified source, you will probably be happy with the interface, but the HTML source code may not be properly SEO optimized. Please note that OnPage SEO relies on themes. If you use obsolete HTML tags, this can have a very bad impact on SEO. That is why you should use a theme from a reputed company.
5. Theme loading speed:
Your SEO score will improve when your website loads fast. It’s the rule. A theme that does not follow the correct coding format, can load slowly, which is bad for SEO and users. Choose a theme that loads fast.
6. Built-in advertising system:
Choose a theme that has a built-in ads system. It will help you place ads in the appropriate places for more users to interact. At Meks Themes, their theme option has a good advertising system. I don’t have to use any additional plugins to place ads.
If your theme has these options, you’re good to go. Choosing a good theme can help you in many different ways. If you have to edit, you don’t have to spend a lot of time customizing your options.