In SEO for WordPress post I mentioned that Thesis theme (Aff Link) for WordPress is the best WordPress Theme. At that time it was based on my experience and not based on facts but today I have the data to show results and impact of thesis on my blog and help you understand why thesis theme is being used on more than 40,000 blogs Worldwide.
The SEO Impact of Thesis Theme
February 12 2012 is when I rolled out new Design on my Technical Analysis Blog. The new design is based on Thesis framework and Google Organic traffic is up by 30%. Remember it's not even a complete month as of today when I implemented the new design.
Note: There are very little changes done to the actual design elements on the blog. Thesis theme has been designed to look similar to my old theme with slight changes like removal of carousel from the home page and other such minor changes on the home page but posts pages have the same content and design as the earlier design.
Why Thesis is so good in SEO?
If you are using Thesis theme, you don't need to use any other SEO plugin for WordPress because it has lot more to offer than any other SEO plugin adds to your blog. Let me share few things that Thesis adds more than those SEO plugins to WordPress.
1. SEO for Posts
Any SEO plugin provides you with the options for Title, Meta Keywords, Meta description but Thesis is one step ahead of such plugins. It gives you the option to make your Read More link text customizable, which means you can make your anchor text from the home page, category page and tags pages to your post better than "Read More" Anchor text giving you more benefits for SEO.
2. SEO for Category Pages
SEO plugins allow you to make your category pages noindex because those pages are nothing but links to other posts in your blog but Thesis Theme has other options as well. Introductory content for your category pages. Instead of just list of posts in the category pages you can add content to it and make it more SEO friendly as well as user friendly by letting your user know what to expect from this category of articles. It helps in SEO because Google wants to send people to the information pages and not to a list of links pages in your category. You can turn your category pages into resource pages with Thesis theme.
All my blogs are now on Thesis Themes and I think it is the best choice I made for my blogs. I also recommend the same to other bloggers as well.
Do you use Thesis theme for your blog? Share your views in comments below.