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Most SEO Friendly WordPress Themes Of 2017 & Beyond!

In today’s digital world, competition has begun to grow, but SEO has remained unaffected & has been a focal point to optimize the site for search engine.

In simple term, if we try & understand what SEO is, it can be considered as a set of guidelines that can be practiced to make your site more friendly to the search engine in order to rank higher in the searches.

Now, most people hire an extra help just to improve the ranks of their website, but with the SEO friendly WordPress themes, the need of an additional person is no longer required; the best part you will find plenty of Free WordPress Themes out there which you can use.

These WordPress themes have inbuilt SEO ready features to assist you to optimize your site so that search engine can understand it better & in turn rank you higher.

So here we have handpicked few of the top and most SEO Friendly WordPress Themes which you can use for your next venture or site:

SocialNow

SocialNow is probably one of the best WordPress Blog Themes which have multiple layouts; you can check the functionalities of this theme in its premade demos.

With this theme, you will be able to present a well organized & professional website no matter what your niche is!

Credits to its social media sharing options, it lets user share your content on various social platforms & in turn drive traffic to your site which boosts your search engine rankings.

Schema

Claimed as one of the fastest themes in the market, Schema has all the ingredients for an SEO ready theme!

Speed & SEO goes hand in hand, so this theme is reasonably one of the best choices & you can employ this theme for almost any niche.

It is flexible with its features, highly functional & customizable to accommodate all the edits you want to make on your site.

Shoppe

Shoppe is a good looking e-commerce theme & is an ideal option for your e-store.

The theme is developed to sell anything ranging from physical goods to downloadable links.

Using its drag & drop you can quickly set up your site by bringing together all your required elements within no time.

SEO Engine

A dedicated theme for SEO related business & it comes with impressive features to present a unique site for your services.

It helps to target the relevant market with its responsive & retina ready features while displaying your site on almost every screen size.

It comes packed with Visual Composer plugin to help you build your website quickly & you get the plugin for free!

Doberman

Viral content helps you to drive more traffic to your site & this theme brilliantly captures this phenomenon in its framework!

The theme features multiple options to encourage user engagement via social share, social counts, trending posts, popular posts & so on.

And once the visitors land on your site, they can find their way around your site with its smooth navigation.

BloggingBox

Launching a blog is quite a breezy ride with BloggignBox!

The theme is developed for every blog in mind & includes features like three post layout, custom carousel, full-width featured image in individual post page to beautify your content & tempt the readers.

The SEO requirements of being a securely coded & super-fast in loading time are the features that you can tick off from the list.

Featured

Publish a magazine style site using this theme’s robust set of features!

The theme lets you have endless possibilities to design your magazine with its choice of page builder, multiple color & background choices, flexible navigation, a variety of shortcodes & much more!

Capri Pro

An impressive theme for launching an e-store & make the most of your online store.

This theme includes the most popular e-commerce plugin i.e. WooCommerce plugin to enhance the buying experience for the buyers & you don’t have to be a technical genius to be set up your site.

Thanks to its secure coding, it perfectly accommodates an SEO ready structure to help you rank higher in the search engine.

Purpose

Purpose is a full featured & highly functional business theme!

The theme is precisely designed with simplicity in mind & is a perfect choice for beginners, small companies, creative agencies or freelancers as it is easy to set up & offers a lot of features.

It includes various popular plugins i.e. WoOCommerce, Gravity Form, WPML plugins & page builders; all of them are compatible with the theme without harming the SEO readiness of the theme.

Splash

With Splash, you get a site that looks equally impressive on all the screen size it is thrown at; a desktop to a mobile screen.

The theme is built using latest technologies & HTML5 markup & is securely coded to ensure that there is no element slowing your site down.

Also, its inbuilt review system about your post, content & reviews helps to send out the crisp information to the search engine & in turn rank you more prominently.

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Experts Roundup: What Is Google Friendly Design?

Google Friendly Design, Google is the only Search Engine we wanna make them happy.

Many people in the industry spending time to make Google happy.

But wait.

You’re really doing it in a right way? Think about it once.

I’m sharing many posts about SEO with the experiments I’m doing.

I thought why not this time I invite some experts to contribute in telling us that which design is Google Friendly Design or you can say SEO Friendly Design.

Most of you already heard their names before but most of you don’t.

I invited some of the BIG names in the industry!

I sent them the question that:

Which design Google really loves?

Most of them politely answered with their expertise & experiments and some of them didn’t even replied, LOL! 😛

Let’s have a look below, what they answered me?

Don’t forget to tweet:

Experts Revealed: What Is Google Friendly Design?


Tor Refsland – Founder Of Time Management Chef

 

Tor Refsland

Tor is one of the famous personality in the online industry, who have been featured on 158 blogs in 14 months only, some of them are Inc. , Ahrefs etc. He is one of the guy who got award on Top Personal Development Blog. He helps people to manage their times and build productivity on his blog.

When I send him an invitation to my blog, he asked I’ll do that tomorrow and he did that!

So let’s have a look what he answered to the question:

“Google loves responsive website designs that are are clean and SEO friendly.

It is also important that your blog posts are easy for people to read.

Why?

Because it’s all about the user.

If you write a blog post the same way that you write an academic paper, people will will run for the hills.

It’s quite simple.

Google reward websites that people seem to like based on the users / readers behavior.

If your readers actually are clicking on your blog posts and pages, and are sticking around, then guess what?

It’s good for SEO.”


Ryan Biddulph – Founder Of Blogging From Paradise

Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a talented blogger, who is traveling the world from 5 years. Ryan has been featured in 200 blogs like Neil Patel, Forbes and the list goes on. Besides this he is Amazon Ebooks seller and in Amazon he known as Best Selling Author. He is one of the most humble guy I know.

When I asked him this question, he immedietly replied:

“I think Google loves the Paradise Reloaded design 😉 OH OK, that’s mine LOL.

Really though, Google vibes with a clear, clean design because SEO factors in user experience these days.

If you use an easy to read, simple, orderly design you will gain more SEO juice.”

Want to boost traffic, check it out: SEO Friendly Copywriting


Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’ – Founder Of P.V Ariel

Philip Verghese Ariel

Philip is a multi lingual freelance writer, blogger and editor. Basically from Kerala now based at Hyderabad, Telengana State. He also translate articles from English to Malayalam. One of the talented blogger in the industry.

When I asked him, he replied:

“Responsive Web Design (RWD) is the best one Google likes, for that matter, no doubt other platforms like Yahoo, Bing etc, loves this design.
The reason may be RWD sites will give an optimal viewing experience to its various kinds of visitors. Not only that it allows one URL and a single content source to serve multiple devices like Desktops, Laptops, Smartphones etc. In a recent survey conducted by Google says, “More than 82% of the websites leverage this extremely useful method.”


Ali Raza – Founder Of AliRaza.Co

Ali Raza

Ali Raza is an Internet Entrepreneur who convert visitors into customers. Ali is Google and Microsoft advertising professional with many years of experience in Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Blogging. He is working with many brands over the internet. Ali has been featured in many blogs like Matthew Woodward. He had an agency too which is Official Google Partner as well.

When I asked him to answer this question, he replied:

“Google loves User Experience, When You Talk about design, I will talk about User Experience, my advice will be to improve the user experience on your website.

Make things easier for your visitor to browse and navigate. Don’t over do any of the Call to Action because you will end up loosing more so don’t be greedy with it.

I also suggest to do deep inter linking of your articles with each other, a part from search engine love, this can also increase the amount of traffic.

I also feel that there should be a sitemap which gets updated automatically, there are ample of tools in market who can do the job for you.

Lastly I feel, when it comes to design, there’s no perfection, you should always be improving and testing new things. Good luck!


Lorraine Reguly Founder Of Wording Well

Lorraine Reguly

Lorraine is one of the successful expert copywriter in the industry. She do freelancing and writing both. She also help people to become author. She has been featured in many blogs like Problogger etc. Besides this, She is an English Teacher.

When I asked her the question, she replied:

“I actually have no idea which design Google loves, but I DO KNOW that websites should be responsive (be using a responsive theme)!

Having a “responsive” website means that your website is mobile-friendly and looks good on all devices. To test your site, you can use the tools mentioned in this post.”


Minuca Elena – Founder Of Minuca Elena

Minuca Elena

Minuca help people to build their income from zero to thousands. She is nice and humble who always help people around her in the online community. She has been featured in many blogs like Huffington Post etc. She also known as “Blogging Expert”.

When I asked her the question, she replied:

“Google loves blogs that are optimized for mobile. It is also very important to have a site that loads fast. You can check your website’s speed with Google page speed insights. Too many plugins can slow down your site so you should remove the ones that aren’t necessary.

Compress and resize all the images that you use on your blog. You can use a plugin such as Kraken or edit your images in Photoshop before uploading them to your posts.

Ultimately, you are creating the website for your audience. You should keep this in mind when choosing your website’s theme and customizing its design. It should be visually appealing and easy to navigate.”


Hussain Omar – Provide SEO Services At Cost Effective SEO

Hussain Omar

Hussain is experienced SEO Expert, Search Engine Marketer and Blogger. Hussain works with various companies over the years. He has been featured in many blogs like Huffington Post.

When I asked him question, he replied:

“Actually, there is no specific design that Google loves, all you have to do is to have a design that provides the best user experience for your visitors. The Page Load time of that design and Mobile friendliness must be highly considered as Google added them formally to the ranking factors.”

Boost your page load time: The Ultimate Guide On Speeding Up Page Load Time


Himanshu Gupta – Founder Of Blog Rags

Himanshu Gupta

Himanshu is the founder of Blog Rags, he is in industry from the past three years. He is helping many by his articles. He is currently doing Engineering along with his blogs.

Let’s see what he replied:

“A Simplistic One. A design that can be easily be read by the bots. I think a design which is both simple enough to read by both by the reader and Google is the best one.

You can’t totally make a blog’s design which only helpful for Google Bots because at the end readers will help you make money and not Google.

Hope it helps.

Thanks.”


Heena Shah – Provide Services On Click N Join

Heena Shah

Heena is one of the female blogger from India. She is currently providing services regarding SEO, Website Designing, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing etc. She worked with lots of client most of them are from India.

When I asked her, she replied:

“Google has been cautious in giving ranking to the site which are:

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Easy Navigation
  • Clean theme
  • Readable Fonts
  • Page loading is fast
  • Sitemap
  • Schema Markup
  • A good silo Structure.”

Umar Farooq – Founder of EasyAsFart

Umar Farooq

Umar is 21 year old College Dropout who love teaching people. He came to know about the online world in 2014 with passion. He is passionate blogger, freelancer on Fiverr who is level 2 seller. A great and humble guy I know him from his starting days and really he is hard working.

Interesting enough, yeah. Let’s have a look at his answer:

Well.

If you look at EasyAsFart’s design, you’ll see that it’s SUPER simple, it has nice looking fonts that are easy to read and are attractive to the eye. It has Custom Made Thumbnails.

In short, “simplicity” is the key to success.

Don’t overdo anything that’s GOOD. It will get boring or bad if you overdo it, eventually.

ProPakistani, TechJuice, and MangoBaaz are some of the Tech websites that I think have a GREAT looking design that Google appreciates as well.

And yeah, that’s it.

Want to make Google happy? Make your audience happy! 🙂 It’s all about Audience after all. (Bounce Rate = Audience’s Time Spent on Site, Engagement = Audience’s Activity on Your Site) See? It’s all about “Audience.” Make THEM happy, and you’ll make Google happy in the end.


Riyaz Alam – Founder Of Set My Destiny

Riyaz Alam

Riyaz is SEO expert, digital marketer, affiliate marketer and professional blogger.  Riyaz is currently living in India. Besides this, he is teacher who teach students about Digital Marketing etc.

So when I asked him the question, he replied:

Google prefer that websites/blog which are human friendly in design. By each passing day, Google is trying to offer more user friendly and personalized results. So the best design is what as an end user you would love to consume.
To serve better user experience, Google announces an update called “Mobilegaddon” last year in April 21, 2015. The sole purpose of this update was to help mobile user to explore websites more easily. Now, webmasters treat responsive layout as an important factor while planning a new design.
Here are few of the important factors one should consider while developing a website or blog.
1. Responsive Layout
2. User friendly interface
3. Friendly tone in content
4. Easily navigable
5. Fast loading time
6. Clutter free design
7. Easily readable and lovely fonts
Though there could be number of things to consider, I would suggest going natural. Think yourself as the audience while you are designing your website. If you were the actual visitor what would be your expectation.


Robin Khokhar – Founder Of Tricky Enough

Robin Khokhar

Robin Khokhar was doing Job as an Internet Marketer (IM). Later, he decided to fulfill his dreams and he left the Job. He is passionate about Internet Marketing, SEO, Digital Marketing etc.

So when I asked him the question, he answered something unique:

Well according to me design is not a matter for Google on the basis of SEO. What most matters is the user experience of the users of the website. Although we are going to cover the content with ads and some other inappropriate things then Google is not going to love your pages, we might get a penalty from Google.
But I don’t think that SEO friendly design has any concern with the actual SEO.


Ravinder Dande – Founder Of Blogail

Ravinder Dande

Ravinder is a passionate blogger and SEO Expert. He writes on many topics on his blog. He is currently living in Chandigarh, India. He is Graduated computer science student and he is too much interested in Robots 😛 . He is doing blogging from 2015 after reading so much articles over the internet. He know about blogging from 2013 actually.

When I asked the Gem about his answer, the reply was:

Design of any web page is the first thing that readers see on website. It’s structure or layout of site that you make for better user experience. We all try to make our blog look attractive but sometimes we forget about optimization of structure that google index as it is.

So if you are only trying to have cool look for blog and ignoring your readers even when Google take user experience into consideration while updating ranking of your website in SERP then you need to think about “what have you been doing ” again.

Well,

Now I think, you know the importance of ranking so having SEO friendly website is what you should think about before launching your website.

Lets come to the point 😉

From very first day of blogging I only choose clean and responsive blog design.

So once you got responsive design and fast loading design you will start getting good results in just few days.

Wait,

Last but not least , Navigation is equally important in web page as it tells search engine or readers about your most common category and pages on your websites.

In blogosphere, there is so much crowd so you have few second to attract readers with best design and content.

So try to make your blog design very responsive and mobile friendly and let google fall for you :p .


Conclusion

Finally, we learned a lot about SEO Friendly Design by experts and got many good answers from them.

In my opinion, the most loved design by people is loved by Google.

The more you concentrate on User experience (UX), the more you’ll get juicy fruits (Traffic) from Google.

Let’s implement all the above suggestions by experts. 🙂

Stay blessed, Stay same and Happy Blogging!

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The Proven Guide On SEO Friendly Content Writing!

Making SEO Friendly Content is now an issue for beginners, why? because they have to give an awesome content to their visitors and Google bots too.

No doubt, SEO is complicated and one of the biggest problem for beginners is understanding the whole SEO.

According to Copy Blogger “SEO is the most misunderstood topic in Online Marketing.”

But nothing is impossible, If there’s a will; There’s a way!

That’s the reason I’ve decided to write the whole guide on SEO Friendly Content. 

It’s a proven guide on SEO Friendly Content, as this is what I’m doing here.

Let me go to the deep below:

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Content is always prefer as King because without content the blog is nothing. we all know this and read content importance daily on various blogs.

But, we know what makes it king? No we don’t know, the simple answer is Quality of content makes it King. 

If you’re writing content without proper knowledge and it has lot of grammatical mistakes then this type of content never called as “King”.

You have to write quality content in order to get better SERP.

Quality content can boost your rankings from zero to hero.

N.B: The very famous Algorithm of Google is Panda, which is especially created to remove every site with Low Quality content and bring High Quality contents in SERP.

Head over to my whole SEO Guide in order to learn whole and most updated SEO Techniques.

What Is A Quality Content?

A content which is not thin, copied, without grammatical mistakes and full of fruitful information is known as “Quality Content”.

Proper Keyword Research

Doing Proper Keyword Research

Doing Proper Keyword Research. [Image Credits]

If you’re writing content without Proper Keyword Research then I swear you’ll never get lots of Organic Traffic. 

Many of newbies think that doing Proper Keyword Research not impact SERP.

But you know what each and every person who knows SEO is doing Keyword Research before writing the content.

We have to take advantage of Keyword Research to get the loads of Organic Traffic.

If you are not aware of this then you don’t know that how to do Proper Keyword Research?

It’s a whole and big topic, So I prefer you to go MOZ’s guide on Keyword Research which contains each and every step, from beginners to advanced.

First learn Proper Keyword Research before doing anything. It’s a necessary thing for SEO Friendly Content.

Attractive Titles

Example Of Attractive Title

Example Of Attractive Title

Title plays a vital role in SEO Friendly Content. If you have attractive title then visitors more likely to click on your Article.

Here I’m going to give you the popular tips for attractive title:

  • Using numbers: Using numbers in Title make users to click on that as they got to know that you have the 5 or 10 strategies that is working already.
  • Use How-To’s: How to’s always works better, visitors like how to posts rather than others. These are also known as popular search queries.
  • Keep it catchy: A short and accurate title is know as “Catchy Title”. Visitors will get to know what they are searching for.
  • Use tools to make attractive title: There are many tools to get attractive titles, you only have to give them your keyword and they’ll make an attractive title for you. The most awesome tool that I’m using is Potent’s content idea generator. It’s highly user-friendly and easy to use. If you’re beginners you’ll surely understand how to use it and get attractive titles through it.
  • Recently I checked Twelveskip’s post on 100+ Blog Post Title Templates That Grab Attention. So make use of it, you’ll surely get how you can make catchy and attractive title for your next post.

Copied Content Works?

Copying Content Works

Copying Content Works?

Copying content never works, If you’re copying contents then believe me you can not call yourself a blogger.

Let me give you a simple example, You wrote an awesome content which contains every useful information and someone copied that on his/her site.

What will be your feelings then? I know you’ll like what the hell? my hard work got copied, same feelings will come to the person from where you copy the content.

Respect others hard work in order to get respected.

If above example not convinced you yet then let me tell you that Google is 100 times smarter than you.

They have Algorithms to check which content is copied.

If you’re doing this stop now and change your habit from copying to writing content.

Forget the past, think about the future!

Writing Less is Not Working Now!

Writing less in not going to help now!

Writing less in not going to help now!

Long gone a days when we say that 500 words content will work.

You all noticed that things are getting change from time to time. The thing which was of 100$ now it’s for 300$, same in the content.

Now you have to write at least 2000+ words to get better rankings in SERP.

It’s also a way to make visitors into subscribers.

When they see that your content is good and full of information they’re most likely to subscribe to your blog.

If they love that much then they’ll also share it! It’s really a good strategy to engage visitors.

In my previous days, I use to write 1000 words content but I was not getting that much traffic.

I researched on Google this problem and got to know I was doing all things awesome but the only reason was content length.

I was like Ohh! What I’ve did, I’ve just wasted my time! I sold the site and started this site.

From the first day, I promised myself that I’ll write atleast 2000 words content and Alhamdullilah I’m doing this!

You believe or not, it’s working and giving me huge much traffic.

Not getting? Let me give you a solid research by SERPIQ about content length, below I’m attaching the graph of Top 10 Search Results for 20,000+ keywords which is analyzed by SERPIQ in 2012 but it is still worth.

serpiq analyzed top 10 results

Top 10 Results Graph!

This is the best example that Google give importance to Content Length.

If you can write 500 words then why not 2500 words.

Like me, promise yourself and start writing at least 2000 words, I promise you’ll see changes in SERP!

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Adding Images in Content:

Adding Images In Posts

Adding Images In Posts

Are you noticing? I’m adding images where necessary, why? It’s a way to stand out and getting readers attention.

It’s also beneficial for getting better SERP, how? Backlinko analyzed one million Google search results and got to know that “Content with at least one image significantly outperformed content without any images.”

Nowadays many people search Images on Google Image Search, If your image will be there you’ll getting some extra traffic too.

Images are too much beneficial in a reader’s eye as they get attracted by the attractive image, it’s human nature!

Don’t forget the great saying:

You have got that using Images is better but which Image Google loves? The simple answer is Google love images which is unique, SEO friendly and without Copyright.

I want you to check Ankit Singla’s article where he discussed each and every way to make your Images Google optimized.

Start using images where appropriate from now.

N.B: Don’t add too much Images in your content, over limiting of anything can become dangerous!

Adding Videos in Content:

Brian Dean's Backlinko Content Example For Adding Videos In Contents

Brian Dean’s Backlinko Content Example For Adding Videos In Contents

Adding videos in your article is too much beneficial.

Nowadays, people like videos rather than text.

Our new generation is too lazy in reading and they love to watch videos. Why not give them what they love.

They’ll love to share that content and they’ll become your subscriber for sure.

Making video and adding that in your content is beneficial in other sense too like you’re getting a free backlink from high authority Video sharing site, like Youtube, Dailymotion etc. and high authority websites are most likely to rank faster than yours.

Add your post link in the description section from which you’ll get a free backlink and extra traffic.

It’s also a great way to compete with your competitors if they’re not using Videos in their articles.

It’s like I revealed a secret tip for all of you, take benefit from it!

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Well Structured URL:

Well Structured URL Example

Well Structured URL Example

A short and exact keyword match URL is always beneficial for you. Always try to write only main keyword in URL and make it short as much as you can.

Let’s take an example of an Authority blog which is backlinko, I never saw a lengthy URL in their contents/pages, this example is great enough to make you realize that the creepy and lengthy URLs never works.

A short and good URL is not only beneficial for SEO but it’s also beneficial for users to remember URL for coming next time to your site’s content which they read before (when need arises).

Example of a well structured URL is like below:

In this post my title is: “The Proven Guide On SEO Friendly Content Writing!” and my URL is: “http://bornblogger.net/seo-friendly-content/”.

Only put a URL of a keyword you want to rank. This is what I’m using and other Pro Bloggers are using nowadays and getting benefit from it.

Internal Linking:

Internal Linking Example

Internal Linking Example

Internal linking is ranking factor nowadays.

The simple definition of Internal Linking is linking to your old contents on a new content from the same website. They mostly used in Menu/Navigation on a website/blog.

According to MOZ Internal linking is beneficial in three reasons:

  • Internal Linking allow users to navigate a website/blog easily.
  • Internal Linking help in establishing information for the given website.
  • Internal Linking help to spread link juice around websites/blogs.

It can be also reduce Bounce rate, how? The readers will more likely to visit the link you’ve gave to your new content. In this way a visitor will spend more time on your blog/website and your bounce rate will reduce.

It has one more advantage, When they click the link of your old article which you gave to your new article then your Page Views will increase.

As MOZ already said Internal Linking help to spread link juice, it also can be beneficial to get your content indexed from your new content which is not already indexed as Google Bots crawl the whole article along with the links.

You can see in this article I’m Linking to my old articles.

Take advantage of Internal Linking, you’ll surely get benefits and better SERP.

Linking To Other High Authority Website’s Articles:

Example Of Giving Backlinks To High Authority Websites

Example Of Giving Backlinks To High Authority Websites

Nowadays bloggers thinking only Backlinks are important, Backlinks are important I know but linking to other high authority websites is also very important.

Why? It has two major benefits the first is in terms of SEO and the second is you’ll gain trust in users eye about the information you gave is really fruitful.

N.B:  Only link to high authority websites like WikiPedia, Quick Sprout etc. if you link to low authority or spammy websites then Google will surely going to consider your Article as Spam. 

You can see infect in this article I’m linking to others many times because I love to link to other high authority sites.

One more thing, don’t link others if their contents are not related to your blog’s content.

Conclusion

This is all what I’m using to rank my contents in Search Engines. I think this guide will make your content a SEO Friendly Content.

I’m really doing all these things to make my content SEO Friendly Content except Making Video Tutorials.

But I’m gonna do that for sure after sometimes as it’s so helpful.

So what’s your thoughts on my SEO Friendly Content?

Comment below if you have an additional tip so I’ll add here on my SEO Friendly Content Guide.

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