Thesis theme seo guide


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Thesis Theme has professional SEO features and will make it easy for your blog to rank well in search engines. Homepage SEO options, Post/Pages SEO options, fixing the Canonical URL issue, controlling archive and indexing (Robots meta) options with clicks and many other features make Thesis theme SEO rich. Thesis theme will help you take your online business to a new level.

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Thesis theme seo guide

  1. 1. Jane Sheeba Ultimate Guide To WordPress Thesis SEOMake the most out of Thesis theme’s SEO features
  2. 2. Jane SheebaT hesis theme is my favourite premium theme. I can talk all day about Thesis theme and its features. I run a handful of websites and initially Istarted all of them with a free theme.It was because of two reasons -1. I thought “Free themes” were OK for my other sites.2. I thought it will be easier with the theme options to check/uncheck boxes and get beautiful changes in funtionalities, rather than customizing the code myself with Thesis.And I was so wrong with both of these thoughts.And then I tried other paid themes hoping that item (2) above will work. I waswrong again.Then I set aside a weekend and changed all my websites to Thesis theme.I’m sure I’m not alone to have experienced the power of Thesis. Why I love Thesis?First of all, Thesis is not a theme, but a framework. This means that you canplug in different styles and functionalities to your website. For instance, youcan use Thesis theme in 10 websites (read “unlimited”), and yet make all those10 websites look unique.Thesis Theme WordPress SEO GuideNow that Thesis theme is mostly known for its SEO features, it is highlyimportant that you know how to use those SEO features to the optimal level.After all, SEO blog traffic is a long term and a reliable traffic. So you shouldabsolutely tap it.Let’s dive in.
  3. 3. Jane SheebaWordPress SEO as easy as breeze with Thesis Theme Homepage SEOThis is the first and the most important thing you should take care ofimmediately after you install Thesis. Go to Thesis > Site Options > HomepageSEO.The values you fill in here with affect the appearance of your blog in searchengines. The image below shows how the homepage SEO details show up inthe search results page (SERPs).
  4. 4. Jane SheebaIt is very important that you use your blog’s name in the home page title (greatif you have your primary keyword in your blog’s name). Your meta descriptionshould be enticing and self-explanatory. It should tell people what your blog isabout. It should be enticing to click through and, as a rule of thumb (orcommon sense?!) it should have your primary keyword.The meta keywords part was popular earlier, but no more after it got misusedby many webmasters. So don’t spend too much time on that. Just fill out 2 or 3keywords. Posts/Pages SEOWhen you write a post or a page, Thesis theme helps you optimize it for searchengines in a professional, yet simple way.
  5. 5. Jane SheebaAll you have to do is you have to enter well a optimized title and descriptionfor your post/page. The Custom title you enter here will be the one that showsup as the title in SERPs.If nothing is entered here, search engines automatically pull up the defaultpost title for SERPs. The thing is, you can make your original post titleentertaining for your readers, and the Thesis theme Custom title to be akeyword optimized one (yet enticing enough to click through). This way youcan please both people and the bots.Take a look at one of my posts below.
  6. 6. Jane Sheeba Original post headline... as seen on the blogThe same post as seen in SERP -And just like homepage SEO meta data, you need to follow the general rules ofthumb to input the SEO values. Thesis theme tells you the number ofcharacters that are good (if you go overboard they will be chopped off inSERPs), and the number of characters you’ve used. Canonical URLsThesis theme just makes it ONE CLICK to enable canonical URL settings. Ifyou keep it ticked, then you can stay away from the duplicate pages issue. It is
  7. 7. Jane Sheebaone of those issues caused by WordPress where the following urls areconsidered as different pages (or in other words pages with duplicate content) can set it here Thesis > Site Options > Canonical URLs Robots MetaI’m not a geek to write in attributes into the Robots meta file. And I hate thosedetails as such. With Thesis theme, all I have to do is, click on the tick box andchoose what I want the search engines to index. That simple. Let’s take a look -
  8. 8. Jane SheebaJust with the click you can choose which pages should not be indexed bysearch engines (Noindex) and which pages should be nofollowed (Nofollow).If you don’t want certain subpages (or category or tag pages) of your blog to beindexed by search engines, that is if you don’t want them to appear in searchresults, then you should click the box next to the corresponding item.Similarly, the nofollow attribute, when clicked, sees that you don’t leak outSEO juice in all pages of your blog unnecessarily. Your tag page, categorypages, day and month archives need not be do followed.
  9. 9. Jane SheebaYou will see how much link juice you can stop from leaking out if you use acategory Navigation bar and/or if you choose to display the primary category(linked to the corresponding category page) of a blog post under its title.Even if it is a link to your own blog’s category page, it is still unwanted linkleak. You can plug in those!You may find these Thesis theme tutorials usefulHow To Add A Custom FaviconCustomizing Archives PageAdding Widgetized Footer5 Must Have CustomizationsAdd Floating Social IconsIf you want your Thesis blog customized/custom designed, I can help you withthat. FYI, Problogging Success is designed by meOr you may try ready-made skins from Thesisawesome.Thesis theme may not be for youIndeed. Not everyone likes Thesis theme. Mainly because, it is not a theme buta framework. It is both a blessing and a curse! Let me explain in more detail.If you are a newbie with absolutely zero coding skills, Thesis theme mightscare you. Why? Because once you install the theme, all you get is a white blogwith blog posts.A fresh installation of thesis theme will just give you a plain and simple blog.The thing is, you can make a unique looking blog out of Thesis theme. So its aclean slate. Whatever you want to write becomes your blog’s design.If you’re a newbie with zero coding knowledge,
  10. 10. Jane Sheeba1. you will have to hire someone to do the coding for you, or2. go for a ready-made skin or3. do the customizations yourself (there are lot of tutorials on the web; also on this blog, see above).Thesis theme uses the hooks which makes it easy for you to customize yourblog in a very elegant way. But this aspect will scare most people. In fact whenI started with Thesis theme, I was so annoyed because I didn’t know how tomake things to work.But I learned a lot of coding (I didn’t want to give up). But this is myperspective. You may not want to learn coding. If so, then you need to beprepared to customize your blog through any of the above mentioned 3 ways!Just wanted to give you a word of warning! Thesis Theme SEO takeawayIf you want to take to a business to a greater level, I’m sure Thesis theme willjust give you the right push in the right direction. Remember, SEO traffic islong term and reliable traffic (I think I said that already when I started).If you are with free themes, its time to quit and get your business real. GetThesis theme now by clicking here.If you have any questions about the Thesis theme, I can help you out. Did you find this useful?If you found this tutorial useful, I highly recommend that you subscribeto Problogging Success’ newsletter to receive exclusive blogging tips forfree (just fill out the sign up form on the top of the sidebar).You will also get two free ebooks – Problogging for newbies & Your guideto better time management.
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