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Need Advice: WP Theme Local Business

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by enigmaghost, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. enigmaghost

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    I want to ask you guys your opinion on a WP theme for a new lead gen website. Home services niche. Needs to have a perfect seo score, including theme.

    I need stability, fast load, clean code, fully responsive, professional look.

    We are down to Divi vs Genesis, what are your experiences?
     
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    I understand the need for having a fast load time for seo, but how would you determine whether or not a theme has a perfect or poor seo score in the first place?
     
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    Some are saying that having the themes that are heavy on shortcodes are what cause Google to give crawl errors, and do take longer to load the page resources. Some others have mentioned that Google may not be able to read content behind certain elements such as .js like "tabs"

    So things like this make me want to really take time to find a NEAR perfect theme to have the least resistance possible in regards to seo
     
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    I recommend that you go for WP SEO as it is fast, customizable, and comes with lots of bonuses.
     
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    Ok, have you reviewed "Schema" ?
     
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    Are there free ones available? I have been looking online and all of them require payment.
     
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    Yes, but not that good for local seo.
     
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    What do you mean, when you say that a theme is not that good for local SEO? I find it interesting that people are saying that one theme is better then another in SEO, and also, in this case, brings down the statement to not being good at the local level of SEO.

    Really people, get the theme you like AND adjust the on page SEO with the tools out the like SEO plugins and such, don´t say that one theme is better than another, there is not a super SEO theme that handles everything for you, better to get the theme that has the design you like and work on that instead.

    STOP chasing the perfect SEO theme, it does NOT exist without more on-site SEO work from your side.
     
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    Any theme that is worth putting your time into will cost some money. You get what you pay for when it comes to themes. You will want support for your theme.
     
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    Thanks, I guess to be more clear, and to find out if it's a myth or not, the main part of a theme I worry about is the code, I'm no expert, but I've just heard so much about having clean code, and less shortcodes, which would mean less fancy visuals and cool features on the site, which we like to play around with but will discount if these things Hinder our Google search performance.
     
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    I still stand by my statement because my first suggestion was made for Client SEO sites with customization for that type of people. Schema however may be fast and seo friendly, but isn't that good for developing client seo websites. Look into the theme demos yourself and you'll see the difference.
     
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    I know the difference since I have used the themes and used them for clients websites with no problem adjusting them for clients, so I still don´t understand the focus of that a specific theme is not good for local SEO when it is up to you as a developer to adjust that, as you need to do with all themes out there.
     
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    Yes, your right, there are themes that are a mess in how they are coded, and there are themes that are properly coded with the fancy visuals and cool features if you want that. Fewer shortcodes do not have to mean better theme, you can have as many shortcodes as you want as long as it is coded properly since most hosting solutions out there today have some sort of layered cache solution, so with a good web hosts your website render fast and properly anyway.
     
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    I'm not trying to create a debate here. Just in my opinion, SEO WP saves time and creates a professional looking site while schema takes a bit longer to make the site look professional.
     
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    Yes, I understand that, but that was not from the beginning why I reacted to your statement "but not that good for local SEO" as you wrote, how is a theme better or worse in terms of "local SEO" separate from "non-local SEO" in your eyes?
     
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    By my statement "not that good for local SEO" I meant that Schema isn't that good of a theme to create a site to sell local SEO services compared to WP SEO. Again, it's just my opinion and I can back it up with examples of Schema sites and WP SEO sites.
     
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    Ok, then I understand what you were referring to, usually, when people talk about if a theme is good for SEO, they refer to if it is coded in a way that benefits SEO optimization, not designing a website that is good for selling SEO services, since that is a totally different thing .. =)
     
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    In my own opinion, I dont think one theme is better for SEO than the other. What is most important is does the fit into the niche you are into. When that is done, with the right SEO plugin, you can turn the "not so good SEO theme" into an optimized website
     
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    That's what we all discussed in this thread the whole time .. =)