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What theme to use for a SPORTS authority website?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cheekykent, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. cheekykent

    cheekykent Regular Member

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    Something responsive, that is able to have a forum, user engaging, planning to monetize through affiliate trip booking. Any suggestions?
     
  2. cheekykent

    cheekykent Regular Member

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    any input would be much appreciated
     
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    Just go to Google and type wordpress sports themes.

    Plenty to chose from ;)
     
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    Well for an "authority" site, then a unique one, meaning one you have had developed.
     
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    Personally I'd do the exact opposite from this, and here's why;

    First of all you're less likely to find a competitor using 'your' theme. If you're going to download a theme (or even worse, 'steal it' by downloading it for free) you have to realize that anybody with lets say $70 could do the same. This might look like a small point, but it is far from it. People might land on your competitors site, think you have changed names - or simply prefer their content above yours and you lose a visitor.

    From my experience 'molding' certain concepts into non-related themes works like a charm. You're very likely to end up with a unique theme that any competitor will chose, we see why in VivaHost's post. I recently finished a webdesign based on a Garage theme from ThemeForest, which I've used for a phone repair shop. Got great compliments due to its uniqueness and the userflow is perfect, they're getting lots of orders already.

    Of course looking at sports themes to get an idea is a thing you can do, but try to be as unique as you can and make your site a brand that people won't forget. The best thing you can do is to design a site from scratch, but it depends if that'll fit within your budget.
     
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  6. cheekykent

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    well I spent $800 on a proper domain so I am not looking to any corners. just looking for tips on how to invest further properly.
     
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    sports theme : have categories for sports types ,and have a nice forum design
     
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    If you paid that kind of cash for a catchy domain name, refrain yourself from anything related to pre-built themes. Do some digging in your (business) circle and find a reputable webdesigner (company) that could help you out. Make sure you have personal contact with them, it'll improve the process overall.
     
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    Try themeforest x. You can customize it in so many ways and the price is just so cheap.
     
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    catchy and 16 years old, also PR4 :) any recommendations would also be greatly appreciated!
     
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    btw I also want to find something that isnt too hard to make changes to as well as daily usage
     
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    can anyone suggest someone on here?
     
  13. cheekykent

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    still looking for a quality designer
     
  14. cheekykent

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    can someone recommend me a designer that knows what they are doing?
     
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    You can try for wordpress themes. Go to Google and search for wordpress sports theme and choose the best one.
     
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    are there themes that I can add a forum and then an e commerce shop to later on?
     
  17. cheekykent

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    ....please respond
     
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    I'm not sure who to recommend on here, as said I'd go for a local or at least someone that's somehow connected to you.

    Main reason being you can grab him 'in his neck' when he screws things up, or pet him on the shoulder when he does well. Another nice benefit is, that if he's smart - he'll think twice about providing you sh*t quality, since one of your friends/colleagues/family members referred you to him and he doesn't want to harm his reputation by delivering bad work.