Choosing a perfect template for your blog is too hard task, whether you want it for any platform such as Blogger or WordPress. Everyone like to make there blog look better and which there visitors also love, but not everyone can choose a perfect one. Also it is too important to choose a perfect template because no one likes a website which looks not good and also mainly visitors didn’t come back to such type sites, and for only that you may lost a new subscriber of your blog. So, in this article I will give you some tips to choose a perfect template for your blog.
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Tips to choose a perfect template for your blog:
Having a good design is important; and I think you may already know it but it is important to have good design but that must match with your blog niche, just imagine a tech blog using a template for sports blog. So, always try to find a template that also suits your blog niche not just good looking template will be good.
Always choose a template which looks same in every browser. Many templates are not looks much good with old Internet Explorer browsers so try to choose a template which should compatible from IE8 to newer, so it will make you sure that other browsers will show your website good.
Yes, choosing responsive template is also a good choice. Responsive sites mainly didn’t make visitors bored by scrolling because that template will fit in there computer, mobile or tablet PC’s screen, so it will lower your site’s bounce rate and also will increase your traffic. Many peoples also recommend using a responsive template, because it lowers effort while reading any article.
Optimized for search engines:
Yes, template should be optimized for search engines. Many templates are not optimized and that will affect your site’s SEO too much, even I have experienced 90% loss due to using a template which was not optimized for search engines in my old blog. Also changing template again and again also affect SEO but if the template hasn’t optimized than you will own see a great loss of traffic. So, always be sure to know about it before applying any template.
Fast & lite:
Everyone like fast websites, if any website load slowly than simply we close that and open another, and that is what your visitors can do. So, make sure that the template you are using is fast enough otherwise your site’s bounce rate will increase too high. Check your template for external links and try them, as many of links are given to slow site so that can be a reason for your site to get slow. Also if your template is too huge than that is also not a good choice to use, because that will also take huge time to load, so using a template which is lite and also faster is a good choice.
Also, if you have WordPress blog, than you can faster your blog by following this article.
The source from where you are going to download the template should be a trusted source because many of template providers put malicious codes which makes your blog slower and even can down your blog. So, read some reviews about the source before using any template from there. Also, many peoples keep ad codes in the template which can result as bad SEO because that will increase number of ads on your website if you have some.
This is optional but recommended. I highly recommend using Premium templates because many of premium templates are optimized for search engines so you don’t have to take care about that. There are many reasons to use premium templates such as those didn’t contain any malicious codes or malware (only when you legally get it), they are optimized for search engines, they have many options to optimize the template’s look etc.
I also recommend that you own create a template for your blog because that will be as your needs and also will suit your blog’s niche. You can use any framework to develop a template as that is easy for beginners and also good for professionals.
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So these were some tips which you should follow to choose a perfect template for your blog. Also, if you are testing every templates on your blog than it is not a good idea, better you should create another test blog where you can freely test various templates, because changing template so many times affect not only SEO but also leave bad impressions in the eyes of your visitors.