Tips to Choose the Right Look for your Website

Now the competition is fierce in blogging arena and you need to be perfect with everything. Yes, Content and Traffic are important but another important aspect of blogging is your blog’s look.

Choosing the right look for your Website is the first step towards getting success in Blogging.

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If you want your blog to stand out of the crowd and make it more stable and want to improve the stability of your blog, then you need to work with your blog’s looks.

Now, you might be looking for some tips that you need to consider before choosing the right look and if yes, then I would be sharing some factors that you need to consider to choose the right look for your blog.

5 Tips to Choose the Right Look for your Website

  • The Theme

Now if we have started talking about looks, then here comes the central and the most important aspect i.e. The Theme you choose for your Website. The point of your theme should be to highlight your content, not to overshadow it. Try looking for a theme which is reader-friendly, looks professional and not too much fluffy. And asking me personally, then I strongly recommend you to go for Thesis.

  • The Color Scheme

The Color Scheme you chose with your blog should also tie up with your theme and also your audience. Color of your theme should be attractive and also should be light so that readers can easily read your content. If you are ignoring the importance of choosing the right color scheme of your blog, then certainly you are losing readers.

Because you are having a dark background with brighter text, don’t you think you have stare long in front a monitor to understand what’s been written on the webpage and this really pisses you off because this kind of color combination is really uncomfortable and difficult to read. I advise to choose clean and elegant theme with a simple and easy to read text fonts.

  • A SEO friendly Structure of your Blog

After the introduction of Google Panda updates, most bloggers aren’t aware about that fact that their blog’s theme has also to do something with SEO. Actually your blog’s look also affects your Site’s SEO. In fact, Search Engines determine various ranking your pages, where Structure and coding of your blog matters a lot.

Like, adding H1,H2 tags to your post titles, browser compatibility, etc. are some factors that influence SEO friendly blog design.

  • Easy Navigation

Navigation is another important factor of your blog’s design. It is important factor as if there is no easy navigation in your blog, then you won’t be able to keep your visitors stay long on your blog, and as such, there would be increase in bounce rate. Some common mistakes that people make are – no labels or categories associated with the article, no options to go to next or previous article, people find lot of ads on your blog, etc. and such factors reduce the stability of your blog and make it difficult to navigate.

  • Make your blog’s loading time Speedy

If you are having a professional looking theme with lot of features and functions which are user-friendly but if it’s loading time is too slow, then it’s waste of time and efforts because most visitors do not like to visit blogs that have slow Loading time. In fact, it also affects your Search Engine rankings. In fact, a blog which takes too much time to load gets fewer visitors as it makes the reader sleepy and forces them to yawn if they navigate through your blog.

So, I shared some simple things you need to consider to choose the right look for your blog. So, keep in mind these tips as a little attention on these tips would help you go a long way.

About Amit Shaw

Amit Shaw, Administrator of iTechCode.He is a 26 Year Ordinary Simple guy from West Bengal,India. He writes about Blogging, Technology, Gadgets, Programming etc. Connect with him on Facebook, Add him on Google+ and Follow him on Twitter.

Comments

  1. Trung Nguyen says:

    This is great tips for those who wants to choose a new theme for their blog, I just want to ask the question for them all: “Do you know what is SEO WP themes?”

  2. Nice write up. Awesome tips buddy . Keep it up

  3. Itender Rawat says:

    Cool tips for choosing design of website. Thanks for sharing your knowledge

  4. avgjoegeek says:

    Amit – great article. I just posted something similiar!

    And an “SEO” optimized blog would be WordPress frameworks/themes like Genesis or Thesis. Both are highly “tweaked”. Though they are not 100% necessary they are an ‘out of the box’ solution. You can always get Yoast’s All in One SEO for your basic WordPress

    (Um.. and this is assuming of course your using WordPress to begin with!)

    And I would suggest for optimizing your blog to get W3-Total Cache to help with load times!

  5. Rahul kuntala says:

    I always strongly believe that – the blog design is more important in blogging success. Your tips are really helpful. A must read post for those who want to design their blog in a right way 🙂

  6. Prayag Verma says:

    Really informative post, Each and every tip is immensely valuable .

    About the SEO friendly Structure, I suggest using HTML5 as well, because it follows semantic rules of coding which makes it easier for search engines to understand the content, for example the article tag ,the aside tag are some instances of those

  7. Mridul Pareek says:

    Great post I must say.Amit you are getting impressive day by day.
    Love your way of writing.

  8. Naser @ Tech Blog says:

    I agree with the SEO structure of the blog posts. SE’s like blogs with proper headings tags in order and using a caching plugin like WP Super Cache and CDN can really help.

  9. rohit kothari says:

    a nice to to improve site and too make it more attractive

  10. Satyakam says:

    Nice Tips Amit, Let me tell you your site present design and looks more attractive than the old one.The colour combination is outstanding ,its now very neat and clean. I like it. Some times you do have great contents but clumsy look people wont stay in your site to read complete articles and you will loose good readers. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Chadrack says:

    Hi Amit,

    Must say you have made a very good post here. One issue I’ve really been struggling on blog is that of slow loading. I know this is very important when it comes to both user experience and ranking. But having moved the blog 3 host over its life much of the tactics I’m applying to speed up the loading is not really achieving much.

    All the same thanks for the post.

  12. Olawale Daniel says:

    The way your website looks will determine how people will reference it when it comes to remembering it out of millions of website. I love websites with unique designs 🙂

  13. Nice tips Amit.Adding bullets and numbering in content also make the blogpost more readable,right?

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