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Using Custom WP Blog Themes To Get Backlinks and Traffic

It seems that my custom WP blog themes have been reasonably popular with people, with well over 1,000 downloads already!

Although it seems the BlueSimple theme has nudged ahead as the most popular of the 4 themes: –

BlogTacticsBlueSimple – 29% of downloads

BlogTacticsVintage – 24% of downloads

BlogTacticsBYS – 23.5% of downloads

BlogTacticsBOS – 23.5% of downloads

There have been a lot of comments giving thanks for me offering these themes for free, which I really do appreciate, but I thought I’d better come clean and explain exactly what I’m up to, as it’s not entirely an “altruistic” act of generosity… 🙂

In marketing online it’s always best to look for opportunities to get more than one benefit from anything you do, and the custom themes are a classic example of being able to get multiple benefits!

obviously, the first benefit is that I have my own themes that are designed the way i want them, with some extra features built in to make life easier, like the built in banners admin and the built in option for adding custom header graphics straight from your hard disk.


Custom WP Themes

quite a few months back I had someone from (thanks again Andre!) make a couple of bespoke wordpress blog themes for me.

the plan was to get a theme that was clean and simple in appearance, with SEO stuff built in, along with some nice touches for visitors, as well as some banner management and a way of adding header graphics easily.

then I was going to let you have a copy to use for your own blogs…

but I never got around to finishing off all the videos to show how to use them and make the most of the built in features.

before I give you some example sites to see what you think of them, here’s a few of the “features” built in: –

  1. different style bullet graphics
  2. feature for adding header graphic straight from your computer and cropping it to the correct size
  3. automatic banner adding feature for top and bottom of each page
  4. option to hide static “pages” from the top menu bar
  5. search box
  6. font resizing