Do you often try theme change ? Or do you keep it for long to gain SEO benefits ?
How complex themes do you try over the old one ?
The themes I have on mine are available through the Proboards Library for anybody to download. I keep the same theme as Default on mine but I do offer several others for members to switch to.
I did not know a theme helps you gain SEO benefits. How would it do that?
ZandraJoi I did not know a theme helps you gain SEO benefits. How would it do that?
Google is a fan of clean layouts. Rephrasing, Google like readability.
When we change a theme, the layout changes and this could be a factor that affects the SEO. Google's official video says that Layout changes can affect your ranking on Google.
It is a possible reason that most of the big names do not play a lot with their interface.
Imagine you are going to a city. What if the city roads changes every 6 months ? One way changes direction, traffic rules are changed and so on. Wouldn't that be a mess ? Google thinks so.
Changing layouts frequently is a bad idea. Readability is an important metric with Google SEO.
I try to change nothing at all if possible. Almost any experienced person will tell you that if it not broken, don't fix it.
Very informative! Thank you all for the info here 🙂