15 Excellent SEO WordPress Themes for 2012

written by aext on August 27, 2012 in Roundup and Themes with 2 comments

There are many ways in which you can drive traffic to your site. You can share your posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter (yawn) – you can write a guest post on a high profile blog (yawn, yawn – and hard to get), but what about the rest of us? What can we do to quickly and easily get traffic to our sites?

Well SEO is definitely not easy, but when you start with the right SEO Optimized Theme, it can make a big difference towards your long term goal of getting that hard-earned Search Engine traffic from the likes of Google and Bing. By not looking for WordPress Themes that are SEO optimized, you are inviting Google to look at the next site. To be sure, you can use one of many great SEO Plugins to achieve numerous best practices when it comes to SEO…but the Theme and code of your site are the very foudation…and you want to make sure it’s a strong one.

To help you along the way, we’ve picked out a few of our absolute favorite SEO WordPress Themes of 2012. Check out some of them below.

1. Broadway

Broadway is Theme Sector’s third WordPress magazine theme. As with the last two themes, Broadway features a built-in review system with up to 5 rating criteria. However this time they also added a user rating option so the user can give their opinion on a review.


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2. Next Responsive WP Magazine

Next WP Magazine is a feature-rich and fully responsive WordPress magazine/news theme suitable for almost any niche or topic.


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3. Nuke

Nuke is clean Magazine/Blog Template built with some of the latest WordPress features.


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4. Pro Blog

Pro Blog is a professional blogging theme. Every element of this theme is well crafted and makes your site look like Web 3.0 Blogs. Pro Blog theme takes your website to whole new level…see for yourself.


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5. QualiFire

Search Engine Optimization has been made a priority when designing the QualiFire Theme. In the code hierarchy, the main content block is placed before the sidebar regardless of the sidebar position, so it is crawled first by search engines. Check out this plus many other SEO features in the QualiFire Theme today.


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6. Karma

Karma is a Premium WordPress Theme built on a highly intelligent framework. It’s the only theme on Themeforest to feature the amazing new CU3ER v1 3D slider. Whether your a WP pro or just getting started, you’ll have absolutely no problems at all working with this always popular Theme (note: If you are looking for a great FREE alternative to Karma, check out Prospect from WPBusinessBundle).


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7. Reaction WP

Reaction is more than a WordPress Theme, it’s a comprehensive HTML5 framework and it includes a full templating system as well with a collection of several incredibly powerful scripts and CSS structures that have been tied together into a kit that’s the prefect springboard for your next project or site.


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8. The Daily Press

The Daily Press is a super simple publication theme for WordPress. This site was designed and built for businesses wanting a similar presence on the web as the New York Times and other prestigious news organizations. Very classy and professional!


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9. Tersus

Tersus is a comprehensive responsive WordPress Theme. With a powerful admin and flexible options, Tersus is designed to suit almost any project.


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10. Swift Theme

Check out one of the fastest loading, most versatile WordPress Themes: SwiftPremium! SwiftPremium gives your blog speed and a refreshing look/feel. It’s a theme that both your readers and search engines will love. Clean and elegant in design and excellent typography are just two of the things you can expect with the SwiftPremium SEO WordPress Theme.


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11. Super Skeleton WP

SEO and other fancy search engine optimization tricks are baked into the Super Skeleton Theme, so it’ll get crawled well and people can find it easier! There’s even some social stuff included as well! It’s all built on the Super Skeleton theme system.


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12. Gonzo


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13. Bizniz


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14. FitnessMag

FitnessMag is a premium WordPress Theme (WP 3.4+ ready) created with minimal blogs and magazine sites in mind. The theme features a fully responsive design that will look great across various screen sizes and a design that is both modern and simple.


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15. Zine

Zine is a modern & responsive review theme perfect for a magazine/blog/review site. You can choose the whole appearance of your website with the theme options panel and manage your content very easily with the 5 custom post types.


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Finding WordPress Themes that are SEO friendly is something that should be at the top of your list when browsing through some of the many WP Templates on the market today. While the topic of SEO can be fairly complex (especially to those who are just getting started), the important things to keep in mind are: 1) H1 Tags for Headlines – 2) H2/H3 Tags for Sub-Headlines – 3) Clean, organized code. From there, a simple plugin like All In One SEO Pack of Yoast’s SEO Plugin will help fill in the gaps.