Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    edgarf76's Avatar
    edgarf76 is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    March 2013
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    1,879
    Thanks
    656
    Thanked 506 Times in 359 Posts

    Default How To Tell If Your Theme Is Holding You Back

    Whats up everybody, hope all has been good. A lot of other SEO's have told me my theme is holding me back, how can I tell for myself?

  2. #2
    chaumi is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    October 2013
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    1,243
    Thanks
    378
    Thanked 631 Times in 462 Posts

    Default

    So, do they just say 'it's holding you back' and don't say why?


    If that's the case...


    If you're paying them, they're sh!t
    If they're mates, it doesn't make sense (other than they don't really know and it's a guess)
    If it's someone purporting to help you, then that help seems insufficient/inadequate


    So, the main problem(s) you might have with a theme...


    It's bloated/crap code and slows your pages down (Answer - run a speed test, and if it returns 20 or thereabouts you know it's a problem).
    It's not mobile responsive (Answer - if you can't technically make it responsive, change theme)
    It doesn't present information to visitors in an adequate way (answer - redesign/rearrange structure or change theme)
    It doesn't present information to search engines adequately (unlikely, but possible. Would need an investigation to comment and decide what to do)

    ***

    If it's not speed/load related, then most likely they mean it's not presenting info to visitors effectively. If you're confident the content is strong enough, then maybe try to look at it without attachment and through the eyes of a first-time visitor. Is it easy to read, find stuff, intuitive, structured well, got tables, images, ads don't interfere too much, etc etc

    Look at other high-ranked sites and see how they present. You're in the US I'm guessing, so OUSC is probably a good one to look at (pm if you don't know who that is). Though any high-ranked sites (globally) will give a similar feel.

    Likely you'd get better/more specific help/comments if you post it for review.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to chaumi For This Useful Post:

    universal4 (19 October 2022)

  4. #3
    edgarf76's Avatar
    edgarf76 is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    March 2013
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    1,879
    Thanks
    656
    Thanked 506 Times in 359 Posts

    Default

    Thank you for the in-depth answer. It returns way over 20 but for everything else you mention, I have had everything else optimized. I know OUSC, and other larger sites like that, there themes are a much "better looking".

    Quote Originally Posted by chaumi View Post
    So, do they just say 'it's holding you back' and don't say why?


    If that's the case...


    If you're paying them, they're sh!t
    If they're mates, it doesn't make sense (other than they don't really know and it's a guess)
    If it's someone purporting to help you, then that help seems insufficient/inadequate


    So, the main problem(s) you might have with a theme...


    It's bloated/crap code and slows your pages down (Answer - run a speed test, and if it returns 20 or thereabouts you know it's a problem).
    It's not mobile responsive (Answer - if you can't technically make it responsive, change theme)
    It doesn't present information to visitors in an adequate way (answer - redesign/rearrange structure or change theme)
    It doesn't present information to search engines adequately (unlikely, but possible. Would need an investigation to comment and decide what to do)

    ***

    If it's not speed/load related, then most likely they mean it's not presenting info to visitors effectively. If you're confident the content is strong enough, then maybe try to look at it without attachment and through the eyes of a first-time visitor. Is it easy to read, find stuff, intuitive, structured well, got tables, images, ads don't interfere too much, etc etc

    Look at other high-ranked sites and see how they present. You're in the US I'm guessing, so OUSC is probably a good one to look at (pm if you don't know who that is). Though any high-ranked sites (globally) will give a similar feel.

    Likely you'd get better/more specific help/comments if you post it for review.

  5. #4
    baldidiot is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    January 2010
    Posts
    4,683
    Thanks
    418
    Thanked 2,132 Times in 1,412 Posts

    Default

    Based on the sites in your sig those are old flytonic themes, right? I'd personally change them. Flytonic was decent for what it was back in the day and Tom was a good guy but I think it was sold off many years ago and people were reporting issues with them.

    There's also this that was a bit concerning: https://gpwa.org/forum/warning-flyto...rs-252270.html
    onlinegamblingwebsites.com - Formally known as goodbonusguide.

  6. #5
    MJM
    MJM is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    November 2010
    Posts
    848
    Thanks
    160
    Thanked 521 Times in 300 Posts

    Default

    Do yourself a favor, dump Flytonic ASAP and switch to something done by a respectable dev like Dinomatic.

  7. #6
    CasinoTroll is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    October 2022
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Seems like many Webmasters are using or utilising Dinomatic.

    Is there any other similar Plugin or Tool that is good for Online Casino themes? As I guess, Wordpress is the Tool to go for many.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •