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The good theme is the ground base for your affiliate reviews website. Content is a king, but having a strong core will guarantee your future success and save you money.
Review websites are simple, they focus on detailed long articles, comparison tables, and helpful user guides. Google loves good, long articles and therefore ranks these sites higher in the search results. This makes reviews websites a passive income machines if you make everything right.
If you already have researched the market and you have chosen your desired niche, then it’s time to build your website and start ranking some pages in the Google results.
Did you Know... There are special conversion focused themes and plugins, that will make your life easier and maximize your conversion rates. It's called Thrive Themes.
They are full of awesome tools to help you increase your ROI and make the most of your content. Thrive Themes also have their own page builder made with conversion in mind.
Why these themes and not others?
- Clean and lightweight
- Easy to setup
- SEO optimized & Fast loading
- Well design and coded.
- Lots of bundeled plugins
- Visual Drag & Drop page builders
- Hundreds of options and elements
- Heavy design and slow loading times
Let’s jump to our best picks.
Dividend is one of the latest and most wanted themes from MyThemeShop. It features 5 demo layouts and special “Deals” custom post type, that can be a useful tool in your affiliate arsenal.
How fast is Dividend?
This is a very clean and lightning fast theme. The creators claim the theme loads for 0.350 seconds which is kind of lightning (Our test showed 2.2 sec.)
The theme is very simple, but it can be perfect for your affiliate reviews. If you add some of these handy affiliate plugins your blog will be ready to convert some of the organic traffic that should quickly start to come towards your blog.
How fast is Lighthouse Blog?
GeneratePress is available in both free and premium versions, but the premium is fully customizable and it comes full of great features for just $39.95.
With premium, you get access to 15 modules to control any part of your blog + predefined demos, you could install with few clicks.
The theme is compatible with all the major page builders, so you can always extend the design and tailor it to your needs with your favourite builder.
How fast is GegneratePress?
I have tested most of the demo sites, and the results are similar – loading times between 1-1.5 seconds.
Genesis is one of the established frameworks on the market, powering many successful affiliate blogs. It is solid, fast, reliable, but very hard to customize if you are new to this stuff.
The theme is a little pricey – $74.95 for the theme +$59.95 for the Genesis framework, but you get unlimited updates in time and the rare ability to use on as many sites you wish. If you know what you aim for, this can be a perfect fit for your next project(s).
10beasts.com is using the Aspire Pro theme and absolutely crushing it, with affiliate commissions of $40K+/month.
How fast is the Aspire Pro theme?
To wrap it up
In the process of running your niche site, you’ll see what works best for you. There will be plenty of customizations and added plugins.
Later you can add some page builder and design the pages the way you want, escaping from the theme layout limitations. But for now, focus on building solid content and a fast, simple website.
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