I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking me thesis affiliate my switch to the Thesis theme for the SPI blog. Since I bought the domain name, SPI has undergone 9 total design changes.
I blame my roots in the architecture industry, where hundreds of design changes on a single project is completely normal. 2 free themes, which I immediately scrapped because they looked too plain. I noticed a lot of other bloggers using the exact same themes and I wanted something more of my own. The 1st theme was from a brand new designer on Elance who had no feedback or reviews. SPI blog that you see today.
1 not-so-good re-design that transformed SPI into a 3-column theme. It was not well received and I reverted back to the previous 2-column design not so long after. 1 upgraded tweak which is what you see today. I switched to the Thesis Theme Framework. The article written in August of 2010, Speeding Up Smart Passive Income, illustrated that SPI had an inferior load time of 13. I can tie both of my shoes in less than 13. Website speed is important not only because a faster site can improve user experience, but Google has made public that they take into account website speed when determining search engine rankings.
SPI was still slow, and I had to do something. SEO Mistakes, I mention that in a paid SEO audit from Joost De Valk of Yoast. SEO of my site was terrible. I talk a lot about site improvements and SEO and it would be hypocritical of me not to have a well optimized, fast loading website myself. I wasn’t leading by example, which is what I always try to do here at SPI. Although the site has done really well for itself without a fast load time and perfect SEO, it was honestly a little embarrassing to see how slow my site loading was and hear from the experts how badly it was coded. That’s when Thesis appeared on my radar.