SEO, Themes

30+ Best SEO Optimized WordPress Themes 2017

Building an online reputation relies on SEO. If you are not new to the online world, you know how important Search Engine Optimization is for your website. WordPress is Search Engine Friendly. The “Search Engine Friendly” tag means that the user needs to use the right plugin, themes and do proper off-page optimization to get the real juice from Google.

Not every theme is built same; some themes are developed by amateur developers who just don’t care about SEO design in general. In this scenario, it is always a good idea to use an SEO optimized themes developed by experts. For quality themes, you can check our other theme collections.

Today, we will go through some best SEO Optimized WordPress Themes of 2017 that you can use to rank your website in search engines without much effort. With these themes, you can get one thing for sure, SEO Friendly design. These themes are also light weight and loads quickly. So, why wait?  Let’s dive deep into the world of SEO Ready WordPress Themes.

SEO Friendly WordPress Themes


Ad-Sense WordPress Theme

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If you are thinking about creating a website to earn some extra income, Ad-Sense should be one of your top choices. This premium theme comes with all the necessary options like smart ad placement areas, content locking, intuitive ad management, ad blocker detection, etc. There are eight readymade layouts which will come in handy to get started with your website in a short period. This fully responsive SEO Optimized WP theme looks great on any screen resolution.


Click Mag SEO WordPress Theme

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Click Mag is a fully SEO optimized news, blog, and magazine theme for WordPress. The theme is provided with Thea Post Slider, which allows you to highlight the popular posts/pages on the homepage. Thanks to the perfect integration with the Reviewer plugin, you can publish attractive review and comparison tables on your website.

The sticky sidebar feature will help you to present your sidebar in an interesting way. The theme works perfectly with WooCommerce, which means you can add a fully functional online shop on your website.



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Looking for a theme that fits both SEO and Adsense bill? Then, SociallyViral is for you. The theme homepage is rightly customized for grabbing the attention of the viewers. You can use the theme for posting reviews, videos, images and anything you can think of. The theme is made for bloggers, news website or magazine type sites. Anyone who is looking for a theme that supports viral content, the SociallyViral is the perfect choice.

It is also SEO friendly WordPress theme and offers great optimization in the form of great homepage layout and other key features such as social media, loading time, etc.


SEO Ready WordPress Themes

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The Voux is a well-known and popular SEO optimized WP theme that is best for magazines. It helps you to interact with the customers in person. This is suitable for all types of magazines and has shown incredible results in the past. This is one of the leading magazine themes available for WordPress today. It provides the best quality services at the most affordable prices, along with high-resolution pages for your company or magazine.


NewsMag SEO Theme

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Newsmag is one of the most popular SEO optimized WordPress themes for creating news, magazine, or any publishing website. The innovative theme design will make your site look attractive to the visitors. As the theme supports various post styles, you can publish different types of content.

There are several custom widgets which can be used to show the weather, currency exchange rate, social counter, Instagram updates, author box, advertisements, etc. Unique features like smart sidebar, custom lightbox, drag and drop gallery, integrated YouTube/Vimeo playlists, etc. will keep your visitors engaged.


Extra SEO WordPress Theme

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Extra is an excellent SEO friendly WordPress theme from ElegantThemes. The theme is a perfect example of a magazine theme done right. The center of attraction is the homepage itself. It contains all the elements in best possible structure with a focus on clarity and visibility. Customization features are also great as it offers the right mix of custom widget support and content modules to provide complete control. Typography is also done right with the theme.

You can easily see the typography shine in the demo and I am also pleased with what they have to offer. Other key features of the theme are the support for complete localization, support, browser compatibility, responsive design, homepage builder and much more.With custom color support, you can customize the theme according to your requirement. Read Full Review –>.

Magazine Pro


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Magazine is a premium SEO WordPress themes from StudioPress. StudioPress is a well-known entity in WordPress market as it offers the greatest WordPress framework of all time – Genesis Framework. And, if you are familiar with Genesis framework, no other framework or theme can beat its SEO capabilities. To get the theme working, you need to get hold of the Genesis Framework and the theme. All the themes are child themes of Genesis and hence requires you to purchase the Genesis framework for the theme to the work correctly.

Regarding features, the theme offers custom header, menus, feature images, four-color style and minimalistic design. For customization, the theme option does include few of the core and advanced options.


SEO WordPress Themes

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BoomBox is a specially developed SEO WordPress theme for creating viral and popular websites. The flexible post ranking system allows you to find out the most popular posts on your site. You can configure the post selection criteria according to your requirements. There is also a reaction voting system, which allows you to use custom icons for various actions like cute, geeky, lol, OMG, cute, etc.

The handy frontend submission feature allows the visitors to submit their content without having to visit the admin section. There are several demo designs to get inspired with creative ideas.

Zerif Pro

Zerif Pro SEO Theme

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Zerif Pro is a popular WordPress theme for creating beautiful one-page websites. You can use this theme to create any SEO optimized site. The built-in drag and drop content builder enable you to create any layout you want. The professional theme coding makes sure that your website enjoys a great loading speed.

Zerif Pro supports mega menus, which means you can include all the navigation links on the menu. The fully featured live customizer can be used to choose the display options. The detailed video tutorials will be very useful in using various features of the theme.


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Coming from a power elite author, BeTheme is a fully optimized SEO template which can be used to create any websites. There are more than 230 readymade layouts. You can choose any of these designs to get started with your website. What’s more, you can install any of these demos with one click only.

The premium theme comes with several exclusive features to complement your SEO efforts. The theme also works perfectly with the popular SEO plugins. The theme package comes with the necessary premium plugins like Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, Layer Slider, etc.



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Soledad is probably the best option as a blog or magazine theme for WordPress. It has been voted as the best SEO WordPress theme for the purpose this year. Unlike many other similar themes, this one has a quick support system, and there is absolutely no reason to worry about the basic troubles that occur while using such themes as help comes immediately. The customizability of the theme is another feature along with some others that make this WordPress theme so very attractive.



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SEO WP is one of the best SEO Optimized WordPress themes out there. It was released in 2014 and yes I would still recommend it over any theme out there. If you own a company or a startup, this is the theme for you. It offers great customization features. You can customize the theme with the help of the live customizer. The live Composer page builder is added into the theme free of cost, and you will have no problem in making new page layouts of your own.

The theme is also search engine friendly, and you can probably guess it from the name itself. The theme is great for creative work as you can easily build layouts using the live Composer page builder. The theme loading loads in just three seconds. The loading time helps both the SEO of the website but also improves the user experiences.



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Schema is one of the most demanded best SEO Optimized WordPress themes in the market. It comes with SEO support and offers the necessary features in a creative package.

The theme is also one of the fastest loading theme available on the market. We all know how important the loading time of a theme affects the search engine rankings. Schema just pulls the loading time to a minimum, allowing your website to rank better in search engines.



EasyNote is a well-known WordPress theme for blogging or photography related websites. EasyNote is completely responsive and Search ranking ready. Moreover, it supports markup. This will help you get traction easily from the search engines.

With traditional post formats, the theme is excellent for blog purposes. It also contains all the social media icons and is easy to install with just one click demo.

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Sahifa is a very modern and user-friendly Magazine, Newspaper and a new SEO enabled theme for WordPress available at an affordable price in the market these days. This responsive SEO Optimized magazine theme has been designed such that it fits in perfectly on any device and is not a sore to the eyes. The theme can uptake quick translations of pages and is SEO optimized and swift. Overall, this is a very popular WordPress theme and a very useful one too with loads of interesting and attractive features.

This WordPress theme is known for its fantastic and quick response and great service. Not all themes have as good customer support as this theme. It provides more than 200 slider ad blog layouts in combination for the uniqueness of every website or page. It also offers about six portfolio styles, and you can mix and match each one of them to create a great page for your business website.



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BlogSpring is yet another WordPress theme that can be used to create a fully optimized SEO website. It can be used by business, agency sites, magazine, newspapers or others. The theme is very developer friendly and offers more than 200 options for customization. That’s quite a lot! With a fully responsive design, you can easily focus on your business and not worry about portability or mobile rendering.


SEO Authority Theme Mythemeshop

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This is another very powerful, Premium Themes available for WordPress today. You can have this highly responsive theme along with all its added features at a very affordable price in the market.  It is Speed Optimized with great support facility and is compatible with most of the leading browsers available in the markets today. This theme helps you to uphold the goodwill of your company and the services or the products you have to offer.



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Pixova a parallax designed WordPress theme that is developed with high-quality coding and features many useful functions. The theme is easy to navigate and provides smooth transitions between two pages. Customization of a web page by a non-programmer is possible with ease.

It is fast and SEO friendly theme which is compatible with many powered plugins. It supports Woo-Commerce so users can do online transactions from their websites. WPML Plugin enables translation of the web content in other languages. It is responsive and mobile friendly. Title area is highly customizable and includes Parallax images that make it more beautiful.



Jacqueline Theme is a chic theme. Yes, it is made for women entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants. Even, If it is designed to be more inclined towards female entrepreneurs, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be used by others. The theme offers great potential and hence improves on the what it has to offer in the first place. The theme is completely responsive, and SEO optimized.

Concerning other features, it provides customizable color themes, a newspaper placement at the top of the homepage, sticky menu, MailChimp support and much more. Jacqueline Theme is also translation ready and can be used to serve the worldwide audience with ease. The theme offers one-click installation and is completely cross browser compatibility.

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Yosemite SEO friendly WordPress Theme

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Yosemite is a MyThemeShop theme. SEO is always an important part of MyThemeShop’s development process. It is light-weight, highly modern and adheres to the SEO guidelines for creating themes.

Yosemite comes with a responsive design and offers great typography. It is not only WordPress SEO friendly theme, it is clean and appeals to a large number of audience. It is also Adsense ready and you easily optimize it to maximize earnings. You can also utilize the integrated schema. It is also WP Review Pro and WP Mega Menu compatible. The theme also supports parallax scrolling.



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Olivie is a beautiful SEO Optimized WordPress theme for female bloggers. The design and colors of this theme are so crisp and clear that it can hold the imagination of your visitors instantly. There are a lot of custom options included in the theme for easy and quick customizations. More importantly, the theme code is properly SEO optimized for better rankings.



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Genesis is a simplistic WordPress framework that offers a great option for bloggers. It is SEO friendly WordPress theme and offers classical blog layout to get started. You can also use the theme for Adsense revenue generation and make maximum conversation in the process.

Divi Theme


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When we speak about themes, Divi just cannot be ignored.  Why? Divi is a theme from ElegantThemes, and it has completely revolutionized the theme market. It offers tons of features and is fully SEO optimized. Divi is also known for its customization features. The loading speed is questionable in Divi Themes. Many experts claim that it is somewhat bloated, but it is just a trade-off for customization. Read Full Review –>.



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Salient is a spectacular WordPress theme that screams quality. The theme offers excellent responsive SEO friendly design. For beginners, it provides excellent tutorials and documentation so that the themes gets installed without any hiccups.

You can customize the theme with the help of the Online Template Builder Tool. The theme also comes pre-loaded with 18 incredible demos that can make your life easier. With faster loading time and SEO ready code, you will have no problem in bringing your website high on the Google rankings.

MH Magazine


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A speedy and SEO optimized theme, MH Magazine theme knows the way to your audience heart. It is very up-to-date and follows the latest standards of Google Pagespeed, Pingdom, Schema, Microdata, etc. It is a gem in all respects and gives you advanced features at an affordable price. The theme loads well and takes very less time which means higher audience satisfaction and better SEO rankings.

X Theme


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X Theme is another most popular theme of 2017. It also revolutionized the WordPress theme market by introducing the concept of stacks. Currently, it supports four stacks and is also SEO friendly. X Theme is full of features and customization. According to the authors, the theme is the last theme you will ever need, I do concur to the claims partially.



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Avada is one of the most popular WordPress themes in the market. It has sold more than any other theme on ThemeForest, and currently, it supercharges 184,000 websites on the internet.

It is elegantly designed and is built using SEO in mind. The theme is also highly customizable and you can create anything you want. Avada offers unlimited blog templates, multi-layout styles, and much more.



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Bhulan is a new SEO friendly blog theme from Theme-Junkie. The theme design seems to be ideal for professional bloggers and beginners. The design is clean and can be used to set up any photo, video, food or personal blog. The theme is developed on valid XHTML syntax to ensure maximum search engine visibility. The theme also happens to meet browser related W3C standards precisely.



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North is an excellent WordPress e-commerce theme. E-Commerce is in expansion mode for the past decade with no sign of slowing down. Also, E-Commerce website requires themes that can easily rank higher on the Google rankings. Without ranking higher, traffic will be small and so does the profit.

North solves the above problem by providing an extremely useful SEO e-commerce theme. This SEO friendly WordPress theme has a good balance between the design and functionality and you will find it easy to implement the e-commerce using the website. The theme offers background customizer, impressive color variations, and full-blown admin panel.


MightyMag SEO friendly WordPress Theme

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MightyMag is bold and impressive. It is a magazine style WordPress theme that adheres to modern design and functionality. The look is competitive, and you can easily use the template to your advantage.

The theme is ideal for many purposes. Are you going to create a blog? or a newspaper or review website? It easily fits the role and let you be in control of things. The theme also supports proper SEO, WooCommerce, bbPress and BuddyPress. The end result is a minimalistic theme that can fit your bill easily.

Optimizer WP


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Optimizer WP theme has a big and bold layout. Its full-width design allows you to display any content with ease. The typography adds to the overall beauty of this theme. It is a responsive theme and offers unlimited design layouts. It offers almost dozens of page templates to choose from and even if you are not satisfied with ready-made templates; the drag and drop offer you to create unlimited design blocks quickly. The SEO optimized structure of the theme makes it an excellent option for your new website.

Other Themes To Consider

Over To You

Time and time again, the only thing that separates a mediocre website from a well-accepted website is the SEO. On-page optimization is very important and it starts with the platform, themes and plugins you are using. In short, it relies heavily on the technology you are using to build your online presence.

The whole opportunity lies on the web and to take advantage of it, it is necessary to use best SEO optimized WordPress themes. In addition to the themes, it will be a great idea to consider and install a WordPress SEO plugins and particularly Yoast SEO Plugin on your website.

You can also consider our free WordPress themes which are coded by our WP experts with SEO optimization in mind. So, which theme you are banking on for your next idea or website? Do, let us know if there is any other theme that deserves a mention on this list.


  1. Yolo Seo

    I love the Schema theme its fast!

  2. Daniel Brown

    I have a question. Is TemplateToaster a right theme builder for building WordPress themes from scratch or you recommend any other platform?

  3. Angela Fedele

    I am not sure whether all these SEO optimized WordPress themes will do anything good for search engine ranking. These days, every theme claims to be SEO optimized and then you realize that it lacks a lot of much needed SEO features.

  4. Brad

    Thanks for sharing an amazing collection of WordPress themes. They look fresh and all of them have a different feel about them. I hate it when I see several themes that I fancy. It’s hard making the choice!

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