Last Wednesday, I finally went ahead and launched the Thesis Theme for WordPress for this blog. I’d been thinking about becoming an affiliate for the theme after hearing some good stories about how the program has performed. But then I thought if I was going to go through the trouble of trying to sell the theme, I should actually invest the money and time to install it on my own site, so that’s what I did.
Since turning on the theme I’ve seen my pageviews-per-visit nearly double, both for new visitors and returning visitors. That’s especially impressive considering that my setup is essentially the default with just a few minor tweaks. The only plausible reason that I can come up with is that the layout simply lends itself to readers wanting to check out additional posts before leaving the blog, which is something my site struggled with up until last Wednesday.
Granted, the data set is very small, since it hasn’t even been a week since I turned Thesis on, but the early results are extremely promising.
If you’re interested in checking out Thesis for yourself, simply click on the link below:
Thesis Theme 2.0 for WordPress