WordPress Themes for Free Backlinks

I was experimenting with wordpress themes for testing them for providing a viable backlink source for my site. I recently uploaded my theme to wordpress and received more then 100 downloads in the first two or three days. This was simply excellent considering that it was my first theme and possibly my last one too!

My technorati authority jumped about 60 points and the rankings by about 40k upwards. But about the quality of links, I am not very happy since most of these blogs were brand new and some were even in foreign languages! I did see a PR3 and a few links of that levels coming in.

The result? I am overall happy for my technorati ratings increase and hope it helps in the coming PageRank update also. So if you want to increase your technorati power, forget fave exchanges and all those types. Sponsor a theme, or make one. This will put your blog’s link on the footer of all the blogs forever for free! 🙂 What was your recent venture for increasing your backlinks? Directory submissions? Paid Listings? Spamming other blogs? 😀 How far did it take you forward?

  1. Happy to have followed math class, or I wouldn’t be able to comment here 🙂

    Anywhere on the net a good tutorial that explains how to make a WordPress Template?

  2. Yes, there are many.
    Check out the one from Small potato(google it – he’s high on SERPS)- it’s one aimed at complete n00bs at creating WP themes.

  3. Sponsoring themes is a bad idea since themes.wordpress.net and weblogtoolscollection.com have banned sponsored themes.

    Yeah making themes is a very good idea. As of my example, my directory has several free themes which made my alexa rank jump up by 200K places!!

    And a problem with your theme page – where is the comment form on your free themes page? You say leave your comments and feedback there, but there is no comment form to do so.

  4. Linky Love, I started off by modifying existing themes to understand the structure of themes,

    Shypy, Yes, he has a good resource.

    Navjot, Yes, I noticed a similar trend too, but not everyone is interested in making themes you know 🙂

  5. How did you learn designing? I know how to convert templates to wordpress. I have made 6 themes out of html templates. But I want to make standalone themes as well. How to learn designing and photoshop? There are lot of haphazardly organised tutorials on net. Any good source? BTW From where you learned?

  6. Nirmal, Most web masters do not have one thing called time! They usually outsource all the content and stuff to outside and only take care of link building (again outsourcing stuff like directory submission and stuff) and managing the sites and checking their earnings 😆

    Navjot, I have been using it for sometime now, hence the knowledge. I think learning by yourself is the best way. Just fool around the PS interface and you will learn it. Else, just think of a effect you want to create like fire, steel or ripples, then google for tutorials on it. I am yet to see a complete guide to PS.

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