How to SEO your Themify website in under 30 minutes

With Kyle Roof

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SEO for Themify Overview:

So, you're using Themify and wanna rank higher on search engines? You’re in the right place!

I’m Kyle Roof, an SEO and I’ve been on stages all over the world teaching SEO and today I’m here to help you master search engine optimization for your Themify website in no time. With the right techniques and tools, Themify can be a powerhouse for achieving higher rankings.

I’m not going to overwhelm you with an entire SEO program, instead, today, I’m just going to teach you how optimize the most important pages of your website for search engines, it’s like the 80/20 of SEO and requires no SEO or technical experience. As long as you have a basic understanding of Themify, and a spare 30 minutes, you’re good!

Kyle Roof

On Page SEO for Themify

You’re going to be learning what’s called ‘on page SEO’ which I like to call the meat & potatoes of SEO. It’s a great place to start because you are completely in control, it requires no technical knowledge and it’s fast and cheap (practically free).

What is on page SEO

On page SEO is all about optimizing individual pages to achieve higher rankings on Google. It involves tweaking your content and HTML source code to ensure search engines rank your page higher in their results. If you’re using Themify to build your site, you can seamlessly integrate SEO practices to improve your visibility.

What are some of the on-page elements you can optimise? (Don’t let this list overwhelm you, POP makes this easy, even for a beginner)

  • Meta Title 
  • Meta Description
  • Headings and subheadings H1-H6
  • URL slug
  • Image optimization
  • Keywords
  • Content aligned with Search Intent 
  • Internal Links
  • UX and UI 
  • Website speed 
  • Mobile friendliness and mobile-first approach
  • Accessibility 
  • Canonical tags 
  • Schema implementation

What on page SEO is not?

Everything that you do off your pages - duh. That includes link building, PR, social media, citations, reputation management, and more. 

It's not just about stuffing keywords everywhere. Sure, using the right words helps you rank, but there's more to it. It's not about installing every SEO plugin you find either. Overloading your website with plugins can slow it down, increasing its size and affecting your rank negatively. On page SEO is not a one-time thing. It's an ongoing process that involves regularly updating your content, meta tags, and checking for broken links. So, it's not just about the quick fixes but rather implementing consistent, meaningful changes that truly boost your SEO game.

That doesn’t mean you should only do On Page, and forget about link building. On page is a great foundation, mainly because it’s totally within your control. 

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"POP is a game changer. We use it for developing great content for our client's websites. The ability to demonstrate to potential clients what changes are needed on their pages is a great sales tool. We have used POP on our own web pages to bolster our SERP."

Chuck Hersey

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Tutorial begins here:

What you’ll need to SEO your Themify website?

So, you’re ready to SEO your Themify website, but what do you need?

  • A website built on Themify (If you don’t have this, click here to browse their products)
  • An idea of which page you first want to SEO on your website (if you dont know, choose the home page or a product / service page)
  • An idea of the perfect ‘keyword’ or phrase for this page (for what Google search do you want this page to appear?)
  • A subscription to POP (PageOptimizer.pro). (click here to browse plans, any plan is suitable)
  • Downloaded POP Chrome Extension
  • A spare 30 minutes.

Themify & POP

In this tutorial, you will be using a combination of both Themify and POP to do your SEO.

Themify & POP – a match made in heaven! If you’re looking to supercharge your website’s SEO game, you gotta check out how PageOptimizer Pro (POP) seamlessly integrates with the Themify builder. Imagine boosting your SEO without the hassle – just pure optimization joy. With Themify builder’s user-friendly interface and POP's advanced on-page SEO insights, you can tweak your website like a pro.

What is POP?

PageOptimizer Pro, or POP, is an incredibly valuable on page SEO tool that's designed to make on-page optimization a breeze. If you're looking to boost your Themify site's rankings on Google, POP is a game changer you don't wanna miss. It digs deep into the nitty-gritty of SEO, providing actionable insights that can skyrocket your site's visibility. So, what exactly does POP do? Think of it as your personal SEO guru. It evaluates key aspects of your page, delivers a detailed report, and suggests how you can enhance your content. With POP, optimizing your Themify website for Google becomes a lot simpler and quicker. By using this powerful SEO analyzer, you're setting your site up for success in the competitive world of search engines.

Why use POP?

If you're wondering why you should use PageOptimizer Pro (POP) for your Themify website, it’s pretty simple. POP's SEO analyzer is top-notch, helping you nail on-page SEO in no time.

⚠️You do not HAVE to use POP for your on page SEO. But in my opinion, you should.

Why? POP uses an advanced algorithm to calculate precisely what the winning competitor pages in Google are doing to win their on page SEO and get top Google rankings.

POP will score your page out of 100, against your top Google competitors and then create a perfect content ‘recipe’ for your page.

It will then help you create or update the page content in a best-practice, SEO manner.

If you use POP and follow the instructions it is almost guaranteed you will start to see an increase in impressions, ranking keywords and traffic to the page within a few weeks.

If you do not want to use POP, I would advise you to place your ‘keyword’ or phrase into the H1 and the Title of the page and preferably in the URL too. I call this the ‘quick & dirty SEO method’. However, this is a bare minimum approach, it’s not scientific and I can not guarantee it will help your traffic.

"Super motivating!"

"My website is just a couple of months old, so it’s in the sandbox period. I had written an article about a phrase related to sales using memberships. The first attempt at the article was nowhere near the first 5 pages on Google; in fact, I could not find it at all though it had been indexed. I ran the article through POP and it had a score of 15%. I decided to rewrite the entire thing and scored 87%. Within two days of rendering, I found my article ranking #2 for the same phrase. This is super motivating!"

Navin Krishnan


Themify SEO Tutorial

Welcome to our Themify SEO Tutorial! We’re going to dive into the basics of how to enhance your Themify site’s visibility in under 30 minutes. Using PageOptimizer Pro (POP) in conjunction with your Themify Builder can offer a huge boost to your on-page SEO. This tutorial will guide you through the key steps, tools, and tips you’ll need to ensure your Themify website ranks higher in search results. Get ready to make SEO simple and effective. Let's get started optimizing your Themify site now!


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On-Page SEO Process Overview

Ready to dive into on-page SEO for your Themify website and make it SEO optimized in no time? Awesome! With these steps, you’re on your way to creating a Themify website that’s not just aesthetically pleasing but also primed to rank higher.

There are 3 parts to the on-page optimization process. 

  1. Score your page's SEO: Run your page through POP (5 minutes). This will score your page for SEO (out of 100) and provide a checklist of recommendations for you to update on your page to improve your SEO score. 
  2. Optimize your content: You can then choose to follow the recommended page updates manually (approx. 1 hour), or with POP AI (approx. 15 minutes). The process is basically the same, just the AI will do the work for you if you choose POP AI.
  3. Add your optimized content to your website: (10 minutes) If you created your SEO content in POP AI, you will need to transfer that content in to your Themify website using your web editor.

And walah! SEO perfection in 30 minutes.

1. Score your page's SEO using POP

Let’s get started by using PageOptimizer Pro (POP) as your go-to SEO analyzer.

Login to your Themify

Login and navigate through to the page you want to SEO. Note: Please login to your web builder using Google Chrome. 

Choose a keyword for your page

If you have not done so already, choose a keyword for your page. Let’s say I have a recipe site, I might be optimizing for my ‘Orange Chicken’ recipe, so the keyword I choose might be ‘Best Orange Chicken Recipe’

Now to Run POP on Your Page

Login to POP & select 'On Page Optimization'. 

Type in the main keyword you want the page to rank for. You can also add up to 3 other related keywords if you wish.

Select the language and choose a specific region where you want the page to rank.

  • Enter the URL of the page you want to optimize.
  • Give your page a name that will be visible in the Page Folder (keyword is a good idea).
  • Select “Next” and you’ll soon get your Content Brief Optimization Score.
  • Feel free to browse through the Content Brief section to check out all the SEO tips for the page you want to rank.

And there you have it! Your POP Page Report! 

PS: If you need additional help, you can also checkout how to generate your first POP report with a Chrome Extension from our help center.

2. Step-by-step video tutorial on Themify SEO with POP

In our step-by-step video tutorial we'll show you on how to use POP to make your Themify website SEO optimized in no time! This tutorial is perfect for beginners who want to master Themify and get their sites SEO optimized quickly.

  • Open the POP report you created in the previous tutorial. 
  • Click over AI Writer and click “Start”.
  • You have 3 options to choose from when it comes to content generation - POP AI Writer can optimize and rewrite the currently written word count (page length), it can create new, optimized content for the target word count (recommended), or you can select a custom word count.
  • There are 6 steps you need to complete to get to the AI Writer finish line. 
  • Select the target word count and then click “Next”. 
  • Now you’ll be in “Rich content” section where you can add suggestions for bold terms, italic terms, images, lists, forms, frequently asked questions, and table of contents. Add the quantity of the chosen components and click “Next”.
  • Now you can choose your competitors that AI will use as inspiration for writing your optimized content.

Additionally, below the competitors, you can write the tone of your content, the author, and put your brand name in. Click “Next”.

  • In the Page title area you can choose if AI should rewrite your titles or not. 
  • In our case, our “Orange Chicken Recipe” did not have a Page Title so we can’t use the first option ‘Use my title for AI inspiration’. We will choose competitors’ titles for AI inspiration. Click “Generate”.
  • Generate sub-headings (H2s and H3s) in the Sub-headings section. You can choose to keep them as is when working on a page that already has them. 
  • We encourage you to adjust your H2 and H3 subheadings here until you are happy with them. These will form the outline for your page content.
  • In the Main content area you can choose AI to rewrite the existing text on your page or to let AI generate new original text. You can also supply POP AI with examples of the text you would like to see on your own page. You can for instance copy paragraphs from your own or a competitors site. POP AI will re-write them to make them original, and optimize the SEO at the same time.
  • Click “Generate Main Content”. This step takes less than 5 minutes.
  • Now you can ‘Check the Optimization Score’. You should see the score improve to close to 100. This means your page is now SEO optimized.
  • Download your optimized content piece. You have 4 options: Plain text, html.txt, .html, and docx.

You can also see an in-depth step-by-step tutorial on using the POP AI writer here in our help center. 

3. Add your POP optimized content from POP into your Themify page

Now that you’ve scored your page's SEO using POP and followed the step-by-step video tutorial on Themify SEO with POP, it's time to add your optimized content straight into your Themify page. This step is crucial for ensuring your SEO efforts pay off.

There are multiple ways to transfer your content from POP AI to your Themify page. The first way is to open the AI Writer, download the article and transfer it to your site - just follow the previous step above. 

The second way is to download your content as plain .txt or html.txt. Here’s how to do it:

  • Download .html from POP AI Writer to cover all the bases since you can open these documents as a local host in your Chrome browser.
  • Once downloaded, this is how it would look like opened in local host. Here you can check how your paragraphs, strong tags, headings and other types of rich content will appear. 
  • If Themify allows access to the html backend, you can copy-paste the html directly.

  • The easier way for most people is to just copy and paste the text directly from the browser into your editor in Themify. 

4. Check the content using the POP Chrome Extension

Now that your Themify site's coming together, it's time to check the content using the POP Chrome Extension.

Download for free here (1 minute) Download POP Chrome Extension.

  • Ensure you have the Themify editor open on the page you are working on. 
  • Copy the secret key for the report run inside POP / or log into your POP account with your credentials.
  • Select the page run from the Page runs list that matches your editor.
  • Choose where you’re editing - the website editor for the page or Google docs.
  • If you’re using your website editor (which you should be), click Start now on the POP Chrome Extension and the extension will do its thing and report back to you with your Optimization Score.
  • This should show the same score as you saw within the POP AI earlier. 

And boom! You should now have your first POP SEO optimized page using Themify.

Just like that, you've got your first POP SEO optimized page using Themify. It's pretty amazing how quickly you can make your Themify website SEO-ready isn’t it? By following PageOptimizer Pro’s step-by-step guide, you’ll ensure that your Themify site not only looks great but also ranks higher in search results. Themify’s user-friendly interface combined with POP's powerful SEO tools makes the process seamless. From scoring your page to integrating the specially optimized content, using Themify and POP together is the ultimate SEO hack. Stick to these steps, and you'll consistently rank higher and attract more visitors to your site.

Now repeat this process for each important page on your website to maximize the chance of growing your SEO traffic and turning that traffic into customers!

Keep it up, and happy optimizing!

SEO results from other POP users

The client had 142 clicks and 3.59M of total impressions
This company had 36.3K of clicks in total
The company saw 420K clicks and 12M of total impressions
The company had 322K total clicks
The client had 2.1M clicks and more than 92M of total impressions

Advanced SEO Bonus

Now that you’ve got the basics covered using Themify Builder, let’s dive into some advanced tips!

Bonus 1: Monitor your website using Google Search Console

Google Search Console is the best platform to measure growth in SEO metrics over time. I highly recommend you install this on your site and learn the basics to track your SEO performance

By doing regular check-ups, you can stay on top of your site’s health and make informed decisions to boost your online presence. So, get familiar with this tool and make it part of your regular SEO routine!

Bonus 2: Setup SEO Alerts using POP Watchdog

Wanna keep your Themify site in top SEO shape? Meet POP Watchdog, your new best friend for setting up SEO alerts.

What is POP Watchdog?

POP Watchdog is a unique POP feature that will monitor your pages and alert you when something has changed due to modifications made by competitors or because of a Google update.

Why is it important to set it up?

SEO is an ongoing process, and your competitors don’t rest. When you optimize a webpage, it doesn't guarantee long-term optimization. This is where Watchdog steps in. After configuring it for a critical page, like a key revenue-generating page, Watchdog keeps an eye on it. 

You can schedule when you want to be updated - every week, every month. Watchdog will then let you know via email if there’s work for you to do. 

How to set it up?

Check out the video on how to set up POP Watchdog.

Bonus 3: Take the free Ultimate On Page SEO Workflow course

For those serious about making their Themify website fully SEO optimized, you can’t miss out on our free Ultimate On Page SEO Workflow course. This freebie is packed with invaluable insights that’ll help you go from zero to hero in no time.

In this free course, I will guide you through my full on page SEO process as we build our first content silo together using POP and your website builder.

Start course (no sign-in required)

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about SEO for your Themify website? You're in the right place!

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How to create SEO optimized images in Themify?

To create SEO optimized images in Themify, resize your images to the correct dimensions before uploading to ensure they are not too large for their intended use. Compress the images using a tool like TINYPNG to reduce file size without losing quality. Use descriptive file names that include relevant keywords to help search engines understand the image content, and add descriptive alt tags when uploading to WordPress to improve accessibility and SEO. By following these steps, your images will help your website rank higher, load faster, and perform better overall.

How to get your Themify site Indexed by Google?

To get your Themify site indexed by Google, start by creating an XML Sitemap using an SEO plugin like Yoast SEO, which helps search engines understand your site's layout. Next, submit your website domain information to Google Search Console and verify ownership through methods like Google Tag Manager or an HTML file. After verification, submit your XML Sitemap in Google Search Console under Site Configuration > Sitemaps to facilitate easy crawling. Finally, build high-quality backlinks by getting other reputable sites to link to your content, which will improve your search rankings and help search engines index your site faster.

How do Themify themes enhance page speed performance?

Themify themes enhance page speed performance through several optimization techniques. They optimize all their code to be lighter and more efficient, and they use lazy loading to display media and scripts only when they are needed. Additionally, Themify themes compile CSS files into one cached file, convert images to the WebP format to reduce file sizes, and utilize a caching system that generates static HTML versions of pages to reduce server resource usage and speed up page render times.

How can Themify themes help with page speed and why is it an important factor for SEO and user engagement on a website?

Page speed is crucial for SEO and user engagement because Google has made it a ranking factor in search engine results pages (SERP). A faster loading site can improve your search rankings, helping you to rank higher than your competitors. Additionally, slow load times can negatively impact user engagement and conversion rates, leading to higher bounce rates as visitors are likely to exit and move to competitors' sites if they experience delays. Themify themes address these issues by providing optimized code, lazy loading, modular scripts, and various other performance enhancements to ensure your site loads quickly and efficiently.

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