Best WordPress Theme for Amazon Site

by gseries79 55 replies
Hello,

I have good exact match product domain where I am planning to start a Review style blog using ReviewAzon Plugin and Possibly Adsense.

Does anyone know of any good converting(Premium or Free) WordPress Theme for this review style blog?

If you know of any good example of existing similar site, please provide me that.

Thanks.
#internet marketing product reviews & ratings #amazon #site #theme #wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author dave stahly
    gseries79

    Check out www.richwp.com

    I believe he has a review wordpress template and it is free.

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  • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
    I have multiple sites promoting Amazon and really like the Flexsqueeze theme.
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      • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
        Originally Posted by gseries79 View Post

        Thanks.

        I have heard that Amazon coverts well only around Christmas time.
        Is that true?

        What have others found. Let me know.
        Amazon converts well at any time of the year. Christmas is always going to be better because more people are in a buying mood.

        Amazon knows how to sell so you will find conversions are so much better than with most other merchants.
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        • Profile picture of the author clickbump
          Amazon knows how to sell so you will find conversions are so much better than with most other merchants.
          Amazon definitely knows how to sell, but more importantly, **your** site needs to be at or near the top of the search results or its not going to matter how well the affiliate site converts if potential buyers don't hit **your** page first.

          For that, Your theme should have clean, fast loading markup (preferably xhtml with streamlined css that's linked, not inline) and hits all the marks in terms of its built-in SEO features in order to showcase your well-written, highly-researched, killer converting pre-sale copy and product reviews.

          To test this, right click out in the margin of your home page and click "View Source". If you see more "Code" than "Words", your content-to-markup ratio is working against you and it can be worth several ranking points.

          The reason for this is, Google bot is a blind viewer, it sees what's under your visual display, all of the stuff you probably never pay much attention to, this is how Google bot sees your site!

          So now you can see that if your page is weighed down with a bunch of junk code, your content (the stuff that google is actually searching for to determine where to rank your page) is competing with your markup (the stuff your theme developer had to place there in order to make it pretty and have fancy gadgets) for valuable attention.

          Bottom line: you are looking for speed, fast load times that Google rewards with higher rankings, and a high content-to-markup ratio (which is one of the least known secrets in SEO and the key to why sites running my theme consistently outrank competing sites).
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    • Profile picture of the author interplay
      Originally Posted by PaulaC View Post

      I have multiple sites promoting Amazon and really like the Flexsqueeze theme.
      Same here. I use Flexsqueeze regularly especially if I cannot find a theme that really matches the niche.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mrs S
          Originally Posted by gseries79 View Post

          Do you use ReviewAzon plugin or any other plugin?
          My conversions to Amazon increased when I started using the ReviewAZON plugin alongside quality unique review content. Having the product image and price information right at the top of the page is important, and ReviewAZON saves so much time and effort to get that done at the click of a button.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Hussey
      Flexsqueeze is primarily for squeeze pages, or sales pages - but Flexibility 3 is the freemium theme that converts like crazy.

      I use it on a lot of websites, it's very customizable, and the paid version is only $47 if you want to get rid of 4 footer links (one to the Flexibility 3 website).

      I had no trouble selling with it before I bought it, I just bought it to get rid of the footprint and not to leak any traffic anywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
    I use those types of plugins and I really like them BUT I have had better success with just writing product reviews in Wordpress. The problem with those types of plugins is that people use them to duplicate exactly what is on Amazon onto their own site. It's hard work competing with Amazon when you have the exact same content.

    If you are going to use these plugins then make sure you change the content that comes over. They work beautifully that way.
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    • Profile picture of the author corsleymaxwell
      Originally Posted by PaulaC View Post

      I use those types of plugins and I really like them BUT I have had better success with just writing product reviews in Wordpress. The problem with those types of plugins is that people use them to duplicate exactly what is on Amazon onto their own site. It's hard work competing with Amazon when you have the exact same content.

      If you are going to use these plugins then make sure you change the content that comes over. They work beautifully that way.

      Wordpress is such a very good venue for that matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    I just use Twenty Ten with WP Weaver which allows you to customize the whole thing as you want it.

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    And here is a sample.

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  • Profile picture of the author MarkWidawer
    A great theme that I've recently discovered is the Socrates theme by Joel Comm. It's got a custom header generator, including tons of background graphics for almost any niche.

    I use it on my blog here: Socrates Theme | Traffic and Conversion

    That page is also a full description of the theme, and explains more about why I use it there.

    There's also a link on that page to a video about how to customize the them for whatever niche you're in.

    Enjoy.

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    • Profile picture of the author bradleywill
      I like that theme as well as the ones for studiopress. I use a customized version because they have a professional feel. I have also found some killer deals on themeforest for some beautiful looking themes for only a few bucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayesser
    I think what theme you use depends very much on what type of site you want. For me its either a site that is very blog orientated or one that is a pure shopping site. Ive gone for the ecommerce/shopping type design for my main sites but but difficult to find a suitable shopping style theme that hasnt got all the fancy shopping cart functionality.

    I took a premium theme and edited out all the shopping card funtions in php (which wasn’t easy) and Ive ended up with an e-hop type theme. All without all the shop cart stuff that you use if you ship physical products but with all the stock and product functionality at the
    back /admin end. See my signature below for the resulting sites.

    If I go for a more blogging feel I use solostream themes

    I just feel so many sites go for the typical blog design so i wanted sthg different. I also use the Amaniche mmcommerce theme – although the plugin is ****** problematic. Im trying to wade through all the bugs and come up with solutions to the problems im having with it. Anyway, you can see what Ive done with this theme at buycardvdplayers.net
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  • Profile picture of the author souravdas32000
    Check out my amazon review site in my signature. It was made from all free themes and plugins. How do you like it?
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      nice digital camera site,, do you get any earnings from this??
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  • Profile picture of the author sickbaomei
    Free ones like Inove and Intrepidity are good ..
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  • Profile picture of the author ellush
    I've just come across this one and am about to start working with it on a couple of sites. The video and the comments appear very convincing.
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  • Profile picture of the author cur
    One of the problems with Amazon astores is that the iframe they use screws up your look as it automatically inserts an iframe that is something like 4500 pixels long!

    I am working on a theme that will have an automatically resizeable iframe and the tests are working great... I wonder if there would be much interest?

    You would simply enter your astore root URL in one place in a PHP file and it would automatically put your astore in the iframe at the right size - all links would be automatically updated and the shopping cart link would revert back to the original URL at the right size.

    I'm going to try to do a similar one next using PHP to automatically grab your astore, but instead of a resizeable iframe, it will put the content right on your page. Ideally using QSA...

    Hopefully, it will be ready by the weekend.
    I'll probably put it out there under the GPL license and leave two of my backlinks in the theme...

    Would there be any interest?
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  • Profile picture of the author sentient
    Another vote for Penthesilea Profit Package – The Best WordPress Theme for Amazon Review Sites | Penthesilea Profit Strategy In Action

    I think it's well under priced for what you get - not only a great looking theme (themes really), but the attention to detail with the implementation guide is absolutely fantastic - complete over delivery. Highly recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xavier Tan
    What is the conversation rate for the Penthesilea theme? Is it high?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mrs S
      Originally Posted by jeyyt View Post

      What is the conversation rate for the Penthesilea theme? Is it high?
      Hi Jeyyt - It's hard to say what the conversion rate is for a theme because it all depends on the content that you write. My theme is optimised to increase conversions, but you need some solid content to start with. My conversions definitely increased since I started using the theme though, I hit my first $1000 month in December and Penthesilea definitely played a part in that.

      @sentient and @sickbaomei - thank you so much for your positive feedback
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      • Profile picture of the author clickbump
        This was one of my #1 requests a few months back, just before the Christmas rush, so I created a WP template tuned for Amazon affiliates doing product review sites.

        Its been my top selling template until the recent release of the XFactor 2.0 authority site template. Still going strong though and still my favorite work to date.

        Its called "Amazonia" and you can check out a demo at the link below along with some hi-res screenshots and step by step instructions on how to make it work with your Associate's affiliate code, carousel widgets, link-wrapped product images etc...

        Creating a Product Review Site with the new Amazonia Template for ClickBump Engine*|*clickbump.com

        "Amazonia is hands-down the fastest, cleanest, flexible, SEO optimized, best converting template you can get for Amazon review sites"


        Here's a few comments I've received...

        Scott love the theme
        you have amazing support and i love how you keep the themes up to date!

        I am very happy with amazonia and xfactor2 especially. - John
        Hi. I LOVE Click Bump almost as mch as Ferrari and Starbucks. together with Jumpstart its brilliant.

        Takes me less than 20 minutes now from creating an addon domain to being live on the web. Only have articles to write and its done. (I always cut and paste in some text to place hold). - SteveWyman
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        Scott, I absolutely LOVE your stuff. Did a comparison between Socrates and your themes and you blew it away with speed of getting indexed and rising in ranking.
        - Susan
        Scott - Amazonia is awesome! I love it. Keep it up, love the themes. 2011 has some CB upgrades for me in store.
        - JamesTheJust
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        • Profile picture of the author ne'er-do-well
          Hi Scott, your Amazonia theme looks very good. This is probably a dumb question, but in order to get the Amazonia template, do I need to buy Clickbump Engine first and then pay an extra 10 dollars or so for the actual Amazonia template? Or is it possible for me to purchase Amazonia directly...? Thanks.
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          • Profile picture of the author clickbump
            Originally Posted by ne'er-do-well View Post

            Hi Scott, your Amazonia theme looks very good. This is probably a dumb question, but in order to get the Amazonia template, do I need to buy Clickbump Engine first and then pay an extra 10 dollars or so for the actual Amazonia template? Or is it possible for me to purchase Amazonia directly...? Thanks.
            Hi ne'er-do-well, not a dumb question at all. Amazonia is premium template that plugs into the ClickBump Engine (aka CE4) which is the main WordPress Theme. CE4 is SEO optimized and has been meticulously written in xhtml/css markup to insure its the fastest loading, best validating, highest ranking, point-click-done, WordPress theme available today, bar none.



            So CE4 is all you need to run Amazonia and dozens more premium templates that are available for $10 each and install into CE4 with a one click uploader.

            BTW, Check your PM ;-)
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        • Profile picture of the author chas08
          Originally Posted by clickbump View Post

          This was one of my #1 requests a few months back, just before the Christmas rush, so I created a WP template tuned for Amazon affiliates doing product review sites.

          Its been my top selling template until the recent release of the XFactor 2.0 authority site template. Still going strong though and still my favorite work to date.

          Its called "Amazonia" and you can check out a demo at the link below along with some hi-res screenshots and step by step instructions on how to make it work with your Associate's affiliate code, carousel widgets, link-wrapped product images etc...

          Creating a Product Review Site with the new Amazonia Template for ClickBump Engine*|*clickbump.com

          "Amazonia is hands-down the fastest, cleanest, flexible, SEO optimized, best converting template you can get for Amazon review sites"


          Here's a few comments I've received...







          ~ s
          All of Scott's themes work really well. He has a couple of themes that work well with Amazon products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isobel
    Another vote for Penthesilea - a beautifully coded theme with lots of extra features.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrapgirl42
    I am a HUGE fan of Scott's Clickbump themes - including the Amazonia one. I use his themes for Amazon sites and Adsense sites alike. The thing I like best about them is all the technical stuff is taken care of. I don't have to worry about my h1,h2, etc. tags being done right. Plus, the dashboard of the themes is so easy to use!

    Oh yeah, and you really should pick up his Clickbump SEO! plugin too. I love how it lets me know what my post is lacking and gives me a score so I know how much I need to do to make it better. My posts have improved so much because I want to score 100

    Anyway - just my 2 cents. I have an entire folder of blog themes, but 98% of my sites use a Clickbump theme of one kind or another.
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  • Profile picture of the author grannydude
    I am using a theme called Socrates Is it ok for me to put the link URL; I do get a commission)
    Socrates is extremely flexible and easy to use. There are preset fields to put links to various affiliate sites including an Amazon field (sort of like Adsense). There are also headers you can use or you can upload your own.You can do just about any thing you want including stuff specific to Amazon. There is a demo on the site. I like it a lot and right now it is the only theme I use. Example of one of my sites using Socrates is: Welcome to Your References on Genealogy (Home)
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  • Profile picture of the author EdnaM
    I have used many different themes but the catalyst theme is the only one I am using right now for all my blogs. You can design practically any type of site with it. Check it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Oranges
    Tweaked default TwentyTen Theme that comes free with wordpress installation! Changable header image, clean css styling, SEO optimized features etc, makes it a good theme for amazon products review sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebastian Oudot
    I have few amazon websites and for most of them I'm using the twenty ten theme and I make my own header in order to fit my niche.

    I like to use this theme as well : Frozenage

    I find that it's a very simple, clean, and clear theme. And again you can change the header.

    Here is a preview of the theme :

    Theme Preview (frozenage) - Free WP Themes
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  • Profile picture of the author David Simpson
    I have used Flexsqueeze and really like it, BUT, I just started using Scott Blanchard's Clickbump stuff and it's AWESOME!!!

    I've been doing this for a few years and have become quite familiar with Wordpress. Scott makes it super easy. AND if you have a problem, he gets in there and helps you out better than anyone I've experienced.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dosty
    Aye Scott's support for the Clickbump suite of products is legendary. I'm also using it for an Amazon site.
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  • The ProReview Theme is also pretty neat. Here the demo url for amazon http://demo.proreviewtheme.com/amazon/
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  • Profile picture of the author akyyyy
    anymore theme opinions for amazon review sites? will thesis be a good one? im looking at flexsqueeze.. isnt this theme more of a one page site? just the sales/squeeze page?
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    I would definitely suggest FlexSqueeze as it's the only theme I currently use and it's easy to customize to any level.

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    • Profile picture of the author Grandspb
      Since I bought Catalyst, I never looked for other themes - this theme is the ultimate and easy to tweak. Whatever site you need, you can do it with Catalyst.

      I mimicked several other famous themes with Catalyst within 15-20 minutes of tweaking, no code is required, all is in the panel.
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    • Profile picture of the author advancedmile
      Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Post

      I would definitely suggest FlexSqueeze as it's the only theme I currently use and it's easy to customize to any level.

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      Do you have some examples of flexsquize sites that are designed very well?
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  • Profile picture of the author akyyyy
    i got this theme last night. does this theme display all my posts/reviews on the homepage? Is there a way not to do this?

    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author clickbump
      Originally Posted by akyyyy View Post

      i got this theme last night. does this theme display all my posts/reviews on the homepage?
      The ClickBump 5 theme displays a single designated post or page that you choose for the home page. This gives your home page maximum ranking power for the site's primary keyword phrase.

      Originally Posted by akyyyy

      Is there a way not to do this?
      thanks
      Yes, just don't designate a post as sticky and use the "More" link insert tool to add a post summary break point to each of your front page posts. I don't recommend this unless you don't care about ranking the front page (which is usually the most heavily trafficked page in your site).
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  • Profile picture of the author nelio26
    yeah... I like the Flexsqueeze theme as well, but I appreciate the recommendations from other members here. Just got some ideas!!
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    • Profile picture of the author johnrichardjack
      Can anyone tell me if the clickbump themes come with free lifetime upgrades? I noticed at the bottom of the salespage at clickbumpengine.com it says "Your purchase comes with lifetime product support and 6 months of free upgrades at no extra charge and you own the software forever to use on an unlimited number of sites that you own.". What happens if a theme is not compatible with a future version of wordpress and my 6 months of free upgrades has expired? Do I have to pay extra to get the upgrade?
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    John,

    I just PM'ed Scott since I was not sure of that answer either. Here is Scott's answer:

    "Hi Barry, he can get a full year of upgrades for all products he owns for a single $17 payment. A very low cost of doing business if he's serious about this profession."

    Sounds like a pretty good deal to me...

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  • Profile picture of the author spirituscorpus
    Hey Scott,

    Can we write our own product reviews for Amazon products using your software or does it only grab the reviews already written on Amazon's site ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Oxby
    With Clickbump 5 you receive an excellent theme. You must still write your own content whether it be informational articles or product reviews for any affiliate including Amazon. This is not a quick auto blogging software, it does not grab reviews or any other content.

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author abdawriter
    I liked every themes recommended above.

    And I would like to add something.

    If you plan to setup your online review site on Genesis platform, you can either use their Lifestyle or Prose theme. They simply work amazing!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author jmalevic
      In regards to the amazon review themes, I would also like to mention to the thread the new topreview theme topreviewtheme.com although it's premium, the price is pretty low for what it's worth.
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