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The Best Shopify Theme For SEO: RankHigherTheme®

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If you’re looking for the best Shopify theme for SEO with quantifiable and measurable statistics and evidence, then please continue reading this article…

We all know scaling organically with Shopify is hard – all you have to do is Google SEO issues Shopify and you’ll see my article #1 all over the world on English-speaking search engines which explains the technical SEO flaws with Shopify. In brief, my agency has built the world’s best Shopify theme for SEO, the best Shopify Online Store 2.0 theme that is on the market today and this article will provide the reasons why.

Our new OS 2.0 is the best SEO theme because it has:

  • Optimized, Algorithm-aligned Code for all devices.
  • Mobile First & Friendly Design
  • A Phenomenal Page Load Speed of 4911ms [Desktop & Mobile – 99 and 85+ on PageSpeed Insights respectively].
  • Over 90 SEO & Conversion-Boosting Features
  • Will Save You over $3000 per year on apps.
  • AND – is the ONLY theme in the world that can be upgraded with fully-optimizable product pages that typically increase your organic visibility in the search engines by 1900% in weeks – the next generation of Shopify OS 2.0 theme – exclusive to Kristin Mark Digital®, it’s called RankHigherTheme®.

We’ve been technically re-engineering Shopify themes for SEO to help them perform better in the search engines since 2010. We got tired of unraveling and fixing other theme designers’ technical SEO mess and bad code design and development that seriously hinders a theme’s ability to perform organically in the search engines, so we decided to engineer and develop our own world-class, SEO-friendly theme, the very best in its class. In 2018, we started a mission to build the best Shopify theme for SEO and have been developing and improving it ever since.

PageSpeed Insights Desktop: 99

All other Shopify themes are built to look good by designers and developers that take no responsibility whatsoever for how well your theme performs in the search engines. Ours do, and we do. They look good, help you drive more traffic, and convert more organic sales, especially with page load speeds like this!

PageSpeed Insights Mobile: 85

If you’re still using a slow, outdated 1.0 theme and you’re keen on learning more about OS 2.0 you can click this link to discover the benefits of Shopify OS 2.0.

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GTmetrix: Desktop

We’ve been helping retailers maximize their organic revenue with e-commerce SEO since 2010. We’re experts in technical SEO and optimizing e-commerce platforms to make them perform significantly better in the search engines. When Shopify came along, we couldn’t believe that no one seemed to care about how well it performed in the search engines, even Shopify themselves.

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GTmetrix: Mobile

Shopify is known for its technical SEO issues:

  • No access to the Robots.txt file [lack of control of which pages Google indexes and crawls on your site] – although you can now since May 2022.
  • Forced hierarchical structure [not perfect for link equity distribution]
  • Images delivered via Content Distribution Network [can’t fully optimize images]
  • ***In-accessible product filter/tag pages*** [duplication penalties that harm rankings/blocked URLs in the search engines’ – Shopify’s biggest SEO issue].
  • 3rd Party App Installations [many cause major technical SEO issues that hinder organic performance and have no regard for SEO].

As multi-award-winning Shopify SEO experts, we have designed the world’s first Shopify theme that has FULLY OPTIMIZED, PRODUCT FILTER/TAG Pages. Our Shopify product filter app unleashes 1000’s more store URL’s in the search engines, whilst completely eliminating collection page duplications. A typical Shopify store with 50 collections and 20 product filters in the sidebar will increase its organic visibility by 1900% in weeks.

90+ SEO & Conversion Boosting Features

Shopify stores with large inventories have complex product page filtering requirements. We’ve engineered our Shopify themes to allow retailers to create up to eight sidebar filter types [unlimited filters in each type] without causing any kind of content duplication issues between collections such as BRAND & PRODUCT TYPE.

Our technically advanced, premium Shopify theme is multi-purpose and can be used for any sector such as fashion, home and furniture, printing, technology, sports & leisure, and jewelry and accessories. No frills, no gimmicks just an ‘off the shelf’ ‘enterprise level’ solution for Shopify merchants that will allow you to compete with the very best of e-commerce platforms in the search engines.

Our themes are more than just a theme, they are a solution and a support service to help you rank higher, drive more traffic, and convert more, all included in the price.

No other themes in the world have this technology and no other company in the world offers this kind of solution to Shopify’s technical SEO issues. Here are some of our key SEO features which is why our themes are the best Shopify themes for SEO.

What’s so frustrating is that all of the reviews in the search engines on ‘what is the best Shopify theme’ are not based on subjective, technical, or performance-related research, they are based on looks and functionality. What most people don’t realize, is that all theme reviews out there are written for affiliate commissions only, not based on actual scientific research on what is the best Shopify theme?

 Advanced SEO Features

  • ***AAP® Technology*** – AAP stands for Algorithm Aligned Platform. Our themes have been technically aligned with Google’s algorithms, quality guidelines, and 200+ known ranking factors. Our themes are built by multi-award-winning SEO & web design experts who have been responsible for improving the organic performance of e-commerce stores worth $100M’s since 2010.
  • Mobile-First Design – Google’s index is now based on how well your site is aligned and performs for mobile usage as w. Mobile-first design ensures your store will be fully responsive across all mobile desktop & tablet devices whilst ticking all the boxes for Google’s latest major algorithm update. 
  • Page Load Speed of 580ms – Optimised HTML5, CSS & JavaScript files for lightning-fast page load speed under 1 second on all devices. Google suggests that 53% of conversions are lost if your page load speed is over 3 seconds. The faster your site loads, the more conversions you will get. 
  • ***Advanced Product Filters*** – Add up to 8 x customizable product filters in the collection page sidebar for things like SIZE, COLOR, PRODUCT TYPE & MATERIAL etc. Our totally unique product filters allow you to unleash 1000’s more optimized and non-conflicting URL’s in the search engines to drive more traffic. It’s the only product filter technology in the world that generates unique URLs, meta titles, meta descriptions, h1 tags, indexable content, and alt= tags ensuring fully optimized filter URLs’ with no duplications. Every other app in the Shopify app store blocks these pages from the search engines altogether significantly reducing the number of pages you have in the search engines or they cause mass Google duplication penalties which seriously harm your site’s rankings! Is your theme currently using product filters? Then you’re losing out either way. Please note – these are an expensive upgrade.
  • Optimized Canonical Programming– With our optimized canonical programming technology, we are able to eliminate any content and metadata duplication penalties across your whole site. Shopify is renowned for mass duplications – our theme can fix each and every single one of them if you know what you’re doing.
  • Advanced Structured Data Mark-Up – enriches your store’s data and displays optimized content in the search engines for maximum exposure and click-through rates including product info and reviews etc. 
  • Open Graph & Twitter Card Mark Up – Ensures the right content and information about your web pages is shared across social media for maximum social exposure. 
  • Banner Typography Overlays – Keyword-rich text on banners that are crawlable by Google allows you to pass link equity from one page to another helping specific pages rank higher for chosen keywords.

Here are some more of the 90+ advanced SEO and conversion-boosting features of our new Shopify OS 2.0 theme that makes it head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to performance in the search engines. Save over $3000 per year on SEO tools from the app store. With a host of free bonuses and support, you’ll never need to buy another theme again.

Best Shopify Theme For SEO - Dynamic Grid

Top Header Customizer

Highly customizable top header and navigational layout settings to create unlimited different top header styles.

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Top Header Customizer

Most themes won’t allow you to do this but we have created perhaps the most customizable theme ever to cater for all kinds of styles and designs in just one advanced theme.

Customizable Header Section

Fully customizable navigation menu settings. Create multiple styles, layouts, and configurations. Our theme allows you to combine multiple navigation menu types.

Mega menus with images

Create stylish mega menus with imagery to promote your brands, collections, and product types. Place an image in one or two different sections of the mega menu.

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Mega Menu

Dropdown Menu Option

Create standard drop-down menus for your header section. These menus can sit alongside mega menus or they can stand alone on the navigation menu

Banner Grid Sections

Create unlimited homepage layouts with highly customizable banner grid blocks with customizable fonts and typography settings as well as choosing from three different styles of CTA buttons; original, alternative or underlined.

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Banner Grid Block

Again, the highly customizable text overlays are perfect for SEO and internal linking. Pixel height and widths can be controlled as well as the column widths so your grid layout designs are literally endless, for block or masonry wire-frame layouts.

USP Icons

Convey your store’s unique selling points with configurable service icons. Choose from the full range of Font Awesome Pro icon set to communicate your brand message. Three different size settings to choose from so there is no need for CSS skills.

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Featured Products Grid

Promote any number of products anywhere on the homepage with our featured products grids. Change the numbers or create multiple rows of products by creating a custom ‘featured products’ collection and then by linking to it from the homepage. Create as many products as you like.

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Products Grid

Blog Post Grid

The blog post feature grid allows you to promote your blog’s content to help drive more content to your blog which will help your Shopify SEO. Choose how many blog posts you’d like to display and which content. 

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Blog Post Grid

Newsletter Integration

Choose either a full-width newsletter call to action or a smaller version for the footer section and customize all content within it to help build your store’s list to help with promotional and marketing strategies.

Custom Footer Menus

Providing shoppers with as much information about your store as possible is essential for improving conversions which is why we’ve built a customizable footer section so that you can create extremely useful links to the style guide, delivery information, terms, and conditions, returns policy, login, register, track my orders, etc.

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Footer Columns

Choose the number of columns you wish to display and the number of pages you wish to link to by creating custom menus.

Choose the number of columns you wish to display and the number of pages you wish to link to by creating custom menus.

Collection Page SEO Content Section

Most theme developers don’t include a section for content on a collection page, crazy!

It’s essential for ‘on-page’ optimization and helping your store’s collection pages to rank in the search engines to help drive more traffic and sales.

Product Filters

Fashion stores need lots of filters. Our standard product filters allow you to create up to 8 product filters to appear in the sidebar. With clothing, you’d typically expect to see filters by brand, product type, color, size, price, and material, etc. so we’ve created the ability to add them as standard. We’ve also ensured that these product filter pages ‘canonical’ back to the root collection, eliminating duplicate content and metadata penalties from Google.

AAP® Product Filters
If you’re serious about supercharging your organic performance and revenue then you must seriously consider upgrading to AAP®.  This technology for Shopify is the first of kind anywhere in the world. It allows you to create 1000’s and 1000’s of additional product filter pages that are optimized and will rank in the search engines.

Sort by Filters

Sort by filters allows shoppers to filter collection page products by:

  • Featured
  • Price: Low to High
  • Price: High to Low
  • A to Z
  • Z to A
  • Oldest to Newest
  • Newest to Oldest

These are ideal for user experience and help shoppers find whatever type of specific product they are looking for and at what price.

Product Hover States

Our product hover states are great for user experience and conversions. They quickly allow users to click either ‘view’ or ‘add to cart’ with a simple click of the mouse on hover. A notification pop-up informs users that the item has been added to the cart.

Customizable Product Tabs

Displaying the right information at the right time to shoppers at various stages of the purchasing cycle is crucial for maximizing conversions. Our customizable product tabs are perfect for doing just that. Product Description and Product Reviews tabs are hardcoded and then there’s the ability to add other ‘sitewide’ product tabs for things like delivery information and sized guides.

Integrated Product Reviews

We have included Shopify’s free product reviews app in the theme which means that all you need to do to add Shopify’s free product review app and this feature will work on your store, eliminating the need for editing and updating theme file code.

Item In/Out of Stock Indicator

When a product is either in or out of stock, this field on the product page will automatically update informing the shopper if the product is available or not.

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Product Page

Customizable USP Text

Our customizable USP text allows you to edit text on every product page to help improve conversions. These messages on the product pages above the fold could be messages like:

  • Free Worldwide Delivery
  • Order Before 2pm for Next Day Dispatch
  • Up to 20% OFF use 20OFF at Checkout

Whatever the message, you can change it to suit your business model.

Related Products

Similar or related products will appear at the bottom of each product page to help with cross-selling and upselling.

Integrated Social Sharing Icons

No additional coding is required. Allow shoppers to share your products on their social media accounts with the click of a mouse.  No need for expensive, heavy-duty 3rd party social sharing apps that slow your site down.

Blog

If you want to attract links to your store, you need to publish great content. This is essential for improving your organic rankings.

Best Theme for SEO Blog Page
Blog

We’ve styled the blog landing pages with a modern, crisp layout that suits fashion and clothing. Again, social sharing comes integrated with the theme and there’s even a customizable sidebar that allows you to configure which posts, menus, or links you wish to appear.

You can view a more comprehensive list of our 90+ SEO & Conversion boosting features here.

Conclusion

As you can see from the features and functionality above as well as the advanced SEO features included as standard, it will be hard to find another Shopify OS 2.0 theme on the internet that would compete. With theme version upgrades, there really is no need to shop elsewhere and this is why we think that this really is, the best Shopify theme for SEO, fashion, clothing, jewelry, furniture, technology, sports, and printing on the market. Oh, I almost forgot – it’s now one of the FASTEST Shopify Themes in the World on desktop and mobile!

I help established e-commerce brands scale organically by 6 or 7 figures within 12 months using our world-exclusive Shopify technologies and brilliant content marketing strategies.