There are many sites on the Internet that sell web site templates. Web templates can be a cost-effective way to start a web site if you are not a web designer. Many of the web templates out there are not very well optimized for search engine optimization, however. Hiring an SEO consultant to optimize a web template would cost much more that the web template itself.
It is for these reasons that I have started a site dedicated to providing SEO Web Site Templates. I have only posted 3 templates so far, but more will follow soon. The templates, which are very similar to each other, have been specified and designed with the primary objective of being optimized for SEO. Based current SEO best practices, the layout and HTML structure are optimal for search engine rankings. Of course, you still have to fill them with good content and build links to your site -- but with a solid SEO-optimized web site template, you can be off to a great start. For more information, click here
By the way, if you like the idea but you don't find a template that meets your needs, let me know. I am open to suggestions as to general and specific "themes" for future templates.
I have started writing an eBook about blogging and SEO. "Start a Blog, Quit Your Job" is still in BETA, and I will be posted small sections of it as I complete them. In the first part of the book, I share my story about how starting a blog set me on a path towards starting a successful web business, eventually quitting my job. It is just one example of what can be accomplished when the power of SEO and blogs are combined. The second part of the book will be a step by step guide for applying the techniques and strategies that I have used, that anyone can follow to boost web traffic and rankings, and parlay that into a money-making business.
While in BETA, the eBook will be freely available in web format. Please help me out and tell me what you think. Any feedback (including pointing out typos and errors) is greatly appreciated. The BETA, work-in-progress, version of the book can be found at: Start a Blog, Quit Your Job.