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Technical SEO Audit and Schema Markup

Technical SEO Audit and Schema Markup for Your WordPress Website

What the heck is that? 

A technical SEO audit and Schema Markup is an on page method of ensuring that Google knows who you are, what your website is about ... and that it's all tidy and navigable.

It all sounds very complicated.

When Is Technical SEO Appropriate?

​Once you've created your website, you're excited ... and you then start telling everyone about it both online and offline - your relatives, your friends and, if you already have them, your clients.

Mostly what you're saying is: here's my website.  You may well be telling everyone: mine's the best ... or mine's better than all the others.  Maybe it is.

But what you really want to be saying is: this is the website you're looking for.

You need to be talk to your ideal customers and tell them that they will get the information that they need on your website. 

Audit?  Isn't that something the tax man does?

A technical SEO audit has nothing to do with tax.  I know the word audit has a tendency to raise hackles and make people want to run away, but it has nothing to do with tax and you needn't be afraid of it. 

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​What you're looking for is what the lady on the right in the image is saying: here are the services that you need to make your life better

What does a technical SEO audit ​involve?

There's a lot to it - a lot of technical stuff that's involved and all of this is probably something that you never even thought of.

You may even be getting messages from Google search console saying things that you don't understand.

  • ​Robots.txt
  • ​Broken links
  • ​Images
  • ​Missing tags
  • ​Duplicate content
  • ​Load speed
  • ​Sitemaps
  • ​Security
  • ​Meta descriptions
  • Mobile responsiveness
  • Open graph tags
  • ​Site crawl 

How does a technical SEO audit and Schema markup benefit you?

Outcomes


Better SEO for your site

Gives you an advantage - an edge over your competitors

Most people don't know about technical SEO and Schema markup

Technical SEO gives you an SEO edge and when you have an SEO edge you have increased organic reach and better search result position

Obviously, I can't guarantee your site  is going to be the top of the search results, but it'll definitely move up, particularly if you know what keywords you're particularly aiming at

Can you do technical SEO and Schema markup yourself?

Of course. 

But you might find it a little overwhelming.

Alternatively, you can hire me to do it for you.

My prices are accessible, I'm fast, experienced and I know what I'm doing.

Click the link below to order your Technical SEO Audit and Schema Markup now.

Technical SEO Audit and schema markup For Your WordPress Site - Find me on Fiverr

​What kind of SEO have you done on your site?  Tell us about it in the comments below.

Business Startup From Your Dorm

​​Creating a Business Startup from Your Dorm

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.

— Marie Curie

​Business Startups in College

​Mark Zuckerberg may have managed his business startup in college, but that was a long time ago in the infancy of the internet.  

​​These days it's not so easy ... but you ​can​ do it if you're organised, determined and focused.​​​

​Your Business Startup Idea

​A business startup idea doesn't have to be profound or totally new.  Take me, for example - there are a whole lot of people out there doing what I do. It may be the same for you.

Sit down.  Write a list of the things you can do.  Then google each one of the items on your list.  

You can bet that there are at least 10 other people offering items on your list as ​services, for which they get paid.

And believe me, there are many people out there getting paid for doing what you do, who are nothing like as good at whatever that is as you are.

​Make a Website

​If you have no experience with websites, this may seem an impossible obstacle.  

Particularly if you have no time and little money.  

But the truth is that when you're just starting, all you need is a one page website with an explanation of what you do and a method of contacting you. That's it.  You can add pages later as you grow.

There are ​a couple of ways you can tackle creating a business website for your idea.

  • Choose one of the many do it yourself website creators out there, like Wix. Weebly, SquareSpace or one of the other lesser known ones.
  • Outsource to someone who can help you.

Ooooh! Outsourcing - that sounds expensive!

It's not really - or at least, it doesn't have to be.  And in the long run, it will save you money and tears.

So how do you find someone to help you build a one page - or anything up to 5 pages! - website for a reasonable price and a reliable outcome?

​Reliable Freelancing Sites

​Choosing website creation through a freelancing site means both parties are protected, you can compare prices, feedback and outcomes ... and you'll find prices a great deal more accessible than going direct to an agency or independent.  

If things go haywire, it's also a lot easier to get your money back, so for the risk averse - isn't that everyone? - that's extremely reassuring.

​Which are the most reliable freelancing sites?

Well, you'll find me here on People Per Hour - a popular UK site where you post your job spec and people bid for it.

And you'll also find me on Fiverr, based in Israel and newly floated on the NY stock market. On this site you look for someone who does what you want and then order from them.  Plenty of choice from all over the world.  Contact me there for a customised offer.

Have you ever outsourced to one of the freelancing sites?  Share your experience in the comments below.

How to Install a WordPress Theme – or Change the One You Have

​How to Install a WordPress Theme - or Change the WordPress Theme You Have

Your WordPress site is all set up, you may have written a few posts, maybe "About Me" and "Contact Me" pages ... but there's still something missing.  This is when you start wondering how to install a WordPress theme that's more in line with your message.

There's the default theme, the black  on white background, the wall of text ... and all the other things that seemed so exciting and new ... but now just seem, well, boring.

You need a makeover.

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Elementor Problem Solving : Elementor Type Errors

Elementor problems | Elementor Type Error Messages

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Having an Elementor problem is apparently common - type "elementor problem" into any search engine and it returns uncounted numbers of results.

​What is Elementor?

​Elementor is a visual editor for WordPress.  What that means is that instead of being confronted with your usual WordPress editor ...

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​With Elementor you get a much more exciting ...

​Beautiful.  Relatively easy to use, once you get the hang of it and you can then express yourself fully outside the default WordPress box.  As with any visual page builder, you can create elegant pages and posts that truly project who you and your message are to the world.

​So What's the Problem with Elementor?

It's a great plugin for WordPress - and the basics are free.  However, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, the same problems come up time and time again:

  • ​Elementor won't load - all you get is a big E (the Elementor loading logo) on a blank screen.
  • ​Elementor type error messages - "TypeError: Cannot [whatever]"
  • ​Elementor reference error - "ReferenceError: elementorFrontend [whatever]"
  • ​View destroyed error (my particular favourite!) - "ViewDestroyedError: View (cid: "view[whatever]") has already been destroyed and cannot be used".
  • ​Elementor saves the page/post, but on edit swears that page/post it just created doesn't exist

There are more. Mostly caused by the same thing

Elementor Problem | Solutions

Elementor is a huge plugin and requires a lot of processing power to work properly.  If you've come across these Elementor problems and are desperate enough to seek out help from someone on Fiverr (yes, I have some Fiverr gigs), PLEASE try these things first:

  • check
    ​Is your WordPress host running php7?  If it isn't, ask them to upgrade - or do it yourself from your cpanel if you have one and the option is available.
  • check
    ​Increase your memory limit to 256MB or more - the more processing power Elementor has available, the better it works.
  • check
    ​Increase your maximum post size to 20MB
  • check
    ​Increase your maximum upload limit to 20MB

These simple tips will save you a whole lot of time, money and stress.  They're so easy and fast, they won't take more than 5 minutes to implement.

​Beyond the Jargon

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​PHP

​cPanel

​HTML

​Do you use Elementor? Is there anything that bugs you about it?  Let me know in the comments below.