As part of my SEO roadmap, I perform an SEO Audit to identify website errors that may be hurting your rankings in Google. I briefly review previous SEO efforts and set future SEO goals. I’ll also need a short list of competitors to examine their SEO & Google AdWords methods using SEMrush and SpyFu to determine their best keywords, links, and content.
On-Site and Off-Site SEO to determine optimizations needed. Examine internal linking.
Perform another technical SEO audit using Screaming Frog spider to ensure Google can successfully crawl and index you.
Improve META Titles and HTML headers. Improve META Descriptions.
Many WordPress specialists use Yoast SEO to optimize WordPress for SEO. Yoast SEO is a great plugin, however, that is just the beginning of SEO. Much more can be done to optimize your WordPress website for SEO.
Website Speed-Ups & WordPress SEO
Site Speed Is Vital If You Want Higher Rankings and User Satisfaction
Test your site speed for free at Gtmetrix use Google’s PageScore
Install A Caching Plugin
Use GZip Compression
By compressing your WordPress site with GZip, you will speed up your website tremendously. Ask your web host to upgrade you to the latest version of PHP.
Often overlooked. Use an image compression plug-in to decrease your load time especially if you have many images or infographics. A standard SEO best practice is to add appropriate keywords to the alt image tags. There are many image compression systems available. Implement a lossless compression first. If they look good you may want to try a lossy system,
Deactivate Plugins You Rarely Use
By deactivating and uninstalling plugins overhead that would slow down your website load time is eliminated especially if you optimize your database afterwards.
Optimizing Your Database
Cleaning out the databases of spam, old drafts, and other remnants will slim down your database and make your site a bit faster.
Pick A Theme That Doesn’t Slow Your Site
Use a responsive SEO friendly theme. Keep it fast and mobile-friendly.
Meta Titles & Description Tags
Meta Titles is a major SEO factor. Your Meta Title and <H1> header should never be the same.
SCHEMA & JSON Code
SCHEMA.orghas released a plugin which sallow you to quickly create SCHEMA code. Install a JSON plugin to code your site. Google recommend it because it helps Google better understand your content.
Make your site mobile-friendly. Google is swiftly rolling out its mobile-first index.
Protect Your Blog From Spam. Use Akismet. Wordfence Security provides anti-virus protection, a firewall. and a high-speed cache.
Create an XML Sitemap to submit to Google Search Console which will help Google. I do use Yoast SEO for sitemaps.
Use A CDN (Content Delivery Network)
A CDN is a service that will speed up the time it takes your website to load for a user because a CDN uses the server closest to the user.
Ensure your permalink structure to something SEO-friendly and keep the permalinks short and relevant, 3-4 words is good.
Other WordPress SEO tips:
Find a fast hosting service.
Devise an internal linking strategy.
If you have a popular post update it and keep adding more content.
Use proper header structure.
Don’t install and activate too many plugins at the same time. Try to keep the maximum number of plugins activated under 15.
SEO Specialist & Google AdWords Help in Connecticut
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SEO Specialist with 13 years of experience implementing white-hat SEO, managing Google AdWords Business Accounts, Keyword Research, Analytics, Techincal SEO Audits, WordPress Site Speedups Social Media management, link building, and digital marketing.
Meet the needs of your business using my skills to enhance SEO and AdWords ROI using a creative approach, extensive research, and technical skills. Provide services, and expertise to manage all facets of SEO, Google AdWords, WordPress Site Speed Ups, and Content Managment.
Expert knowledge of Google Analytics, Google Search Console, MozPro, SEMrush, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Keyword Planner, Open Site Explorer, Ahrefs, Yoast SEO, Screaming Frog Spider, and other professional tools.
Adhere to Google best practices and all Google algorithm updates. Websites need SEO both on-page and off-page for the highest search engine rankings.
Google’s heavy focus on Local SEO, Mobile Search, Lengthy Authoritative Content, and LSI Long-Tail Keywords, Google offers key SEO opportunities to increase a website’s search engine results footprint and traffic. My Local Search services deliver results in Google’s that lay the foundation to appear in the top 3 map pack. Submission to high-quality local citation submission directories also helps you rank well.
Websites must be mobile-friendly. Users search more on their mobile devices than their PCs. It is estimated over 55% of Google’s searches are now from mobile.
Extensive experience performing technical SEO audits using Screaming Frog Search Spider, MOZ, SEMRush, and other site crawlers to fix critical SEO errors.
WordPress sites must be fast and use proper SEO. Google rewards compelling content that encourages visitors to dwell on your website and convert. I’ve created, administrated and performed SEO on over 100 WordPress sites.
There are well over 200 Google Ranking Factors and algorithms change up to 600 times during the course of one year.
I prioritize and ensure that the most effective and ethical techniques possible are used to meet your online goals. I stay abreast of the latest SEO techniques.
SEO improvements may take 2-3 months depending on the website. Google AdWords results are immediate. I look forward to discussing how I can help your business rank better.
I’ve been using WordPress for over 13 years and have created 75+ sites since. WordPress is easy to use on its self-hosted site WordPress.com or with your own web host. It’s free to use, easy to learn and is in use by millions of website so it is well-supported.
WordPress has functions capable of creating almost any content imaginable. WordPress has hundreds of thousands of themes both paid and free. WordPress is used to create over 1,000,000 posts and pages every day. It is used by Sony, BBC, CBS, NY Times and many other companies. Over 40% of webmaster and bloggers use WordPress to publish content.
WordPress can be optimized for speed so it can get your site to users fast. Speed is a Google ranking fact. WordPress is also easy to SEO for Google with Yoast SEO. META titles, headers, and internal linking in WordPress are simple it’ll make your site more Google-friendly.
Site Speed Is Vital For High Ranking & User Experience
WordPress can be optimized so you can have a fast website
These tips will also help increase the speed of your site.
Install A Caching Plugin
Use GZip Compression
By using GZIP your entire site will be compressed and the delivery time to the user will decrease.
Use an image compression plugin to decrease your load time.
Deactivate Plugins Rarely Used
By activating plugins only when you need them, you are clearing overhead that may slow down your WordPress site. Uninstall plug-ins you have abandoned so you don’t have to worry about upgrades to prevent exploits.
Cleaning Up Your Databases
Cleaning out the WordPress SQL database of comment spam, revisions, drafts, transient object and other unnecessary objects will reduce the size of your database and make your site faster.
Limit The Number Of Widgets
Be cautious when using widgets. Widgets make database calls, consume memory and slow down your website.
Use A Theme That Won’t Hog Resources
Choose an SEO friendly and responsive theme. Mobile ready is a Google ranking factor.
Use A CDN
A CDN is a service that will speed up the time it takes your website to load because will it use a server close the user to deliver your site.
Other WordPress Tips
WordPress makes it easy to create sitemaps so your content is indexable by Google.
You can use the Akismet plugin to kill spam comments.
WordFence makes it hard to for black-hatters or hackers to get access to your site.
Use Breadcrumbs to assist site crawlers.
Beware of duplicate content, short or long META titles and descriptions and 404 errors.
Add additional content to popular posts. Google will visit and reevaluate.
SEO in Connecticut. Professional, reliable, flexible, intelligent and experienced Digital Marketing & Adwords expert seeks position utilizing analytical knowledge and technical skills. Over a decade of involvement with PPC, SEO & SEM. Knowledge of Google on-site and off-site SEO ranking factors. Experienced with Google Analytics report analysis. Extensive knowledge of long-tail keyword creation and competitor research. Experienced with Local SEO, WordPress, link building, content creation, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and SEM skills. Use white-hat SEO techniques to improve Google rankings and drive targeted traffic to optimized and tested landing sites for optimum conversion rate, return on investment and profit. Always interested in new opportunities.
SEO & Digital Marketing Expert
Connecticut Internet Marketing & SEO Glastonbury, CT 4/2014 – Present
Perform on-site and off-site Local SEO for clients as well as manage client WordPress website SEO. Research SEO web page titles, keywords, meta descriptions, competitors and backlink opportunities. Track and target user traffic with Google Analytics. Repurpose and curate existing press content into web format and publish to WordPress. Webmaster of https://connecticutinternetmarketingseo.com.
TicketNetwork Vernon, CT 3/2005 – 4/2014
Managed start-up company PPC accounts with over $100k month budget including Google Adwords, Yahoo Search Ads and Microsoft AdCenter. Inspired company to achieve rapid revenue growth by building the case for website content creation and SEO of websites including link building campaigns and directory submission. Tracked user data via Google Analytics including statistical analysis of traffic sources. Established and maintained social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter and others. Wrote ticket industry content for Ticketnews.com and TicketNetwork partners. Estimated daily and weekly gross revenue for executives and partners. Researched keywords, performed A/B ad testing and competitive site analysis. Designed internal tool to access inventory database to create keywords for Google Adwords. Created WordPress websites to funnel traffic to ticket selling sites. Created weekly and monthly newsletters of sports, concerts and theater event tickets on sales for internal and partners. Automated billing system resulting in a two-day project being reduced to a 15-minute task resulting in thousands of dollars worth of outsourcing fee savings yearly.
IT Technical Support Consultant
Stein Technologies, LLC Glastonbury, CT 9/2000 – 3/2005 Provided 2nd level support for Windows XP, Office, Lotus Notes and other software products on a contract basis. Troubleshoot network, printing and remote connectivity issues. Opened and closed technical support tickets.
Technical Support Specialist
IBM Cambridge, MA 6/1997 – 6/2000 Technical support of Windows NT, Windows 98, Lotus Notes, Internet Explorer and networking issues for IBM and Lotus employees. Provided 2nd level desk side technical support to executives. Trained new hires in help desk systems and procedures. Performed system administration and creation of user accounts.
Microsoft Farmington, CT 3/1995 – 3/1997 Oversaw the day-to-day management of Microsoft’s Connecticut office. Provided Internet marketing, computer and administrative support to district manager & sales, consulting and marketing teams. Created spreadsheets, documents and presentations with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Coordinated the set-up of in-office corporate marketing efforts and briefings.
Google Adwords 7 years – Facebook 6 years Social Media Marketing 6 years Microsoft Excel 11 years – Microsoft Office 11 years Keyword & Competitor Research 10 years Microsoft Windows 11 years -Microsoft Word 11 years Search Engine Marketing 11 years -Microsoft Outlook 11 years Search Engine Optimization 11 years Blogging 10 years – WordPress Plugins & Themes 6 years Webmaster 11 years Content Creation 11 years Google Analytics 10 years – Facebook Ads 2 years Content Marketing 11 years – Photoshop CS6 1 year HTML/CSS 11 years Pinterest 2 years Blogger 8 years – Marketing 15 years LinkedIn 3 years Market Research 11 years – Promotions 2 years Public Relations 2 years Google Webmaster Tools 4 years WordPress SEO 6 years
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Marketing Northeastern University