SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING CASE STUDY
Joomla Website Migration
We helped small business owner, Barton Mawer, to do a Joomla website migration to give him a fresh, modern new website design that could work on all devices and help him secure new Clients. His existing Joomla based site hadn’t been updated in nearly four years and didn’t work well on modern mobile phones.
JOOMLA TO WORDPRESS MIGRATION
NEW WEBSITE DESIGN
BASIC SEO OPTIMISATION
Can you migrate a website from Joomla to WordPress?
Barton had approached us because he wanted to update his existing website. It had been created on Joomla and hadn’t received any updates for many years. As the site and CMS platform was quite old it also meant it was difficult for Bart to make changes of his own as the interface was outdated and the functionality wasn’t very intuitive. There are tools available that can help you migrate from Joomla to WordPress but in this situation it was considered easier to start fresh and create a new website on WordPress.
Developing a website with basic search engine optimisation.
Once we explained everything to Barton it was decided to use a new URL and create a new site on WordPress that would also enable him to carry out self management to write news posts and update basic elements on the site. One of the first things we began work on was optimising all of his images for search, quite a few of them were too large & not named correctly to help with basic on site seo.
We then set about creating a clear site structure and naming strategy for his new site to help with website indexing after the site was launched. For this project we weren’t tasked with creating deep seo strategies but we wanted to make sure the most basic elements were in place as a foundation.
Putting website reporting and data analysis in place.
While Bart didn’t specify this task, we wanted to make sure he had the elements in place in case he wanted to do further development to his site later on. We set up Google Search Console, Google Analytics and a new Google My Business profiles so that he would have all the necessary reporting and analysis available. Setting up these free tools from Google enables you to understand if and how well your website is performing.
What we discovered
Our scope of work
This Joomla website migration project took on three phases; take all the existing content from the old Joomla website, create a new website design on WordPress, create new profiles on Google My Business and LinkedIn.
The results we delivered
AN INCREDIBLE WEBSITE TRANSFORMATION.
We successfully transitioned the website from Joomla to a new WordPress based design delivering an website with lots of energy, communicating Bart’s rich motorsport history.
Small business website tips
What should every small business website have?
Every small business website should have some absolute basic fundamentals in place and the owner should understand what it is or isn’t delivering. Typing your own name into Google does not mean you rank #1. Instead type in the services you offer or things people would search for that doesn’t include your name, do you show up? Here are three basic items every small business owner should know about.
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