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Case studies for projects I have worked on or been involved with - mostly relating to Joomla!, SEO, microdata and panda and penguin recovery.

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Digital Strategist, Mautic Expert

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I live and breathe anything digital - particularly if stats are involved!  I've been a digital geek since the first days of the internet, playing on computers in the IT room after school and teaching myself pretty much everything I know.  My background in data analysis for healthcare further grew my interest around how data can help make informed decisions which, when combined with my geekiness, found a great combination!

Joomla specialist

I've worked with Joomla for the past nine years pretty much exclusively, generally in the role of SEO consultant.  I know the system inside out and back-to-front.  I'm often asked to help recover from problems where websites have not been built correctly, or if there are problems with the way that URLs are being structured.

I can provide an audit of websites to determine if there are problems and a multi-stage, prioritised task list to help you on the road to recovery.

Mautic expert

Since Mautic entered the beta release stage, I've been a keen advocate and have developed an in-depth understanding of the system and its quirks.  I love how Mautic is opening up the world of marketing automation to anybody - no longer is it the realm of the big and mighty due to the exhorbitant costs of the licensing fees - and putting the power back in the hands of those who stand to benefit so much from it.

I offer Mautic consultancy work via my UpWork profile - get in touch if you have a project that needs Mautic support.

 

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Structured Data and Rich Snippets Specialist

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Do you need a Structured Data Specialist?  Have you noticed how some websites have extra information in their search listings (Rich Snippets) which are missing from yours?

I can help you to implement Structured Data in a strategic way, bringing a quick return on investment to develop the business case for further investment and development which will provide you with long-term benefits.  

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Joomla! Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist

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If you have a Joomla! website and it's not working for you - perhaps you're not getting as much traffic as you would like, or there is some kind of problem with your search engine optimisation, I'm here to help.  I've worked with Joomla! since the early days of 1.0.x and have deveoped a keen interest in the area of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

Some of the services I offer include:

  • Search Engine Optimisation report - this usually takes between 4-6 hours and depending on the complexity of your site and the scale of the problem, the report can vary between 15-30+ pages.  It gives you a clear overview of where you are now, and will highlight any problems that might be affecting your position in Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).  I will require access to your analytics package and details of the domains you manage in order to complete this.

  • Ad-hoc Search Engine Optimisation work - whether this is to implement a plan which has come about through an SEO report, or you simply need some help with sorting out your pages and ideas for blog posts, ad-hoc work can often be the best way to go - all ad-hoc work is charged at an hourly rate based on timesheets.

  • Monthly Search Engine Optimisation work, including monthly report - depending on the size and complexity of work required, a monthly retainer can be implemented to ensure that your website stays at the top of the lsitings for your main search terms, and to monitor key metrics which allows you to identify developing problems before they arise.
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Public speaker on Open Source technologies, Women in Tech, SEO, Marketing, Mautic and ethical business

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I am available to speak and run workshops at events around the world on a range of topics including (but not limited to)

  • Joomla!
  • Mautic
  • Open Source technologies
  • Women in Tech
  • Marketing
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Microdata and structured data
  • Buddhism in the world / Engaged Buddhism

Where have I spoken before?

I've been fortunate to be invited to speak at many events around the world.

Speaking engagements have included:

  • Throughout the UK
  • California, USA
  • The Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Boston, USA
  • Kenya
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Cancun, Mexico
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Open source technology

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I love everything there is about open source technologies.  At University I really appreciated being able to use software which didn't cost me half my student loan to purchase, and having the ability to use these tools to help people recover their data, restore their computers, and provide basic security.  Nowadays, I appreciate the fact that I can kit out my entire office, from laptops and desktops to servers and smartphones, with open source technologies for very little cost.  I also appreciate the fact that if something doesn't work we can get in and figure out what the problem is, and fix it.  Not to mention the fact that we are never bothered by viruses, trojans or any of that nonsense.

I love the community which comes with most open source projects - particularly the Joomla! community.  Sure, like any group, it has some unsavory characters and people I choose not to engage with, but on the whole it is a positive, helpful and driven community which exists for the benefit of others - something which echoes through from my own Buddhist ethics.

I see huge potential for industry to take up the benefits of open source technologies and make massive savings, if it weren't for the corporate tie-ins with money-guzzling closed source software alternatives.  Some are seeing the light, like the mayor of Munich who suggests that they saved over 4 million euros in one year through switching to open source technologies, but so many others are not.  Our challenge is to remove the blinkers from the corporate world and present open source as a viable alternative in the enterprise world.

 

 

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