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Website Maintenance

You may already have your site built and hosted, and perhaps you need someone to make corrections and changes. I will happy to help you update your existing site.

Many websites are not built to modern Web standards, and they aren’t optimized for search engines. Before making changes to your site, I will review the site structure and ensure your site is properly coded and optimized for search engines. The existing design will be retained as much as possible, and I will suggest changes if I think the layout confuses site visitors or isn’t fulfilling your website objectives.

Sites I maintain receive the same care given to sites I build. Your website will be

  • Tested in multiple browsers: currently Internet Explorer 6-9 (Windows), Opera (Windows), Google Chrome (Windows), Firefox (Windows and Macintosh), and Safari (Macintosh)
  • Validated to comply with standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Designed to be usable at any connection speed
  • Designed with cascading style sheets (CSS)
    • to make site maintenance faster, easier, and less expensive
    • to be accessible to screen readers and other alternatives to standard browsers
    • to be more search engine friendly
  • Optimized for search engines (SEO) by including
    • page-specific title tags (the titles shown at the top of the browser window when you visit a page)
    • heading tags that clearly identify the main topic of each page and any subtopics
    • page-specific description meta tags, which are used on the search results page by some search engines
    • a robots.txt file, which directs search engines to your sitemap
    • a sitemap.xml file, which lists the pages you want indexed by search engines
    • at client request keywords meta tags (the major search engines index the actual text on your pages and don’t require keywords)
  • Submitted to the top three search engines — currently Google, Yahoo!, and Bing.