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We own an ecommerce site (online since 2003) with about 200 products in a niche market plus custom/customized service. Recently redesigned on Joomla 1.5 with a VirtueMart shopping cart (with the content still being transfered and fine tuned from the old site by the owners themselves. The local new developers' team reached the limits of their expertise and was unable to provide urgently needed full control over SEO through Joomla! CMS. We need an expert with a proven track record in fixing, adjusting and upgrading Joomla/VirtueMart ecommerce sites to let owners implement on-page SEO. We want to make our rebuilt site (expecially product pages) to rank high and know what to do to achieve our goals (have been largely there with the 'old' site) but need a bug-free code and CMS with up-to-date and with not overriding each other SEO extensions/modules/plugins. We must have full ability to create, adjust and change title, meta descriptions, meta keywords, urls to desired appearance, optimize images We need an experienced php/MySQL developer to:
-adjust the template,
-debug existing code, eliminating duplicate content shown to robots for product titles and other occurences of the such,
-eliminate/301 redirect multiple, dynamically created urls pointing to the same content/pages (we believe that can be done with the newest sh404sef),
- check if server-side installation done right,
-secure the site,
- clean-up script, making robots reading well optimized and keyword rich pages' content before reading the thye header, footer and menues (which is the case now),
- advise owners on and install best Joomla SEO extentions (owners debating between sh404sef and new AceSEF),
- update VirtueMart to the newest 1.1.8 version,
- advise owners on and install the best VirtueMart other SEO extension (one already in),
- adapt or create a Custom Payment Form for customized/custom product s (working the same as Catalog items' shopping cart, already in place, but with the ability to fill out the products' lists/names and price figures).
We look forward to cooperate with a real expert on this project who knows how an ecommerce site should look like to rank well and sell well. Please do not hesitate to ask questions before deciding to embark on the task.