Please address the items in the project request. I will ignore quotes from companies that do not provide the information requested. Thank you.
I will send the site URL to companies interested in bidding that have responded with the requested information and can show top ranking. I don't want my site available to just look at from this request.
About the Site: This site is #1 in its category in google for some terms and has been in google since 1999. At one time, the site dominated many keywords and had good revenues from affiliate marketing. The site is old, ugly, has outdated code and needs an overhaul to a CMS like Wordpress or Social Networking Software with overhaul of layout, main landing page, sub pages without losing the links that come into the site. This means that the page names need to be kept. Site redesign needs to take into consideration SEO, current rankings for certain keywords in order to not lose that ranking. I´d like to change this into a wordpress blog or CMS that doesn´t look too much like a blog but would allow us to keep the main general content and structure, but make it more updated looking and seo optimized
The website is available online with all the content. The person who gets the project will have to design and also create the templates using HTML/CSS (table less CSS) or modify the chosen "theme" to work. The CSS should pass the w3c validator.
The project entails using loading the CMS on your server and using WAMPSERVER or similar to view as if it is a working site, creating the pages, copying the content and all pages, and loading the finished CMS with content onto my hosting. The site entails few hundred pages of content that need to be moved into the new design, some of your staff will be copying and pasting into the CMS.
I am open to a new logo.
You'll be adding the following items to the site:
-Events calendar with feed that shows on each city
-newsletter sign up script
-ability to add feeds
-social networking links
-vendor review page template (top 5-10) for each category
-Social networking items you feel would add SEO help
-Ability to put unique content on each sub landing city page.
This is most likely a Joomla project. If you choose Wordpress, some, but not all of the plugins needed include:
All-In-One SEO Pack
Google XML Sitemap Generator
Known fixes that need to be done: Meta tags shortened, reduction of keyword overuse, many errors, unique content on city landing pages
The new site should be easy to maintain by a non-programmer. This is not a hard programming project. I don't need this in PHP.
I will share the site and the competitors in my category through PM.
Preferred Bidders will have experience in seo/optimization and site design for online dating and can show the high ranking on certain keywords from their work. To be considered, please provide the following:
1. Send me your portfolio link and best work from your portfolio. I am looking for quality therefore please do not bid if you are just starting out or do not have any samples to show. (I simply will not respond.) Please show me examples of work you have done with "before" and "after" on a site redesign. Your references should be able to tell me that your design increased their traffic on google, yahoo and MSN and by what %.
2. Please list CMS sites that you have overhauled and in what format (Wordpress, Joomla, etc).
3. Please provide me with proof of high rankings in SEO from an overhaul. Show keywords in "google", "yahoo", and other search engines.
4. If you have "before" and "after" site redesign examples, please provide.
5. Experience you have in Social networking, singles and online dating.
6. Your website, location and working hours and number of years in business
Please make sure that you are not sending me a list of sites with broken links to sites that do not exist anymore.
If you have any questions, please send them to me.
Once I send you the current website, your revised proposal should include your advice/thoughts on what needs to be done to the site. If you feel that an open source social networking program would make this better, I'll need your case for how you will preserve the existing content, page names (that are linked to by many people), and how it will improve seo and conversion. You'll have to show me other companies in my category that use this program and have top rankings.
Legal: 1) I require complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done if done with open source software (so that I may modify it in the future).
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
2a) Any website server-side deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
2b) All other software (including but not limited to any desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute) must include a software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request (unless specified elsewhere by the Buyer).
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased.
3b) No part of the deliverable may contain any copyright restricted 3rd party components (including GPL, GNU, Copyleft, etc.) unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the seller's Seller Legal Agreement.