What options does WordHerd offer with website migration?
- Pages, Posts and Assets:
We’ll maintain all of your existing content. Article titles, categories, comments, body copy, excerpts and assets (image, pdf, doc, etc). All content will be optionally available and editable within Visual Composer plugin.
- New Web Design:
Even though we specialize in website migrations; WordHerd has full web agency capabilities and can provide you design comps and a final custom WordPress theme implementation based on your approved design direction.
- Web Hosting:
The benefit of using WordHerd as your web hosting provider is that we will have complete control over the web hosting environment and not have to rely on the support of a third-party web hosting provider. Your WordPress environment will be managed and backed-up daily keeping everything up-to-date , ensuring uptime. As the original developers of the website we will be able to better address and support your website moving forward. Web hosting through WordHerd includes disaster recovery through offsite nightly backups of all files and database. Our servers have a solid history of 99.9% up-time and includes a monitoring system to immediately notify our team if your website is to ever go down. To help our clients eliminate miscellaneous costs, we offer free SSL, CDN and premium plugins including Visual Composer, Gravity Forms and more. WordHerd will however offer web hosting free of charge during the development of your website platform for ease of access and testing purposes.
- 301 Redirects:
WordHerd will retain your existing search engine equity by preserving your URLs. One of the most important and most overlooked aspects of a website redesign is the redirection of old page URLs, which is technically referred to as 301 Redirects. As time passes websites are indexed by search engines and gain a reputation; this reputation is based on the relevancy of the websites content. This reputation and the search engine “relevance” is gained through quantity and quality of content, time, and “inbound links’ from external websites, such as Google. Rebuilding search engine equity would be very costly and take months to rebuild.
- Web Maintenance:
An ongoing relationship with our clients is of the utmost important to us. Our goal is that our relationship does not end when your project is complete. Therefore, we offer a discounted rate for ongoing support of the website we are migrating. Web maintenance includes fixes, modifications, and changes. Time is billed in 15 minute increments.
- Search Engine Optimization(SEO):
Kickstart your search engine visibility with content integration in WordPress SEO (Yoast). WordPress SEO can improve your websites SEO by helping you to write better content, in addition to optimizing WordPress to use the latest SEO standards. We have a great deal of experience working with and configuring the WordPress SEO plugin to optimize search engine visibility on all of the WordPress websites that we develop. When your website is complete this plugin will allow your team members to customize page search titles, keywords, page descriptions and be scored on how well your page may rank. Monthly SEO plans available upon request.
- Google Webmaster Setup:
We will set up a permanent Google Webmaster account for your website and monitor it for any 404 alerts for a two week period of time after the launch of your migrated site. We will also address any alerts and resolve them during that time.
- WordSecured WordPress Security:
Let WordSecured, our premium WordPress security platform, handle your website security and basic website maintenance needs. View the WordSecured.com website for a list of packages and services, all of which include top notch security protocols with 24/7 monitoring and reporting. Packages range from $14.99-34.99.