I am Looking to Join up with Toptal

I am looking to join up with Toptals’ Web Programmers Group as I think I would be a good fit. I work well as a freelancer and work well as a team player and this is what Toptal is looking for. Toptal places top freelance software developers, designers, and finance experts with companies of any size. Their freelancers get the job done. This is what I can do.

My skills will be of good value to Toptal as follows:

  1. Mobile-First thru Responsive Web Development
  2. Bootstrap
  3. HTML 5
  4. CSS
  5. UX/UI
  6. WordPress Customization
  7. Adobe Photoshop – Advanced
  8. Adobe Dreamweaver – Advanced
  9. Java Script
  10. MySQL

I love their Mission Statement:

Mission: While we’re primarily focused on bringing quality and value to our clients, we’re also committed to creating a world-class environment for our employees. We are a completely distributed company with thousands of core and network team members located all over the world, and we take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun.

These are some of the top companies that rely on Toptal:

Trusted by:

Toptal in the press

“Despite accelerating demand for coders, Toptal prides itself on almost Ivy League-level vetting.”
Selina Wang bloomberg.com
“Toptal is killing it, it kind of owns this market.”
Andrew Ross Sorkin CNBC Reviews Toptal

“Toptal allows corporations to quickly assemble teams that have the right skills for specific projects.”Steven Nortonwsj.com

“Tech companies simply cannot find the quality employees they want to hire. The solution: Toptal.”
Liz Claman
Fox Business Review of Toptal

The world without tech SEO

I read an interesting article on Search Engine Watch about the laymans understanding of Technical SEO. An interesting point was:

The world without tech SEO

At the core, the assertion of the post is: Technical SEO can tart your site up for search engines, but won’t bring in the money.

And it is this assertion that I would like to challenge most vehemently, taking four examples from the technical SEO world.

1. Botched migration

We’ve all been there. A client is going through a migration but doesn’t want to shell out for a full service, saying “Our development team has done loads of these.” Only to watch from the side-lines as some fairly basic errors cost them all of their visibility, and only then to be asked for your help to fix it.

There is so much technically that can go wrong in a migration;

No 301 mapping

.htaccess rules not written correctly/efficiently

Staging environment gets indexed

Staging robots.txt or meta robots data brought over to live

Different versions of PHP/Apache/jQuery between environments

I could go on, but the point is without technical SEO any one of these numerous issues could kill your site dead, overnight.

Article by: 16 Jun 16 | Max Holloway