600+ issues site. Is my time better spent on a fresh installation rather than fixing it?

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So I commissioned someone I have a good repor with to design a WP site for me using a custom theme for my PC services business. I think the style and theme are great, but…

1)He performed the job as if I had asked him to entirely create a site for me with little to no input on my behalf. There are many things I need to change and find doing so difficult bc of unfamiliar plugins such as WPBakery Page Builder and Slider Revolution.

2)Without deleting anything yet, I did a site audit with SEMrush and there are 600+ issues and 78 errors: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AsYZObWoazxfk0phU880wCvNMJfJ?e=d3OPc6

3)He tried to do me a favor in including a bunch of premium plugins, but none are activated and worse, something is keeping WP from updating to the latest version. That for security I don’t like one bit having been hacked before. If you read my post on that hack please dont give me a hard time for using WP again! Ahh haha! Cheap custom theme on a streched payment im sticking with it.

The website (until its ready to go live) is https://disabilitybenefitsadvocates-585837.easywp.com/computer-solutions

I wasted a lot of time editing content strictly based on how he had it laid out. As it is now, everything is basically on the homepage and its overwhelming. in order to rank best in search engines (correct me if im wrong) i need it structured like:

home page>business description + attractive listing of services all with links>detailed specific service description

I’m riddled with indecision. I want this site to retain the look it has, but it has to be user-friendly and have strong structure for UI and SEO content. I spent a lot of time researching keywords and variations for their likelihood to rank (most of which isnt even visible bc I cant decide what to do) and without entirely different structure it will all be for not.

Most of all, at this point I just want the damn thing done because the google listing is fine and receiving plenty of traffic, but not having the legitimacy of a site to link it to is killing me so I’m not getting calls.

What should I do?? Should I edit and delete what I want and then fix all of these issues SEMrush reported? Im thinking scratch it. It seems it would take significant time to fix correctly and even then the SEO would be affected negatively.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and consideration.

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, , , , Preston Bennett 2 years 2019-10-28T03:53:20-05:00 0 Answers 93 views 0

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