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  1. OP said two unique traffic at once. If something like that has 10k request it's probably being hammered by a bot. Usually a low cost shared host is more than enough for a small low volume traffic site.
  2. I'd do this: Domain at Namecheap Low cost shared hosting of your choice (it's a 50 page site) Use Wordpress as the CMS Don't buy/renew your domain on the same site where you buy web hosting. You don't want one business controlling everything you do/own. Wordpress is pretty mainstream and massive support all over the web. Don't fall for managed Wordpress hosting. That's a trend being sold on a lot of shared host right now where they charge more than their basic hosting for pretty much nothing. A basic shared host should include a Cpanel and allow you to install Wordpress on your own, doesn't take long to install on the host and most host will have easy tutorials walking you through the process. Takes about 10 min. There's a bazillion Wordpress themes to pick from.
  3. Don't use Godaddy for anything. All they do is sell, sell, sell like they want to nickel and dime people. I can't stand that relentless e-begging. Find another host. 50 pages on a site and average two traffic at a time is nothing. Move your domain to Namecheap. Cut all ties with Godaddy. Any reason you're using Joomla?
  4. This is a good site for compressing images (http://compressjpeg.com). It's simple to use. I have an image gallery type site and I've been using this to compress images down to around -70% of the original image file sizes. I've got one page with about 100 images, loads pretty good. Basically knocked off 70% of the bandwidth just from compressing images. These images/pages are loading fast and trust me that's good considering I have slow DSL.
  5. This is pretty cool... I use Bootstrap 4 to code all my new HTML templates and Wordpress themes. One of the nice things about Bootstrap is they make it easy to use modal popups... but the cool part is, you can load that popup content anywhere inside the HTML code and set it up so the modal popup is triggered with an HTML link/click (<a>). Everything is HTML so all the popup content shows up in the Google Cache (text version). Here's some Bootstrap 4 modal popup examples. The way I'm using this is, I have pages that are image galleries, the images are wrapped in regular HTML link code (<a>), when the link is clicked it triggers the modal popup with more information, as much content as I want. This way I have a very clean looking image gallery that can have as much text or links as I want for traffic and SEO. You can even use schema code on the modal popup content. I highly recommend anyone building new webpages to start using Bootstrap, it gets better with each revision. The documentation is very detailed with plenty of examples.
  6. Personally, I wouldn't mess with a site structure that's making good money. IMO, If you eventually have to take the risk, ride it out until the end and then take the risk when you don't have a choice. Right now (today) you've got a choice.
  7. What percentage of Google traffic actually translates into sales/conversions for OPs site?
  8. I don't target EU SERPs so I'm not losing anything. It's like saying I'm losing out on 1.4 billion people from China. No, I don't target China traffic. If they show up, fine, If not, it doesn't matter. Facebook ads are lame, lol. Can't monetize US, now that's funny. What are you selling fake EU IDs?
  9. Lol, I'm not taking a survey for some half baked foreign Gov. I hope Brexit spreads like wildfire.
  10. Not happening. Not even a blip on my give a fuck radar.
  11. I'm redirecting all EU traffic to Canada. #not-my-problem
  12. The old useless Yoast json code is still in your HTML <head> and showing on your cache that was re-cached today (Jun 7, 2018 22:36:59 GMT). I'm not saying that's your ranking problem but I guarantee it isn't helping telling Google the page is multiple schema types.
  13. I'd still aim for unique reviews on your own pages. One review min. per page is enough for schema stars which can help increase SERP CTR and help make sell the product/service on your own page. Even If buyers don't want to post any reviews you can still quote them with permission from a face to face conversation. Ask them the questions, how would they rate your business. Keep it short and casual. Don't use last names. Keep it local but still somewhat private. Example: You guys are really fast at installing HVAC systems. - Larry D. - Houston, Texas Or hand them a short old school paper survey right before the job is finished. Let the buyer fill in the blanks and hand it back to you when you give them the bill. Doesn't hurt to ask and doesn't have to be every buyer.
  14. Don't copy reviews and post them on your own site. Always aim for unique reviews because Google has already associated those Yelp reviews (exact text) with Yelp's site which is a huge authority that could possibly get your own self hosted site/page buried in organic Supplemental SERPs, especially If your own schema code is itemprop where the content is plain text on the live webpage. It's literally duplicate content found on an authority site (ex: Yelp). Yelp will win a duplicate content fight in the SERPs without even trying. Odds are Yelp also has that same review/text wrapped in schema code and been established (weeks/months). I don't use Joomla so can't help with that, I work with plain HTML and Wordpress.
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