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301 Domain Redirects, affects rankings, PR?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by vini, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. vini

    vini Power Member

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    I have a large website, around 2,000 unique per day, PR3, established 3 years ago. I want to move to a new, better domain, easy for my users to remember (and so I might get more users).

    The thing is, my site ranks high for its main keyword and has a decent PR (3), A 301 redirect will do a good job on not letting me lose rankings?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bremenhawtster

    Bremenhawtster Junior Member

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    I've actually been wondering this too if someone has an answer for us.
     
  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I have a client who bought a site through us for $300k. It was making about $30k a month and ranking for some extremely competitive keywords.

    About 2 weeks after he bought it, he 301'ed it all to a different domain. The rankings are still the same as before, so based on that, if you do it properly, it shouldn't affect you too much at all.
     
  4. true3000

    true3000 Regular Member

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    When I do site analysis I always ensure that any redirects are done as a 301 to ensure rankings stay in place. So...like others have said you should be fine using 301's.