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Change old site with new one

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Eloss, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Eloss

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    Iam going to remove old e-commerce site and replaced with new one. We renovate site so is complete new and build in WP.
    So how to make best transfer from old one to new one not to lose all rankings. Iam afraid for SEO and rankings.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. mickyfu

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    My advice is I would not, do not try to fix something which is not broke. I have come across it many times, changing a website, and losing rankings.
     
  3. WebMeUp

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    There's a way to switch a website without losing its rankings. Here are the steps to follow:

    Check links that point to your old domain.

    Collect a maximally complete backlink pattern of your old site (you may use http://webmeup.com/tools/backlinks.html for that) and put all the fetched data into a summary table. When done, you need to sort out the links that have little or no SEO value and http://www.link-assistant.com/blog/the-professional-link-audit-before-disavow/ them.

    As for links from relevant and authoritative websites, you should keep them, as they will bring more link juice to your new domain.
    That can be done either with https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633?hl=en or via direct contacting webmasters of websites where your links are placed on. Thus, SEO value of your old domain backlinks will pass to a new site.

    Tell search engines that you have moved.


    - submit your your old sitemap to Google and Bing (if you already have one, skip this step). That will make the search engines crawl your old site URLs, see that they have 301 redirects and change their index accordingly;
    - fill out the 'Change of Address' form in GWT.
    - create a new sitemap and submit it to the above mentioned search engines. This will tell them about any new URLs that were not present on the old domain);
    - wait until Google Webmaster Tools updates and fixes any errors. That will be indicated in the Diagnostics section.

    All that will help you move a domain with the minimum loss of its online authority. Of course, you may lose some positions. However, if you follow the steps described above, you will be fine.

    Hope you find this info useful.
     
  4. Eloss

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    Thank you a forget to tell domain stay new site will be on same domain but without e-commerce.
     
  5. masterjani

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    In wordpress there is a redirection plugin, you can utilize it to redirect all your old url to new one with almost identical one.
     
  6. kazhkaz

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    You can check the most linked pages on your website and redirect them but you will still loose traffic, I am 99% sure.
    The best way to launch a new site would be use the same domain and same url structure.
     
  7. Eloss

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    Thank you all! I will tell results after one month :) Also all critics gonna be accepted :)
     
  8. Techxan

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    If you do this, you will gut your rankings in all probability.
     
  9. bloggersjoy

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    Redirect all your old pages to new one. This will bring traffic to your new site.
     
  10. Nigel Farage

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    You don't ever "remove" the old site. Ever. What you do is do a 301 redirect which "forwards" all traffic to the old site on to the new site. That way all the links, etc.. that are aimed at the old site retain their value. This is the 3rd thread in about a week centered on this topic. A bit of research might give you more information.
     
  11. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    nevermind. I misread the post.
     
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  12. Nigel Farage

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    nevermind, I misread the post.
     
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  13. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Right now, I am laughing my arse off.

    Don't be too hard on the guy, I think he was just trying to promote HIS website, lol
     
  14. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah, well I over-reacted. I misread the post and thought the thing compounded. Yes, the text is weak there, but the rest of the advice is not nearly as crazy/stupid as I originally misread. I tried to delete the evidence but it was too late. You must work for the NSA.

    Anyways, yes it's funny, but he's not nearly as bad as I originally thought. It's late. Bed time. Eyes are crossing. Laterz...
     
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    I disavow lots of low quality and Spam backlinks, after doing this there is a great improvement on ranking.