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Changing a Site's Name

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lynysys, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. lynysys

    lynysys Newbie

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    Hi, We've been told that one of our site's names is too long, so at some point we will need to change it.
    That will obviously entail migrating it onto a new domain name and also renaming any reference of OLDSITENAME to NEWSITENAME.

    If I'm effectively just moving content from one domain name to another and changing some names in the text, I can't forsee this causing any issues from an SEO perspective, but with Google's recent spate of madness, nothing would surprise me.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i don't think there will be any neg effects, just the normal "start from a scratch" on the new domain until it builds up authority..

    also make sure to 301 redirect the old domain to the new one to avoid dup content issue on the new domain
     
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  3. davv83

    davv83 Newbie

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    when i have change my site name i have do all of google rules. I have do a disaster. Second url name has a keyword inside. This is not looking good for Google?
     
  4. MillionDollarBucks

    MillionDollarBucks Junior Member

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    Hi,
    Surely you got -ve effect primarily.But after aging new name you could see progress.
     
  5. netmatrix

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    This ^

    Also, make sure you redirect on a page specific level.

    OLDSITENAME.COM/OLDPAGE => NEWSITENAME.COM/NEWPAGE