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Changing Primary URL - SEO Help

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by famejoed, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. famejoed

    famejoed Newbie

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    Hi guys, I have a couple URL's that point to the same website, my problem is that the main name of our company and all of our advertisements say "CedarRockBarns.xxx" but my primary url is currently set up as "131Sheds.xxx" which is now doing well on google. What I would really like to do is switch them and have "CedarRockBarns.xxx" as my primary URL and eventually ranked well on google. What is the best and quickest way to do this and not cause to much damage to my SEO?

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  2. bigkapp

    bigkapp Regular Member

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    Your best option might be to just 301 redirect "CedarRockBarns.xxx" to "131Sheds.xxx" . By doing that you'll pass all your link juice over to the seconded domain. So if "CedarRockBarns.xxx" gets any search engine traffic, their instantly redirected to your new site(131Sheds.xxx). The only draw back is you might loss a little bit of your first sites authority, but not much.
     
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  3. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Famejoed,

    If your goal is to have CedarRockBarns as the primary URL, then you would redirect the Sheds domain to that one and not the other way around. Bigkapp is right about the 301, you will want to use that http status code to indicate to search engines that the domain has moved permanently. You should see all the same traffic levels that you were seeing from the Sheds domain previously.

    Here is some good info on doing this,

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=83105

    Best,

    Shawn
     
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  4. famejoed

    famejoed Newbie

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    Thank You For the Help, that is what I will do