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Does changing platform affects SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Porsche, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Porsche

    Porsche Junior Member

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    I have a few months old site that's running on joomla, SEO's been done on it before and certain keywords are ranking in google. Thinking of changing it to wordpress instead as wordpress is easier for me, besides the canonical urls were not setup properly(outsourced).

    1. Just wondering how much will it affect the SEO if I am to do the change and the whole process was done between a couple of days to a week?

    2. Since I'm gonna change the canonical urls, some of these are actually ranking well(backlinking work done on them). Should I do a 301 redirect from the old pages to new pages? How should I go about doing it? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    3v0|v3 Regular Member

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    You should definitely create a 301 redirect to the new URL's. I don't think it will hurt SEO too much, but it might de-index a few pages.
     
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  3. Est. 1994

    Est. 1994 Newbie

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    301s have always been the right way to do it, but sometimes it can work too well. There's a case study that?s worth reading over at
    seomoz. Google it:

    uncrawled 301s site:seomoz.org
     
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  4. Jinko

    Jinko Regular Member

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    I'm considering doing a very similar thing. I was reading posts about it on the WP and there's another way to do it. You can create a subdomain in your root and install wordpress there. Once it's ready to go live you can make the switch so the WP will take over the original site. Here's the pages I read:

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    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/installing-wordpress-with-existing-website
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    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/putting-blog-on-existing-web-site
    Hope this helps!
     
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  5. Porsche

    Porsche Junior Member

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    I'm pondering over this whether should i stick to the old URLs or go ahead and change them while applying the 301.
     
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    Porsche Junior Member

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    Nice read. Always safer to keep the old URLs after the change. Good reminder as I made the same mistake back then.
     
  7. Porsche

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    Not intending to do this method. Intend to install it on the root. Thanks anyway! :)