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Domain issues on my blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Zodia, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Zodia

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    Being the idiot I am when it comes to domainss and webhosting, I am turning to you fellow BH:ers.

    So basically, I am switching domains. This is due to my audience and I have already found my new adress. Problem is, switching domains seems like a pain.

    My idea is to just install WP on my new url and then simply redirect my old domain to the new one (In case anyone types it in).

    But here's the issue, at the time of the switch, I will have about 120-150 blog posts, now these need to be uploaded to the new blog immediately for SEO reasons. However, will this cause any issues? I mean seeing how I will upload like 150 posts in a few hours, will Google spaz out and remove us or so. To point out, I will remove all the content from my old domain once I am done so it doesn't get duplicated and appear on both domains in Google (Seeing how the old domain will be scrapped eventually).

    Not sure if this is necessary info but I use arvixe for my hosting.
     
  2. nikita12

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    Read Google's guidelines on changing address - https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83106?hl=en

    Very important to do whats written in the article above in the Webmasters Tools to make sure you do not lose your current serp rankings.

    Also important to make sure that you are doing a 301 redirect from every page on the old domain to the same page on the new domain. i.e. a page like http://www.olddomain.com/my-blog-post should redirect to http://www.newdomain.com/my-blog-post. (preferably keep the urls the same)
     
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  3. Zodia

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    Okay so the webmaster part seems easy enough.

    However, is there any easy way to redirect every old permalink to the new ones? I mean, redirecting like a 150 pages is going to take ages.

    Also, on the point of content, should I still stick with the idea of deleting it on the old domain once the transfer is complete?
     
  4. Zodia

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    That would be WP and some plugins, so the theme and plugins will simply be exported from the old domain.
     
  5. FBGuru

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    Switching to a new domain with the same old content and permalinks shouldn't be this cumbersome. It's super easy and takes just a few mins. PM me or add me on Skype. I'll set it right for you.
     
  6. nikita12

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    If your urls are exactly the same, then you can do the redirect at the web server level e.g via apache or nginx config. You should be able to find configs for both easily online. Just remember to use a redirect checker once you are done, just to confirm that a correct 301 redirect is being done.

    As FBGuru said, if your blog is on WP, it should be fairly easy to modify the mysql database, to change every instance of "www.olddomain.com" to "www.newdomain.com" via a simple script. (Remember to take a backup before doing so)
     
  7. Zodia

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    So I've read the suggestions. First of all, thanks to all of you since this cleared up alot of issues.

    First of all, I need to handle the webmaster pointers, however that is fairly easy so no problem there.

    On the redirect part I've decided to simply harvest all of my URL's. Then, I can simply replace the olddomain with newdomain as they should have the same type of permalinks either way.

    Then I simply throw them into an easy 301 redirect on my HTaccess, since I use Wordpress SEO by Yoast that should be a piece of cake.
     
  8. TeKn1qu3z

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    You are going in the correct path, heck broken urls in Webmaster tools to fix immediately. There are some plugins in Wordpress that will help you to redirect the pages very fast.
     
  9. neteater

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    use backupbuddy plugin and it will take all the pain.. it also help in site migration