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HELP - I Want To Transfer My Blog From Root

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CashGrower007, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. CashGrower007

    CashGrower007 Regular Member

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    Hey Guys,

    How do I transfer my Wordpress blog from the root of my site to /blog ... Can I just copy and paste the files in that directory? or do I need to set a database etc..

    Also, what happens to my rankings and indexed pages?

    Just say my main page rank very high for a competitive keyword and I don't want to lose that rank... Do I still retain my rank or not after the change? I will be keeping the same Title tags, description, keywords, keyword density etc.. It's just not going to be a wordpress blog on the homepage but a normal HTML page.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. ilano

    ilano Newbie

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    To move to another folder you would have to edit your database. I think it's wp-options. Depending on the number of posts on your blog you could move and have the same pages in your root folder. you should be allright, but if you have a lot of posts it would be a lot of work.
    You could do a 301 or 302 but I think this will hurt your SERPs.
    I wouldn't do it but I am lazy as hell
     
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    BTW, I don't want my blog to retain the rank, I was to retain the rank on my new homepage..
     
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    I would probably create the most popular pages in a simple html site like you said. after that i would create a htaccess file redirecting all files that do not match my conditions.
    something like

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ! ^/popular_page1\.html$
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ! ^/popular_page2\.html$
    RewriteCond %{http_host} ^[^.]+\.[^.]+$ [nc]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ hxxp://zzz.%{http_host}/folder$1 [r=301,nc]

    I am not that good in htaccess files, but i think it would do the trick

    xx = tt
    zzz = www