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[Help] Ranking Drop After Migrating to new Domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kawsarbd, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. kawsarbd

    kawsarbd Power Member

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    I had to migrate my old domain to new one . All the processing along with permanent 301 redirection & GWM Site address change request done 13 days before. After that, i have lost Top google ranking KW from position 4 to nowhere. Today I checked the ranking update of previously top rakned KW & find the new domain on page 3

    Is it normal to lost the position for days after redirection. How many days could it take to get back the Ranking.
     
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  2. Cleast Intwood

    Cleast Intwood Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would wait at least a month or so. Then remove it if it doesn't improve. Unless there's no relevancy between the domains, then remove asap. This is only my opinion tho I might be wrong.
     
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  3. Peter Ngo

    Peter Ngo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Biggest mistake in SEO is probably try to change the domain name when your ranking is already established.

    I won't expect the ranking to go back from weeks, it can take up to a few months to fully recover even if your 301s are all done properly.
     
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    Yeap, if you are already ranking - don't change. 301 works, but it is unpredictable - you may initially get back the same ranking, but since this is a new domain, that means the new metrics is in effect, and not 100% of the link juice would be passed via 301 to your new site - it could be in the region of 50-90% max, but never 100%.
    So you'll experience fluctuations and missing ranks, you can wait, or redevelop the same links, but if the old site is ranking, I think you should continue using that instead.
     
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  6. drewp123

    drewp123 Junior Member

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    I recently migrated a domain. I migrated half for branding and because its a PMD.

    It has been a month, and my organic volume is half of what it was. Things are improving, though. I budgeted two months for things to reach an equilibrium.

    What did you to do help the move along? Any social shares or links to the new domain?
     
  7. kawsarbd

    kawsarbd Power Member

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    The reason of migration is for dishonesty of local domain registrar. They are not allowing transferring the domain to new registrar. Moreover the domain was PMD.

    I did few blog comments, forum posting, profile link & social shares