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How do you redirect while keeping link juice?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Corydoras007, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I'm planning on changing the domain name of a site I have. It's more of a rebranding thing as I think the new domain would be easier to remember.

    In general, I'm just going to transfer all the files from the old site to the new domain. and have the original site redirect all users the new one.

    I was thinking by doing this the original domain would serve as a tier 1 site.

    I wonder if anyone have gone about this or have any advice on how to do this properly.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    before redirecting make sure content on both sites is very similar.

    add change of address in webmaster tools.

    i used to buy niche related sites that are ranking somewhere high to later redirect to my own site, it did not always work.
     
  3. rivered

    rivered Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you do a redirect through the domain registrar, make sure it is a 301 and not a 302. Some only do 302s.
     
  4. fizz707

    fizz707 Regular Member

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    Well, the only advise here is to be sure that you 301 redirect all your pages to the relevant pages of your new website, so that no link juice is diluted. /old_url1.html 301 /new__url1.html No other variants)
     
  5. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    Thanks everyone. Very helpful. The change of address via webmaster was also a good one. Now it's just time. Let's see if this goes smoothly.

    Thank you again!
     
  6. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    Htacess way!

    # This allows you to redirect your entire website to any other domain
    Redirect 301 / http://mt-example.com/

    Or

    Php redirect way!

    header("Location: http://example.com/myOtherPage.php");
    die

    Other ways html!

    As mentioned header() redirects only work before anything is written out. They usually fail if invoked inmidst HTML output. Then you might use a HTML header workaround (not very professional!) like:

    <meta http-equiv="Location" content="http://example.com/">


    Or a Javascript redirect even.

    window.location.replace("http://example.com/");
     
  7. darulez

    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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