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how till html website convert to wordpress cms affect rankings if at all?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mikeyyy996, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. mikeyyy996

    mikeyyy996 Power Member

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    i have an old html site that is becoming more and more difficult to use. everytime i have to make a change its via code and a real pain in the A. id like to convert to wordpress but am wondering how it can possible affect our rankings. the company is a small mom and pop biz and ranked #1 for a few keywords in a relatively competitive market.

    please let me know your thoughts

    also, would changing hosts affect rankings also?
     
  2. grim111

    grim111 Regular Member

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    Do not do that, specially when you ranking first.
    HTML is the best environment for crawling and ranking. All .php files can contain viruses so Google trust more to plain HTML sites.
    WP have too many innerlinks that looses your weight in between those useless pages.
    Never the less if you will decide to do so, better get similar domain fix WP there and make 301 redirect to new site, later if its still ranking the same you may transfer it completely.
    But the golden rule is if you ranking first don't do anything.
    Never the less WP can also be pain on the asss, I personally operate 50 sites on plain HTML and all attempts to change to WP doesn't went well.
     
  3. mikeyyy996

    mikeyyy996 Power Member

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    i am not changing the domain name. only converting existing site to a wordpress.

     
  4. luisk

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    It's just an idea, and I'm not an expert. I don't know if is it possible to ''convert'' the HTML file to WordPress but you can choose a blank template and work with frames inside that template. But you must remember to configure the SEO part of your template(if you are using one with that option) with the same data you have before in your HTML. I apologize if I'm saying nonsense with the little I known, I wanted to help.