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How to get SEO from old domain to new domain and do not lose ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by codeman1234, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hello,

    I need to move one of my pages from an old domain to a new domain but, I am concern that I will lose all ranking is there any way to make it so, I can redirect or transfer all SEO work on old domain to new domain or I will have to start all over?

    Thanks again and I will appreciate any help!
     
  2. freezeice04

    freezeice04 Power Member

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    There is no way you can be sure you won't lose rankings. 301 redirects carry about 80% of the link juice over.
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you don't mind playing google's game....join GWT and tell them "site address changed"....then 301 everything over.
     
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    I've moved an entire site using the instructions from here - https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83105?hl=en - took around a week for the new domain to replace the old domain in the rankings.

    If you are moving an entire site, just make sure all the URLs redirect to corresponding URLs in your new domain
     
  5. WebMeUp

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    There's a way to move a domain without losing rankings. The procedure may be rather time-consuming and will require a lot of your efforts. But it's worth it, as it will help you preserve your site online authority.

    Here is what you should do:

    - check links that point to your old domain.

    Collect a maximally complete backlink pattern of your old site (you may use http://webmeup.com/tools/backlinks.html for that) and put all the fetched data into a summary table. When done, you need to sort out the links that have little or no SEO value and http://www.link-assistant.com/blog/the-professional-link-audit-before-disavow/ them.

    As for links from relevant and authoritative websites, you should keep them, as they will bring more link juice to your new domain.


    Ideally, you need to contact webmasters of each linking site and and ask them to change links that point to your old site, to a new one. If you can't do that, or you have too many links, redirect all pages with valuable incoming ones to a new domain. That can be done with the help of https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633?hl=en. Thus, SEO value of your old domain backlinks will pass to a new site.

    - document each and every redirect. It will give you a better control of all old and new pages and let you preserve the maximum of link juice.

    - run SEO site audit of your new site. That will help you detect and fix all possible coding errors and fine-tune a website structure. You may use http://webmeup.com/site-audit.html module for this task.

    - create an .xml sitemap for your new domain and submit it to Google Webmaster Tools. It will help you gear up the process of your new site indexation.

    All that will help you move a domain without losing its online authority. Of course, you may lose some positions. However, if you follow the steps described above, you will minimize the loss.

    Hope you find this info useful.
     
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  6. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    If you are talking about a single page, just publish it on the new domain, go into GWT, drop that url, and do a 301 redirect from the page you removed to the new page. to pull over the link juice.

    Are you dropping the ranking site for some reason?
     
  7. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    People ask this question a lot. My thoughts: if the industry isn't that competitive, just create your new site and rank it. It isn't that hard to rank sites in non-competitive industries right now. By doing this you capture more traffic than one site alone can capture. And you can use the old site to send referrals/business to the new site.
     
  8. IProvideSEO

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