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How to transfer domain without damaging seo efforts?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Br ook, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Br ook

    Br ook Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    I've got a domain with a lot of link and i want to transfer it to a new domain name.
    How to transfer domain without damaging seo efforts?

    Tnx
    Brooke
     
  2. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

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    u mean, changing ur sites domain frm ABC.com to XYZ.com without much effecting the SEO? I need help on that too :D anyone?
     
  3. Sweetfunny

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    Do a 301 redirect from the old to the new, and keep all subpage URL's the same.
     
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    but wouldn't that effect the backlinks n pagerank?
     
  5. Sweetfunny

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    A 301 redirect flows juice to the new domain, the Pagerank will be temporarily gone until the next update though.
     
  6. steveJD

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    As sweetfunny says you will need to redirect all your pages on your current domain to the new domain using 301 redirects (using the ht.access file or individual web pages with a 301 redirect code to the new page) in order to keep the link juice.

    The pages will have to redirect permanently so if you let the old domain go you will lose any back links being redirected unless you contact all the webmasters and ask them to update your links (unlikely to happen).

    It does get messy but can be done correctly. I would not suggest you do this an old domain unless you really think the new domain is worth it!
     
  7. Br ook

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    Thanks guys...
    That was very helpful.
    I want to do it since my main page in number 1 on Google for a fairly competitive term.
    the other pages (i don't really care about them) although i'm sure the have there effect on the main page ranking.