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IF I Change My Wodpress Theme - Any Effect on SERPs?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wokaka, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. wokaka

    wokaka Senior Member

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    sorry to ask such a noob question but never done this before. I usually change my WP theme before I get good SERPs on Google but now i want to change my WP theme when I am actually ranked 1st in my keyword. Wondering if that will bring any effect on my SERPs?

    Also my permalink is something like domain . com/p=164

    if i change it to be seo friendly like domain . com/bla-bla-bla

    does it have any effect considering my web pages have been indexed?
     
  2. lucius

    lucius Power Member

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    If its #1 then why are you bothered? not sure about permalink change but theme change does affect your SERPS
     
  3. trakker

    trakker Newbie

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    Changing the link structure can cause problems. G will see it as a totally different page/duplicate content. All external and internal links are messed up.

    If you decide to change the link structure (so you can rank subpages for diff kws?), you should make 301 redirects from old url to the new url for each page.
     
  4. cloakndagger

    cloakndagger Power Member

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    I wouldn't change the permalink structure,thats quite a big factor.Changing the theme can cause problems you should see a dip in your rankings then it should go back up.I have done this before so I am talking from experience.I haven't changed the permalink structure on a ranking site before but know people who have.
    Bottom line is it will depend how competitive the niche is.If there is little competition you should be fine,if there is competition it gives them a window to rise until google settles things out.
     
  5. mohitjmehta

    mohitjmehta BANNED BANNED

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    very little if u r on 1st page then do it