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I'm changing web hosting SP. HOw can i preserve my PR rank?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dantek, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. dantek

    dantek Junior Member

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    My yearly contract is up and my site is currently PR3 and I'm wondering what can i do to preserve my PR3 ranking. Will it drop once i change to another web hosting company?

    I read that a URL 303 redirect would work but I;ve not done that before.

    Appreciate any advise in the right direction.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Shouldn't have any effect as long as you keep everything in tact - transfer all files, database if you have one, make sure domain and all pages are the same and it should be fine.
     
  3. dantek

    dantek Junior Member

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    i'm changing it to a Wordpress site.. will that affect?

    If yes, what can i do to preserve the ranking?
     
  4. nirose

    nirose Senior Member

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    I personally don't think changing a host would do any harm to the PR. but make sure that the host is fast or better than the old one.
     
  5. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Your right it shouldn't effect Pr just changing host.

    But if your changing the site it could effect Pr as well as rank more importantly, and traffic.

    If your moving to wordpress you need to map all of your old pages to the relevant page on the new site with 301 redirects.

    Depending how Many pages you have it could be easy or it could be a mission.
     
  6. spenzo

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    so existing site not in wordpress ??

    how many pages your website has..is it blog with posts.. or simple services/portfolio kinda site ??
     
  7. dantek

    dantek Junior Member

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    The current site is not on wordpress and the reason to switch to wordpress is that it's easier for content update.

    How should i do the 301 rediirect? Any pointers or apps to do this?
     
  8. dantek

    dantek Junior Member

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    Or should i migrate the entire site over first and work from scratch on the new hosting site? not sure what would work better..
     
  9. busaboss

    busaboss Power Member

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    I think you can just set the URLs to be the same as your current URL? Say www.website.com/random/this-is-the-url.html or www.website.com/2012/08/this-is-the-url/

    Then, in your new Wordpress, set the permalinks to be exactly the same to the permalinks you have now.

    I think Wordpress can handle that just set the URLs carefully. If you can check it one by one, then the only problem is a little maintenance mode. However, you can simply overcome this by setting up the new Wordpress site first before redirecting your readers there.
     
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  10. thorstenwesterberg

    thorstenwesterberg Newbie

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    I did changes in the past without any problem in PR. I dont think you will have a problem.
     
  11. BobbaHead

    BobbaHead Registered Member

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    changing to a new host won't affect your PR at all, I've done this several times with pr 5 plus sites and within the following PR updates, nothing happened.