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Installing a new theme and re-writing my website. Will it affect my ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by danny_563, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. danny_563

    danny_563 Registered Member

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    I am currently 7th on the first page of (My Town) Web Design.

    I am using Wordpress and wish to install a new theme and re-write my website.

    What will happen in terms of ranking?

    Thank you


    (Sorry if this is in the wrong section!)
     
  2. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    It may well drop a position or two it may go up a position or two.
    Changing the theme will have little effect if any at all. The important thing is your KW density and the fact you have it in the right area to be ranking 7 for your chosen KW.

    By all means look to improve your content but take some precautions first.
    Interrogate the backlink patterns of the sites above you. Try and establish what it is they are doing what beats you.

    Make a note of your current kw density and try and match it when you rewrite the content.

    Look at the sites above you KW density, you may learn something from that.

    If you do change and a drop occurs do not panic, sit tight for a two,three weeks and see where the site settles. G will re-evaluate it and may mark it down some spots before it marks it up
     
  3. danny_563

    danny_563 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the information
     
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    0scan0 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How much are you planning to rewrite the content? If you are planning to rewrite it to basically a new article, you should keep those old articles and just write new ones. More articles = Better.
     
  5. mdsurf

    mdsurf Senior Member

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    make sure you keep your urls the same and if you change them to set up 301 redirects