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Is there a way to move to bigcommerce from opencart without losing existing rankings?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by super11, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. super11

    super11 Senior Member

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    My site is currently on opencart and it is not working properly. It is an ecommerce site and few of the products are already ranking on google. I was wondering if there is a way to move to bigcommerce from opencart without losing existing rankings?
     
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    tyler8541 Regular Member

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    I was thinking of building a site on open cart. Why are you now not wanting to use it? Wondering if I should think twice now?
     
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    I am not the best person to advise you on this because I have not used open cart before. I recently acquired one site that is hosted on open cart but I just noticed that the checkout is not working. Therefore, I am looking to move to bigcommerce.
     
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    My brother just told me he is moving my parents multimillion dollar a year ecommerce site over to a brand new platform. I swore at him for about an hour and called him every name in the book. You don't move platforms for high revenue sites. It is NOT worth the risk. I use to work at one of the top ecommerce solution companies and I watched companies move their sites all day long and their rankings crashed cause they didn't know what they were doing (many had large SEO teams too lmfao).

    If your site is not running large revenues then do it, if it is then try repairing the site first. Cause even if you 301 redirect all URLs you have to remember that 95% of the code will change, your IP address might change, your name server may change and your content may change. Google may see this as though you just sold your site and kill it. The best thing to do is migrate the site over to the platform as an exact copy and then slowly make changes, use the same webhost, IP etc ...

    As soon as the migration is complete hit the site and all the important pages with some high PR backlinks.
     
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