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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    I want to migrate my main money site to a new domain. I know that I have to redirect all content on a page level.

    olddomain.com/page-1 ----> newdomain.com/page-1
    olddomain.com/page-2 ----> newdomain.com/page-2

    I am just wondering if I can keep all rankings and how long I need to wait?
     
  2. qazx233

    qazx233 Registered Member

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    Well in some cases redirecting your website to new domain keeping the same page level also brings the new domain to same rankings as the old one, But there is no surety about that, You might even loose all your rankings.
    There is no sure shot method as far as i know to keep the rankings while migrating to a new domain.
    Hope that helps.
     
  3. TheUnborn

    TheUnborn Elite Member

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    Why do you want to redirect your domain if you are ranking on google?
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you do everything perfect you might see a few months of jumping around, but it'll eventually settle.

    The main problem with this is that usually the old domain has reputation and the new one doesn't, so sometimes a 301 will show the old domain instead of the new one, even if the new one is the target. But this eventually fixes itself.
     
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    He might want to expand but the current domain name might not be allowing him to accommodate more ideas, is that OP?

    Yes the new site will hold the rankings with a few drops. A little link juice is lost in redirection. You will have to wait until google completely recrawls your website and processes the migration to the new domains on its servers. Once google crawl the redirect, your old domain rankings will all be lost and It can takes from a few days to a few for the new one to take their place.

    One suggestion though, you will have to keep the old site redirected forever to the new one. Don't let the domain expired.
     
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  6. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    yes, I want to expand my business and the old domain name cannot keep the change.

    It is quite a big site and I have around 500 unique visitors per day. I am a bit worried that I will lose my rankings. I have no problem to wait for a couple of weeks. But if it does not settle eventually I am in real problems.
     
  7. RuthSam

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    Yes you may expect the site jumping around a little for some months.. one of my domains took even 4 months before it got back to the "old" position!
     
  8. seudo

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    Just transfer your all database, and put redirect script on your old domain.
     
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