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Moving a site/database thats ranked onto a new domain?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Patrick44, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Patrick44

    Patrick44 Newbie

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    If you have a domain11.com and have it ranked, but the name needs to be changed.. and you already have the newdomain.net bought.. what is the best way to keep all the traffic, would it be redirect all traffic onto new site or what is best way?
     
  2. IceHD

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    clone your site, upload it to your new domain and then 301 redirect.
    The website will disappear from serps for a few days, 2 weeks at max and them come up at the same position.
    I would also make a few backlinks to the new domain once I made the 301.
     
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  3. Patrick44

    Patrick44 Newbie

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    Ok, and does that move all the popularity etc to the new site yes.
    Thanks for your advice. I will implement it.
     
  4. excaliber299

    excaliber299 Newbie

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    Use the Google Guideline for site migration. It practically has all the needed information to safely migrate to the new domain without losing SEO value.
     
  5. Filmistic

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    Yes, 301 redirection would do the job for you.