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Moving my site to new domain name. Does it affect my SEO ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by spacezeus, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. spacezeus

    spacezeus Power Member

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    Hi, I would like to move my site to a new domain name, everything, every content, articles will be moved to my new domain.

    My question is:
    1. Will it affect my site ranking in search engine?
    2. Does content in my new domain will marked as duplicate content?

    Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Pretty sure it wouldn't be like starting again though. Some articles I read, they saying google will understand I move to a new domain when I put a 301 redirect on my old domain.
    But the thing I worried about, if google were marked it as duplicate content because the old domain still index in google.

    It's because my site is still new, and I don't like my domain name because it's too long lol
     
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    if you copied the same content to the another domain in the sense , it will affect and ban by google.
    but now you will move the content to the another domain, so you will not get any issues because of doing this, sure it will not affect ranking of your site , and it also not consider as a copied content..:)
     
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    If you are on wordpress , use BackupBuddy. It will back up EVERYTHING on your site including databases, plugins, pages, posts etc.
    Make sure you do a 301 redirect for your old domain to your new domain.This will let google know,that you are moved and retain all of your backlinks.
     
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    Dear,
    With Google webmaster tools, we would be able to inform Google about the changed domain of the business, so just inform Google and then shift your content and related stuff on the new domain then it would not be considered as duplicate.
     
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  7. spacezeus

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    Any idea how long I should keep the old domain on 301 redirect? Because my old domain is expiring soon
     
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    If your site is worth more than U$ 10 then you should probably renew that domain and keep the 301 for an extra year.
     
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    This obviously affects your domain ranking.

    Because before you have a page that has been in the google index
     
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    If you are moving the site to new domain name, then it is always advisable to set 301 permanent re-direction from old domain to a new domain. We set a permanent re-direction, since we want to inform the Google search engine that we have permanently moved the site to a new domain. Also, you have to keep the 301 re-direction for some time, if you don't want to affect the ranking of your site.
     
  11. spacezeus

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    My site is still new and I don't really care about traffic from old site. Because most of my traffic comes from social media and none of them are returning visitors.

    So, anyone have idea how long google take to deindexed my old site so that I could just move on with the new site and let the old domain go expired?
     
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    For both questions my answer is yes, but if you are trying to move for a great domain with little content then move it else leave as intact to gain better position in SERP's.
     
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    Just 301 redirect your old site to the new one and Google will know that your content has moved.
     
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    I'm also thinking of moving my old domain that is expiring soon to a new one. My old domain has been penalized for spammy links...How can I safely move the content to a new one without it being considered as duplicate content? thanks
     
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    Its pointles to create a new domain and 301 the old one if its penalized, you will drag the read flag with you if you 301, at least thats what Matt Cutts says, better way to find out its testing
    BEst of luck