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moving to new domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by phil0321, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. phil0321

    phil0321 Newbie

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    I want to move my site to a new domain, specifically I'm planning on buying a new .com and making a redirect from my current local tld. A few months back when I was really stupid I bought a domain with my target keywords but with a local tld. Now I realize this was not such a good idea - I am unable to change my location to global in the webmaster tools and all my SEO efforts bring no results - all my backlinks are higher than my money site. The only interesting bit is that I am somewhat higher in the SERPS (4-5th page instead of around 30th) when I check from neighboring countries through a proxy, like google.de, cz etc.

    I want to get rid of this chain that ties my site to local serps only. But, if I make a 301 redirect to a global .com domain, will google still consider the site local, because the content will be exactly the same?
     
  2. MannyKnight

    MannyKnight Newbie

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    Why don't you just keep the local domain with the rankings as they are?

    Then build a new site with a .com and build new links to the .com site.

    Duplicate content is only an issue on the same domain anyway.

    - Manny