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Over haul your website

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Devilfish1688, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Devilfish1688

    Devilfish1688 Senior Member

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    Let say, you plan to revamp , your site totally using new theme but post wise change is not about content.

    Will it affect those work you have done like SEO, Backlinks etc?

    BUT you still using the same domain.
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If you do not change the content, permalinks, image names, page/post interlinks etc you will be fine.
     
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    As long as URL's stay the same and onpage is sorted then it shouldn't have much affect.
    You might bounce for awhile but any change should be minimal.
     
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    Devilfish1688 Senior Member

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    sorry, I don't know how to describe. Like recently my site Vblog for an example and I change all the themes , and post become a Store .
     
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    Even if you keep everything 100% the same and only change the theme, you can see a drop. However, I've always seen the rankings recover within 48 hours.

    The reason for the change is that changing the theme changes a lot of code for the website and the Google crawler notices changes from one crawl to the next.

    Google wants to make sure you're not adding a bunch of KW's commented out (crawlers read comments), and that the code is well-written, etc.


    TLDR; you'll be fine as long as you don't overhaul the content and focus of the website.
     
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    Devilfish1688 Senior Member

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    hmm , like as mention for an example. From V blog to like an Amazon store is like totally changed. BUT I still using the same domain . I believe it does affect but I curious how about the past backlinks etc?
     
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    You'll see rankings drop as a content site targets different keywords than a store. info vs action.

    Unless the backlinks are deleted, you'll still receive the link juice. If you're changing the URL meaning if the link points to /page but that page will no longer exist or be changed to something like /page-2 then you'll need to make sure /page is redirected to either the home page or a relevant page based on what the content was.
     
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    sorry, a bit noob on redirect, how you go about it?