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Pass all link juice to new domain?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Jesperj, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Jesperj

    Jesperj Power Member

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    Hi

    I have a site thats ranking for a lot of keywords, however i have made a new updated version of that site on a new domain, so is it possible to redirect all link juice or redirect traffic without losing the rankings?

    Thanks
    Jesper
     
  2. SEOWhizz

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    Doing a 301 redirect will pass link juice to the new domain.

    The main point of redirecting is to pass all the redirected sites authority/link juice to the new site. So, if your idea is that you want to rank 2 domains using the link juice of 1, then I'd say it's very unlikely.
     
  3. Jesperj

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    No no, i want the old site gone, and move over to use the new one.

    But the first domain got my EMD keyword in it, and the new one done. Would that mess up something?
     
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    alex-19841 Regular Member

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    Here is the walk through by google on how to do 301 redirect to a new domain, and how long it will take before the link juice will be completely passed to a new domain through the 301 redirect:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyQs3tz7ZKo
     
  5. demongerbil

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    Also remember to do a sitewide 301, not just homepage (I worked with a webmaster once who made that mistake, his homepage was redirected, but all deeplinks stayed, was a mess).
     
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    I've also read you should do a little at a time, starting with the least important inner pages and moving outward till you get to the homepage. That way it's a slow, controlled transfer rather than mass chaos.
     
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    Just make 301 redirects, but you should redirect each page to its new version, don't 301-redirect everything to the new domain homepage.

    That will pass all link juice to the new domain, but you should also change all backlinks so they target the new domain, it'd be the best.
     
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    I am curious as to why you are changing domains. You said your old domain was an EMD. Is your new domain a better match for the keywords you target or is it more brandable or something?

    I think you should also elaborate on what updates you have made. Is your content the same? Did you change page titles? What makes your new site better?

    The reason I ask is because if your old domain has a little age, is an EMD, and is ranking for some keywords. Why fix what ain't broke?

    I'll be honest. I ain't never 301 directed anything. But the way I understand it is that it will pass on link juice that you have built to your original domain to your new one. It will also redirect a user to your new domain if they click an old link or type your old url in their browser.

    I am pretty sure that it does not guarantee that you will achieve the same rank as you had previously. I am also pretty sure that your old domain will drop from their ranks in the search engines because of this redirect and traffic will drop accordingly. That is until your new site starts ranking (if google decides that it should!)

    So my advice is to post a little more info and get some advice about the updates and see if it would not be better to integrate them into your existing site instead of a drastic change that could fuck up a good thing you have now.

    Remember: A bird in hand is better than 2 in the bush!