Questions Concerning Switching Domains [MIGRATING]

TheSphinx

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About the old domain: The old domain age is: 6 Months. The old domain has 52 Referring Domains, 253 Backlinks.. Most of them are medium to low quality links, No PBNs, No Web 2.0 Spun Content.. But I bought for it from several months a "Diversity Package", Like PDFs Submissions, Event Links and this stuff.

The domain is completely out of Sandbox, any new article normally published between #1 to #20 position, sometimes, It appears on Page 1 immediately.

The domain is ranking top 3 for some easy amazon keywords that makes something like $10 per day.
and several other keywords in top 10, that If I can push it to top 3, I may do $20 to $30 per day.

I've a plan to sell the site in the future, and the domain name is very narrow, like let's say the domain name contain "Headset" and I'm targeting keywords from all over the Electronics Niche, I don't like the domain at all.

So, I purchased a new cool branded domain about the "Electronics Niche", and I want to 301 redirect the old domain to the new one.

I've no problems losing some rankings, I've a solid plan for backlinks for the new domain.


Questions:

1) Is this backlinks for the old domain, like Event links, Profile links, PDF submissions etc.. will have a negative SEO affect in the future of my new domain?

2) Is the old domain worth to migrate it for the new one? though it hasn't any strong backlinks, only good rankings on easy keywords?

3) Is the new domain will get the same rankings "or near positions" for the same keywords?
Let's say, olddomain(dot)com/best-gaming-headset ranking on "Best Gaming Headset" at #4
newdomain(dot)com/best-gaming-headset will rank immediately in something near to #4?

Thanks in advance!
 

don chino

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If I were you, I'd keep the old site with its positions, and start the new site from scratch. As I understand you have built some medium quality backlinks to the old site but there are no recurring costs to make even with the earnings. So why not let it live its life... cause after 301 redirect it's not guaranteed you get same positions. In theory the backlinks of old domain would be passed on to the new domain, so if you think they may do harm in the future, then it's possible to harm the new domain.
 

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Why bother? It's making decent buck, ranking well. Rule is - Do not touch something that doesn't burn. :)

Also, if you decide to sell the domain, the "brandability" part of it doesn't really affect the price much. It's all about how much it makes.

My advice is to continue doing what you are doing and not bothering with redirects and other fun stuff that's completely unnecessary :)
 

TheSphinx

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Why bother? It's making decent buck, ranking well. Rule is - Do not touch something that doesn't burn. :)

Also, if you decide to sell the domain, the "brandability" part of it doesn't really affect the price much. It's all about how much it makes.

My advice is to continue doing what you are doing and not bothering with redirects and other fun stuff that's completely unnecessary :)
Well, so redirecting looks not simple as I thought. Thanks a lot! :)

If I were you, I'd keep the old site with its positions, and start the new site from scratch. As I understand you have built some medium quality backlinks to the old site but there are no recurring costs to make even with the earnings. So why not let it live its life... cause after 301 redirect it's not guaranteed you get same positions. In theory the backlinks of old domain would be passed on to the new domain, so if you think they may do harm in the future, then it's possible to harm the new domain.

Got it, thanks a lot.
 

kittykut

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Must agree with Nargil here.
You have nothing to gain but a lot to lose
 
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