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Quick Advice, Just moved newly designed website in place of my Established Rank 1 Site.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by LuckySeven7, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. LuckySeven7

    LuckySeven7 Registered Member

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    OK, So Ive just had a whole new website designed,different pages,layout, structure etc. I.e a whole redesign with new content, account creation etc and Ive just moved to Root URL.

    Is there anything I should do so I do not loose ranks?. Or is there some kind of set procedure to take in this situation.

    Just looking for some quick advice, this site is my full time income and if I loose ranks im F***kd.

    Thanks Guys.
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just make sure page names are the same, and you didn't change too much onpage content, ie replace an article with a totally different one. Let me know, because I've been wanting to do mine but holding off for months now. It's my fulltime income too, I'm trying to wait until I have another main stream with my other sites before I do the redesign.
     
  3. LuckySeven7

    LuckySeven7 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys, the change has been made as of now.

    The name pages are all different, all content onsite is changed and totally different thats why im kinda worried.

    Is there nothing I should be doing like pinging/index submitting etc to get google to deepcrawl?. Bit of a noob on this topic as ive never changed website on a high ranking domian.

    Any other tips/help is very much appreciated.

    Thanks guys.
     
  4. -Jericho-

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    If you completely redid the content you're going to lose a lot of long chain keyword traffic. You may pick some back up over time.

    You need to 301 redirect any dead pages to new pages otherwise any links you have to those pages are going to go to 404 pages.
     
  5. upl8t

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    Changes of that magnitude could cost you everything you have in rankings. It's clearly not the same site that Google ranked before. You've changed all the content and all the links to pages with different file names are going to 404. Either change the file names back right away or do what Jericho suggested and 301 those pages immediately. At least by doing that you've reduced two major issues down to one.
     
  6. jon_xx_x

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    You need to 301 old links to new links or you're screwed.
     
  7. SEOWhizz

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    This part should have been planned before implementing it.

    If the old pages are well optimized and ranking, then keep the old site structure and 301 redirect each page to the new ones. Bit of a pain if you have a gazillion pages, but maybe hindsight's a great teacher.

    Also, if it's the site is based on wordpress, you can use a plugin called Link Juice Keeper: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/link-juice-keeper/
     
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  8. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    LJK is not what you want. It's going to just redirect old pages to the main page, which may work short term, but I think will just mess everything up once new content is up.
     
  9. LuckySeven7

    LuckySeven7 Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the posts guys. I have (of course) 301'd all the old pages. I just hope the big G does not plummet my SEO. Thanks again everyone.