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Redirecting a website (dont want to lose all back links)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by scubachadd, May 6, 2010.

  1. scubachadd

    scubachadd Junior Member

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    Hello BHW Members,

    I have recently split ties with my partners and the issue is that since we all cannot settle on an agreement, we will be putting current SEO'd website to rest. My question is that I have the main KW pointing to the our website ex. ABC.com and I did not want to lose the traffic but instead would like to redirect it to site example: EFG.com instead of losing a years worth of SEO.

    Is there a good way to redirect the site for the meantime until I start building SEO on the new site?


    I hope this makes sense...

    SC
     
  2. voyevoda

    voyevoda Regular Member Premium Member

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    The proper way to move a website is to set it up to do a 301 ("moved permanently") redirect to its new location. How you do this depends on what web server software you are running.

    You can also use Google's Webmaster Tools to inform the Big G that you're moving the site to another domain, but this should be done in addition to a proper 301 redirect.
     
  3. scubachadd

    scubachadd Junior Member

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    Thanks for the great info. Webnise, when you said you do the 301 redirect and it rained all the backlinks/PR, are you saying that all of that work will be forwarded over to the new site after a month+?
     
  4. SupaMonkey

    SupaMonkey Regular Member

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    Keep the hosting going on the domain you want and then do the 301 redirect for the domain:
    PHP
    Code:
    <?
        Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" ); 
        Header( "Location: http://www.new-url.com" ); 
    ?>  
    htaccess
    Code:
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L] 
     
  5. SupaMonkey

    SupaMonkey Regular Member

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    PM replied - rather keep questions on your thread so people in the future can learn from your thread and not have to submit a new thread for a previously answered question :)