switching domains and claiming listings with old url

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  1. AckAck

    AckAck Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have lots of backlinks from an old domain that we plan to change. I was going to do 301 redirects from old domain to new domain. However, we are listed in lots of directories...I do not have logins for these, but should I claim them and switch url or leave the old domain and rely on 301 redirects? I was thinking of using yext.
     
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    validseo Senior Member

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    Redirects hurt link juice transferred to your site. if old URLs have lots of backlinks your best move is to reproduce the old URL exactly in your new website.