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The best way to change a site's domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by vini, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. vini

    vini Power Member

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    Hi! I would like to know the best way I could change the domain of my site. Nevermind the content, It will remain the same.

    However, I wanted to know what's the best way to redirect from old domain, How to not loose rankings (if there's how) and any advice you guys could give me.

    I was also wondering that, Google already includes my blog on the blog results and some posts on the normal search engine, automatically, what helps on driving traffic. What can I do to keep it, if there's something to do, in new domain?

    Thank you!
     
  2. TheMadBlackHatter

    TheMadBlackHatter Newbie

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    With htaccess, you can use a 301 redirect to the new website. So someone visits oldsite.com/<any url> and it redirects automatically to newsite.com/<any url>
     
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    IamNomad Junior Member

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    This is solid advise for having to switch hosting as well. (ie you move you site from hostgator to hostingthatdoesntsuck) pay for a month or with their htaccess switch to 301 and your PR rank should be good.
     
  4. setini

    setini Newbie

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    to be more specific, edit your old .htaccess file and use this code
    PHP:
    RedirectPermanent http://www.newdomain.com/
    btw, this is after you move the site to your new domain & hosting
     
  5. Quattro

    Quattro Junior Member

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    You will notice an decline in traffic and rankings--just to warn you. Eventually it will go back up, but not to the same serp rankings as before unless you start building backlinks to the new domain.
     
  6. vini

    vini Power Member

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    Thank you guys for the tips. Anyone else, please?