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Transferring existing blog to new blog

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by darkmobius, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. darkmobius

    darkmobius Regular Member

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    Hi guys, I'm seriously thinking of picking a better name for my blog instead of The Web Tech Reviews....its not catchy enough in my opinion.

    How risky is it to transfer/redirect everything from one domain to a new one? I assume i have to redo all the SEO and social bookmarking?

    Any help would be appreciated :)

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  2. sidddd

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    Hi guys, I'm seriously thinking of picking a better name for my blog instead of The Web Tech Reviews....its not catchy enough in my opinion.
    Go for it..


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    How risky is it to transfer/redirect everything from one domain to a new one? I assume i have to redo all the SEO and social bookmarking?
    
    Yes you have to.. not risky but make sure you will redirect plugins ..
     
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    Hope this helps

    By using a 302 "temporarily moved" response instead of a 301, the original URL will remain in Google's index, and maintain its position as if the page were still there. However, visitors who click on the link will be brought to your new URL, exactly where you want them to be. It's the best of both worlds -- you retain your rankings during that interim aging period, but visitors are redirected to the updated and correct domain.

    Once the 302-redirect is in place, it's imperative to start a linking campaign for the new site. You'll need links pointing to it in order for it to be ready to rank highly when it's released from the aging filter. When you notice the new domain starting to show up in the rankings (anywhere from 6-12 months, typically) then it's time to contact your previous linking partners to update their links from the old domain to the new one.

    Once the new domain has properly aged, go back and change the 302-temporary redirect to a 301-permanent redirect.
     
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  4. sidddd

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    For that their is a redirect plugin.. I guess I am sure.. it is Permanent redirect plugin! Google it..
     
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  5. darkmobius

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    yea the backlinks will be a pain if i DO decide to make this change. Thanks for the help guys. I will probably sell the old domain but i doubt anyone would be interested but worth a shot

    also even if the redirect is permanent does it still count as a backlink though?
     
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    no keep it just like that if you have traffic and make money from it.. slowly it will be generating a decent revenue..
     
  7. darkmobius

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    ok so keep both domains and just start promoting the new link then??? kinda confused now lol
     
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    Yes... I did the same thing and though traffic of the old website decreased but now its kinda steady... :D n makes me 2-3$ per day.. I worked on new domain and 2-3$ without any hard work is not bad at all :D