1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Website Relaunch Rank Loss

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Christophxamoom, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Christophxamoom

    Christophxamoom Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    11
    Hey and thanks for showing interest in my question.

    We relaunched our website last week (from "www.example.at" to "www.example.com" with the correlation language tag (e.g. "example.com/at/en/example") and HREFlang tags.

    However are suffering from a keyword rank loss. I know that it might take 2 weeks but we already waited for 3 weeks and we are not getting ranked for keywords which we ranked #1 before.

    I know its kinda vague but I try to get some input to think about.

    1. Our previous website www.example.com had 24 pages indexed, while our new one has 18. In general our new website has less content on the pages. However we have included the important keywords (which we ranked #1 before) in the pages aswell as SEO-wise. Question: Can it be that less content/ pages can be the main reason for our loss in ranks?

    2. Our previous website didn't have any SEO elements (title, meta desc., etc.) but our new one has. And yet the new one performes worse in terms of keyword ranking. Question: Could it be that our previous website had.

    3. Has anyone else relaunched a website and managed to recover from a rank loss? If so how did you do it?

    Maybe you can help me out here or just get me considering other aspects that I might have not considered yet.
     
  2. iraqimarketer

    iraqimarketer Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Have you redirected the old domain to the new one to preserve backlinks and all? have you redirected all relevant urls with backlinks to the new ones?
     
  3. culling

    culling Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    5
    Last time I made 301 redirect it took 6 months to get back it's ranking
     
  4. Christophxamoom

    Christophxamoom Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    11
    Yes we redirected the old domain to our new one and the backlinks also point to our website. However they do not have the exact same domain as the new one (e.g. it was "example.at" before, now it is "example.com"). Does it help to make the pages that have backlinks to us change it from .at to .com or is it enough that it redirects to our new page?

    Holy shit that'S quite some time but could mean that we just have to wait.

    Thanks for both replies!