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Were BHW SERPs affected when it moved from vB to XF?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SilverKnight, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    Were BHW SERPs affected when it moved from vB to XF? I'm guessing since URLs change and other things too, there may be (negative) effect on the SERPs of a site if you move from vB to XF. Is that the case?

    I am trying to move a client's site from vB to XF but we want to make sure that this move won't cause any negative affects on the SERPs and how to ensure that it doesn't. Any tips/advices will be appreciated.
     
  2. mirrorer

    mirrorer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't think so,the opposite instead
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  3. Nut-Nights

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    XenForo is much better than Vb. I am sure BHW ranking is improved after this change.
     
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  4. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    Is this BHW? If it is, I want to know if they did anything or not after they moved to XF to protect their rankings. Client is very concerned if there's going to be any negative affect simply because we moved to XF (due to URLs changing and stuff like that).

    I see. I thought vB is more powerful. I kind of like XF more myself.
     
  5. mirrorer

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    Yes BHW.
    I can't answer the other question but I am sure you can do a 301 redirect & you will be fine
     
  6. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    Oh, yes. Should've thought of that. Thanks!

    Still if someone from BHW staff could be kind enough to tell if you guys did anything to preserve your rankings when moving to XF, it would be appreciated.
     
  7. Lauriat

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    Yes, would like to know what what reason for migration and was it worth it?
     
  8. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The forum was migrated over to Xenforo for several reasons:
    • The backend is easier to use.
    • Better moderation tools.
    • Xenforo has more modern features for users (I'm sure you've seen the notifications already).
    • The search feature on the Xenforo version of the forum is significantly better than the one we had before.
    • Making updates to the forum is easier on Xenforo than it was on vBulletin.
    There were other reasons, which you can probably find in the BHW Beta Testers sub-forum.
     
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