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Will switching a site from Joomla to Wordpress lose page 1 rank?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by eshber, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. eshber

    eshber Registered Member

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    Hi guys

    I have a prospective client that wishes to move her current website (joomla), over to Wordpress. Can this lose her page 1 position as I've been told that changing to another CMS can have this effect :-s
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    If it changes the html and especially the URL structure of the site then yes, there can be potentially negative repercussions for the site. If the site remains structurally unchanged apart from the change in the backend, there shouldn't be any change.
     
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    this is a tricky question...
    I would think if you do a proper 301 redirect.... and
    still have solid content.... the site might lose its ranking but gain
    it back pretty quick.....

    don't mean to jack your thread... but why does she want to change.

    most people do the opposite .. they out grow their wordpress and move up to joomla or drupal.
     
  4. eshber

    eshber Registered Member

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    She said she's had alot of problems with Joomla...

    Just out of curiousity, why do you prefer Joomla to Wordpress?

    I always thought Wordpress was better for seo purposes?
     
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    jb007uk Regular Member

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    I shall eventually be doing the same and moving all my Joomla websites over to WP. Joomla has been very problematic for me as I am not a web developers.

    J