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Will this cause a problem to my blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mitchiebear, May 25, 2015.

  1. mitchiebear

    mitchiebear Junior Member

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    I have a blogger blog that is have a decent amount of traffic daily. Now, I am planning to buy a .com domain for it and redirecting my blog to that new domain.

    My question is, would it hurt my articles rankings? Would it hurt my constant daily traffic?
     
  2. mitchiebear

    mitchiebear Junior Member

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    bump! please help!
     
  3. PHPInjected

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    Your rankings may be affected, then again they may not. It depends on your link profile and consistency. As for the traffic, no it will not be affected. The traffic will just be redirected to the .com.
     
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  4. jo080711

    jo080711 Regular Member

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    It's hard to say for sure, but I think that will be fine. You may lose a few spots initially, but should be pretty easy to get back.


    I transferred a domain about a month ago. (Was an EMD I wanted to turn into and authority site). The rankings and traffic to those pages are just about what they were before the redirect. Not sure what the effect will be coming from a blogger, but I suspect it would work the same. If it were me, the pros of owning the domain would make it worth the risk.
     
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    maxedgames Regular Member

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    You may notice a drop in rankings right after you transfer the content, but you will re-gain those rankings fast.
     
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    In general, moving a website to a new domain should result in nothing worse than a small, temporary drop in traffic while Google indexes your new pages. In practice, no domain move is 100% guaranteed to be quick and painless, and some sites do see significant traffic loss.

    You should include following steps when moving a site to new domain,

    - Make sure that the move is necessary or not.

    - Don't make any other changes when you are moving the site. You may unable to find what change caused if the move result is in problem.

    - Redirect each URL in the old site to the exact same page on the new site. It is very important that you redirect every page - do not just redirect the homepage.
     
  7. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    I do not think that it will be much of an issue. You may see an issue at first but once you get on track, it should all be good.
     
  8. hidedora

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    You might experience a sudden drop in serps initially, but your site will soon start to appear where it was. There's no fear in doing that. Have in mind that it's something that you'll have to do one way or another. Having a proper domain extension will make your blog look more authoritative and easy to type. I've done several redirects like that and never encountered a problem.
     
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    TheJedi Registered Member

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    Moving a blog to a new domain WILL cause a drop in rankings unless you use a proper 301 redirect. It will still cause a TEMPORARY drop, but it will fix itself over time.

    As kindarthur mentioned above, this is a necessary step:

    - Redirect each URL in the old site to the exact same page on the new site. It is very important that you redirect every page - do not just redirect the homepage.

    ^ That is the purpose of a 301 redirect, and it is the CORRECT way of 'changing' a domain. Good luck doing that with a blogger account, though.
     
  10. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Is it hard to use a 301 direct with a blogger account? Never thought about that.