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Old 10th April 2015, 04:16 AM   #1
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We are planning to move our website from Joomla to wordpress and also we are thinking of changing the design. Do this effect our website ranking in Google? Which step should we take for this?

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Yes, it can have an effect on your rankings.

If you can, keep the same site organization, navigation and page URLs. If you can't, use 301 redirects to let the search engines know where to find your pages now.

If you rewrite or reorganize the content as part of your new design, this can also have an effect. Whether it's a good effect or a bad effect depends on whether the new content is better written and more logically organized than the old (or not).

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Technically Google doesn't care what CMS you're using for your website. As long as it doesn't violate any of their guidelines and links don't end up on error 404, you should be fine.

But its search algorithm has around 200 signals, so it's really hard to predict the effect in advance...

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Yes, it can have an effect on your rankings.

If you can, keep the same site organization, navigation and page URLs. If you can't, use 301 redirects to let the search engines know where to find your pages now.

If you rewrite or reorganize the content as part of your new design, this can also have an effect. Whether it's a good effect or a bad effect depends on whether the new content is better written and more logically organized than the old (or not).

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Thank you Torka for your helpful information.

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Technically Google doesn't care what CMS you're using for your website. As long as it doesn't violate any of their guidelines and links don't end up on error 404, you should be fine.

But its search algorithm has around 200 signals, so it's really hard to predict the effect in advance...
But the point is how much the changing of site design can affect the ranking!

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Old 29th April 2015, 04:20 PM   #6
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Peach web page has its own ranking based on the URL. When you change your site, if your URLs stay the same, you are fine. Any pages that have the URL change need to be setup with The 301 redirect that Torka mentioned. Without that, Google and other search engines will treat it as old pages deleted and new pages added. What is worse is it could even be penalized as duplicate content. Those 301 redirects are very important.

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We are planning to move our website from Joomla to wordpress and also we are thinking of changing the design. Do this effect our website ranking in Google? Which step should we take for this?
It depends how you are approaching. Here are few key points to focus
  • Make sure you are not changing your urls. Keep it same. If you want to change it for better look then use 301 redirect for every changes.
  • All CMS creates some automated pages, like tag, category etc. So after changing the site you may face lots of 404 pages. If the amount is large, then 301 redirect the 404 pages to most relevant one.
  • Keep all internal links intake.
  • You can change your site structure a bit too, dont need to be panic. Just make sure it is SEO friendly.

You will only be in big trouble, if you change your url structure and don"t use 301 redirect. In that case all your old pages will treat like a new one and can also treat as duplicate.

If it is a big site, then you need to be more careful, simple mistakes can cause large issue.

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Its pretty simple the pages you are ranking for in the search engine you will change definitely i will effect your rankings and overall effect would cause your traffic go low.

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It depends how you are approaching. Here are few key points to focus
  • Make sure you are not changing your urls. Keep it same. If you want to change it for better look then use 301 redirect for every changes.
  • All CMS creates some automated pages, like tag, category etc. So after changing the site you may face lots of 404 pages. If the amount is large, then 301 redirect the 404 pages to most relevant one.
  • Keep all internal links intake.
  • You can change your site structure a bit too, dont need to be panic. Just make sure it is SEO friendly.

You will only be in big trouble, if you change your url structure and don"t use 301 redirect. In that case all your old pages will treat like a new one and can also treat as duplicate.

If it is a big site, then you need to be more careful, simple mistakes can cause large issue.
Its really helpful and I am going to note down all these points. Thank you so much

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Peach web page has its own ranking based on the URL. When you change your site, if your URLs stay the same, you are fine. Any pages that have the URL change need to be setup with The 301 redirect that Torka mentioned. Without that, Google and other search engines will treat it as old pages deleted and new pages added. What is worse is it could even be penalized as duplicate content. Those 301 redirects are very important.
Yes we are planning to keep the webpage URL same like before and not going to change anything except the platform. And yes we are going to apply 301 redirection perfectly as well. Thank you for the reply

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