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Old 4th November 2014, 05:22 AM   #1
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What Are the Points To Be Consider for SEO While moving Existing Website To New Website.

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Old 4th November 2014, 05:48 AM   #2
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Take a backup of all the files from the old website.The title tag,description tags and keywords tags can be saved separately.Make sure changes are made in the local host first and then the files cane be uploaded directly.

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Old 6th November 2014, 01:36 PM   #3
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Probably the best SEO is to not carry with you any bad habits, like linking schemes or spammy tactics - if you participated in any of that. A clean start can be refreshing in many ways, but it takes time to build traffic. Be prepared to do the hard work and be patient. Looking for fast, overnight rankings is a sure way to get yourself hit by a Panda or Penquin. ;-)

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Old 7th November 2014, 12:54 AM   #4
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Do you mean you are changing domains? As in, you will move all content to a different domain?

If you don't have to, I would not change it. It's a big headache and you are guaranteed to lose a lot of SEO value in the transition period and some in the long run.

However, if you must, here's what I would say:

1. Create 301 url forwards from old URL to new. 301 forwards pass the juice of the old link onto the new, letting search engines know the new domain is legit.

2. Submit your new domain to the search engines with a proper xml sitemap for expedition of your new domain indexing.

3. Start building links to your new domain, change any existing links on say, Facebook or Google +.

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Old 7th November 2014, 04:30 AM   #5
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Agreed on the above, however there are actually two scenarios you are talking about here.

If you are moving the entire website to a different hosting, but keeping the same domain name everything you have done SEO wise will be carried across. The URL's will maintain whatever backlinks you have already aquired, good ones plus bad.

If you are moving all the content across to a completely new domain, you will be starting your off page SEO from scratch. You will have no backlinks or social shares etc as your domain and URL's are all new. Of course the on page SEO will be maintained just as the same as before, assuming you do not change any of the content, navigation and overall site style and structure.

As Denise states above - if you are attaching the site to a new domain, ensure to polish up on your SEO and remove any black or grey hat methods that you have used before.

And be wary of duplicate content. Make sure to fully remove the previous version of the site from the web and Google's index.

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Old 14th November 2014, 04:59 PM   #6
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Hey,

Others touched on it, but if you are moving to a new domain then make sure to use 301 redirects - which tells Google that your site has moved permanently.

There is a "simple 301 redirect" plug-in for Wordpress, if that is what you use which I like - you can basically say OLD PAGE should go to NEW PAGE.

This will help from an SEO perspective because any links pointing to OLD PAGE won't be broken or just redirect to your home page - they will go specifically to that same resource on your new website.

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Old 26th November 2014, 01:18 AM   #7
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There are three steps to move new domain:

1. backup and upload same file in new domain
2. redirect old domain to new one
3. through webmaster submit your new site. ask to index your page soon.

These steps will help to regain and it wont affect your old ranking

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Old 26th November 2014, 04:51 AM   #8
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If you're updating your site and creating all new links then it's worth redirecting the old ones. If you're on Wordpress then there are some great plugins to show you the 404s and also to perform quick redirects.

Anyone know if google penalises lots of 404s? Or is it just a matter of losing indexed links?

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Old 26th November 2014, 09:51 PM   #9
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Always make backup

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