How to Properly Move WordPress to a New Domain Without Losing SEO

GigaBot

Administrator
Well, this is probably the last thing you might want to do with your existing WordPress Website, moving it to new Domain name. But such things happen, not often, but it happens out of various reasons. I found an excellent Blog post about it on my favorite WP BEGINNER, and I want to share it with you:

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Genesis

Administrator
misharnet said:
Well, this is probably the last thing you might want to do with your existing WordPress Website, moving it to new Domain name. But such things happen, not often, but it happens out of various reasons. I found an excellent Blog post about it on my favorite WP BEGINNER, and I want to share it with you:

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There's a blog post about the Duplicator at Gigarank as well. :p
http://gigarocket.net/blog/effortless-wordpress-migration-from-one-server-to-another/
 

GigaBot

Administrator
This is not just the matter of moving website files and databases, this is in a first place the matter of 301 redirect in .htaccess file and how to tell Google, properly that you moved your websiteto newDomain name. I believe that there is very important extra info, how to preserve SEO...
 

jaran

New member
I think its not easy to get back good ranking with moving to new domain. Always have chance get dropping traffic when we change to new domain. I was implemented too about redirect 301 but its not help too much. Many keyword looks dissapeared time by time and then we got frustating about it.
 

GigaBot

Administrator
I know there is not much we can do, but at least we can try. Sometimes things happen and we are forced to change domain name ...
 
LOL, don't worry about the SEO. Google is smarter then you think. It has nothing to do with your domain. It has to do with the key words that are being searched for. Remember, no one knows the name of your domain when they search for something. Otherwise they would just go to your website directly. Basically this is how the search engines work. You go to(I will use google for the example) Google, you type in what you are looking for. Lets say for example you are looking for a game. So you put in the name of the game. For example, "Clash of the Titans". It will then return all the sites that use the words Clash of the Titans. Now these words can be in your title, body or in your meta data. It will first list the sites that are directly related to the Keywords. It doesn't care if your site has been moved or not. As long as you submit the new domain SEO. It will then take the usual 24-48 hours to propagate like your new domain does. This works for any website that is transferred, not just WP sites.