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Changing domain name on established site?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by lorien1973, Nov 17, 2005.

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    I want to change the domain name for a site I have. Its PR6, but I want a more marketable name. If I just 301 the old domain to the new domain; will the PR transfer eventually? Or do I need to do more than that?
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    lorien1973, Nov 17, 2005 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    It will transfer... You're best bet is to make sure you 301 the whole site. Check this thread.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 17, 2005 IP
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    FeedBucket Well-Known Member

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    Will the ranking of either the old or new domain be affected in any way by doing that? Been thinking about redirecting a domain myself, but SERP is too important to my strategy to mess up.
     
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    just-4-teens Peon

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    the new domain will be sandboxxed by google and will lose most of the traffic that google brings to you, yahoo & msn should rank your new site the same as they did old one.
     
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    Thanks -- pretty much what I thought. I guess I'll just get the domain keyed for the search term with some filler content and then hold off on the redirect until it's absolutely necessary. (10 months from now or so should be time enough, no? :))
     
    FeedBucket, Nov 17, 2005 IP