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Changing Domain Names

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by LunaCoffee12, Oct 21, 2020.

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    I'm changing my site domain to something shorter. Any tips on best practices so as not to lose rankings? What happens if I keep both sites for awhile? I assume I wouldn't be able to move my content over, as it would create duplicate content errors. How do I keep my ranking?
    SEMrush
    Thanks for any advice!
     
    LunaCoffee12, Oct 21, 2020 IP
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  2. c1lonewolf

    c1lonewolf Greenhorn

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    get the new domain and park it on your hosting account, then point the new domain to the same location as the old. You can begin marketing the new one without losing any rankings, clients etc that use the old one. it's just two different ways to access the same site.
     
    c1lonewolf, Oct 21, 2020 IP
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    IAmTheAnswer Member

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    Just be sure that when you change your domain name it is still easy to read and easy to remember.
     
    IAmTheAnswer, Nov 19, 2020 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    DON'T! I mean it. You WILL lose rankings and chances of getting them all back are slim.
     
    qwikad.com, Nov 22, 2020 IP
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    EvoWRZ® Notable Member

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    I do not think it is a good idea, if we can call it idea.
     
    EvoWRZ®, Apr 6, 2021 IP