I help many companies with the SEO aspects of their website redesign and CMS migrations. As many webmasters know (or find out from experience), redesigns and migrations can be disastrous if not handled properly. Unfortunately, you can encounter many gremlins Phone Number List during a migration, from technical issues to botched redirect plans to URL removal. And when that happens, you can lose search equity, rankings, and traffic. I've helped some companies who Phone Number List contacted me after losing 60-70% of their traffic due to a botched migration. It's not pretty, to say the least.
But what about simply changing the domain name? If you're just switching from one domain name to another, without a CMS redesign or migration, it must be a lot easier, right? Well, it 's easier, but there are still things that can go wrong. And the more moving Phone Number List parts your site involves, the more variables you have to worry about. The following post covers some often overlooked steps that need to be completed when changing domain names (steps that “go beyond the basics”). For example, most webmasters know that you need to redirect the old domain to the new one (URL to URL mapping), but there are a number of additional and important steps that are often missed in the process of road.
This is what I will focus on in this article. This is by no means a complete list of all the tasks to perform when changing a domain name. But in my experience, the Phone Number List following steps can easily be missed and can cause serious problems down Contact your host first Before switching domain names, plan carefully first. Create a checklist with all the steps to follow (in Excel). And then call your hosting provider before making the switch. Explain that you will be Phone Number List changing your domain name, your site details, any nuances you have with your setup, etc Make sure they check your specific site and its technical setup, then give you the green light.