My father passed away a year ago, and I have since taken over the family business. He knew everything SEO, but now I am trying to play catch up. So my question is this:
I have a company word press website that has been active since 2012. I am essentially wanting to create a new website locally on my computer using bitnami, and then replace all my content online with the new bitnami website and make that the new site. I would not be changing the Domain URL.
Would I lose my rankings with google? Would I be bumped to the bottom of search pages? Would it take weeks to be re-indexed even if I provide a site index to the Google Search Console? Currently I am ranked about 25 on general searches, but locally (state) I am usually ranked 3rd or 4th in the organic searches.
My old website is just so clunky and doesn't meet the needs of my business, but I don't want to have to start from square one with google all over again.
Thank You for any help you can provide.