What happens to your backlinks when you transfer to a new domain?

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If I lose them all, do I just redirect my old domain to my new one?

Thanks for any help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
    As far as I understand if you do a 301 redirect from your old domain to a new domain, Google will still consider the backlinks and pass the link juice.

    Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Yep ... a 301 redirect from old domain to new domain will do the trick.
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  • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
    You will lose the links, but a 301 redirect will slowly move the links through to your new website.

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  • Profile picture of the author fazlerocks
    The back links you have gained will still have the same old domain. But if you redirect the old one to the new one it will not add to the Google Optimization. But instead it will be considered as one back link coming from your old domain.

    Look none have information about what goes inside The Google. So it is up to us to guess what it could be.
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    • Profile picture of the author PeepMyCollar
      Thanks for the responses guys!


      And for the following comment
      Originally Posted by fazlerocks View Post

      The back links you have gained will still have the same old domain. But if you redirect the old one to the new one it will not add to the Google Optimization. But instead it will be considered as one back link coming from your old domain...
      Does that mean you should only transfer to a new domain as a last resort to whatever problem you're having?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
      Originally Posted by fazlerocks View Post

      The back links you have gained will still have the same old domain. But if you redirect the old one to the new one it will not add to the Google Optimization. But instead it will be considered as one back link coming from your old domain.
      Oh really:rolleyes: So, if you used bit.ly shortened URL as a permanent redirect link, and had say, 1000 links set up with using that bit.ly link, it would only be considered one link by Google?

      I'm sorry, but that just isn't factually accurate.

      Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
    Originally Posted by PeepMyCollar View Post

    If I lose them all, do I just redirect my old domain to my new one?

    Thanks for any help.
    As others stated, a 301 redirect will help, but it is a stated fact by Google that you don't get 100% of the pushed through link juice. You'll get most of it, but it won't be quite as much as to your old domain.

    Do make sure that it is set up as a permanent (301) redirect though.
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    • Profile picture of the author PeepMyCollar
      Originally Posted by Tom Goodwin View Post

      As others stated, a 301 redirect will help, but it is a stated fact by Google that you don't get 100% of the pushed through link juice. You'll get most of it, but it won't be quite as much as to your old domain.

      Do make sure that it is set up as a permanent (301) redirect though.
      Clicked the "Thanks" button I'll remember that.
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