Moving website ranked website from .CA to .COM

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Hi,

We have a well-established website with a lot of articles being ranked and getting around 20K of organic traffic and Google ads traffic every money.

My question is the website is under .CA, we would like to move the site to under .COM

What is the best and safe SEO practice to do it without hurting any existing rankings of all our indexed content in search engines?

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author mydigitalsketch
    301 permanent redirect is the option - preferably using regex or link by link.

    It will take some time to regain the DA. You need to follow the guideline by google for cross domain linking https://developers.google.com/search...e-cross-domain
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    Originally Posted by Mapperkids Lee View Post

    What is the best and safe SEO practice to do it without hurting any existing rankings of all our indexed content in search engines?.
    You are having successfully designed for Canada site... don't mess with it.

    Start new .com site with some deviations directed to attract world audiences.

    As simple as that.



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    • Profile picture of the author semreseller
      I Completely agree with you, As you are getting great organic traffic for your website. Consider creating a different website for the global audience might be a better option.

      If you are determined to make the change, by changing to .com from .ca; 301 permanent redirections can be the option for you.

      Thank you!!
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        Originally Posted by mydigitalsketch View Post

        301 permanent redirect is the option - preferably using regex or link by link.
        Originally Posted by semreseller View Post

        If you are determined to make the change, by changing to .com from .ca; 301 permanent redirections can be the option for you
        301 is very bad idea for well established site with many
        referral links accumulated by it year after year, after year
        cause redirect wouldn't guarantee that full-power of good
        standing backlinks would be crawled and transferred to
        new freshly backed site.



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