Need advice - website ranking lost after redesigning and url changes

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My website was getting ranking in top 100 and impressions were very good in google search console.

It was built on wix, I redesigned the website in wordpress and tried to keep the URLs same.

But somehow in development process we missed adding www. to the website and in wordpress at the end it also added / to url.

Means

Before the url structure was https://www.mydomain.com

After it become and cached like https://mydomain.com/

It beacause of this I got duplicate errors on my previous links in search console and lost my rankings.

Now I fixed to previous url structure but the ranking is still not anywhere in the google results only a few keywords are shoing impressions and these keywords are not having any competition that's why they are showing up in top 200 results.

Please guide me what can I do.
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    Originally Posted by nashamarsh View Post

    Now I fixed to previous url structure
    You should ask WP how to add host name 'www' to your site.
    or
    You can ask your hosting company to redirect your site to www
    or
    If you have access to htaccess, then you can add this to it
    # Add www to any URLs that do not have them:
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]
    to test if it's work, use web browser to get to http //your domain.TLD
    browser should redirect site to http //www.your domain.TLD

    As to Google's bitching, just add the following to your site's Header section
    <base href="http://www.yourdomain.TLD/">



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    See, if you are changing your URL, then it's normal that your ranking will drop. Do one thing, make your previous URL "canonical" with the new one. Also, you can use 301 redirects. after that, start the basic SEO, and I hope you will get your proper ranking.
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