Want to Move Website to New Domain

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Dear Experts

I want to shift my exiting website to new domain name . Can I copy all content, images, title & Desc from previous website and shift to new domain ? And remove exiting Website. Just want to make sure. What google will consider. Can I rank my website with new domain and with exiting content. Or I have to change all content ?

Please reply me asap
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by crescendo View Post

    Dear Experts

    I want to shift my exiting website to new domain name . Can I copy all content, images, title & Desc from previous website and shift to new domain ? And remove exiting Website. Just want to make sure. What google will consider. Can I rank my website with new domain and with exiting content. Or I have to change all content ?

    Please reply me asap

    You can do whatever you want with your domains, websites,
    and content, but it is impossible to predict what will happen
    with Google.

    Since you are removing your existing site, you should not
    have any duplicate content issues.

    Do the best you can to setup a clean and relevant website
    and hope for the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Google will consider it a totally new site when you change domains. If you are using the same materials, doing redirects may not be wise (my guess). Even doing redirects - which people here often advice - you are going have ground to make up..will lose links, etc.

    WHY change the domain? Is there a valid reason?


    Edit: to be clear - I am not an SEO expert - but I would not change a domain unless there was a compelling reason....it's just too much trouble.
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  • Profile picture of the author crescendo
    Yes ! This is big reason behind that. My website running since 2011. And lots of backlink created by different staff members. Many links are coming from
    in relevant website. From last 4 months I was working hard on this website. But every day website going on search engine back pages. So I plan to change the domain and do quality work again with new domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Links from irrelevant sites is not a good reason to abandon the site.

      Working hard on the site means what?

      Originally Posted by crescendo View Post

      Yes ! This is big reason behind that. My website running since 2011. And lots of backlink created by different staff members. Many links are coming from
      in relevant website. From last 4 months I was working hard on this website. But every day website going on search engine back pages. So I plan to change the domain and do quality work again with new domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    If you use 301 redirects to do this, you will be fine. That's the whole purpose of 301 redirects.

    Just make sure you redirect each old URL to its corresponding new URL. Don't just redirect the whole thing to the new home page.

    Depending on the size of the site, you might see a little bit of bouncing around in the rankings. It will settle down though and assuming you are not making any major changes to the content and layout of the new site, you will see your rankings pretty much carry over exactly as is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Junaid Afzal
    The process of transferring to a new domain will temporarily affect your search engine rankings, since Google and other search engines will need to adjust to the changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeoroot
    before doing that 1st take a backup of your themes and files with DB ...First, you need to make sure there's already a database created on the new site. (For WordPress sites, this will usually be wp-config.php.) Then, using phpMyAdmin, import the archive file's content into the existing database. Select the "Import" options in phpMyAdmin, choose the file on your PC, and click "Go." fishing rod This should import all the database entries from your old site into the new one. Now, you can transfer your site

    if you google it you will get the idea....[ Link removed by moderator ]
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  • Profile picture of the author NUR AFROZ
    Hello,i just create a website in localhost to practice SEO related works and blog posting.What i need to do if want to transfer it in new domain without any hassle?
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  • Profile picture of the author Old Molases
    Do bear in mind that you'll see a dip in traffic when migrating to newer site. But, it will get back to normal eventually.
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      Yes obviously that new site is basically new even with the migrated/copied data so you're starting from scratch.

      Originally Posted by Old Molases View Post

      Do bear in mind that you'll see a dip in traffic when migrating to newer site. But, it will get back to normal eventually.
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  • Steps to transfer a website to a New domain :
    1. Backup your website
    2. Check your DNS settings
    3. Transfer files to a new domain
    4. Make sure to redirect pages
    5. Fix any broken links
    6. Let Google know about the site transfer
    7. Check your site .
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonalbert
    If you change your domain name so, your SEO performance can be negatively impacted by moving to a new web host.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arslant001
    That's give negative impact on SEO and also Site performance.
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  • Dear, there's no issue of google, but the main issue is you will lost all of your backlinks, your permanent clients, your domain rating etc
    because DR depend on how many websites recommed your site (backlink) and how much time does the user spent on your site, if you buy a new domain then you have to start from the beginning
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      No, just no. Read Mike's post.


      Originally Posted by abdul basit 123 View Post

      Dear, there's no issue of google, but the main issue is you will lost all of your backlinks, your permanent clients, your domain rating etc
      because DR depend on how many websites recommed your site (backlink) and how much time does the user spent on your site, if you buy a new domain then you have to start from the beginning
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    You can do that but you can derank on google .If you want to take this risk then go an do it .If you search on youtube i am sure you will find plenty of tutorials to do that
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