Redirect Site WITHOUT losing SEO value?

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Hello Warriors!

We just built a new ecommerce site and want to redirect an older site to this new site. How do we do this without losing SEO value.

We want to redirect friendlycrystals (.com) to crystalhealingclub (.com)

If we just do a 301 redirect do we lose all SEO value for internal pages or what is the best way of doing this?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I wouldn't do a 301 redirect If I owned both sites.

    Use the old established site as free one way backlinks, $10 (domain cost per year) is dirt cheap when buying 100% related backlink pages.

    Use the old site to help support the new site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Tazmania heres a good primer n the subject. You would want to do the redirect if you have been building links to the other site

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    • Profile picture of the author tazmania
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I wouldn't do a 301 redirect If I owned both sites.

      Use the old established site as free one way backlinks, $10 (domain cost per year) is dirt cheap when buying 100% related backlink pages.

      Use the old site to help support the new site.
      Thanks Yukon!

      Question - We don't mind keeping the first site but have 2 issues.

      1) We don't want to maintain inventory on both the old and new site - we can remove all catalogs from the old site - will we lose all SEO for these?

      2) We want to change the host (old site is on a hosted platform we are using which is expensive, so we'd like to host it elsewhere). I'm assuming the dynamic URL's will change if we change hosts. Will we lose SEO value due to this?

      What's the best way to combat this issue?! :confused:

      Thanks!
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