- Changing domain name and duplicate content [4 Updates]
- kareem bahrawy <firstname.lastname@example.org> Aug 20 06:45AM -0700
I had a blog with a domain name called "justdevelopwebsites" and created
some posts on it but it was expired about a month ago and I'm thinking of
coping the old website content(posts and design with some modifications) to
a new domain . Would it be considered a duplicate content? Is there a way
to tell google that I am changing my blog domain name?
Also any advices will be appreciated. Thanks.
- David Yang <email@example.com> Aug 21 12:21AM +1000
Your previous domain is quite important for Google. If someone visits your
content via the previous searched results, he may see an error page. It's
better to take the domain back and park it on your new website for a while.
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- Colin King <firstname.lastname@example.org> Aug 20 07:34AM -0700
On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:45:43 PM UTC+1, kareem bahrawy wrote:
> a new domain . Would it be considered a duplicate content? Is there a way
> to tell google that I am changing my blog domain name?
> Also any advices will be appreciated. Thanks.
Yes it certainly would be considered duplicate content and you therefore
need to be careful.
Almost certainly Google will already have indexed the pages on
"justdevelopwebsites" and if they then found other identical pages they
would ignore them (i.e. NOT index them) because they don't want the
same posts appearing twice under different guises. Ironically then you
might find that your "old" pages were in the Google index and your "new"
pages are not!
It is likely that the pages on "justdevelopwebsites" will have acquired
some PageRank and ideally you need to transfer this to your new site - it
would be a pity to just lose it! The way to do this is with 301 permanent
redirects. This has the effect of redirecting anyone who types in one of
the "old" URLS or who follows an "old" link (say from Google Search) to
your "new" page and at the same time transfers any link equity to your new
Hope that helps,
- Jay Bale <email@example.com> Aug 20 12:38PM -0400
That is a good post by Collin. I would follow that kind advice.
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