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#407546 - 05/28/12 05:39 PM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO ***** [Re: century21p3i]
Mike Bouma Offline

Registered: 04/18/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Assuming your site has more than one page I'd 301 each page to the corresponding page on the new site. A site wide 301 to the index page is almost as good, but a bit lazier.

A 301 will forward the 'link juice' and 'authority' of your old site to the new. Anyone above saying differently doesn't understand redirects I'm afraid. Google isn't in the business of tying you to your domain name. You can even 301 a 301'd site and it should technically follow to your new (3rd) site.

** I just realized I replied to a OP from 2008. Guess it needed another bump **

Edited by Mike Bouma (05/28/12 05:40 PM)

#407552 - 05/28/12 06:38 PM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: Bigtoe]
DueDiligence Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 1635
Loc: Wild Wild West
Originally Posted By: Bigtoe
I wish people who are not sure about what they are answering would not answer with such authority.

If you use a 301 redirect and point the old site at the new site then all the authority of the old site will point to the new site and all your back links will point to the new site. Been there, did that.

I agree! So much misinformation.

I had to change the URL of my website AND I put the new URL on a new host. Pointed the old domain to the new domain. Not even a blip on the SERPs. Still 1st page results for all keywords. I did hire out the "migration" BECAUSE of a lot of scary talk about doing it. In the end, not a single problem.

#410500 - 07/24/12 02:41 PM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
mwds120 Offline

Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 41
Loc: Indiana
Just do a 301 redirect and you should be fine.
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#441703 - 12/18/14 04:47 AM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
Jennifer Kelly Offline

Registered: 12/02/14
Posts: 24
Loc: Maharashtra, India
301 code means the page has been permanently deleted. So you can use it and redirect the old site ti the new URL of website. Using 301 redirect will consider the SEO done for the old URL.

#441934 - 12/31/14 03:13 AM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
NiceBDSHN123 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/14
Posts: 2
Loc: Viet Nam
[quote=century21p3i]Currently our company has a website at and is thinking about forwarding this address to which is a subdomain of the national Century 21 Canada page. Although there are not a huge amount of links to I would still like to keep them. Will all of these "disappear" if I redirect my traffic?

Thank you. [/quote]
Yes. You can redirect from the old url to the new url.
The current backlinks of 5662121 don't loose unless someone delete them. Redirect doesn't affect them all.

#454041 - 08/20/16 03:52 AM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
NickCatalano Offline

Registered: 08/18/16
Posts: 31
Loc: Perth, Australia
Yes, it will affect your rankings. 301 will help you but to having previous rankings will depend on the keywords as well.
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#454546 - 09/19/16 06:58 PM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
Ocalarealtor Offline

Registered: 07/24/15
Posts: 12
Loc: Ocala, USA
For those of you, thinking about changing domains, remember to use 301 to redirect from your old to your new website. That will help direct the links you have pointing to your old website to the new one.

#454595 - 09/22/16 02:33 AM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
Subhashini Offline
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Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 1
Loc: India
It will affect your SEO. Redirection is not good for SEO.

And ofcourse, this is my late reply, now only i joined this forum. I think your problem is solved. is it right?

what you did, can you give answer?

Edited by Subhashini (09/22/16 02:34 AM)

#454789 - 09/29/16 08:06 PM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
Kathy Landon Offline

Registered: 09/21/16
Posts: 21
Loc: North Carolina, USA
In addition to using a 301 redirect, I'm not sure if you're registered with Google Webmaster tools, but if you are there is a tool in there that you can use to make sure Google knows about the address change. I recall reading about this a while ago when I was thinking about changing my domain name, but didn't end up doing it yet. Just something to check out, you should have a google webmaster account anyway to track what search terms people are trying in to find your site, along with backlinks and such.

#455382 - 11/11/16 06:36 AM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: Ocalarealtor]
Lak Apartments Offline

Registered: 10/13/16
Posts: 10
Loc: 3-4 Ashburn Gardens,South Kens...
It is an useful way...Here your Domain name never affect on SEO anymore.

#457525 - 04/27/17 07:41 PM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
Dripping Springs Offline

Registered: 04/27/17
Posts: 30
Loc: TX
Only a fraction of your link juice will pass to your new blog, even with a 301 redirect.
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#457624 - 05/03/17 02:13 AM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: doug]
Barbara Herbert Offline

Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 31
Loc: Grove City, Ohio, United State...
i agree with this.

#458036 - 06/11/17 06:47 AM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: doug]
Marksmith Offline

Registered: 03/01/17
Posts: 31
Loc: Maryland
Originally Posted By: doug
As long as you use a 301 Permanent redirect you will continue to receive the benefit of those links for as long as the links exist.

I agree with doug. To get benefits from previous domain links, redirect all the links using 301 permanant.

#462876 - 11/15/18 04:06 AM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
joshmalonehomes Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/15/18
Posts: 1
Loc: Asheville
301 redirect would pass your links, but I am not sure that I would do that to a subdomain unless you also own the domain. Maybe you should get a domain you link and redirect both via 301 to it.

#464387 - 04/19/19 03:32 PM Re: Will Changing My Domain Name Affect SEO [Re: century21p3i]
Nashville Homes Offline

Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 114
Loc: Nashville, TN
Of course it will affect SEO. As others have said, redirect, redirect, redirect.

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