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Changed domains, should I change back?
iJeep

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Msg#: 4544065 posted 5:23 am on Feb 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

A couple years ago I changed domain names to an easier to remember one when doing a site update. I now realize what a mistake it was. Everybody said that if the 301 redirects were set up that all would be good after some time. That has not been the case.

Traffic is still down 60+%.

I have tried on page improvements and tried to get in bound links changed from the old domain. The on page tactics have made very little difference. Site owners have been uncooperative with changing their links.

If I keep the current link structure, but move back to the old domain, would I be risking more than I stand to gain? Has anybody else been in this situation before?

 

tedster

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Msg#: 4544065 posted 3:23 am on Feb 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Everybody said that if the 301 redirects were set up that all would be good after some time. That has not been the case.

Seems to me that this is the place to put your energy. And if the site owners are responsible for the lack of proper redirects, then they are creating their own losses.

ken_b

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Msg#: 4544065 posted 4:53 am on Feb 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Does this refer to the owners of sites that linked to the old domain?
Site owners have been uncooperative with changing their links.

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If I keep the current link structure, but move back to the old domain, would I be risking more than I stand to gain?

Other than the domain name, is the link structure on the current domain different than it was on the original domain?

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