TheOptimizationIdiot - 9:05 pm on Apr 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
You said that you would first do domain redirects and then do the redesign process with changing url structure. Wouldn't that mean that I would be again redirecting previusly already redirected links from .net and that original redirects on those links would be lost this way?
If you did it that way it would be best to change the initial redirects to point to the new locations after restructuring the URL so there aren't 2 redirects to get to the final location.
I think I would personally redirect to the final location on the new domain initially but I would not change the link structure or template or anything else until after the move had been made and was complete for a period of time, likely 2 or 3 months would be my initial plan which could change and be delayed further depending on how things were going.
Basically for me the old URLs would point to restructured URLs on the new domain initially, but template, links, content, everything else would stay exactly the same until the change was "established" and traffic had returned.