I have a blog that I have been running for a few years now, it was my first step really into having my own website, completely built on WP from scratch.
It gets about 500-600 unique per day, this was above 1000 when I had the time to work on it.I have decided I need to re-brand and rebuild the website on another template as it doesn't have the ability to be the home for my new features, I am also moving to a new domain an my questions is...if i re-use some of the old content on the new site will it be beneficial to the new website?
Im talking about perhaps 0.5% of the total site content, it will only go live after the redirect also.
The old site will be 301'd to the new, the content though will be used in a different way from the last so the URL's will be different. The reason why I am changing domain is becuase that site has a lot of great SEO on there but also has a lot of not so good stuff that I want rid of, i want a clean slate and a more brandy domain. Currently the site has circa 10,000 pages in Googles index, does that make a difference?
If the answer is to 301 individual pages, could you give me some advice on best practice to do in WP.