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Moving from Old Domain to new One

4:16 pm on Feb 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have a Blog setup on a domain for the last 6 years and has PR of 3. However, i got a very short domain name and would like to shift the old blog to the new domain.

1. If I do a RedirectPermanent will the new domain get the same rank as Old One ?

What do experts here in have got to say ?

Response appreciated.

1:01 am on Feb 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'd say the new domain will get bout 85% of the old domain's backlink power. All the remaining factors involved with ranking power should even out to about the same level... eventually.

[edited by: tedster at 4:39 am (utc) on Feb 12, 2013]

4:11 am on Feb 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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"RedirectPermanent" suggests that you're not planning to use mod_rewrite to do the redirects. Using mod_rewrite would enable you to properly canonicalize the domain, and I recommend it as the way to go.

Assuming you're running on Apache, we've got an Apache Web Server forum [webmasterworld.com...] with a library that could provide basic code and background, and advise you if you need further help.

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