joined:June 18, 2012
Website migration related SEO is new for me. I have a situation that where the ASP pages in a website are going to get covnerted to ASPX. I am not sure of the difference between this two close technologies.
So, once the pages are converted they will still reside in the same domain. But in a week, this converted pages will be migrated to an ASPX domain (a completely different domain)
This is what I am thinking of from the SEO point of view. Your suggestion on this will really help me a lot in the process. Thanks in advance.
Phase 1: ASP to ASPX (Same domain)
SEO suggestion - Put a 302 redirect
Phase 2: Domain to Domain migration
SEO suggestion - Remove the 302 and put a 301 redirect.
Is this the correct process?
My concerns are:
1. The current website has more than 2000 ASP pages that are indexed by Google. When I put the 302 redirect as per the Phase1, will that get any negative impact?
2. The time range between the 'content conversion' and 'domain migration' is 3 weeks. Will Google replace the ASP pages in its index with ASPX pages before the domain migration happens? In that case should I block those pages using Robots? And when I put a 301 redirect, will that again replace the ASPX pages with the new domain destination? Is that going to help me or do harm?
Thanks for your expertise answers :-)