I'm working on a website which is around 5 years old and have more than 20,000 backlinks. But now due to some branding issues we need to change our domain name. We are on page 1 for many of our keywords. So we are bit worried about redirect.
We've created an identical website on our new domain with very slight changes in content. like we have replaced domain 1 with domain 2.
Now, we don't want to lose rankings or traffic which will occur during the transition ( PPC is not possible) So we decided to build links to new domain, so that the new domain can rank well for those keywords before doing a redirect.
Now the question is , how is it possible to get two identical websites on first page of search engine for same keyword.
I know we've to change content but how much? Is there any tool which I can use to find out how much identical they are and how many changes should be made.
Looking forward to your suggestions
Edited by gagan, 07 April 2010 - 08:28 AM.