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Back To Back Domain And Url Changes
Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:52 AM
1. Will changing URLs so close on the heels (5 months) of a domain change cause the 301s, spiders, etc to be less reliable than they normally would be?
2. What further impact on organic traffic should we anticipate?
3. What recommendations might any of you have to minimize organic losses?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:55 AM
It shouldn't. But I would highly suggest redoing the first set of redirects so that they point to the latest destination, not the interim one.
You shouldn't have seen any impact on traffic if things were done correctly with search engines in mind.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:57 PM
Posted 13 October 2010 - 01:52 PM
Turns out the first redirects (the ones associated with the domain change) were 302s. Client plans to switch them to 301s when they implement URL shortening in Jan. Doing it this way has decimated organic traffic.
Your earlier response seems to imply that that doing 301s for the domain change and replacing them 6 mos later with 301s pointing to the pages with new shortened Urls would have been preferable. Right? Any downside to using 301s for both?
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