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Sudden Drop In Ranks And Traffic After Migrating Community Website Int

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#1 SupriyaShiyekar


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:39 PM


We recently moved our community website (around 50K web pages) into our main domain.

It now resides as a sub-domain on our main website.

e.g. Before -

we had www.mainwebsite.com and www.communitywebsite.com

After -

we have community.mainwebsite.com

This change took place on July 19th.

After a week, we saw 16% drop in organic traffic to mainwebsite.com.

Our ranks on most of the head keywords including brand keywords have dropped.

We had created 301 redirects from pages on www.communitywebsite.com before this change was made.

Has anybody seen this kind of impact when domains are merged?

Should we expect that within 3-4 weeks Google will be able to re-index and re-rank all the pages?

Is there anything else we could do to rectify the situation?

Any comments/feedback is welcome!

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