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Redirect From Old Ecommerce Site To New Ecommerce Site

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#1 Wallaby


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:41 PM

I have an eCommerce site that was recently moved from one host to another. It was also moved to a completely different shopping cart therefore the structure and URL are different.

The move took place 12 days ago but has not been indexed for the new pages. All searches reveal the old URL which now longer exist so I am getting very little traffic and a lot of 404's.

I don't have access to the old host (hence the move) to create redirects.

I was thinking maybe giving some new pages URL the same as the old database and redirecting to the new page but the old URL also include \item_84\page-url.htm

Any ideas please? I'm open to any and all constructive ideas


#2 danaditomaso


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE(Wallaby @ Mar 12 2012, 01:41 PM) View Post
The move took place 12 days ago but has not been indexed for the new pages. All searches reveal the old URL which now longer exist so I am getting very little traffic and a lot of 404's.

Does the old domain redirect to the new domain at all? If so, you can set up 301 redirects for all the old URLs to the new URLs.

#3 Tiggerito


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:46 PM

You want to try and 301 redirect every one of those old pages to their equivalent in the new website. This stops those 404, brings back your traffic and helps the search engines update their indexes without too much loss of ranking.

Also, try and find and fix as many of the websites that were linking to your old pages.

The tool in my signature may be of help if you are on an Apache server.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

Depending on the server and what your new hosting company allows, there are several different ways you can redirect the old pages to the new without having access to the old server/hosting account. All you need is to know the URLs of the old pages.

In fact, there are so many ways, we've got an entire section of this forum devoted to the myriad ways you can implement redirects. smile.gif Try checking the pinned threads at the top of our 301 [url=http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?showforum=61]Redirect Forum[/url] for more info. If you still have questions after that, feel free to ask! thumbup1.gif

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#5 Ludachris


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

From what I've learned, the 301 redirects MUST be implemented on all the pages you had on the old site, pointing to your new site pages. When I went to Bruce Clay, he mentioned submitting your old sitemap.xml, that contains your old URL structure, in Webmaster tools after you implement your 301's so that the spiders will pick up all the redirects pointing to your new pages. He said that a lot of people submit their old sitemaps for their new structure but don't resubmit their old ones.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

Okaaaay, that's some strange kind of twisted logic and frankly has me completely baffled.

It makes absolutely no sense at all, each time you "submit" a site map it is going to override the earlier one, Google already HAVE your "old URIs" in their index to pickup the redirects from, so what's the point of providing a list of new URIs then effectively "saying" but don't index those, index these instead.

I detect the scent of BCBS (and not for the first time either)!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

Moved some off topic posts over to this thread where they better belong.

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