Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Subscribe to HRA Now!

 



Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?

Share and download Custom Google Analytics Reports, dashboards and advanced segments--for FREE! 

 



 

 www.CustomReportSharing.com 

From the folks who brought you High Rankings!



Photo
- - - - -

Seo Ramifications Of Domain Move


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 heroicsupport

heroicsupport

    HR 1

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:23 PM

We recently made the decision to move from a 10 year old domain that was 17 letters long (before the .com) for ease of use. We waited for 2 years to acquire a 6 letter domain name.

 

Our old domain had the following metrics:

MozRank: 5.23

MozTrust: 5.58

PA: 40

DA: 29

 

and a PR of 1/10..... nothing earth-shattering.

 

The new domain is is a PR0 with no trust, authority, and so on. My question is this. We performed a textbook 301 page redirect for 500+ pages and 60+ blog posts and did not change content.

 

Will any of the DA, PA, PR and other stuff come over?

 

I know that we shold get 85% of our "link juice" from the page to page 301, but will the other metrics follow?

 

Thanks,

Eric


  • mattylad likes this

#2 Jill

Jill

    Recovering SEO

  • Admin
  • 32,956 posts

Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

Why do you care? None of those things bring you traffic and sales.


  • mattylad likes this

#3 heroicsupport

heroicsupport

    HR 1

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

On the contrary, all contribute to directly to the SERP position of a keyword


  • mattylad likes this

#4 Jill

Jill

    Recovering SEO

  • Admin
  • 32,956 posts

Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:02 PM

If you say so.



#5 heroicsupport

heroicsupport

    HR 1

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

So, if I am correct, you are aying that none of the moz metrics are valid measures? And further that a new domain can just as easily rank for a keyword as one that is established.

 

Only in the PPC world is this a true.

 

In the organic space, this is fantasy.



#6 qwerty

qwerty

    HR 10

  • Moderator
  • 8,619 posts
  • Location:Somerville, MA

Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:15 PM

I know that we shold get 85% of our "link juice" from the page to page 301...

Apparently not. Matt Cutts "clarified" this issue earlier this year:


  • mattylad likes this

#7 heroicsupport

heroicsupport

    HR 1

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

Please remove my account from this forum. I was hoping to get some help, not sarcasm Jill ("Why do you care?"


  • mattylad likes this

#8 Jill

Jill

    Recovering SEO

  • Admin
  • 32,956 posts

Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:06 PM

I am not removing your account as we don't do that.

But also, I was not being sarcastic in the least. I really wanted to know why you would care. The metrics you're talking about are not (or should not be) goals. 

 

 

further that a new domain can just as easily rank for a keyword as one that is established.

 

 

 

Are you not seeing this with your own eyes? If you are, then apparently the answer is yes. 



#9 Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez

    HR 10

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,117 posts
  • Location:Georgia

Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:05 AM

So, if I am correct, you are aying that none of the moz metrics are valid measures?...


The Moz numbers are just an independent evaluation of your site based on MOZ's criteria -- not Google's -- and they do not, in any way, represent any values or valuations that Google uses in its computations and assessments.

... And further that a new domain can just as easily rank for a keyword as one that is established.


Happens all the time, but there are no guarantees in life.
  • torka likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

SPAM FREE FORUM!
 
If you are just registering to spam,
don't bother. You will be wasting your
time as your spam will never see the
light of day!