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#1 whywhere

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:06 AM

Hi,

 

First off, I don't know much at all about SEO : )
 

I currently work as a freelancer and my URL is my name.   A competitor with the same business has the same name with a different spelling.   

For example (not our real names):
Tom Reed (me)

Tom Read (competitor)

 

Right now, you can google either of these spellings and I will show up first.  I assume this is b/c I have more site traffic but not sure.  I am now changing my URL name since I am expanding.  The new URL will not have my first name anymore - it will be "2Reeds".  

 

I would like to keep my current site ranking if my name or my competitor's name is googled since I anticipate people will still google my name (not my new URL name).  I plan on forwarding my current site to my new one.  Not sure if there are any other steps that I can take.

 

Hope this isn't too confusing : )

 

Thanks so much for your time!

 

 



#2 Jill

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:49 AM

301 redirect the old site to the new and be sure to use the name(s) somewhere in your content.



#3 whywhere

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:58 AM

OK Great - thanks for the tip!


Is it worth hiring an SEO specialist to help out more with this, or do you think the 301 redirect will do the trick?

Edited by chrishirst, 10 December 2014 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2014 - 12:20 PM

Nope, ... and there is no thinking needed .... It WILL.

 

 

http://www.highranki...t-301-redirect/


Edited by chrishirst, 10 December 2014 - 12:21 PM.


#5 whywhere

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 12:42 PM

Thank you both so much : )



#6 Jill

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 05:22 PM

Is it worth hiring an SEO specialist to help out more with this, or do you think the 301 redirect will do the trick?

 

 

It never hurts to have an expert on board to ensure you're doing things correctly. Presuming they actually are an expert. 






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