The process of moving a site or part of it from an existing virtual place to a new one.

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How do I handle a LOT of redirects when migrating a medium sized site?

I'm migrating a medium-sized site (12,000 pieces of content) from Static HTML to a CMS. The CMS effectively requires that the exiting site structure has to change. The site has more than 5,000 PDFs ...
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How soon does site migration to new server reflect SEO?

In last 12 months I had very constant Google positions for 2 main keywords. In UK and Europe it was 1st and 2nd place and for US it was 3rd place for both keywords. I used external tools to check ...
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Traffic has never recovered after site domain move

I moved domains over a year ago. The traffic remains at 1/2 the level it was before hand. I used 301 redirects to do this, most of which were page to page redirects, rather than page to root ...
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Can spitting content from a subdomain I own onto my main domain help/hurt my SEO?

I have a main domain and a subdomain I own in the format of domain.com and blog.domain.com. For a while now I have been using the blog.domain.com to host my blog whereas domain.com simply hosts the ...
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How can I export Wordpress site's data (specially users and comments) to a CMS/board built from scratch?

I'm going to create a personal CMS/board for a website. Currently the site is using Wordpress so, more specifically, how can I export all the users and comments from Wordpress to a self-build website? ...
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301 Redirects to one single page

I have an old blog that have been migrated, however, not all articles have been migrated to the new site. For those urls that does not have its corresponding content on the new blog, I have simply ...
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Should I disallow crawling of HTTP after moving to HTTPS?

I am migrating my well indexed website from HTTP to HTTPS only. Steps planned: All HTML pages canonical to be HTTPS now All HTTP pages will 301 redirect to HTTPS with the same URL All sitemaps will ...
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Redirecting from Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org with SSL

I am in the process of transferring a Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org. The old site domain: https://oldsite.wordpress.com. The new site domain: https://newsite.com. I am facing a dilemma on the ...
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DNS resolves my hostname to 2 different IP's back and forth within minutes

We recently switched webhosts from Databse Mart to Liquid Web. This weekend we updated the name servers with our registrar and about 48 hours later, we saw our new site on insidestl.com. Now, a day ...
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Migrating a national website to an international version

I have a Persian web service (online diaries): 31shab.com and it's been operating successfully for a year. We've decided to create an international version of this and rebrand it to 31nights (meaning ...
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Move/Migration to new web server

We have a web server with about 20 websites hosted one with some other software like Plesk 10, MS SQL SERVER and some certificate for iOS push notification. This is a dedicated window based server ...
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What is the recommended SEO procedure when moving to a site with several subdomains to a new domain?

Is there any known SEO recommendation for migrating a domain with several subdomains to a new domain name? As Google can see subdomains as internal parts of root domains (link), what could be the SEO ...
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Does exporting from a CMS-based site to another site affect Google ranking?

Scenario: I run a blog on a CMS-based platform (like WordPress) and I purchase a domain. After some time I will purchase a host service from a web company and I want to import there the entire blog ...
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How can I migrate a phpBB3 forum from MySQL to PostgreSQL?

I have a phpBB3 forum running on a server with MySQL 5.5. I want to migrate the data to a PostgreSQL 9.3 database. I've looked at various guides and tools they were either Very old or Not specific ...
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In which webmaster property should I submit the HTTPS sitemap after moving site from HTTP to HTTPS?

We have the following properties in Google Webmaster Tools: www.example.com (was preferred) example.com https://www.example.com https://example.com The old sitemap, ie. the HTTP sitemap.xml which ...
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Visiting website without nameservers

Context I am migrating a WordPress website from a Plesk server to a cPanel server. Before I change the nameservers to point to the new website, I would like to test that everything is ok (e.g., ...
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How can I transfer article content from old Joomla 1.5 site to new 2.5 site

I have an existing Joomla 1.5 site and am intending to wipe it and install a brand new 2.5 site. I will pick new plugins, template etc but would like to transfer the basic text / images of the ...
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How can I tar.gz a huge directory on a shared host? The process keeps getting killed

I'm working on moving a site to a new host for someone and I'm having trouble with their media. They have a directory with thousands and thousands of images and videos. I attempted to zip this ...
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Parts of pages not indexing on Google

I have a site I'm in the process of migrating and remaking from the old site at a new address: healthstart.nz The old site is still up at the old address, so I would expect that there would be ...
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362 views

Move old site to subdomain in cPanel

I want to move our current website from www.xyz.com to oldsite.xyz.com, so that I can stick a "coming soon" page in it's place. The old site runs on Drupal, which I know nothing about. Am I right in ...
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Efficient use of 301 for large redirect map

EDIT: As requested below, this is the entire ruleset for one product (obsolete now, as I should be able to consolidate these into ONE simple rule that looks for the productID#): RewriteRule ...
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Migrate URLs with old primary keys to new primary keys

We have a database which we obtained via a crawling, where every row contains a primary key X, and an unique number Y obtained from the crawling procedure (the primary key of the original source). For ...
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How do I change an existing custom domain with Blogger to a new custom domain

I have a Blogger site which has a custom domain which I want to move one old domain to new. Let's pretend this is old-domain.com and new-domain.com. I want to: Preserve my search engine ranking as ...
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How can I transfer files from one server to another server using FTP

How can I transfer remote files from one FTP server straight to another FTP server?
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Website on Amazon EC2 and domain hosted by GoDaddy

I'm migrating a server over from another cloud provider, to AWS. My domain name is registered at GoDaddy.com When moving to AWS, do i need to set up/configure "Route 53" DNS service too somehow, or ...
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How do I migrate CS-Cart to a new domain & file location without reinstalls, downtime, etc?

I'm working with a client that has a rather high traffic ecom domain on an older "stable" platform hosted on their own VPS. For the sake of example, let's call it livedomain.com. Recently they/someone ...
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Change domain name and url structure of website simultaneously [duplicate]

Changing a domain of a website and redirecting all the links to new ones may harm google indexes and SEO of the website. I.e. Changing avicennaclinic.ir to avic.ir . Changing the structure of URLs is ...
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Copy an IIS site from one server to another

We have an asp.net mvc web application deployed under IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Now we need to move the web application to another server, which has IIS8 on Windows Server 2012. Currently the ...
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Moving big database from one server to another

I have created a website that I know that its database size will increase rapidly. It will become terabytes and by the way I don't want to get a expensive server at first. What is I'm concerned about: ...
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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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Deleting the old site and 301 redirect migration to preserve page rank [duplicate]

So I am looking to completely redesign a site, keep the domain name, but change the host. Every damn article / tutorial for successful website migration I was looking at is assuming that the old ...
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Wlll migrating a custom built website to Drupal make it easier to find a new person to maintain the website?

My wife and I are volunteer webmasters for a charitable organization. Over the years, we've written tens of thousands of lines of HTML, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and especially Perl for our site. We're ...
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Migrating just hosting (not e-mail or domain registration) from GoDaddy to DreamHost

I am attempting to migrate my domain hosting from GoDaddy to another service, as GoDaddy's servers seem to be painfully slow when handling interactive forms, PHP applications, WordPress, etc, even ...
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How can I move a website from Drupal to WordPress without affecting the Google ranking [closed]

How can I move a website from Drupal to WordPress without affecting the Google ranking? The issue is that my client is already on the first page on Google, they are moving their site from Drupal to ...
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Site migration using new and old subdomains and SEO impact

I'd greatly appreciate a response on the following question relating to site migration and SEO impact. Here's some background on how my domain name and site is currently configured: My domain name ...
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Transfer files from cPanel shared hosting to VPS with Plesk

I have recently purchased a VPS with Plesk control panel and I am migrating a website I have on a shared hosting with cPanel. I have everything configured on the new VPS but now I need to transfer ...
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How do I migrate a MyBB forum to Vanilla?

I am running MyBB 1.6 and want to convert to vanilla forum. There are no converters that I know of. Is there a way to do it using a middleman forum that is supported by both ? eg mybb -> phpbb ...
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Joomla 1.5 to Wordpress 3.1 migration: how to redirect Joomla's permalinks

I'm migrating a Joomla 1.5 site to a WordPress 3.1 site (I will later update to WP 3.2.x) and I've found the right tool to do it, a plugin called Joomla 1.5 Importer. There is another plugin called ...
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Moved a site and now it has disappeared from Google?

We just moved a client's website (i.e. example.com) to our servers from a competitor's. During the design and review phase, we registered a new domain .net version (i.e. example.net) so we could have ...
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How can I migrate Plesk to WHM efficiently

I need to transfer my account and all its details from Plesk to a newly created WHM account. So far, I have not been able to find an easy way to do this. I have multiple sites, with large databases ...
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How long should I wait before adding content to a 'moved' website?

I 'moved' my website from domain A to domain B. Did all the necessary things (301, notified Google in Webmaster Tools). The question is, how long should I wait until I can put new content on domain ...
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Website migration from WordPress to a static site and doing 301 redirects without access to existing site?

Currently working on a project that is a hosted on WordPress that is being migrated to a static site. However I presently do not have access to the existing site as it's managed by another developer. ...
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Moving WordPress blog to new domain

I created a website and a blog. Assume the website address is example.com. And I added a blog (WordPress) to that website at example.com/blog. I need to move my blog to a new domain (only the blog). ...
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How to redirect domain from www.example.it to www.example.eu?

Our company need to migrate domain from: www.example.it -> www.example.eu The example.it have some links with 301 redirects like: example.it/index.php?id=10&link=slug (301 redirect to) -> ...
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Ranking hit after site migration

I migrated my site from its old domain over a month ago. I followed Google Webmaster Tools completely, including 301 redirects from every existing URL to the new domain, and then submitting a change ...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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WordPress migration not showing images

I migrated my WordPress site from host to host, also to different domain, according to the guide at WPExplorer, however the images do not shown. I replaced the database records via "Search Replace DB ...
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Migrating website to subfolder in another domain

I've a old site : site1.com but I want to move it to a folder in another site: site2.com. So site1.com/about.htm content should be accessible as site2.com/new/about.htm. Beyond doing a 301/302 I ...
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New domain keep pointing back to old server

I am migrating my domain to a new host, 000webhost.com. but it keeps pointing back to my old hosting, biz.nf every time I tried to access it. I know there is a DNS propagate of 24-48 hours, but my ...
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Slow Migration is it possible with a PHP/SQL Driven site

I have a Joomla site that is operating on www.mysite.com, I want to migrate to WordPress but heres the thing, I have hundreds of pages and simply moving migrating them to a test site isn't ideal since ...