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

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Updating/Redesign website…how to retain/transfer ranking?

What steps do I have to take in order to make sure that I keep my search engine rankings after I redesign or update my site?
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Migrating from a wordpress.com to wordpress.org blog without harming SEO

I've had a Wordpress.com weblog for 3 years. And its pages have a good pagerank and are shown in first search results pages. Because of the limitations, I should migrate to my own WordPress. How to ...
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How to test the migration of a domain without actually changing the domain?

I have a somewhat complicated situation. We have a blog let's say at myblog.com and it is running fine. However, we now want to cut the budget and use a free hosting service isgreat.org. The service ...
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How can I transfer files from one server to another server using FTP

How can I transfer files from one server http://abc.com to another server http://xyz.com I do have the ftp passwords of http://abc.com [source server] and destination server. Which tool can be used? ...
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Website restyle, SEO migration plan?

I am currently in a project for one of my biggest clients. We have built a website that will -replace- the old website. When it comes to actual content its is largely the same. However, the ...
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Nameservers and DNS - Appropriate Steps to Move to A VPS?

I bought a VPS and I am trying to transfer my domain over to the new server, I took two steps so far, but I don't think I did it quite right as its been 24 hours and most all DNS check sites still ...
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Migrating a small web application for smartphones by creating narrow HTML pages?

I have a small web site offering a couple of functionalities, but it was not designed to operate with smartphones then. I don't have experience with smartphone application development (and this might ...
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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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Impact of migrating home page from HTTP to HTTPS on search results

I've had to change one of my site's home page to HTTPS from HTTP. I had plenty of links coming into the HTTP page and was performing well in Google against many of my targeted search phrases. I did a ...
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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 ...
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The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting

I have a blog (which serves as a commercial site) hosted on free wordpress.com. Since I now want to customise and get ownership of the whole thing I am thinking of either self hosting or upgrading ...
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SEO Joomla URL to WordPress URL's

I am trying to migrate from Joomla 1.5 SEF URL's to WordPress SEF URL's. The old links use this formatting: /site/sectionname/categoryname/id-titlename.html I want to migrate it to ...
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Drupal to Wordpress migration scope for SEO

I'm migrating a drupal site to wordpress and I was wondering what the concerns are with respect to preserving google rank, etc. while assuming the page content is somewhat similar. I've set up 301 ...
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Migration Joomla to Codeigniter - GWT reporting lots of 404's - How to fix

I recently created a whole new fitted system structure for a site previously running on Joomla 1.5 CMS. They wanted something more simple and elegant, and their back-end was a mess of modules and ...
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299 views

Static HTML to Wordpress Migration SEO Implications?

Recently, I migrated a client's site to a new server and a new home within WordPress so they could more easily edit their website and start a blog section. The static site was 10 years old a was ...
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391 views

Migration from Windows to Linux hosting

I'm looking forward installing a CMS for my sites - most likely Joomla - but apparently Windows hosting doesn't support it. I was wondering what kind of changes I'd have to perform if I changed to ...
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Migrating a national website to an international version

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this. I have a Persian web service (online diaries): 31shab.com and it's been operating successfully for a year, and we've decided to create an ...
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Moving a WordPress installation from a subdomain to its own domain without losing PageRank

I'd like to move a WP installation from a subdomain to its own without losing the PageRank achieved by that subdomain. What are the best steps in order to do this properly? Especially how do I set ...
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Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder or perhaps even a subdomain? I know this is possible by using 301's but would appreciate if ...
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How to interpret number of URL errors in Google webmaster tools

Recently Google has made some changes to Webmaster tools which are explained below: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/03/crawl-errors-next-generation.html One thing I could not find out ...
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What SEO problems could I run into when changing CMS?

I have a website on one CMS and I wish to switch to another CMS. What are some problems SEO-wise that I could run into? I am aware that the way each CMS handles urls is different, so I'll make sure ...
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Will moving a WordPress from one location to another result in broken links

I am having a WordPress installed at www.mydomain.com/blog/wordpress/ I am planning to move it to www.mydomain.com/blog/ Will this cause any 404 broken links? This question may seem stupid but please ...
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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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Site migration 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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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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Safely backup and migrate a hacked and infected WordPress site

I have an old WordPress site that was on really bad shared hosting and has been hacked into smithereens. It's been compromised by multiple (different) people, as far as I can tell. It's pretty bad! ...
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Which folders need to be backed up for migration in Joomla?

I'm helping someone update & migrate their old website, built on the Joomla framework. Currently it is running on Joomla 1.5.8 which is an ancient version. I've convinced them to upgrade Joomla to ...
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Whereto should I migrate my dasBlog site?

For a couple of years I've been hosting my blog on my own server. However, I'm getting tired of maintaining it myself, and I also wish to move away from the dasBlog engine, since development of that ...
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Looking to move current e-commerce website to Squarespace

I have a business website, www.stockrumors.com, and it is a pretty simple design on the user side of things but the back end and admin side of things are a bit more complicated. Is it possible to ...
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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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Blogger still visible after moving to WP; Google Indexing issues after moving from Blogger to WP

I recently migrated from Blogger to Wordpress and am having two major transition issues that are really hurting. Despite literally hours of searching and experimenting, I cannot resolve the following: ...
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Plesk Migration MediaTemple dv 3.5 to 4.0

With things slower during the holidays, I'm taking the time to upgrade out web server account with Media Temple from a dv 3.5 to dv 4.0. I'm a little out of my element doing this, but have been ...
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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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Redirection & SEO related stuff while moving to a new blog

I have a WordPress blog and recently I have setup a new blog lets call the old blog as blog old and new blog as blog new. What I did is moved the content, photos, pictures and all 250 posts from blog ...
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How can I migrate articles from one Joomla 2.5 installation to another Joomla 2.5 installation?

I want to move some articles from an existing J! 2.5.x installation to another J! 2.5.x installation. I have had a look in the extensions but there is not a non commercial component that does this. ...
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How can I migrate from phpBB 3.x to SMF?

I have a phpBB 3.x-based site which I would like to migrate to SMF - basically, all threads, posts, user accounts and possibly PMs. This seems to be possible, but I haven't been able to find a solid ...
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How to migrate my static html web site to Blogger?

I decided to migrate to blogger. I used to have pages like www.mysite.com/page.html, but Blogger pages are now like www.mysite.com/p/page.html When people use the old link which is posted on the ...
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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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Migrated website: PageRank and 404's

We have recently migrated our website and a lot of pages that existed on the old website no longer exist on the new website. We did create redirect rules to match the URLs from the old and the new ...
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How can I tell if I have root access to my server?

I have a website hosted in a web hosting service called Hosting24. I'd like to migrate to Liquidweb, and the guys at Liquidweb say they will handle the whole migration process for me which is good ...
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How to 301 redirct all incoming requests to a domain to another domain?

I have a WordPress blog running on an Apache2 server currently that I need to completely move to a new domain name. http://www.somesite.com/ to http://www.someothersite.com I need all requests to ...
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Will changing site YouTube page affect SEO?

I have a site http://mytabletguru.com. Its current YouTube page is https://www.youtube.com/user/nishucse. Now I am planning to move it to https://www.youtube.com/user/MyTabletguru. As the second one ...
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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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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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Transferring a domain, will my Twitter likes / tweets / shares be transferred?

I've got a domain micro-site.com which I want to transfer to my-site.com/micro-site as it has a some strong authoritative links. I'll do this by moving the content and then setting up 301 redirects. ...
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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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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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Redesigned website, transferred content, and now invisible to Google

I recently completely redesigned my website, http://concourstee.fr. We used to have a fairly good ranking in Google, but when redesigning the website I thought I'd try to make things better. ...
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Export Foxbase database tables to csv

I have no experience with Foxbase whatsoever and I'm used to working with MySQL via phpmyadmin or interfaces like that. My company has a third party database we're trying to move away from, but we ...
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Issue when changing Joomla! 3.1 server

I am changing my Joomla server from last host to another (the domain changed to). First I made a ZIP backup with all of my instalation files (even .htaccess/php.ini/etc...), I mean, ALL files from my ...