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Our company is doing a website migration. (URL, design, content, platform). The old website has not been optimized for SEO purpose but is ranking well for the name of the company which is a general word. Now they have decided to 301 redirect all the pages and remove the old website after launching the new one. I have read lots of articles and all mentioned that you'd better not remove the old site for a while in order not to destroy SEO. Is it true? can you please let me know some reasons why we should keep the old site?

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  • Can you include a reference to these "lots of articles"? – MrWhite Apr 16 '18 at 9:22
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    It is all in the details. Where do the 301 redirects point? Is the content being migrated? – Stephen Ostermiller Apr 16 '18 at 10:55
  • Please edit your question to clarify. – Stephen Ostermiller Apr 16 '18 at 10:55

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