I have a Wordpress web site but need to change the name (from abc.com to tty.com). I was planning on duplicating the old web site to the new site.
I don't want the old url to die, just in case somebody visits that site. I realize having two duplicate web sites is bad for SEO, but I am not sure what the best way to redirect the old site to the new site would be.
I have used a Wordpress plugin on another site, Redirection, which manages 301 redirects. Would that work for this site? So, for example, if I have a page /staff.html, I would enter a 301 redirect on the old site to http://tty.com/staff.html ?
On a side note, I noticed that a similar url was available (for example, tty.net). Would it hurt my SEO if I purchased that, then redirected every page url to tty.com (tty.net/staff.html to tty.com/staff.html)? Or is there a better idea?