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Questions tagged [migration]

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

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Google is reporting a 5xx server error for a page that changed URL

I had a page /example that now changed its URL to /example-us. The following figure from Google Search Console shows an error occurred because that webpage no longer exists now and the URL is ...
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Google Search Console still shows clicks on the HTTP site years after moving to HTTPS

After switch to https, traffic isn't showing in Analytics says: Google Webmaster Tools treats HTTP and HTTPS as different properties. Hence you will get traffic on both for sometime, where ...
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How do I move a second website onto my new hosting account?

I have a website example.gov.it that I will call "old site", on a hosting that will expire soon. I bought another hosting to work on another website example.edu.it that I will call "site under ...
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How to get Google to de-index all the old URLs that now return 404 status?

We are working on a website which has changed all their URLs. Right now, whenever people search on Google, the old URLs appear in the search results are not working. The URLs show 404 errors. The ...
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Get Google Analytics to show seamless search console data from HTTP property to HTTPS property after migration

Background: Google Search Console (GSC) can provide up to 16 months of search performance data, and this can be reported in Google Analytics (GA) when GSC and GA are associated (GA > Acquisition > ...
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Google Search Console is rendering the home page from our old site without any CSS rather than the new site

Recently, my client's hosting provider migrated http://kastenhandelaars.nl to http://indoorhomeline.nl. (both Wordpress websites) Appropriate redirects were placed and we changed the homepage. ...
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How to setup SSL on the new platform when migrating?

I'm looking to move our current site from the current hosting platform to a new provider. The part I'm struggling with is setting up the SSL certificate on the new platform. I can't see how to do this ...
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Should I copy the .ftpquota file when moving a site

I want to move the content of my top level website to a domain that is an add-on in the cPanel. I will be placing new content in the top level domain. Should I leave the .ftpquota behind in the top ...
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Can the simple 301 redirect plugin for WordPress cause a redirect Loop when trying to redirect to the same path, but on HTTPS?

I want to redirect http://example.com/folder1/page1/ to https://example.com/folder1/page1/. In simple 301 redirect plugin in the request part I should write: /folder1/page1/. In the destination I may ...
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How can I migrate a single page application to a site with many URLs for SEO?

I will be migrating a single page application (SPA) to a normal URL structured site. Usually I would map the old URLs to the new URLs and use 301 redirects to the relevant URLs. In this case, that ...
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Should the website migration be postponed to after Google major algorithm updates?

For the major updates in Google algorithm like the recent one for medical websites, Is it better to postpone the website migration to after update launch or to speed it up to do the migration before ...
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What is the effect of Google new algorithm for health related websites on ranking? [closed]

My client has a dental services website and they did a website migration recently. They have lost ranking from 1st to lost for so many keywords. Now the web agency mentions the new google algorithm ...
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How to Join 2 existing website into 1 without killing SEO? [duplicate]

I have a good trafic website (with a nasty domain name) and a low trafic site (with a good domain name) My idea is to join both websites and finally have 1 website with the good domaine name (where I ...
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Merging the content of one website to other

I had two websites. 6 months ago my second website expired and now I want to merge the blog content of second website into first website. Will it give any negative impact on SEO of first website? ...
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test site on different server then live server with same URL

Looked up this question but didn't see an answer after I queried the title. I have an old dated site on a shared hosting server that I'd like not to take offline. Fortuntely, I developed a new site ...
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How to migrate from the old domain to the new domain?

I just got finished with moving my site from one domain name to another. All old links on social media and search engines are broken. If I click on a link from reddit or Facebook it still points to ...
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Will changing my backend systems or CMS hurt my search engine rankings?

What will happen to my website's search engine rankings if I change: CMS programming language framework database engine other programming-related stuff For example, what if I change my website ...
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How to use htaccess file for site migration?

We are doing a site migration. The protocol will change from HTTP to HTTPS. The server IP will differ (but in the same region), as the web agency says we can not have the same domain on two IPs. So ...
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After HTTPS migration can we leave the old sitemap as it is and upload the new sitemap with HTTPS URLs?

We are migrating from HTTP to HTTPS. We left our old sitemap as it is and uploaded the new sitemap with HTTPS pages with new name. I read it at Google’s Search Console Help: Move a site with URL ...
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Migrating Wordpress to Hugo (or generic markdown)

I have a blog which I want to migrate from Wordpress to Hugo. The problem is that the blog has a lot of posts which contain code examples, including HTML code. I'm using Codecolorer as Wordpress ...
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Moved subdirectory subsite to own domain, how to reconfigure Google Analytics?

We had a website http://mainsite.com that has a subdirectory subsite at http://mainsite.com/subsite. We've split that subsite off into http://subsite.com/ We are still tracking the subsite by using ...
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Adding MX records on a VPS server

I'm looking to move my clients websites from a reseller hosting plan to a VPS server so I can manage their resources according to their needs. Everything has been smooth sailing until I forgot that a ...
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Google change of address: from (site1.example and site2.example) to (newsite.example/1 and newsite.example/2)

I'm trying to tell Google that I'm merging two sites into one, with the following URLs: site1.example to newsite.example/1 site2.example to newsite.example/2 I already set 301s to the relevant pages ...
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Migrating a website from one stack to another reports different data on the new analytics

My site domain is example.com There are 2 different stacks behind it (stack A which is the old stack and stack B which is the one we are migrating to). Both stacks have Google Analytics set up. Some ...
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Copying over sites/folders from one cpanel to another on a same server

I am in a VPS enviroment where I have migrated my sites from a shared hosting company to a new VPS hosting. I now have 2 cpanels in WHM. One is the one I created in WHM that cantains no files/...
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Can redirecting away from WordPress.com with a “Poor Man's Redirect” preserve SEO?

My situation is the following: I have a WordPress free blog that I want to migrate to a static HTML site. However, I cannot execute PHP on this WordPress domain*, therefore, the solution proposed here:...
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Verify your WordPress sub domain with Google Webmaster Tools

My question is similar to The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting but it was answered in 2013 and I am afraid things have changed. Basically I have a Wordpress ...
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Migrating domain from one cpanel account to another and DNS propagation

I have two accounts that I wish to migrate from an old cpanel server to a new cpanel server over the weekend. Each of the accounts has a domain and those domains are not managed by me, they belong to ...
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When and how does Google Webmasters let you know a “Change of Address” has been successful?

I migrated my blog from one domain to the other and initiated a change of address using Google Search Console's change of address tool recently (three weeks ago). I'm starting to see a comparable ...
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Remove Canonical Link from Old Tumblr Posts

I have a blog I've been hosting at Tumblr for a number of years, using a custom domain name. Let's call this example.com. I'm planning a migration off Tumblr to a server I control. The problem I'm ...
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When merging two sites together, how do I handle Google Search Console?

I'm setting up a website for a small e-commerce store. I had this website set with WordPress, with Google Search Console set up too. What I then did is "join" 2 domain names ( having one pointing to ...
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Is it a Good Practice to move a blog from HTTP to HTTPS?

I have an e-commerce that is on https://www.example.com/, and I have a blog on the same URL, and it is on http://www.example.com/myblog/. Now, according to Google's guidelines, they are giving more ...
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EZ Publish to WordPress migration

I´m about to migrate a EZ Publish website to WordPress and I have several questions about the process. Considerations: I cannot run WP on the same hosting as EZP so it´s currently being developed on ...
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Migrating from HTTP-https with previous canonical to http to now full HTTPS

Let’s say I have a site at: http://www.example.com That is also available at: https://www.example.com - but this version was never used, I.e. canonicals pointing to http. My new site is: https://www....
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Converting static site to WordPress, ensuring the current SEO remains

I have a job coming up that is the classic converting a static site to WordPress. The current site has excellent SEO and the client obviously wants to ensure that it remains like that. I am wary that ...
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Migrating from .com to local TLD

I've made a bad decision earlier and created a local website on a .com domain while I already have the same domain with the local tld. The site is only a few weeks old so I hope I can do the whole ...
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Changing CMS and URLs

I'm migrating a busy web-shop (10'000 IPs/day) to OpenCart, manually copying all the products, tags, descriptions and architecture. The old website was not built following semantics standards, no h1 ...
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Least SEO-disruptive HTTPS migration strategy

We are moving a website from HTTP to HTTPS and I have read Google's support article which is quite good: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6033049 As I understand, 301 redirects may ...
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Why my website is excluding from search results after migration to https? [duplicate]

I've setup ssl certificate on my domain on 19th of February and redirected all pages to https version with 301 redirect code. From that day all of my indexed http pages are disappearing from results ...
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I changed my domain name. How to keep my ranking and traffic?

Two weeks ago I changed my Blogger domain name from "energieshow.blogspot.com" to "lifeskills-coach.com". It works and redirects perfectly. But since I was afraid of losing my ranking and traffic in ...
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The indexed page number decrease after migrating from http to https

My website is migrating from http to https, but both http and https URL can work. The indexed page number in https increase, but decrease in http. Why does the indexed page number in http decrease? ...
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How do I seamlessly implement Google Tag Manager to a site that already has GA and Search Console?

We have a website with decent traffic and have been able to generate business from it. Currently, we have Google Analytics and Search Console and are getting data and these two are also linked. My CEO ...
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Migration to HTTPS & subdomains

What steps should I proceed to tell Google about my migration from HTTP to HTTPS (there is 301 valid redirect is set), nothing I can see in Google webmaster (they have migration, but it is saying they ...
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Do I need to re-index my site in Google Search Console when migrating from Wix to WordPress with new hosting?

My client was running on Wix, so I moved his website over to WordPress with Godaddy. Same domain name. Do I need to delete and re add the website properties in Google search console? I resubmitted ...
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Website redesign, web host change => lost rankings

I've recently revamped one of my websites (all the pages have changed). I've lost 20 ranks in Google. This is what I have done: Website revamp. Changed host to a faster host, it's also nearer to my ...
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ISPconfig maildir migration

I want to migrate my email accounts from old server to my new one with ISPconfig 3.1 and I want to import Maildir file into my new server. But I think, it has a different format. When I create email ...
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How to move posts from a website to another without hurting SEO?

Think about merging two websites A and B. A is a popular website and B is a startup like one. All of the posts on B will be republished on A and posts will be deleted from B. So here is my question, ...
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Changing a website platform affects SEO?

I want to change my website platform from WordPress to Laravel 5 with new design. If I keep the URLs same as WordPress site, will it effect my current SEO? Note: I will keep all the pages URL the ...
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When merging website B into website A, is there and pros / cons to having two different designs?

A client currently owns two websites. They want to take the content from Website B and move it to be located on Website A's domain name for SEO value. What they want to do is simply to take Website B ...
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Does having your domain and web host at the same company reduce DNS propagation times?

My domain is registered at HostGator (aka LaunchPad.com), and my web host is GoDaddy. During my set up at GoDaddy, it said that my domain wasn't hosted with them, and that it could slow DNS ...