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How to tell bots to forget a website and reindex it from scratch

I was wondering if there was anything I could add to robots.txt or sitemap to tell bots to completely forget everything they know about a website and index it from scratch? Context: After replacing a ...
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Precautions while redesigning site appearing in google search first page [duplicate]

One of our clients site need to be re-designed. The updates would be mostly presentational including graphics, page layout updates (re-order page elements), color, icons, fonts, making it responsive ...
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Google has is linking to the old e-commerce store which is 404 not found, what's the process for updating the URL in the search results?

My parents have an e-commerce website and they're pretty high in Google results. If you Google one of their products, their store is showing up on the first page but links to an old URL https://www....
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Will redesigning your website affect your site's search engine rankings?

We are giving our web site a new look and reorganizing the contents within our web pages so it's easier for visitors to get to the relevant contents. The basic structure of the site is not changing. ...
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How bad is forgetting all old URLs when redesigning a site?

I got to redesign a website for a very popular furniture and appliances company in my country. Currently this site receives around 100k organic traffic per month and 75% for home page. There are ...
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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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If I redesign my site and change the content, will AdSense continue?

I have a user content driven site, kind of like a blog or something. I had done it in good old PHP and MySQL. I display ads in it using Google AdSense. But the website has gone stale now. So I am ...
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A/B testing a site redesign without Google penalties

I am redesigning our job board website to be responsive. Rather than just replace the existing site with the responsive site, I want to A/B test the new responsive site alongside the existing site so ...
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Mass redirects to landing pages after site redesign

I am working on a site redesign which is moving from one CMS system to another, with thousands of old pages being moved to a new structure. Some pages have a 1-to-1 mapping from old to new, but ...
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Willl a major site redesign hurt my rank in Google? [duplicate]

I have a website where I upload and sell T-shirts. I have about 50 or so designs up and they receive hits from Google. I'm wanting to create a new T-shirt site where anyone can upload T-shirts and ...
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Site restyling affecting Google ranking?

I have to restyle a website in Drupal, and the client has a clear request: the site cannot drop its position on Google. If I build a new Drupal site, with the same URLs, the same meta and title ...
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Redesigning an old site, structure change etc

I have an old site built in 2006, it has around 200 pages and 500 pictures. Every single page is of course indexed as well as images. It is very well ranked for targeted keywords and I receive good ...
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Redesigning a live site

I run a very popular website, frequently attracting tens, if not hundreds of thousands of users daily. It's a game, and uptime is of critical importance to most players. Here's the catch: it wasn't ...
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Site redesign: new Google Analytics profile or not?

So we are in the process of redesigning our website, it's a radical redesign from what is currently out there. We have been using GA on it since we started. My question to you all and this isn't a ...
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Why did my Google links disappear after a redesign?

I recently did a complete redesign of my site. As soon as Google picked up the changes (I could tell because the excerpt in the search results was brought up to date), I noticed that my traffic ...
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How to retain/transfer ranking when updating/redesigning website?

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?