Blog-PostMoving your website to a new domain can be fraught with SEO problem, even without a redesign or CMS migration. Columnist Glenn Gabe has some insights on what issues to anticipate and how to handle them.

 

1. Contact your hosting provider FIRST

1-Contact your hosting provider FIRST

2. Verify all versions of the new domain in Google Search Console (GSC)

2-Verify all versions of the new domain in Google Search Console (GSC)

3. Change the setting for WordPress address (and site address)

3-Change the setting for WordPress address (and site address)

4. Mod_rewrite or ISAPI_Rewrite changes

4-Mod_rewrite or ISAPI_Rewrite changes

5a. Back up your site BEFORE you pull the trigger

5a-Back up your site BEFORE you pull the trigger

5b. Edit backup plugin settings after the domain name change

5b-Edit backup plugin settings after the domain name change

6. Submit a change of address in Google Search Console (GSC) and Bing Webmaster Tools (BWT)

6-Submit a change of address in Google Search Console (GSC) and Bing Webmaster Tools (BWT)

6-Submit a change of address in Google Search Console (GSC) and Bing Webmaster Tools (BWT)2

7. Change all internal links

7-Change all internal links

8. Edit Google Analytics settings and add annotation(s)

8-Edit Google Analytics settings and add annotation(s)

9. Apply advanced settings in Google Search Console (GSC)

9-Apply advanced settings in Google Search Console (GSC)

10. Reconnect Google Search Console (GSC) and Google Analytics (GA)

10-Reconnect Google Search Console (GSC) and Google Analytics (GA)

Bonus: Gather intel prior to changing domain names

Bonus-Gather intel prior to changing domain names

Summary: Don’t forget these commonly overlooked steps when changing domain names

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Change Domain Name Without Lose SERP
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10 Easily Overlooked Steps That Can Save SEO, When You Change Your Domain Name in 2016