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How to Change Domain Name in WordPress Without Hurting SEO

Learn how to change the domain name without harming SEO.

Before sharing this – I want to share a story. Back in 2009, I was using a free .co.cc domain. (free domain – so why not?) After using about a year and having some great traffic (avg 2k unique/day) – I had to change the domain since .co.cc was shutting domain. Since I did not know much I simply changed the domain. After a week, I got hundreds of error messages in Webmasters Tools (aka Search Console now). When I investigated the issue I found out that my traffic dropped to almost 100 – almost 2000% decrease!
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I investigated more and found out that it was happening as I did not do a proper 301 redirect of my old URLs. I know it has been some time but I tried to write down all the things that you should do before changing the domain of your WordPress website.

Finding an ideal domain name for your website can be tricky. After hours of researching, you may find your perfect domain name. Now, you are all set to start your WordPress website.

But what if you realize it’s not the right domain for your website? What if you feel an urgency to change the domain name of your WordPress site? You could be facing issues with your branding. Or you could just give yourself a fresh start.

Changing the domain name is always an option, but the task is a little bit complex. Moreover, changing your domain name could wash away all the hard work you had done for your website’s SEO.

You might be wondering if there’s a way to change the domain name while keeping all the SEO benefits. Yes, there is.

In this article, I will explain to you how you can change your domain name while keeping the SEO benefits.

Before proceeding further, let’s have a look at a few points to keep in consideration when you change the domain name on a WordPress website

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12 Best Free SEO Tools for WordPress to Beat Your Competitors

[Don’t have time to read the full blog on Best Free SEO Tools for WordPress? Scroll to the end of the post and listen to the summary!]

Thousands of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools are out there. As a user, which one should you use? Why use them in the first place?

Well, SEO tools help you to optimize your website. However, if you are not giving efforts on SEO for your business, you are missing out. In this article, you will know about 12 best & free SEO tools for WordPress.

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WordPress 5.2 Brings Site Health, New Icons and Improvements to Gutenberg Block

WordPress 5.2 includes exciting new features including new site health, changes to minimum PHP Version, new icons and improvements to block managing experience.

Every time a new version of the WordPress is rolled out, WordPress fans get excited about getting to play with its new features. WordPress 5.2, the latest version of popular CMS has been released on May 7, 2019, with several new features and updates.

Codenamed “Jaco” in honor of the renowned and revolutionary Jazz bassist, Jaco Pastorius, WordPress 5.2 is the second major release this year after WordPress 5.1, which was released in February this year.

There is an abundance of new robust tools and features in WordPress 5.2 that will enable the users to work with WordPress more easily. Let’s take a detailed look at them, one by one

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How to Use Schema Markup to Take Advantage of Semantic Search and SEO Rankings

If you have a business, most probably you will have a website too. With a website, your business can have more growth for your business. It is equally important to get your website viewed by your potential customers to gain their attention and advertise your services on the internet.

Search engines and the internet has paved a modern way of advertising which helps the businesses to promote themselves globally among the millions and billions of customers out there. Today, your customers are just a click away to pay you. However, you have to reach to them first, before others to maximize your sales, revenue, conversion rate. Therefore, it becomes essential to get the website viewed on the search engines that too on the first page itself to attract more customers. However, this is not easy; SEO is not easy. [You can read our WordPress SEO Guide where we covered the basics of SEO]

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Why You Should Have an Optimal WordPress Robots.txt File for SEO

Learn how to properly optimize your WordPress robots.txt for SEO

WordPress robots.txt file is an important file for your website’s SEO efforts. It can have a powerful impact on index/de-index particular pages of your website. Google has evolved a lot about how it crawls the web and provides you search results. The best practices from a few years ago often don’t work anymore. This post outlines how you can optimize your WordPress robots.txt file for better SEO.

What is robots.txt File?

In the world of internet, bots are small pieces of software that visit websites on the Internet. The most common example is the search engine bots. These search engine bots “crawl”/scans around the web to help search engines organize data. Search engines like Google use these bots to index and rank your website against billions of pages on the Internet.

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How You Can Optimize WordPress Speed Without Using WordPress Speed Optimization Services!

Be the master of WordPress speed optimization!

If you want to provide a great user experience to your users, your site needs to load fast. Without a fast loading website, your website will not be #1 on Google. If your audience moves away from your website before it is fully loaded – you are not going to get top search engine rankings magically. Slow sites can decrease your business’s conversion rate.

That is why there are thousands of WordPress speed optimization services that exist in the industry. These WordPress speed optimization service providers can cost you a fortune. WordPress speed optimization services can cost you from a mere $25 to thousand bucks depending on the quality, hosting services providers, premium plugins and more. Professional services will always cost you, but they will ensure a great above the fold experience. In this article, we are discussing how you can optimize WordPress speed on your own for free.

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What Is Semantic Search and How Can You Take Advantage of It to Rank Higher

Semantic Search is changing the search engine landscape forever.

Do you remember the early days of searching on the internet? This was way before businesses and individuals started adapting for semantic search on WordPress and other websites. If you did not enter the exact term for what you were looking for, it was nearly impossible to get useful results. But nowadays we expect Google to give accurate answers irrespective of the accuracy of the keyword entered by us.

In fact, we are amazed on the rare occasions when the search engine fails to give us correct information. Have you ever thought about how this is impacting your website? The search engine giant is no longer interested in only the keywords used in your content.

Google has been using other factors such as semantics, page speed and the overall relevance of your content to finalize its position in related search results. Whether you run a website design company or business website you must know how to make the best strategy to take full advantage of semantic search.

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How I Set Up My First WordPress Blog and Earned $75K using Amazon Associates Program

Become a WordPress Amazon Affiliate expert and earn money easily.

Creating an Amazon Affiliate Blog using WordPress is not a hard task. However, Becoming an expert in WordPress Amazon Affiliate is not an easy task. But if  you are into making big money, a zero investment, marketing-oriented Amazon Associates Program is can be a great start.

If you just want to know how I made $75K using Amazon Associates Program and WordPress, skip and read from here. But I would recommend you to read my whole journey.

Amazon is already a big name in the marketplace, winning over a large customer abase. With a vast product line, the fact that many bloggers and large firms opt to sell their products through it is no surprise.

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The Amazon Associates Program is a referral program where you can get a commission of 4-10% from any Amazon generated a sale on the advertisement of any products (on Amazon).

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How to Learn WordPress for Free in Less Than 72 Hours!

It’s never too late to learn WordPress!


Want to learn WordPress? Keep on reading!

Learning WordPress as an absolute beginner can be tough if you do not have a proper guideline. WordPress is very easy, easier than you might expect it to be. But if you don’t know how to start, and how to pace your workflow. One of the few reasons that worked in favor of WordPress for its popularity is how easy the whole system is.

WordPress has a staggering 32% market share of the whole web. That’s a very large number.

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If you look at the CMS distribution in top million sites, WordPress comes first with a head start of 62%.

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Checklist: 9 Important Things To Do Before Switching WordPress Themes

Changing WordPress theme will not make you sweat but make sure you do it right!

You love WordPress’s awesome theme collection, right? We do too! The availability of thousands of themes helped to the growth of WordPress since its inception in 2003.

Switching WordPress themes with the WordPress theme switcher dead simple, but that doesn’t mean you will have to do it back and forth. If you are not careful before changing WordPress theme, all hail can break loose. In this article, we are discussing the necessary steps to be taken while changing WordPress themes.

Why Should You Change WordPress Theme?

Modern design changes with time. The perception of good design changes rapidly. That’s why you might need to change your theme. You can change a WordPress theme manually by uploading the theme’s zip file, or you can install from the WordPress repository of themes.

Users move to the open-source platform so that they can easily modify the visual appearance of their interfaces. You can change WordPress themes to radically change the whole outlook of the website.

Most of the WordPress themes have been categorized according to major industries and occupations. Specific WordPress themes have a specific layout targeted for specific industries. For example, food themes have food-related widgets, business themes have business-related icons & layouts, blogs have simple or colorful design focused on typography.

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