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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Best WordPress Membership Plugins Compared [2019]

You want to know the best WordPress members plugin, right?

Building a membership site in WordPress has a significant advantage. It helps to retain your customers for a prolonged period, which translates into getting more recurring revenue.

But how about the best WordPress membership plugin? There are hundreds of WordPress membership plugins out there in the wild. Choosing the right membership plugin is crucial and is one of the significant factors for your business. In this article, we will compare and review the best WordPress membership plugins.

When you are selling products or services for one time, it is important each customer is satisfied and convinced about your products and services. This can be done via email marketing, social media. But how about recurring payments? Your customer should have a dashboard where they can manage their settings and feel home.

That is where WordPress membership plugins kick in. WordPress is used worldwide on all sorts of website. Even the most recognized brands are using WordPress to build their websites.

 

Selling once is easy, but if you want your customers to keep paying you will have to take the extra step. Remember the gym pass you never used, but kept subscribing? It’s like that.

Think about Netflix. Everyone has a Netflix subscription nowadays. But what is their customer retention strategy? Sure they are adding content, but they are spending a big chunk of money to create Netflix Originals. Netflix is scheduled to hit almost 17.8 billion on its original shows by 2020.

Now how can you manage a website with recurring payments without having proper membership plugin/website?

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Best Free and Premium WordPress Slider Plugins [2019]

A review of the best WordPress slider plugins.

WordPress is widely used for its simple and easy user interface. Setting up a website, blog, or online store is made more accessible with a few steps of installation and configurations.

According to statistics by Codeinwp, WordPress is powering more almost 33% of the entire internet. This simply means more and more businesses are now going live with a website or blog to ensure their web presence.

In the top 1 million sites, WordPress dominates with over 63% market share.

WordPress Marketshare

This opens up new opportunities for businesses to make more money. Since WordPress is the easiest to start, a large number of people are using WordPress for the first time.

WordPress Usage Stats

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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 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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Is WordPress Safe for eCommerce? An In-Depth Analysis

Can your eCommerce business really rely on barebones WordPress security?

Every day millions of people access the internet to buy stuff. People are spending money online more than ever before. Online sales are booming, and it is only going to get bigger from here.

If you want to create an online eCommerce store, WordPress has got your back. There is more than one WordPress eCommerce plugin to kick start your first eCommerce website.

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5 Best WordPress eCommerce Plugins Compared [2019]

Comparing the Best WordPress eCommerce plugis – head to head.

The need for building an online store seems to grow exponentially in the last few years. The rise of eCommerce stores has inspired many to start new shops.

In recent times, SaaS (software as a service) platforms like Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento have increased their user share significantly in the last few years.

This year’s Cyber Monday sales generated more than $7.9 billion in online sales, which overtook the Black Friday ($6.2 billion) and Thanksgiving Day ($3.7 billion) sales in volume. It is crucial to focus on online eCommerce sales as the sales number will only grow from here on.

If you want to create a new eCommerce website, WordPress should be on your watch list. WordPress eCommerce plugins can turn your regular WordPress site into a fully functional online eCommerce store. You can even turn your eCommerce store into a multivendor e-commerce store using plugins like Dokan.

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Which is the Best Blogging Platform? WordPress vs Medium [2019]

Head to head: WordPress vs Medium

Whether you wish to create a personal website or promote your business more efficiently, content marketing is considered as one of the best ways to quickly reach your audience.

Many statistics confirm that people trust blogs and consume content before making purchases or spending money on an online platform. Why wouldn’t they? It takes less than 10s to write “XYZ Review” to do a Google search.

You want a sense of closure before buying.

You want to know that you are making the right decision while purchasing something online. Hence, searching for product reviews before buying products has become a habit for many.

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10+ Best Blogging Tools for WordPress You Should Use In 2019

A compilation of the best blogging tools available on the market for content creators.

There are many tools for WordPress which helps to write content for your websites more efficiently and facilitate you in various ways. Blogging tools help bloggers to increase their productivity.

As we mentioned in our other articles, it is very important that you provide your users with a great experience. Otherwise, people will not spend much time on your website. We covered some of the best WordPress tools to help you write better content.

Blogging is one of the most reliable and effective ways of digital marketing [Also read: Best Digital Marketing Words to Attract Readers]. Nowadays WordPress has become the industry leader when it comes to the content management system.

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11 Best WordPress Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity by 200%

Best WordPress Chrome extensions roundup

Looking for the best WordPress Chrome extensions to increase your productivity? You have come to the right place!

WordPress is used by thousands of people all over the world. WordPress is the most used CMS not only because of its user-friendliness but also because of its massive availability of plugins and themes.

If you are using WordPress for your business, blog, portfolio, photography or eCommerce website – WordPress has you covered. However, most probably you use other software to interact with your website. One such software is the browser.

Google Chrome has been the go-to browser for more than 60% of people.

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